Socially Responsible Shopper

Socially Responsible Shopper

I just read my April Marie Claire Magazine and really enjoyed the article “Feel-Good Fashion”. The article shares insight into fashion designers who are producing sustainable products. They highlight AG jeans as being a great company that works to lessen...
me

me

The photo above is me and my sister wearing our cute Mexican blouses in the early ’70s Many people have asked me how I came up with the idea of a Mexican store here in Historic Louisville. The Louisville part to that question is very simple. I live in...
Sandals and Snow

Sandals and Snow

I sit here looking out at all of the snow covering the ground. It is much needed moisture for Colorado and for that I am very grateful. However, I just received an email that the lovely sandals being made for the store in Guatemala have just made it into the country....
Instyle Magazine article gets me going

Instyle Magazine article gets me going

I just read an interesting article in the April issue of Instyle mag titled “You Can Do Global”. It is too bad the article spends so much time mentioning certain “hippie” styles and less talking about where indigenous people are creating such...
1st Anniversary!

1st Anniversary!

At Bella Frida we just celebrated our 1st Anniversary. What a year it has been! I am so grateful to the many friends, family and customers who have made Bella Frida a success. About a year and a half ago this was all a dream…ideas inspired by shopping with my...

Interview by Aimee Heckel

I am thrilled to have recently been interviewed by Aimee Heckel for an article in the Daily Camera. Aimee was kind enough to mention my store opening back in March but now to be selected for a whole article is beyond exciting! I have read her interesting articles on...
12/12/12

12/12/12

This is a very special day in Mexico, it is a day to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe. This tradition started when a vision of Our Lady was seen in Mexico on a hillside and the man who saw her was given flowers as a symbol of his truth. Since these flowers do not normally...
Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Last night was the big Day of the Dead celebration at Bella Frida. What a wonderful night! It was a success even though the weather didn’t fully cooperate. Who ordered rain/snow last night? Anyhow, James Garcia played falmenco guitar and he was superb. It was a...

Tarot cards and face paint

What a special day it was! The talented face painter I hired for my upcoming Day of the Dead show came in to talk and look at images. Her name is Susan Price. She had some really fun ideas. I especially loved the idea she had of painting a butterfly wing around one...

Photo shoot in the rain

This is Colorado. Unpredictable weather. The forecast didn’t look so good but I didn’t postpone the photo shoot. My model, Alli, and my photographer brother, Paul, met me this evening for quite an adventure. We got some beautiful shots. I just loved her...