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Steeped in tradition and meaning, the flower crown is a timeless and popular accessory, remaining fresh and in bloom from ancient Greece to Beyonce. As seen on the newsstand, Flower Crowns are back in Vogue. Yet to take the trend on for yourself, it may be better to look to Frieda Kahlo than Queen Bey. While the later manages an impressive amount of flowers on her head, the former’s pretty weaves of plaits, ribbons and flowers are simple yet bohemian, practical and beautiful. Pick some flowers from your garden and click notes to give Frieda’s iconic flower crown a go. Click for StyleNotes →

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Surrealist Mexican painter Frieda Kahlo was know for many things: her stunning self portraits, her troubled marriage with Diego Rivera, and her unique sense of style. Mixing traditional indigenous garments with brightly colored skirts, bold jewelry and beribboned hair, Frieda’s look encompassed both her artistic taste and her pride in her heritage. Her signature hairdo was a twist on the milkmaid braid in which brightly colored fabric was interwoven into the design. The look is simple and artful, practical and impacting, and feels as current today as it did sixty years ago. Read on for tips on recreating the iconic look. –– Laura Martin 

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