Mindy Fradkin aka Princess Wow is a hat designer, performer, singer/songwriter, & blogger,and Founder of The Smile Revolution, who has combined her passions into a unique performance called a Hat Happening. She started making hats in 1990, and began performing in third grade when she booked myself for her own birthday party. She has out together a program combining all of her talents for schools, colleges, corporations, music clubs, art clubs, women’s clubs etc. The program is educational, as well as entertaining, celebrating joy! Her debut album is a collection of all smile songs which she sings in her event.
Mindy has been featured for her Hat Happenings in The New York Times, Good Day New York, Greenwich Post, Greenwich Time, news programs, and magazines. She has made hats for Sean Lennon, Richard Barone, musician/producer/author, Hillary Swank, Academy Award winner
Singing credits include: Central Park Bandshell, Ethical Society, NYC, The Bardavon, The Falcon, Marlboro, NY, The Towne Crier, Beacon, festivals with Pete Seeger and Richard Barone, David Amram, Spook Handy, and more.
Wow also had her own radio show on 1490 am WKNY to promote The Smile Revolution with featured guests, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Buffy St Marie, Neale Donald Walsch, NY Times bestselling author, and more, from 2006-2008. She is now on the air from time to time on Woodstock 104FM, and interviewed on other radio stations as well promoting her debut Smile CD with Roland Mousaa.