This week I interviewed Frankie while she was working on set. Frankie is currently modeling for Dolly Dolly Fashions on etsy. Yours Truly got talked into taking some photos with Frankie. It turned out to be a lot of fun. Read on:
GZ: So, what got you started in modeling? Boring question, I know.
FS: I am rarely bored. And no, not boring. It all started when I went shopping one day at Dolly Dolly Fashions. They had some great clothes, and I met the owner. We clicked and I have been modeling off and on ever since.
GZ: So, is this a career choice? Are you modeling for other stores?
FS: Currently I am modeling most often for Dolly Dolly- we have a contract. But I am saving my money. I want to have my own store.
GZ: That sounds ambitious. What kind of store?
FS: I have to back up here, do you mind?
GZ: Please, feel free to back up!
FS: I discovered after I started modeling that I love to draw, paint and to sew.
GZ: That is a lot to discover.
FS: I know. (she is blushing)
GZ: So, you like to draw- have you taken classes?
FS: Oh, yes! Lots of them. I have taken painting classes and design classes too.
GZ: And sewing classes too?
FS: Well, I started sewing in high school. I was not very good at it at first. But I got better. My final was a backpack I made for my friend Ghoulia. (see pics below) After I took some design classes at community ghoul school, I improved a lot. I am wearing one of my own creations. Because I knew you were coming.
GZ: Wild and pink I see. Your creation I mean. I am sensing a theme here...
FS: (She is blushing again) I am now part of the Dolly Dolly Fashions design team… (Her voice trails off.)
GZ: Frankie, do not hide your light under a basket! That sounds like a pretty big deal to me.
FS: Yes, it is a big deal. (she is grinning now)
GZ: Okay, now let’s circle back to the store shall we?
FS: Oh, I design more than clothes. I want to have a shop with handmade one of a kind items. Some of them would be mine- but I would really like to include other artisans.
GZ: Whoa. Very ambitious- and something I know I would like to see.
FS: Well, I am working on it. (She beams at me. Serious crush happening here.)
GZ: I see they are waving us over for the photo shoot. Ready?
I am not big on hats, but Frankie wanted to give it a try.
How could I say "NO" to such a great ghoul?!
Movie Shot. Well, that is what I was thinking...
On our way out the door. Going to get some pizza.
After lunch photo session with a peek at Frankie's new collection.
A look at my "make-over" after a visit to PB Ray's studio.
A surprise mini interview!
Frankie branches out into jewelry...and much more.