"I kept thinking about girls like Edie Sedgwick and Patti Hansen who could fall asleep wearing diamonds and a full face of makeup and still wake up looking chic." - Daniella Clarke's inspiration
Some women are just born with style, with an eye and with something you can not learn at FIDM. These women can take a piece of drab fabric and turn it into a flattering, beautiful piece of wearable clothing, just as a magician can turn a party balloon into a poodle. One of these rare designers is a gorgeous woman named DANIELLA CLARKE. Born in Israel and lived there until she was ten, Daniella then bounced between South Africa and the US for years. In love with the feeling of the 60's and 70's, Daniella started to cut and restructure her own jeans to fit her own perfect body as a teen. She started by cutting the waist bands off her jeans which later made her the innovator of low rise sexy jeans which continues to be a denim craze today. She launched Frankie B. Jeans in 1999 and has expanded the denim line to tops, bottoms, dresses, eye wear, swimwear and active wear and today it is available worldwide. Daniella has a rock-hippie chic running through her veins and she taps into it everyday in life and in her designs. She knows what is cool before you do. She knows what will fit and feel well before you do. She knows what will change the norm before the industry does. She is a visionary of feminine, chic, confident, yet laid-back style. Isn't that what we all want in our everyday wardrobe? A way to be sexy, yet comfy...edgy but classic. She holds the magic thread.
Married to rock guitarist Gilby Clarke and mother to her brand's namesake Frankie, Daniella has been awarded the MAFI Fashion Innovator Award as well as the Media Award from Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization for her support and dedication to charity.
Here, the beautiful DANIELLA CLARKE answers our beauty questions and gives us a peek into her forward-thinking, fabulous fashion mind:
WHAT INSPIRES YOU THAT YOU FIND BEAUTIFUL?
My daughter Frankie is always a big source of my inspiration and is the most beautiful girl in my life. Another huge source of inspiration for me is music and travel!
WHERE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
The most beautiful place I've been to is without a doubt Venice, Italy. The minute I arrived there, the first thought I had was that everyone should see Venice at least once in their lifetime. It's so magnificent!
WHAT IS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL THAT YOU ARE OBSESSING OVER AT THE MOMENT?
I really want this Lanvin straw Fedora so I can wear it to Coachella in April.
WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU HAVE EVER READ?
I really loved reading "Tuesdays with Maury" by Mitch Albom. Such a beautiful story about a friendship.
WHAT IS A CAN'T-LIVE-WITHOUT BEAUTY PRODUCT OF YOURS?
I could never live without Lancome black liquid eyeliner! No way!!!
WHAT IS A BEAUTY SECRET OF YOURS?
I love to use Phillip B. hair oil to make my hair look healthy and shiny.
Daniella creates unique, stylish and flattering designs for women and gives the world hope that business, home and personal creativity can all exist in a perfect little heart shaped denim bottom.
"That's all there is to it. So the magic is working." - Edie Sedgwick