happy new year! i hope you had an amazing holiday! i had a lovely break, and i even had time to put together a little life list – and at the very top – writing for these guys. sigh. frankie magazine. do you know it? well, if you don’t, you should! it’s a beautiful bi-monthly art + lifestyle magazine from australia. this was the first issue i ever held in my hot little hands:
and a few more after that! so pretty! it didn’t take long before i was addicted to tracking down the next issue. it can be tricky to find on this side of the ocean, but’s it’s worth it! (of course, you can always order it online). issue after issue i am blown away by the beautiful photography, quirky articles, and the fabulous combination of fashion, music, art and craft. somehow they make all of it work together seamlessly:
see? sock pets, swimsuits and caravans all existing happily together! and with modern, yet vintage, spreads like this (all about brooches & pins, from issue 33) how can i not have a girl crush on frankie!
gah! love!!! the other very crush-worthy thing about frankie, is that they do an artist feature (often several pages long) in every issue. i’m pretty sure that frankie and i could be bff’s because we write about the same people all the time. here are a few of my favorites (yep, it’s three girl crushes within a girl crush!):
(rachel bone; jenny hart; aris moore - note, this is some of aris’ older work, that would be similar to what frankie featured. since then she has been knee-deep in an mfa and her work has evolved quite a bit. you can see her new work here.)