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frankie Magazine

frankie Magazine November - December 2019

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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6 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
frankie magazine

editor sophie kalagas sophie@frankiepress.com.au assistant editor & online editor emma do emma.do@frankiepress.com.au senior designer & studio manager caitlin wynne caitlin@frankiepress.com.au designer anjana jain anjana@frankiepress.com.au proofreader mel campbell marketing manager ben eastwood ben@frankiepress.com.au branded content director kate stanton kate@frankiepress.com.au general manager gaye murray gaye@frankiepress.com.au executive chairman david gardiner company secretary bruce duncan managing director hamish bayliss publisher carole jones production & digital services manager jonathan bishop photographic anna, tyler brown, candice carlin, sia duff, bri hammond, anala holmberg, courtney jackson, karin locke, natalie mccomas, mia mala mcdonald, marley morgan, clare nicolson, david parker, carine thevenau, lilli waters, lukasz wierzbowski, rachel woods editorial mel campbell, james colley, caro cooper, lucy corry, katie cunningham, deirdre fidge, koren helbig, emily naismith, giselle au-nhien nguyen, trish o’loughlin, eleanor robertson, luke ryan, kara schlegl, suzi taylor, rebecca varcoe illustration evie barrow, louise lockhart, miranda sofroniou, cass urquhart cover artist cecilia castelli…

2 min.
a sense of purpose comes in many different packages.

Maybe it’s to bring joy to the world with happy-making paintings, or to have a bunch of babies and shower them with love. Perhaps it’s as simple as being a good friend or focusing on keeping yourself healthy and happy. Or, then again, it could be something a little more specific. Flip to the very last page of this issue and you’ll discover some folks whose raison d’être involved breaking world records, from the longest string of bunting to the fastest dash in high heels. We thought we’d share a few more curious triumphs from around the globe, because anyone who puts that much effort into achieving their goal deserves a little recognition. (And who knows – maybe they’ll help you find your own sense of purpose.) In 2014, one Allan Ganz…

3 min.
dear frankie

Dear frankie, I’ve been feeling like a complete ball of stress lately. I’m studying and working full-time. I’m always on the run; I feel like I barely have time to breathe. What’s more, I’m addicted to my phone. I flick through my feeds and check my emails obsessively, and I never truly disconnect. Frankie is the one thing that makes me stop for a minute, sit down in the sun, and take a breath. Thank you, Genevieve Dearest frankie, I could not agree more with James Colley’s write-up about Coco Pops in the road test in issue 91. My family has a rule that Coco Pops must not be indulged in unless we’re on holidays or camping. This simple rule has left a real impact – not only on me, but…

19 min.
frank bits

matter matters One thing summer demands – aside from an endless supply of cold lemonade and the occasional sausage sizzle – is a dress or skirt you can throw on when you can’t be arsed thinking of what to wear, but want to look awesome nonetheless. If you’re in the market for such a frock, Hong Kong label Matter Matters might be able to help you out. Their flowy duds are inspired by art movements like Modernism, Art Deco and Bauhaus, and seem rather comfy and easy to wear. Have a look at matterreallymatters.com if you’d like to see more. status anxiety gi›eaway High fives, frankie people. We have two of Status Anxiety’s new Last Mountains handbags (rrp $299.95 each) to give away, in all their forest green, buttery leather glory. Pop over…

3 min.
the new cute

Having a shit one? Why not let Japanese band CHAI shout you towards better self-esteem? “You are so cute! / Nice face! / C’mon, yeah!” they screech on the rousing two-and-a-half-minute track “N.E.O.”. Continuing in their native Japanese, they howl lines like, “Small eyes, flat nose, thick legs – all right!” over a rumbling bass and chaotic guitars. The aim is to spread their message of ‘neo-kawaii’. It’s CHAI’s all-inclusive definition of ‘cute’ – one that celebrates imperfections and pushes against a narrow Japanese beauty standard that prizes big eyes, a thin figure and pale skin. “From birth, I’ve always felt bound by Japan’s definition of kawaii,” explains Kana, the band’s guitarist. “I think it’s something all Japanese women can attest to. It can determine your social status.” CHAI’s bassist Yuuki…

3 min.
i’d like to thank the academy

When I was in year 5, Michelle Cheng had a Miss Universe-themed birthday party. There were the traditional layers of competition (though the adults wisely spared us from attempting the swimsuit round). Being a 4-foot-5 nine-year-old with the showbiz energy of Rhonda Burchmore, naturally, I won. But at some point during the crowning ceremony, a jealous competitor came up behind me and pulled on my silky red maxi-skirt, interrupting the acceptance speech of a lifetime with a dacking that still scars me to this day. Ever since that tragic moment, I’ve been imagining the monologue that could have been; standing in front of mirrors rehearsing hypothetical Academy Award acceptance speeches, Grammy acceptance soliloquies, Best New Talent ARIA thank yous. Working at a corporate training centre a few years back, a colleague asked…