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Teen Vogue September 2012: Fashion Eccentrics [pictured in Prada, Asos]
Teen Vogue September 2012: Fashion Eccentrics interview quotes

It’s officially that time of the year: Fresh school supplies and autumn sweaters and crunchy leaves are in the offing. To prep properly, be sure to pick up the Teen Vogue September 2012 Fall Fashion Issue on newsstands now! I would send it to you, along with—in the words of the legendary Mr. Joe Fox (a.k.a. Tom Hanks c/o the late great Nora Ephron’s pen in You’ve Got Mail)—”a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils, if I knew your name and address… on the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”

Anyhow, I was honored to contribute to a stellar Victoria Lewis piece probing into the accessibility and historical roots of eccentricity in fashion, which can be found on pages 228-231 of the back-to-school issue.

Teen Vogue March 2011| JULIA FRAKES' FAVORITE MARC MOMENTS: Celebrate a decade of Marc by Marc Jacobs with the greatest hits from the past ten years


Here is an excerpt from my Teen Vogue March 2011 interview with Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle (who wore many hats and also photographed Bryanboy and me at the Marc Jacobs headquarters—and [as seen above, in archival MMJ wares] just across the street at Lafayette Smoke Shop):

 [s/s 2002]

Jane Keltner de ValleDo you remember the first Marc by Marc Jacobs piece you ever bought?

Julia FrakesI do! It was a proper pink ruffled teatime skirt from spring 2002 that, if I’m not mistaken, was first sported on the catwalk by Natalia Vodianova paired with a very Annie Hall corduroy vest. That ensemble’s dichotomy really struck me and spurred a whole “ladylike tomboy” wardrobe phase in middle school—highlighted by plenty of MMJ, of course.

 [f/w 2005]

JKdVWhat’s your favorite Marc by Marc Jacobs moment from the past decade? 

JFMy most prized MMJ closet staples stem from some of my favorite runway moments like the ginormous floor-grazing “super scarves" of fall 2002, the "Dustbowl chic" ditsy florals of spring 2009, the 80s Americana buffalo plaids and patchwork dresses of fall 2005, the dusty palate and 1920s side-swept hair of spring 2007, and the rather bookish fall 2007 collection ripe for an after-school ice skating romp on a frozen pond in England’s Lake District (especially befitting considering that the fall/winter 2007 MMJ show was staged in London).

 [s/s 2009]

JKdVHow would you describe the Marc by Marc Jacobs girl? Do you think she’s changed over the years?

JFThere is an eccentric youthful optimism at the heart of each season that—from day one of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection—has reminded me of one of my favorite childhood stories, the Swiss national treasure Heidi by Johanna Spyri (and the 1937 film based on the novel starring Shirley Temple as the namesake character). That spry spirit and exuberant attitude may have progressively become more polished over the past decade, but its balance between sweetness and sophistication is constantly evolving in accord with the inclination of the mainstream culture at large (thereby boosting its wide-ranging accessibility with its iconic, instantly-recognizable and sought-after MMJ lifestyle goods).

 [s/s 2007]

JFAt the time of its dissemination, I distinctly recall reckoning how the casting of muse Iekeliene Stange in Juergen Teller's quirky Spring 2007 MMJ campaign was the quintessential embodiment of the madcap panache of the brand's targeted MMJ girl.

 [s/s 2007]

JKdVWhat do you most love about Marc by Marc Jacobs?

JFKCD casting director Michelle Lee's cheerful, fresh-faced casting is perpetually spot-on and in turn plays up some of my favorite facets of each collection—namely Marc by Marc Jacobs’ signature penchant for layering, an easygoing thrift-shop ethos and a lively mix-and-matchable sensibility—that anchor the line’s approachability and offers an attainable gateway into the brilliant world of Marc Jacobs.

Also, the highly-marketable Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories devised by Katie Hillier bridge the gap between all ages; they somehow lend themselves to being just as suited on a zany teen as they are on a lighthearted grown-up.

The full feature can be found at Teen Vogue… and be sure to check out Jane’s behind-the-scenes diary!

Teen Vogue | photo shoot diaries: Bryanboy and Julia Frakes celebrate ten years of Marc by Marc Jacobs — by Jane Keltner de Valle

Go behind-the-scenes with Fashion News Director Jane Keltner de Valle during our photoshoot at the Marc Jacobs International headquarters in Soho for the March 2011 issue of Teen Vogue [slideshow]

Teen Vogue: Fashion Week Snapshot: Julia Frakes at Rachel Comey

As a longtime and dedicated Rachel Comey fan, I left her Fall 2011 show on Thursday even madder for her collection than ever—thanks to her ultra-textural prints, killer new cowboy boots and trademark oversized blazers (one of her hallmarks now honed to a T). Oh, and I caught up with Teen Vogue along the way! 

My old friend, Teen Vogue Online Editor Naomi Nevitt—who, in my estimation, is the best-dressed editor in the industry with the biggest heart to match—posted this snippity snapshot and asked me a question or two

Teen Vogue—East vs. West: Julia Frakes (East Coast) and Rumi Neely (West Coast) Comment on New York City and Los Angeles Styles

It’s war! Okay, not really. But here are a few unabridged thoughts on East Coast vs. West Coast style (the succinct, edited-down version can be found at Teen Vogue—link above):

  • On-the-go New Yorkers may typify effortless style, but it certainly isn’t careless; it is thoughtfully devised to carry them from work to play, night to day, and equipped with enough layers to face the Northeast’s fickle elements.
  • Casual, off-the-cuff elegance—perhaps first exemplified by Claire McCardell's "American Look"—pioneered New York’s unique high-low and democratic aesthetic, as epitomized by McCardell’s then groundbreaking notion to don ballet slippers as everyday footwear.
  • While “Boho” is a decidedly West Coast phenomenon, the manifestly New Yorker styles encompass Wall Street “business” (think Working Girl), Upper East Side “prep” (now ubiquitous with Gossip Girl), St. Marks Place “punk” (drawing its roots from the New York Dolls era) and a distinct ladylike “elegance” (legendarily exemplified by Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
  • Red carpet-wise, New Yorkers are much less about showmanship (generally no "shoulders back and smile!") since we have a less operative role in the entertainment industry. Our event attitude and outfit choices are more in the spirit of having a good time and derive from less of a see-and-be-seen mantra—as characterized by the breezy nonchalance of Chloë SevignyAlexa Chung and Michelle Williams.

Teen Vogue February 2011: East vs. West Coast Best Dressed

Be sure to pick up the new issue of Teen Vogue on newsstands now! My candid outfit credits:

  • Proenza Schouler pre-fall 2010 long-sleeved western dress
  • Proenza Schouler fall 2010 cropped toggle coat
  • Reece Hudson purse
  • Cacharel floral fall 2010 silk scarf (tucked into belt)
  • vintage Navajo beaded belt 
  • Pamela Love ring
  • Wolford satin de luxe tights
  • Pendleton meets Opening Ceremony socks
  • Rag & Bone boots

Do you typify an east or west coast approach to dressing? “Talk back” on twit with hashtag #TVpeoplewatching directed @bunnyBISOUS!