Bella Frida in the MediaArticles 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, 2016Aimee Heckel
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.
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.
August 13, 2017: 100 Days of Denver Fashion - Day 55, Bella Frida - "Let Me Show You Different" Blog by Koya Nyangi
August 14, 2017: 100 Days of Denver Fashion - Day 56, Bella Frida - "Let Me Show You Different" Blog by Koya Nyangi
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
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."
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.