Known for her iconic sock-portraits and eccentric fashion style, Frida Callus is one of our most arty sock characters.
Whether you’re heading to an art exhibition or fancy some traditional Mexican food, Frida Callus is the best sock friend to take with you. Here are some cool things to do with Frida Callus around the capital.
Go to an art exhibition
Frida Callus is known for her singular artistic style featuring symbolic sock-portraits, religious themes and popular elements of Mexican culture.
As an introspective artist, she would certainly love to visit the Wellcome Collection London’s unique museum dedicated to exploring the connection between science, medicine, life and art. There you will learn about all aspects of human life, from psychology to sex and personal feelings.
Discover how self expression in art has changed through the centuries at Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Selfie to Self Expression’ exhibition, on until 6 September. Here Frida will find her very own sock-portrait as well as that of her arty friends Feetasso and Andy Sock-Hole.
Buy flowers at Columbia Road Flower Market
Frida Callus’ iconic flower headbands have influenced women and fashion lovers across generations. What better way to recreate your Frida-inspired headband than getting some fresh flowers at London’s most famous flower market?
Take her to Columbia Road Flower Market where you’ll find an oasis of foliage and flowers, just a few minutes away from Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The market is open every Sunday from 8am-3pm.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead
‘Dia de los Muertos’ is Mexico’s national Day of the Dead happening at the beginning of November. For Mexicans, this isn’t a gloomy and sad day, instead it’s a festive and colourful holiday celebrating the lives of those who passed on.
Last year we spotted Frida celebrating Mexican’s Day of the Dead at British Museum. Where will you be celebrating with her this year?
Recreate one of Frida’s colourful outfits
Frida Callus’ fashion style is known for being super colourful, eccentric and unconventional. Take her with you on a fabric hunting trip to Soho’s Berwick Street, famous for its unique array of fabrics shops selling colourful and precious textiles from all over the world. Whether it’s red silk, green cotton or yellow linen, you’ll be sure to recreate one of her fashion outfits perfectly. You’ll find more inspiration at Liberty London where you can browse their world-famous fabrics decorated with flowers, birds and vibrant colours.
Photograph by Ricky Ferrer
Have a Mexican night out
Whether it’s tacos, burritos or a shot of tequila, there are plenty of places where you can take Frida for a proper Mexican feast. Start your evening off at La Bodega Negra in Soho for pork belly tacos, cheese and tomato quesadillas, and seafood cazuela. Head to Café Pacifico in Covent Garden for an authentic Mexican drink - here you’ll find over 100 types of tequila and mezcal. Keep partying at Warren Street’s favourite Mexican spot Mestizo, where you’ll be dancing to Mexican party music and sipping on tasty cocktails.
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