Australia’s biggest Fringe Festival is on again in Adelaide. We partnered Aussie label Leonard St with one of the Fringe’s popular, quirky and cheeky performers, Frankly, for a styling session.
Frankly, a one-woman cabaret performer sold out her debut show at the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival and she’s performing Publicly Private at the Fringe until March 11. Frankly wandered around Leonard St’s Ebenezer Place Store, not far from where she’s performing and selected a few outfits to try out.
Here’s what went down.
Your usual style is…?
My aesthetic is moulded each day by what music I’m listening to when I get ready. I’m listening to Split Ens a lot so I’m wearing bright fabrics, too many accessories and oversized everything. I’d say my iconic look is “Beatnik meets the token girl at every party that wants to know your zodiac sign”.
Had you heard of Leonard St before?
I’d actually been following Leonard St on Instagram for quite a while! The line has that nod to retro styling that I adore. It really only differs from what I’d normally wear because it doesn’t come out of a $2 discount bin.
How easy was it to find something you liked?
Prints, high-waisted pants, overalls and flowing fabrics are raging at Leonard St right now and I am so about that. The hard part was accepting I only got to try three outfits – and that I had to take those bright blue overalls off of my person. I really miss those overalls, I’m going to have to go back for them, I know it.
What did you think of the little store on Ebenezer?
It’s bright, airy minimal and soothing. Staff are living angels!
Is there anything else you’d like to confess about the shoot?
Modelling was a funny experience. The camera is much more unnverving than an audience! Painfully awkward is my brand though, running an “Introvert Cabaret” so if nothing else I’m consistent.