About

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Me
 
My name is Josephine Frances. I named this blog in the midst of an obsession with Josephine Baker. I live in Melbourne, Australia, with my boyfriend. I seem to always be much busier than I would like to be, but I am happiest when I have lots of time to think, daydream and analyse everything. Starting this site has made me want to try and learn to express myself better, and gives me the chance to be a part of a community with people who really inspire me, and who share my interests.
 
About Frances Baker
 
Frances Baker is a small, independent clothing label run solely by myself right here in Melbourne. All Frances Baker clothing is individually handmade from start to finish by me in my home studio. 
 
I started Frances Baker out of my passion for beautiful, well made clothing that you can truly love and use in your everyday life; I am fascinated by the potential for clothing and outfits to evoke memories and moods! I try to run Frances Baker according to my own views that clothing should be long lasting, reflective of individual style and creativity rather than trends, and be at minimal cost to the environment.

I work with high quality eco friendly fibres such as organic cotton and hemp, and also use vintage, recycled and remnant fabrics to try and keep waste to a minimum. You will see only the occasional conventional fabric creeping in if it's something I cannot resist! Garments made from vintage fabrics are one (or occasionally two) of a kind- you won’t see someone else in your dress!

My ultimate goal is to make clothing that is practical as well as beautiful: simple, comfortable dresses that you can love and wear over and over again. It is these kinds of items that you want to hold onto forever that I try my very best to design for Frances Baker.

 
If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me at contact@francesbaker.com.au