Today’s post is a little different from the others that I normally show, but why not mix things up a bit? This post is to confess my slight obsession with magazines. It’s a relatively new thing for me, but a tad crazed none the less. In saying that, I only really read two magazines (regularly) - so I am not sure I could call myself a full blown magazine addict just yet. The first of the two I am going to share with you all is Frankie Magazine. It’s my all-time favourite. It is an Australian published magazine, is released every two months (which feels like forever!). It’s definitely aimed at the more fashion conscious, crafty and creative of the social spectrum and touches on everything from the best D.I.Y’s to social issues – but usually in a more light hearted way.
I think what really gets me about Frankie is the utter beauty. The pages are matte card, the layout is stunning, and the photography is truly beautiful. It’s almost like they took the best parts from blogging but published it in magazine form. As well as its beauty, the content is well worth the two-month wait. Interviews with up-and coming creatives, features on the latest photographers and insights in to the daily lives of: artists, musicians, boutique owners. The list goes on. Although the magazines focus is on creativity and is generally light hearted and humorous, they do touch on topics such as mental ill-ness, anorexia and depression. Which I think is really important. So many of us get absorbed in our own little creative/ blogging worlds and forget about these parts of life.
While all of the things I just mentioned are super lovely and make for a highly enjoyable read, what I really enjoy about Frankie is its quirky-ness. This month they had reviews on the best cough lozenges – highly enjoyable read although it doesn’t sound it? And in previous issues they gave writers a ’30 day challenge’ which consisted of 30 days without: any clichés, any alcohol or buying anything new other than food – again slightly bizarre but hilarious to hear their struggles. One of my personal favorites was the article on the top ten red heads in history, such a crack up.
This magazine is highly recommended. Track it down. It’s so worth it.
Link to their site here.