From: Malibu, CA
Years Designing: 1
Weekend getaway vacation: I would hop on the first flight to Kauai if I had the chance to go for a weekend. I went for the first time last year and fell in love with the island
Song at the moment: I currently have Rhianna’s new album Unapologetic on replay and my favorite song is Jump because it gets me amped
Sunscreen: Neutrogena clear face sunscreen because there is nothing worse than coming home from a beach day with a pimple
2013 Swim trends: I’ve noticed a lot of IKAT patterns and I’m loving it
iPhone App: Instagram! My friends laugh at me because I don’t put my phone down and they know it is because I am on Insta
Beach: I grew up on Little Dume in Malibu and it is like a private paradise that has the best surf breaks
Website: Frankie’s Bikinis
How did you get into designing bikinis?
Growing up on the beach, I’ve always obsessed over bikinis. They are my addiction and my collection is huge!
What’s your perfect bikini?
My go-to bikini is the Venice bottom from my line because it’s so comfortable and great to surf in. It’s seamless so it doesn’t grab around your hips, and it’s the perfect amount of cheekiness for any girl.
What influences your brand and its designs?
I want my brand to be a representation of Malibu’s laid back, beachy style. I also get inspired every time I go to Hawaii and am surrounded by girls who are so free and uninhibited in their bikinis.
What is one trend you predict will be hot next year?
Teeny bottoms! Nothing is hotter than a girl working those small bikinis with confidence.
What are some main influences behind your brand and its designs?
I want my brand to be a representation of Malibu’s laidback, beachy style.
What inspires you as a designer?
I get inspired every time I go to Hawaii and am surrounded by girls free and uninhibited in their bikinis.
What would your dream vacation be?
I’ve always wanted to go stay in one of the huts on the water in Bora Bora.