Friday, May 4, 2012

Real Life Style Icon: Franceta of Frantic Dreams

This is one of many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we talk to smart, funny, painfully cute fashion bloggers. And then we distract them with shiny things and raid their closets.

Name: Franceta Johnson
Age: 20
Location: Toronto, ON.
Online haunts: blog // tumblr // twitter // instragram

Three reasons that you're awesome:
I am an amazingly tall Amazon (6'5" to be exact!) I'm ridiculously creative when I'm not being completely lazy, and if I am determined to do something, it WILL be done!

What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
Black velvet tights, a over-sized black knit sweater, red lipstick and about two pounds of gold jewellery.

What is the last item of clothing you bought? 
I took a break half way through writing this and bought a black pair of woven, lace-up sandals. But that would fall under accessories.  The last clothing item I bought was a white, sleeveless turtle neck crop top. Sounds terrifying but it's not, I promise!

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
Again, not "clothing" but my neon yellow Cambridge satchel. Obsessed!

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.
My favorite clothing memory would have to be Halloween, every single year. I loved all the cheap costume jewellery and the ridiculous make-up. I went from being a bride, to a princess, to being the wicked witch of the west for five years straight.

What is your best thrifting score?
A Levi's denim jacket for $6! Best, day, EVER!

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1. Safety-pins, Rit-dye, rubber cement, hot glue and loose glitter in any color, save lives; Stock up!
2. Invest in key pieces that you will wear with everything, they seriously will last you a lifetime.
3. You can never wear "too much" black. Never.

Thanks so much for sharing, Franceta!


  1. I love the beach photo! The zebra print and red button down look so good on her.

  2. LOVE her style! Bold, colorful, and sexy. A head-turner no matter how tall, though 6'5" is VERY impressive. I hope she rocks the heels every now and then. :)

  3. I love these posts. I love to see real women wearing real clothes. Things that can inspire me in my wardrobe.

  4. I LOVE franceta, and I'm so glad she was featured as a real life style icon. I love her confidence and creativity!!

  5. Franceta has awesome style.

  6. I love Franceta, and I'm thrilled that you profiled her in your Real Life Style Icon series, Sarah!

    As a tall girl myself (clocking in at 6'2 and change), I can definitely empathize with the challenges of finding clothes that half-way fit, not to mention crafting a personal style. It can be a demoralizing experience sometimes, so I'm extra-grateful for boss-awesome people like Franceta.

    I've been toying with the idea of adding in a fashion segment to my own blog for tall girls, and now I'm feeling pretty inspired to work on that!