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.
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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.
"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.