Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo

Every now and then Marc and I treat ourselves to a weekend in London. We like to see an exhibition or a play and generally behave like tourists in our own capital city! It’s so much fun and I can highly recommend it. This weekend we visited the Frida Kahlo ‘ Making Herself Up’ exhibition at the V & A something else I can highly recommend…


Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo


We like to see an exhibition or a play and generally behave like tourists in our own capital city!


Frida kahlo Exhibition

When Frida died in 1954 her husband Diego Rivera locked her things away in her bathroom and sealed them up. They were discovered in 2004, catalogued and photographed and put on show. This is the first time the exhibits have left Mexico.

Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo


We see her clothes and make-up, her wooden leg and her medical corsets, both of which she had decorated with paint. Frida was injured in a Tram crash when she was very young, as a result she was in constant pain for the rest of her life. Alongside these intimate possessions we see her paintings and photographs.

I found it awe inspiring and very moving, you feel her presence all around you, what a woman!


Wearing Van Gogh…

London was very, very hot at the weekend with temperatures reaching 29-30 degrees (Celsius) I knew that wearing a dress would be the best way to keep cool in the city!

I chose to wear my new White Stuff Cornelia Dress:


Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo


White Stuff have collaborated with the National Gallery to celebrate one of their favourite artists Vincent van gogh. How appropriate then, that I wore it to see another artist at another museum?


…”Cornelia Dress is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s infamous Long Grass with Butterflies painting and features short sleeves, dipped neckline, elasticated waist (to add extra definition) and pockets. We’ve also added a loop and button at the front…

White Stuff


Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo


This dress was so easy to wear for a day out, casual but chic, loose fitting (but not sacklike) and it had pockets for those all important travel tickets!

Unfortunately this dress has almost sold out! At the time of my writing this, there were only a few 14’s left!


lazy daisy jones Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo


White stuff have the most original prints, I am a huge fan. So I have chosen some alternatives for you to see:


6 Alternative White Stuff Dresses!


white stuff dress on lazy daisy jones


1 : Tove Dress a very similar design and shape to what I am wearing just different print.

2 : Ripple Jersey Dress, the print is so gorgeous it’s made up of birds…see?

3 : Marianne dress a cherry red print of little lady swimmers


white stuff dress on lazy daisy jones


4 : Multi Chile Dress

5 : Tivoli Harper Dress  so pretty, a perfect holiday dress and its fully lined too!

6 : Jennie Striped dress, love the colours on this one and it looks like a ‘go anywhere’ dress.


I would happily wear any of the above dresses, but dont just take my word for it click over to White Stuff and see for yourself…

Blooper Alert…!

Just in case you think these pics always come out perfectly here’s one that didn’t, but its fun to share all the same!

No more photos, enough already!


the blooper outtake


Want to see more of my White stuff choices? In this post im wearing a top with embroidered Lobsters on it!

Have a super week, it’s going to be a scorcher in the UK!

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  1. Jodie
    06/07/2018 / 03:42

    What a gorgeous dress, Ashley!! It’s funny because my hubby gets me doing that pose a ton—-enough is enough sometimes!!

  2. 28/06/2018 / 20:50

    I loved this exhibition so much! My grandfather was an artist and introduced me to Frida when I was a little girl so she’s always been a hero of mine. I particularly love your painterly dress too ??

    • 28/06/2018 / 22:21

      Cheers Lexi
      I am so happy to have found you blog, look forward to reading more…
      Ashley xx

  3. MT
    25/06/2018 / 13:29

    Geez I love the V&A Ashley & what a fabulous exhibition to see there. Well aren’t they all?
    Frida indeed “what a Woman!”
    Your dress is inspired, I never shop at White Stuff. I always thought it to surfer chick but evidently it’s changed 😉
    I’ll take a peek now for sure xx

    • 25/06/2018 / 21:24

      Hi Michelle
      Yes it was fascinating, sad and evocative all at the same time!
      I am sure it will be coming to NYC soon…?
      I agree about White stuff but it is definitely worth a second look, im impressed with the quality and I adore the unique prints.
      have a super week…
      Ashley xxx

  4. 25/06/2018 / 07:39

    Sounds like a good exhibition. And the dress is great! We have been to a van Gogh exhibition last year!

    • 25/06/2018 / 10:42

      Hi Nancy Yes it was a fascinating glimpse into her life and style!
      have a super week…
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xx

  5. 25/06/2018 / 06:41

    Looking great in Van Gogh Ashley, and I like the outtake…I have a lot of those ?? I would really like to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition. Thanks for posting your views ?? Sarah aka Badassbabyboomer

    • 25/06/2018 / 10:41

      Hi Sarah
      I think you would like it very much.
      I do like a good outtake too, yes we have lots too!
      have a great week
      Ashley xx

  6. 25/06/2018 / 06:26

    The dress looks fantastic on Ashley! Sounds like a great weekend too xx

    • 25/06/2018 / 10:39

      thank you laurie! we had lots of fun!