SOPHIE SIMONE GUADALUPE CORTINA ROUSSILLON
YO SOY FRIDA
Sophie Simone Guadalupe Cortina Roussillon
I grew up and lived mostly in Mexico City
Artist /Designer, Entrepreneur
43 year old
I have always felt a deep sense of duality between my French and Mexican heritage. Two cultures that define me and have fed my soul with passion and fire. On one hand my French culture that was passed on my beloved mother Michele Roussillon, who arrived in Mexico in the 70’s, is very much present in my artistic sensitivity, aesthetics and style.
On the other hand, I grew up in Mexico, my heart is Mexican. My fire and fighting spirit were passed on by my father Alfonso Cortina and by my Mexico lindo y querido.
Like Frida, who was both German and Mexican, I feel that both cultures have given me a unique sense of identity. Both my European and Mexican cultures feed my artistic vision. My art and my heritage are transmitted through my designs.
Ever since I was a child, Frida has been a woman I deeply admired and looked up to. I hope my designs would make her proud. I honor and respect her life, her struggles, her dignity, her strength and her ability to adorn her life and her pain with flowers and originality.