This is hopefully the first of many style interviews, that I hope to conduct with people I have connections with and also maybe with some new connections. Whilst I was at University I specialised in Photography and worked with a lot of Burlesque dancers and Pin-up models, to complete a project about The History of Glamour.
One of my models was Frankii Wilde, based in MiddlesbroughÂ in the North of England, FrankiiÂ is a fashion model, pin-up model, burlesque performer and events promoter.Â Channelling Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Veronica Lake, FrankiiÂ brings old school Glamour to herÂ burlesqueÂ Â with a cheeky, girly twist that is sure to charm and entertain. FrankiiÂ has modelled professionally for many years and also works as a television and film extra. FrankiiÂ Wilde created Middlesbrough burlesque night Headline Honeys and has recently brought Dr.Sketchy’s to the city.
Here is her interview, featuring photography by myself, more of which is available on Flickr.
FrankiiÂ Wilde: MiddlesboroughÂ based Burlesquer, Promoter and Model.
Is there a difference between your on-stage and off-stage style? What is it?
There is a difference of course, it would look a little bizarre me rhinstoneingÂ a vest top from Primark, because my job entails so much glamour I do like to tone it down a little when I am off-stage. Partly because I don’t want to draw any attention to myself and I spend so much time dolledÂ up to the nines it’s really nice to be able to pop some cute pumps on a pair of leggings and nice top to chill around in. I always make sure my nails are tip-top of course and my hair has a little something to it. I can’t do what DitaÂ (Von Teese) does wearing heels no matter what. I have a young staffy (Puppy) to chase around! Flats are essential!
Where do you like to shop? Where do most of your clothes come from?
What brands do you love the most and why?
If we are talking High street for those casual bits and bobs when I am off duty, it’s gotta be Topshop they always have retro influences but if I’m on duty it’s got to be Miss Fortune Clothing for their diversity.
I can get great dresses to go out in but also cute little off the shoulder jumpers and team it up with a pair of skinny jeans for a retro-casual look.
What is your most loved item of make up, clothing or accessories and why?
My Most loved item has to be a vintage 60s clasp handbag I found in a charity shop when I was 17. It goes with so many outfits and is deceivinglyÂ spacious. Plenty of room for everything a girl needs.
How would you summarise your style?
Â My style is retro-glamour with a casual high street streak
For more about the lovely, Frankii Wilde and her work you can find her on the following links:
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