Julia Frakes – Pennsylvania

Where did you grow up?
Northeastern Pennsylvania, outside of Scranton (in Clarks Summit, Lehman, and Kingston). I spent most summers in Maine.

Where do you live?
Downtown in Manhattan

What is your personal soundtrack at the moment?
Das Racist, Kitty Katt, Theophilus London, Discodeine, James Curd & Ziggy Franklin, Aaron LaCrate, David Banner & 9th Wonder, Win Win, MEN, Joao Gilberto, Wiz Khalifa, Andy Milonakis, The Pharcyde, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Lox, Foxy Brown

Your star sign?
(With Leo rising/Gemini moon.)

Who is your style icon?
A whole wide-ranging, constantly revolving cast of characters: Today I’m all about Fran Fine, Tom Wolfe, Madame Carmen de Tommaso, my mom, Sally Albright, Alec Friedman, Natty Gann, Humberto Leon & Carol Lim, Emelius Browne, Katherine Bernard, Alice Lane, Margot Tenenbaum…

What do you do or what would you like to do when you grow up?
I work in fashion and study (non-fashion). Most of my work at the moment is comprised of writing for magazines and modeling; I also style from time to time.

I feel like I am at a ripe age to experiment by dabbling in as many facets of the industry as I possibly can. Gradually, over the next few years, I intend to narrow my focus and concentrate on what I found to be the most gratifying — alongside the creatives with whom I am most comfortable collaborating and whose company I regard as the most enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.

When I grow up? Well, I eventually hope to make it, give back, find some sense of fulfillment and spend more time with my nearest and dearest friends and family.

Oh, and I would love to someday grow a gorgeous, bountiful organic garden. Ideally if it’s manned by Jamie Oliver’s full-time, all-knowing, Penfield-clad supergardener. I think his name is Brian. A girl can dream!

the journal 
yes! a bunny stream of conch
next special bookings
the sovereign nation
john jannuzzi
phil oh
bip ling
chadwick tyler
opening ceremony
jane leslie & co
the smile
danny roberts
peter jensen
katie hillier
rachel antonoff
angley fox
meghan farrell
laura mclaws helms
maciek kobielski
ulia von boehm
moises de la renta
teen vogue
natasha royt
mark ‘the cobrasnake’ hunter
lula scrapbook
vogue nippon
vogue uk
rag & bone
woodstock farm animal sanctuary
spring studios

Comments (18)

    She is absolutely divine.

    Comment by JamilaDABAIT — June 21, 2011 @ 3:01 PM

    Beautiful photographs of my all time favourite blogger.

    Comment by AndyAndy — June 21, 2011 @ 3:06 PM

    I’m in love with the second photograph – so beautiful and natural. She looks radiant.

    Comment by susierocks8542 — June 21, 2011 @ 3:09 PM

    Backyard Bill always has the absolute coolest dress-ers.

    Comment by Josh — June 21, 2011 @ 9:44 PM

    I love you Backyard Bill! She is gorgeous and so real and natural.

    xoxo Despite color

    Comment by Iben — June 22, 2011 @ 8:13 PM

    Interesting and beautiful site! Great people!

    Comment by Marjolijn — June 23, 2011 @ 3:24 AM

    Oh Bill, these are just gorgeous! The colours are amazing and the bottom right image with the magnolia tree would have to be one of my all time favourite Backyard Bill photographs.

    Comment by Peta — June 23, 2011 @ 6:22 PM

    This is lovely. The images are so simplistic and elegant. How images should be. :)

    Comment by John Allen — June 25, 2011 @ 1:00 AM

    Oh, I like your blog and all your photos…great work! Please where comes the first blue dress from?

    Comment by Kristina — June 26, 2011 @ 1:17 PM

    These are great websites.


    Comment by ninjagaiden78 — June 27, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

    And great shots. The young lady is lovely.


    Comment by ninjagaiden78 — June 27, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

    Deliciosa Julia!

    Comment by Nan De Bil — June 27, 2011 @ 1:51 PM

    I have loved Julia Frakes for a long time, her style is so great!

    Comment by mandy — June 27, 2011 @ 6:21 PM

    Soo cool :)

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    Comment by Pedro Garfo — July 5, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

    I♥ Julia Frakes

    Comment by Tin♥ — July 18, 2011 @ 12:06 AM

    I just love the photos, Julia looks so fresh and glowing in the natural surrondings. Beautiful blossom in the second photos. She looks so graceful and elegant, LOVE your style!

    Comment by hannahalice — August 13, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    I meant the forth photo!

    Comment by hannahalice — August 13, 2011 @ 8:11 AM

    [...] Bill, photographe américain, s’est mis en tête de photographier des personnalités. Par personnalités, entendons-nous : on ne parle pas de célébrités (quoi que…) mais avant tout d’individus au style personnel hors du commun. La créatrice Tabitha Simmons, Pamela Love ou d’illustres inconnus, tout le monde y passe. À condition de cultiver un look pointu. Nos favoris ? Pamela Love, bien sûr, mais aussi la musicienne Tennessee Thomas ou le mannequin Julia Frakes. [...]

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