Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pasión de Frida

What a fabulous time was had by all at the Pasion de Frida opening celebrating our beloved Frida Kahlo's birthday, Some came dressed - children and adults - in their favorite Frida persona and won prizes. Others came to view the incredible artwork on display until August 28th by Hector Silva, Pamela Enriquez, Emily Costello, David Flores, Michael Roman, Rachel Anne-Palacios, Martha Rodriguez (that's me), Ronnie Goodman, Maria Sanchez, Carlos Villez, Minche Michi (Michelle Juarez) and Francisco Franco. The artwork is visually stunning! Also stunning and fabulous is our curator,  Bird Levy who's vision and hard work is forever appreciated!!

If you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area or are visiting, please stop by Puerto Alegre for their delicious food (YUMMMMM!!) and for the artwork on display for Pasion de Frida. You will leave with your tastebuds singing and your eyes dancing!

~ from Yelp

Puerto Alegre

3.5 star rating
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Category: Mexican  [Edit]
546 Valencia St
(between 16th St & 17th St)
San FranciscoCA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
(415) 255-8201

Here are some pics of some of the fabulous artwork on display (until 8/28) at Puerto Alegre and a link too.

David Flores

Emily Costello

Francisco Franco

Hector Silva
Martha Rodriguez (that's me!)

Happy Sunday and have a great week!


Monday, July 2, 2012

VIVA FRIDA - Friday Nite Fridas

Went to a wonderful event on Friday evening at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.  The event was called: Viva Frida: From the Blue House to the Catwalk.  Museum goers were asked to celebrate their inner "Frida" in the Gaultier-inspired or the traditional fashion in a program curated by Rene Yañez. There was a Frida fashion fashion show, with entertainment in the form of dancing and singing Of special note was the singing of Liliana Herredia who belted and crooned an assortment of melodies accompanied by a fabulous guitarist. The Frida interpretations by volunteer models were varied, beautiful, outrageous and creative. What a site to see. What a celebration. This was memorable. Really memorable. 
I'm posting a few photos I took of the evening. If you'd like to see more, go to:



There is, by the way a Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit going on now at the de Young Museum called 

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk which is pretty wonderful. If you live in the area or will be in the area, it is well worth  a visit.

Tomorrow is the Opening for Pasión de Frida. I have 4 Frida inspired items in the show. Hope you can stop by for the opening tomorrow. It is from 3 to 5pm at Puerto Alegre Restaurant 546 Valencia St. between 16th and 17th streets.

Happy Monday all!