Angelina de Carlo SalonMary Alice Medina and her sister, Rebecca Medina, created an extraordinary feast for the eyes. Larger-than-life Frida Kahlo fashion models struck a pose on an elegantly decorated trailer end-capped with a large painting of Frida Kahlo by salon stylist Beth DeLeon’s niece. The fashionistas on their float modeled oversized round Frida Kahlo heads created by Rebecca and Mary Alice. Each mask bore large bright eyes, pouty red lips, splendid earrings, beautiful facial hair, and dark braided hair crowned with vibrant and enormous roses, lilies, carnations, baby breaths and tropical birds. In addition to the large heads, the girls wore fabulous modern takes on traditional Mexican fashion designed by several Angelina de Carlo stylists.
Are you questioning what this has do with San Antonio’s timeline? The Mexican Revolution brought us a lot of immigrants, which helped San Antonio become the “Mexican” city it is today. Frida was a child during the Revolution, but was later known for dressing in the traditional Mexican attire that was prevalent during the time of the Mexican Revolution. It’s a bit of a stretch, but there was no way the Parade Committee was saying no to this quality of artistry.