This isn't all of them, I'm afraid/glad.

I'm a frankie nut. I've been consuming their magazine for over a year, and I've been unable to trash any of them. I'm the Monica from friends, so this really is a big statement. I'm here, a year and a bit later, experiencing a mild sense of achievement, while I survey a stack of issues as high as my kneecap. 

"Do you buy magazines?", someone asked me on Friday. "Yes. Well, no. I, um. Kind of...", I answered. I buy Frankie, is the complex answer. Technically it's a magazine, but it's more of a work of art, a vacation inside your mind, a metaphorical glass of pineapple juice. I love it. 

Every issue contains a freakishly relatable quirkiness, expressing our feelings and thoughts in art forms we didn't know were possible (take bubble clothing or dogs dressed in high fashion, for an example). It awakened more of my artistic side, in shiny revelations, feature by feature, article by article. 

Creativity is important. And Frankie realise this quite fully. They are an advocate for the mental freedom that so many of us should have, and as they print more pages, they bless others with this gift. We should all be able to think without barriers, but some need a little nudge. Frankie is the granny walker that helps people along to become the unique and quirky creators they have the potential to be. They defy social norms, but they keep it classy, ladies.  

The team at Frankie are also very good at accepting flaws. And flipping them into something marvellous! I know that if I came to a meeting in bright pink trackies, Frankie would probably snap a photo, congratulate me, and dive into a funny anecdote about dress code. See? How loveable are they?

They say to choose your friends wisely. A friend is someone who inspires you, who picks you up when you feel down, and who doesn't mind hanging out with you at 2am. Frankie is all of these things, so cheers. Cheers to finding a true friend*.

Madison xx

*cute moment

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  1. I have been looking for the perfect magazine that fits more of the artistic side of things, this might be it.

  2. I have never even heard of this magazine! I feel so out of the loop! This is my favorite style of illustration though so you have definitely piqued my interest! Thanks for sharing!
    xx Annie

  3. Wow, it sounds and look really nice, thanks for sharing, I love discovering new ones!

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx

  4. hmm i should check out this magzine...
    check out my blog please im new and would love some advice..

  5. I've never heard of this magazine, but it definitely sounds like one that I would collect and keep forever!
    Aleeha xXx

  6. this magazine looks so cute! thanks for sharing, i really wanna buy it now! x

    please check out my blog here and give it some love, thanks x

  7. I've never even heard of this magazine! I gotta say I clicked on this post because the artwork on the front cover is amazing, but after reading, it sounds like a magazine I would be interested in! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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