March 31, 2014

The Philo Factor: Reinventing Cool

Northern Light-Phoebe Philo-VogueFestival2014-photo by Hedvig Opshaug

This weekend I headed over to the Vogue Festival with especially one talk in mind, Celine’s creative designer, Phoebe Philo in conversation with Vogue UK’s editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman. It was such a rare occasion, Phoebe who hardly never speaks in public, being quite protective of her private life, shared her thoughts on her inspirations, aesthetics, women sexualisation and beauty, female leadership, juggling motherhood and work, and so much more, and I deeply regret I never recorded the 1 hour conversation with this super inspiring woman who radiates integrity.

But in case you ever wondered …
– Phoebe Philo doesn’t like compromising!
– The man reason why Celine is not sold online is that the fabrics and designs should be experienced in real life.
– Phoebe doesn’t overall mind the highstreet copying of her designs, and referred to Coco Chanel’s famous quota, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery!”.

December 31, 2013

Phoebe Philo awarded an OBE

 Phoebe Philo at CelinePhoebe Philo at Céline

Our global girl crush and most copied woman in the fashion sphere, Phoebe Philo creative director at Céline, has been awarded an OBE in a New Year’s Honours list, making her one of tree people in the fashion industry to be honoured on the annual register.
Philo is joined by legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath and Central Saint Martins tutor and textile designer Natalie Gibson, both of whom recieve an MBE.

January 24, 2012

Girl crush

Phoebe Philo in Vogue Paris by David Sims

Not that I really need any excuse to post an image of this always superchic woman, but Phoebe Philo, creative designer at Céline is expecting a baby number 3 in April. Due to this happy event the fashion house has cancelled their autumn/winter 2012 catwalk show in March in Paris. But no worries, there will be a fall collection presented in a smaller informal venue instead, which most likely will leave us with plenty of inspiration and Céline images to drawl over, yeah!

January 11, 2012

Celine Pre-Fall 2012


Holy Phoebe Philo, you’ve done it again, another pre-collection for Celine that makes my mouth water. Everything from the oversized silhouettes, leather pants, pin striped suit to the cobalt blue coat, what can I say. There’s no doubt that Philo’s designs are directional for the next season to come and in a way I find her pre-collections most inspiring. Right now I feel like digging out a pair of old leather skinnies, jump into a pair of white sneekers and open a Celine savings account. See the whole collection here.