Frakes attended Wyoming Seminary graduating in the class of 2008. She then completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University, graduating in 2016. She is currently a graduate student at Wesleyan University. 
She started her Bunny Bisous blog at the age of sixteen. Her blog would soon catch the attention of Paper (magazine)'s editor in chiefs, helping her jumpstart her career. She was a fashion for Paper magazine from 2007 until 2010.