Meet the Frockerphiliac

by Patsyfox on December 17, 2009

It’s been a suspiciously smooth day today – coffee with my old pilates buddies, discovery that the cheap printer has 300g matt paper for my xmas cards in stock, a park out the frontand can print them right away, and while I wait I can have coffee at the newly opened cafe next door which is selling (good) coffees for one dollar.  And for the entire duration of that cafe latte I didn’t see one pramzilla. When the mailman came, who I’ve considered beating off with a stick, there were no bills!  Is it wrong that this makes me so suspicious?  Then while enjoying an afternoon cup of tea, a call from my friend Kim, announcing a tree change.

Cheekbones like Faye Dunaway, talented, younger than me – there’s not a lot to like about Kim Kneipp.  Designer-cum-slow-fashion-stylist, she puts her career and finances where her mouth is, turning away work that doesn’t fit her ethos.  And it’s working out just fine.  Frockerphiliac doesn’t offer your run-of-the-mill styling services of endless shopping and latest “it” looks – it’s more stylish than that.  She works with clients to create an image true to them, and does it within a sustainable framework.  This can involve minor or complete reworkings of garments within their wardrobes, or sourcing garments from op shops, markets, and ethically sound labels.  It’s a little like, as Gwenny would say – except without it making me want to stick pins in my eyes – “shopping your own closet” – a concept I’ve become intimate with recently (which made the dream about the 2 blonde lesbians stealing all my clothes that much more disturbing).  Oh and when she revamps your wardrobe, she doesn’t muck around – I’ve heard stories of drills being pulled out of back pockets and racking being installed… You’ve been warned.

You can read more about her in the latest Frankie magazine, or just gaze upon her here.

Frockerphiliac Patsyfox illustration

KK Frankie

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Mary 12.19.09 at 6:41 pm

So stylish, I love that coat!

danielle 12.21.09 at 12:06 am

How excited was I to get the most stylin’ xmas card evah? Do I feel spesh? Yup! I’m raising a Mohito to you darlin’. xoxo

Patsyfox 01.17.10 at 4:58 pm

Thanks love! Goodness me though, this comment seemed to fly in under the radar and I only just saw it by accident so approved it right away! So sorry! And of course you’re VERY spesh!! XX

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