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.
our favourite things about summer
dear frankie, • PIPE UP, PETALS. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.
homebodies • rachael delaney lives in a converted truck in byron bay.
colour me happy • TAKE A GANDER AT EMILY VAN HOFF’S QUILTED WALL HANGINGS.
no chill • A LITTLE CHAT WITH JACK SUMMERS AND MAISIE EVERETT FROM MELBOURNE PUNK TRIO CLAMM.
going, going, gone • BUYING AND SELLING STUFF ON THE SECONDHAND MARKET IS A PAIN, BUT EMILY NAISMITH CAN’T STOP.
i am uyghur • australia’s uyghur community is eager to share the strength of their culture, away from the chinese government’s narrative.
preschool pocket treasures • MELISSA KASEMAN’S SON TODDLES HOME WITH STRANGE BITS AND BOBS.
SAYING "I DO" TO COUPLES THERAPY • why young couples are giving relationship counselling a go.
the science of doppelgangers • WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE CHANCES OF FINDING YOUR DOUBLE?
Film photography 101 • a beginner’s guide to shooting the old-school way.
best dressed • we asked three rad ladies to flip through their photo albums and reflect on life, style and creativity in their 20s.
how to go to a party by yourself • ROCKING UP TO A SHINDIG ON YOUR LONESOME NEEDN’T BE A SCARY THING, WRITES DEIRDRE FIDGE.
isabella manfredi’s firsts • THE SINGER-SONGWRITER TALKS LEAVING THE PREATURES AND DOING THINGS HER OWN WAY.
words that need to die • four writers nominate a term that’s due for retirement.
gone swimming • swish towels for summertime dips.
meet your 2022 good stuff winners • we run our annual awards program, good stuff, to unearth exciting creative talent across australia and new zealand. we were mightily impressed by all your entries this time round, but in the end, there could only be six winners. turn the page to meet your 2022 champs – and prepare to be dazzled.
love, sex & disability • why are pleasure and intimacy shrouded in secrecy when we talk about chronic illness and disability? four lovely humans break the taboo by sharing their stories.
object appreciation • JORDAN BOLTON BRINGS FILM BACKGROUNDS TO THE FORE.
say a little prayer • TARA KENNY HAS MADE PEACE WITH THE BUDDHA INSIDE HER HEAD.
future fashions • STEP INTO DESIGNER CELINE KWAN’S LIVING-ROOM UTOPIA.
beautiful bunting • cut out and affix your new friends to string however you like. we’ve provided handy markings on the back of each critter so you can slice an opening and thread string through. enjoy!
on the nose • A FEW PECULIAR AND RATHER STINKY PERFUME INGREDIENTS THAT HAVE HELPED US SMELL GOOD FOR YONKS.
What’s for dinner? • you’re staring blankly at the fridge, stomach rumbling, wondering what the heck to cook tonight. that’s where these delicious summer meals come in. they’re for times when you need a quick, tasty feed.
that’s a wrap • our gift to you: sweet-as wrapping paper for your equally sweet pressies.
beauty and the beast • JOE O’DONNELL PAINTS WOBBLY PET PORTRAITS.
feel the fizz • BY GOLLY, THE SHOPS ARE FLUSH WITH FANCY SODAS. CARO COOPER AND JACK VENING REVIEW EIGHT.
dream in colour • Let your pencils loose on this colouring-in from the Gucci Garden Archetypes exhibition.
that love-hate thing • GREAT CINEMA AND TELLY ABOUT ENEMIES WHO FALL IN LOVE.