Bella Frida in the Media

Articles and Fashion
Prepare to be wowed when you walk in the door, by the burst of cheerful colors, by the quality and by the wide selection of legitimately cool stuff. Imagine your favorite Free People tunic, but hand-embroidered with surprising color combinations (anything goes) in Guatemala or Mexico. The fashion factor and price point is comparable, but the quality is much higher. And of course, there's the story. Clothing that tells a story intrinsically has more value to me. From the article "Louisville's Bella Frida helps you feel warm and fuzzy" - Boulder Daily Camera, January 31, 2016 Aimee Heckel

The Boulder and the Beautiful, Boulder Daily Camera

Louisville’s charm goes beyond edible delights. Its walkable Main Street is filled with distinctive stores like Bella Frida, a shop dedicated to Mexican folk art and Guatemalan textiles, two independent bookshops, and the Singing Cook, which has Colorado products such as St. Vrain Jams. A few years ago, the alley near Steinbaugh Pavilion filled in with more shops and restaurants, giving downtown a bohemian hidden grid reminiscent of romantic European cities.

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The 'Burbs Aren't So Bad

Lambrecht treasures the same colorful textiles and crafts, and so has filled her Bella Frida shop with handmade Mexican imports, including apparel, Talavera pottery, oilcloth and folk-art works of all kinds. Stopping in here is the next best thing to shopping at a Mexican street bazaar.

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Best Frida Wear (2015)

As part of Louisville’s First Friday Art Walks, one of the best in Colorado, Bella Frida Clothing and Folk Art (924 Main St., 303-926-9000) hosted an open house with Texas artist Kimm Lanus in their tight, multi-roomed cottage. Kimm was impersonating Frida Kahlo, and I kept returning to look at one of her multi-media paintings of Frida. Finally she said, “If you go home and can’t get her out of your mind, you need to come back and buy the painting.” That’s exactly what I did.

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May/June 2015, Colorado First: Charming Old Towns

Articles

January 31, 2016: Louisville's Bella Frida helps you feel warm and fuzzy - Aimee Heckel, Daily Camera

December 2015: The 'Burbs Aren't So Bad - 5280 Magazine

October 30, 2014: Creating Altars to Help Process Loss - An article by Laura in Elephant Journal

October 8, 2014: East Boulder County groups shed light on Dia de los Muertos art, traditions - Boulder Daily Camera

January 13, 2013: Try to brighten up your world - Aimee Heckel, Daily Camera

October 3, 2012: Bella Frida owner organizes Day of the Dead events in Louisville - Colorado Hometown Weekly

March 28, 2012: One-of-a-kind apparel hits Main Street Louisville - Colorado Hometown Weekly

March 2, 2012: Squeeze in some self-care - Aimee Heckel, Daily Camera

Fashion

Boulder Magazine Fall Fashion Edition 2012
"Handmade clothing is timeless. It is meant to be a treasure that one keeps over the years, and it speaks to those who appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of handmade clothing and art."
Boulder Magazine Fall Fashion 2012

Ali, Ava & Alexa

Ali Atkins wears a Maya wrap skirt made of vintage Guatemalan textiles, handsewn Rococo blouse, Frye's Carson Lug riding boot in dark brown distressed leather from Shoe Fly, filigree earrings by Federico Jiminez, Guatemalan beaded cuff bracelet, Day of the Dead wrap bracelet by Boulder artist Leigh Palmer, and a True Strength is Delicate Buckle made by Sweet Bird Studio in Boulder. Ava & Alexa are wearing handmade dresses from Puebla, Mexico and are holding a Serape back pack and a hand-embroidered Otomi purse, both made in Mexico.