We had the good fortune of connecting with Frances Hamrock and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frances, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
My eagerness, integrity and confidence! I’ve always gone through life wanting more for myself and knowing that at the end of the day hard work and being a good person is what fuels my success. But, above all, if I didn’t have confidence in my work then I wouldn’t ever actually feel successful. Something we all relate to, is that having confidence (and keeping that confidence) is the biggest battle we have and the biggest barrier we face when it comes to success. So I would definitely say success came for me when I believed my work was worthy of success!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Right now I’m most excited to continue to grow and create the projects I think of but haven’t taken the first step to start- since quarantine started I’ve realized that there’s no more excuses to put things off! I’ve gotten where I am by allowing myself to make mistakes and learn from them. It’s been really anything but easy…there’s been a lot of self doubt, working for free, and feeling very stuck and unsure of what steps are next. However, these challenges only pushed me to keep going and have fun while doing it. It’s pushed me to practice and learn more everyday. Just within the last few months I’ve been learning more about retouching and taking old photos and turning them into something entirely new and exciting to me in this moment. I just want people to know that my brand is something that celebrates growth, diversity, and authentic creation.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oof…this is hard because I love doing the most but also really love just chilling. So it’s gonna be a mix of that for sure. As far as breakfast spots are concerned- the only way I’m starting my day in Los Angeles is at Millie’s Cafe in Silver Lake. It’s just really so good. Even their house coffee is good and you know how many cafes have horrible coffee? It’s criminal. BUT yea I could go on about Millie’s. Best nature spots would have to be Franklin Canyon up in North Beverly park which is a over Beverly Hills and also the cliffs in Palos Verdes (which is a drive to get to but so worth it!) Also- best spot for sushi is in DTLA at KazuNori, they also have locations all over LA really but I like the downtown location! If it’s a museum day we’re going to the Getty Center and if it’s a partial museum day where we just want a little something cause we have plans for later- we’re going to The Getty Villa in Malibu. If we’re going out? We’re probably either grabbing beers and playing giant jenga at the Arts District Brewery or an overpriced cocktail at either Upstairs at Ace Hotel or The Rooftop at The Standard Hotel. There’s so many rooftop bars in LA honestly. There’s really so many amazing things to try and places to go but really the best part of Los Angeles is just people watching. Finding somewhere to just be for a moment where you can just watch and listen to people is wild.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My friends, family and boyfriend. They’re the ones who have physically modeled and supported me, financially supported me and also kept me going mentally!
Other: Galore Magazine editorial https://galoremag.com/makayla-london-model-instagram-editorial/
All credits to Frances Hamrock (me)