In Conversation: The Frankfurt Edit

In Conversation is a new series of talks with women we find fascinating: We want to hear their take on femininity & feminism, fashion, body image and things that move them.

 

Janice Henry and Kelly Ekardt started cool-stuff blog The Frankfurt Edit out of necessity: The move to Frankfurt left them feeling a little lost, as did the absence of English-language content about cool things to do in the city.

  

Here are their thoughts:

 

On founding The Frankfurt Edit:

It’s been a labour of love, lots of hard work coupled with an appreciation that nothing is static. As well as recognising that growing and evolving is our greatest gift. 

 

On being work wives:

It's like any other relationship — you need to show love and respect, and be prepared to compromise. Also, it helps if you complement each other’s skills and interests, as is the case with us.

 

 

On feminity:

Janice: I’ve never really been a girly girl (jeans over floating dresses any day!) and I never take myself very seriously.  Also, sport has always been incredibly important to me, and a way of life. I guess my idea of femininity has always been a woman with strength and confidence.

 

Kelly: I live and breathe fashion. I guess you could say it's in my blood, but style on the other hand is a totally different thing. Style is individual; for me, it presents who I am. I'm not one to follow a crowd or trend, I pave my own way. So, for me, femininity is about individual style, owning it and being proud of it. A woman who’s comfortable in her clothes is super sexy! 

 

 

On kids and individuality:

Kelly: I believe it’s very important to instil a sense of confidence and individuality in your children. I have an 8 year-old daughter that has so much personality and individual style, and I praise her for this. I want her to own who she is!

 

 

On personal style:

Janice: I chose the Khaki Cargo Dress because reflects my different facets and what’s important to me… It’s a little sporty and not too serious.

Kelly: My style is quirky, unconventional and casual-cool. I like to mix things up, which is why I chose the Halfday Trouser and the Boxy Crop Top. This outfit can be styled very casually, with a pair of trainers and a bomber jacket or a pair of heels, blazer and a nice pair of earrings.

 

 

Read and follow The Frankfurt Edit, take a look at Janice and Kelly's Instagram pages.

Photographs courtesy Anna-Lena Günther