Despite ongoing exclamations of the death of print, some of us, including the folks over at Frances Vintage, remain hopeful.
This summer, Frances owner Georganne Bryant is putting out a printed style guide: Frances Hearts Summer Vol. 1.
"It is kind of crazy making a magazine that will be in print when the trend is digital and much less expensive, but as everyone knows I am very old school," says Bryant.
The magazine, which Bryant hopes to publish seasonally, features the collaborative efforts of Arrow & Apple photographer Sarah Rhodes, Subtle Takeover designer Josh Rhodes, Carrie Wheeler, and the staff of Frances.
Bryant hopes that the magazine can help to put a positive spin on a Phoenix summer. This issue is set to include 4th of July party ideas, summer gardening tips, gift guides, style setters, and more.
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"The Frances Loves magazine is very much influenced by what we love -- people with a unique style, fashion, gift ideas, get togethers, people doing great things," she says. "I love the visual and feel of a magazine; it is a great escape, and we all agree we are inspired by what we see in magazines."
The new magazine is set to launch on May 3 at the Frances Vintage 7 Year Anniversary celebration, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m, at the main Frances location on Central and Camelback. For more info, stay tuned to the Frances website or the Frances Facebook page.