frankie Magazine is an Australian bi-monthly with a difference. A niche-style title with mainstream appeal – filled with fashion, art, craft, music, cuteness and real-life inspiration – frankie is dedicated to uncovering the newest trends, celebrating the latest creative talents and delivering sharp, honest, laugh-out-loud stories their readers can relate to.
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dear frankie • THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, RANDOM MUSINGS: SEND THEM OUR WAY.
mullets through the ages • we track the progression of the divisive ’do, from ancient warriors to “achy breaky heart”.
writing with fire • reporters at india’s first all-female newsroom have learnt to fight the power.
gunia project • DESIGNERS NATALIA KAMENSKA AND MARIA GAVRYLIUK GIVE TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN HANDICRAFTS A NEW LIFE.
handle with care • EMILY NAISMITH IS CONVINCED THAT OBJECTS HAVE FEELINGS.
film focus • MIKAELA AND JAMES BARKER RUN A VENDING MACHINE FOR ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY FANS.
homebodies • eliza rogers lives in south hobart with her dog, frida. eliza is a florist.
a feast for the eyes • SASKIA ERICSON COLLECTS VINTAGE COOKBOOKS.
care of studios • MEET THE DUO PRESERVING ART AND SENTIMENTAL OBJECTS.
strange bedfellows • should pets be allowed on the bed? jack vening and james colley go head-to-head.
the science of gut feelings • IT’S TRUE: OUR STOMACHS HAVE A MIND OF THEIR OWN.
to survive on this shore • It’s not often that we see older transgender folks in the spotlight. For five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre travelled across the United States to document the stories too often missing from conversations on queer identity. In the duo’s resulting portrait and interview series, 65 trans and gender-nonconforming individuals express the joys and struggles of being themselves. The following stories are edited extracts from Jess and Vanessa’s book To Survive on This Shore.
the mad dash • RUNNING IS A UNIQUE HELL FOR JAMES COLLEY.
trading places • kara schlegl dives into the weird and wacky world of body-swap films.
everybody has a story • nerida hansen was diagnosed with ADHD at age 48.
a shoe-in • slip on some spiffy socks and sandals.
talkin’ ’bout my generation • SARAID DE SILVA AND JULIE ZHU ENCOURAGE A BIT OF FAMILIAL CHIT-CHAT.
solo foibles • GOING IT ALONE IS ALL WELL AND GOOD FOR CARO COOPER – UNTIL SHE MAKES A FOOL OF HERSELF IN PUBLIC.
hip in the 2000s • TARA KENNY AND CARO COOPER REVISIT SOME NOUGHTIES TRENDS.
family matters • NINA RÖDER STEPPED INTO HER MOTHER’S SHOES FOR A DAY.
CLASS OF 2021
i love shop • AMY CROW RUNS FORGE FORWARD, A VIBRANT BOUTIQUE AND EVENT SPACE FOR DESIGN LOVERS.
this is your life • FRASER HARVEY HAS A FEW TIPS FOR PENNING YOUR FUTURE AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Sugar and Spice • zoe hawk’s paintings examine the dark side of adolescence.
on the job • EVE MOREY IS AN INTIMACY COORDINATOR.
hard-hitting • W’MENSWEAR DESIGNER LAUREN YATES EXPLORES MILITARY HISTORY THROUGH WORKWEAR-INSPIRED FASHIONS.
a creative’s guide to alice springe • filmmaker bonny scott gives us a tour of her hometown.
art attack • JOANA VASCONCELOS AMPS UP EVERYDAY OBJECTS WITH COSY CROCHET.
it’s all a yarn • HONEST STORYTELLING AND COMMUNITY TAKE CENTRE STAGE FOR SINGER-SONGWRITER EMMA DONOVAN.
the friend zone • EMMA DO WANTS HER CHUMS TO LIVE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
GROWING PAINS • four writers consider the life skills they’re yet to master.
the grow house • TEND TO YOUR LEAFY BROOD AND PRECIOUS PETALS WITH THESE HANDY BITS AND BOBS.
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