Julia Frakes

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Where did you grow up?
Northeastern Pennsylvania, outside of Scranton (in Clarks Summit, Lehman, and Kingston). I spent most summers in Maine.

Where do you live?
Downtown in Manhattan

What is your personal soundtrack at the moment?
Das Racist, Kitty Katt, Theophilus London, Discodeine, James Curd & Ziggy Franklin, Aaron LaCrate, David Banner & 9th Wonder, Win Win, MEN, Joao Gilberto, Wiz Khalifa, Andy Milonakis, The Pharcyde, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Lox, Foxy Brown

Your star sign?
(With Leo rising/Gemini moon.)

Who is your style icon?
A whole wide-ranging, constantly revolving cast of characters: Today I’m all about Fran Fine, Tom Wolfe, Madame Carmen de Tommaso, my mom, Sally Albright, Alec Friedman, Natty Gann, Humberto Leon & Carol Lim, Emelius Browne, Katherine Bernard, Alice Lane, Margot Tenenbaum…

What do you do or what would you like to do when you grow up?
I work in fashion and study (non-fashion). Most of my work at the moment is comprised of writing for magazines and modeling; I also style from time to time.

I feel like I am at a ripe age to experiment by dabbling in as many facets of the industry as I possibly can. Gradually, over the next few years, I intend to narrow my focus and concentrate on what I found to be the most gratifying — alongside the creatives with whom I am most comfortable collaborating and whose company I regard as the most enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.

When I grow up? Well, I eventually hope to make it, give back, find some sense of fulfillment and spend more time with my nearest and dearest friends and family.

Oh, and I would love to someday grow a gorgeous, bountiful organic garden. Ideally if it’s manned by Jamie Oliver’s full-time, all-knowing, Penfield-clad supergardener. I think his name is Brian. A girl can dream!

the journal 
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the sovereign nation
john jannuzzi
phil oh
bip ling
chadwick tyler
opening ceremony
jane leslie & co
the smile
danny roberts
peter jensen
katie hillier
rachel antonoff
angley fox
meghan farrell
laura mclaws helms
maciek kobielski
ulia von boehm
moises de la renta
teen vogue
natasha royt
mark ‘the cobrasnake’ hunter
lula scrapbook
vogue nippon
vogue uk
rag & bone
woodstock farm animal sanctuary
spring studios