The Model and Me: Frankie + Dash spring-summer 2018

The Model and Me: Frankie + Dash spring-summer 2018

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me Leave a Comment

I’m excited to introduce you a new independent label to the Model and Me series. Drum roll please … and give a big welcome to Frankie + Dash.

This is only the second year for the Brisbane-based label. Designer Yasmyn Paul made a huge splash with her first collection in 2017 and I think you’re going to love the Frankie + Dash spring-summer 2018 collection.

Yasmyn studied fashion design at uni and initially worked for a fashion wholesaler, with a focus on fast fashion. Creating her own label gave her the freedom and opportunity to focus on combining style with natural fabrics and ethical manufacturing. 

What you’ll find at Frankie + Dash are fun, feminine pieces in block colours and fabulous prints that are ageless in appeal and timeless in wardrobe longevity.

For this post, I’ve chosen a piece in one of the stand-out prints of the season, the candy or rainbow stripe. 

The model

Frankie + Dash rainbow stripe mini kaftan

Frankie + Dash rainbow stripe mini kaftan

and me

Frankie + Dash rainbow mini kaftan | FRANKiE4 Footwear LiSA heels in tan

Frankie + Dash rainbow mini kaftan (I’m in S – this particular style is generous in the body so I sized down two sizes) | FRANKiE4 Footwear LiSA heels in tan

It’s impossible not to be in a good mood when you pop on this frock. The statement stripe screams summer parties. And you’ll keep your cool … the viscose-linen mix is perfect when the heat is on. 

You can wear the sleeves on the shoulder but you know me, right? Always with the off-the-shoulder. HAH. Extra ventilation, I say.

There are no belt ties, which is perfect. You can wear the tie where it best suits you. I’ve got a short waist so have gone for a higher waist here but I’m also partial to a hip tie – or belt (I bought these from the BabyMac shop last week and they’re perfect for adding shape and interest to dresses like this)

Now, if this particular style is not you, the rainbow print is also available in a maxi kaftan, a tiered mini dress, shorts and two top styles. Check them all out HERE. While you’re looking around the site, make sure you check out the other colours and prints in this collection. There are spots and, move over lemons and pineapples – oranges and strawberries are so 2018.

So, tell me, are you ready to pop some colour this summer? 

The Model and Me: Frankie + Dash spring-summer 2018

These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here

As seen on Instagram

Briony Marsh dress | FRANKiE4 AMiE heels in sandshell | Mimco bagThere’s a new place to check out all the outfits I’m wearing each week – and it’s right here on the blog.

Head to THIS PAGE for all the details, including sizing and links to buy. The most recent outfits are shown at the top.

I’m 166cm tall and usually wear a size 14. 

I’m ambassador for FRANKiE4, birdsnest and Motto, so I love sharing what’s new from these brands.


The Styling You Shop

Spring-summer 2018 Styling You Shop edit 3The Styling You shop offers a carefully chosen edit of clothing and accessory pieces to enable the busy woman to update her wardrobe quickly and without stress. Our spring-summer 2018 edit has been so well received that we’ve only got limited stock remaining in all styles. If there was something you had your eye on, now’s the time to add to cart. Most of the pieces for sale are proudly made in Australia. 



#shopitforward for drought-affected areas

Nikki Parkinson in Brisbane News #shopitforwardThank you to each and every one of you who has shared this post that now contains more than 60 online businesses located in drought-affected areas of Australia. An even bigger thank-you if you’ve shopped at any of the businesses. 

I’d love you to keep this list of businesses front of mind should you be doing any gift shopping over the months leading up to Christmas. The dollars go direct into affected communities, creating a ripple effect that will have lasting benefits for so many.

I won’t stop talking about and sharing these amazing businesses. We really are helping to make a difference.

Check out the list HERE.


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