I toyed with a few different ideas before deciding that gita was going to be a baby frida kahlo. I came up with a few ideas and then set the plan in motion.
|the anatomy of frida style: long ruffly skirt, peasant top, shawl, flowers in the hair, chunky jewelry, and a monkey|
the top was easy - I already had a peasant-meixcan-y looking top that I layered over a black long sleeved shirt (it's cold, after all!). then I had my friend dayna, the mistress of hookworm crafts, whip up a few very important accessories - crocheted flowers and a poncho. last, but not least, she needed a long, ruffly, and festive skirt. easy enough, right? so I went and got some beautiful alexander henry fabric and made a quicky skirt.
voila! gitacita became a fridacita!
it was *really* difficult to get gita to stand still long enough to get a good full-body shot. these were the best that I could do. and just so you don't think we don't love madhavi too - here's a sister's shot. she was a 'vampira'...uh, I guess that means old-fashioned-girl-vampire??