Saturday, September 3, 2011

My style muse - Maria Felix

Maria Felix


“Many feminine images have ignited the fantasy of the Mexicans. But the myth of María Felix is different—such a woman —with the audacity to defy the ideas machos have constructed of what a woman should be...she disperses the clouds, or illuminates them with the lightning flash of her gaze.” 
—Octavio Paz, Mexico’s Nobel Prize-winning poet

















Maria Felix was one of the biggest actress in Mexico. During the Golden Age of Mexican cinema,  she portrayed as a  strong and sexy leading lady in nearly fifty movies. She became an icon during its golden age in the 1940s - a period of resurgent national pride. the incarnation of the strong, sexual woman, who would, nevertheless, be tamed by machismo before the end of the movie. 
She  was  a muse for several writers like Octavio Paz and famous artists like Diego Rivera.  


A homage to the Latino actress and her penchant for flamboyant hats and big gaudy diamonds. 


Model  Daria Werbowy as Mexican film star Maria Felix

 Pictures  taken by  photographer Mario Testino 

  here are my Etsy picks inspired by Maria Felix:
   

Vintage Snake Necklace-Gold by Etsy store B.A. Vintage

Vintage 70s red woven shawl by Etsy store digvintageclothing

Gold tone Snake Bracelet by Etsy store melvilles
vintage 1950s dress by Etsy store SweetmoonlightShop

Vintage 70's Knit cape by Etsy store paramountvintage


Vintage 70s MEXICAN red dress by Etsy store digvintageclothing


XOXOX
Maria from MarMarVintage






4 comments:

  1. Cat--Me too.. we need to go shopping soon...Do you have color theme for your bridal shower? Pink?!?! I want to wear something cute for you..

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