Monday, 19 February 2018

Interview: Frankii Wilde


My Boudoir Photography -

Make-up: Michelle Sisson.

Hair: Amber von Tassell.

This interview/pictorial was feature in Sinical Europe 2015. Print copies can be purchased here


Sinical Magazine: When were you born and where? Where are you currently located?

Frankii Wilde: I was born in Durham City in the North East of England. I now reside in Newcastle upon Tyne not too far away from where I was born.

Sinical Magazine: What was the first magazine that you came across that made you want to become a model? If not a magazine, what inspired you?

Frankii Wilde: I’ve always been attracted to the beautiful high fashion pictures of Vogue but I knew they were unrealistic to what I could achieve. It was other models that inspired me, such as discovering Bernie Dexter & Dita Von Teese. These women did not look like the fashion models in the magazines but they were still “models” just a different aesthetic, one which I could relate too and fall in love with.

Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in pin-up/fetish modelling?

Frankii Wilde: I’ve always been attracted to retro styling and anything that would never be considered the “norm”. I got started when I cam across a retro lingerie reproduction website called “What Katie Did” when I was around 18 years old. I bought a pair of fully fashioned stockings, a bullet bra and a suspender belt and I guess you could say the rest is history.



Sinical Magazine: What do you think makes a model stand apart from others?

Frankii Wilde: They have to be truly honest with themselves in order to convey emotion within the images that are being created. Wether the image is so posed to show vulnerability or a powerful sexual prowess. They also need to be a good listener and work well in a team. Most of our images wouldn’t have the effect they do if it wasn’t for the photographer, make up artist, hair stylist and designer, etc. One very important element of standing out is your professionalism. Be kind to those as you climb the ladder to success, as they will be the ones you need to catch you if you get knocked down.

Sinical Magazine: From a model’s perspective, what do you think is the most important aspect of a photo?

Frankii Wilde: The composition of an image. It takes two to tango between the model and photographer. The model needs to throw the shapes and the photographer needs to know how to make those shapes even more visually exciting (or flattering) using composition.

Sinical Magazine: What has been the most interesting thing to happen during one of your photo shoots?

Frankii Wilde: I’d like to say something Wild & Crazy but they are usually either being photo bombed by pets or members of the general public.



Sinical Magazine: Clothing wise, what are your fetishes and why?

Frankii Wilde: I’m definitely a shoes and nylons kinda of girl. Throw in a suspender belt to keep those nylons up and there is my perfect outfit. It’s not very “safe for work” though.

Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?

Frankii Wilde: 34-26-38.

Sinical Magazine: What is your shoe size?

Frankii Wilde: My shoes size is a UK6.



Sinical Magazine: In this photo set you are wearing nylons. What is the appeal of nylons to you?

Frankii Wilde: I love the way they feel against my skin, I hate to sound like a cliche but they really are a “second skin” and a plus is that they drive guys wild.

Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?

Frankii Wilde: I have such a wide variety of music I listen too however I’m defiantly very partial to listening to music from all the era’s I wasn’t alive in such as the 50s/60s and 70s. I’m attracted to modern music that takes its inspiration from bygone era’s and have nostalgic overtones. A favorite modern musician of mine at the moment is the delectable Lana Del Rey. I also love the Black Keys and old favorite Elvis. I’m not afraid to like what I like and not be subjected to what people think I should like by the way I portray myself to the public.

Sinical Magazine: What are some of your favorite books and who are some of your favorite authors? And what are you currently reading?

Frankii Wilde: I’m a little bit of a secret geek. I thoroughly enjoy the works of Philip K Dick. I have a little bit of a thing for dystopian futures. I’ve not really got a book to currently read. I’m quite fussy. I don’t have time to get into a book and find I’ve wasted very precious time trying to get into it and it turns out to be pretty rubbish in my opinion. I wish I had the luxury of being able to have time to dedicate and explore reading. The last book I read was “Warm Bodies” by Isaac Marion and I am looking forward to Anne Rice’s new novel “Prince Lestat”.



Sinical Magazine: Besides modelling, what do you like to do for fun?

Frankii Wilde: I am very lucky most of how I earn my living is what I used to do for fun such as Burlesque and photography. I guess I enjoy quite simple things such as seeing my friends and family, taking my dog for long works and dreaming up my next big ideas. I love watching TV series such as “American Horror Story”, “Bates Motel” and “Orange is the New Black”. I’m a sucker for those American tv shows with huge production values.

Sinical Magazine: Do you have any other upcoming projects you would like to mention?

Frankii Wilde: I started off with the intentions of becoming a photographer before I got carried away with modelling. I now have a retro photographic studio with my business partner Gerry Roxby (Retro clothing company Glamour Bunny) called Frankii & Gerry’s Retro Studio. Photographers can hire out our Mid-Century studio or clients can be made into pinups. |


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