Arianne's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    The Original Roadtrip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Los Angeles, CA

ARIANNE PHILLIPS

Costume Designer/Stylist

“There is no dividing line between my work and my lifestyle; my work is my lifestyle.”

INTERESTS:

Design Fashion

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Determination Passion Perseverance Risk

TAGS:

Arthur Elgort, childhood, Conde Nast, fashion, lenny kravitz, lifestyle, lying, Mademoiselle, magazines, movies, musicians, rock n roll, Vogue

BIOGRAPHY:

Excited to push her fashion styling career off, Arianne decided to take a chance and move to New York City where she didn't know anyone. Once there, she got a connection to a famous fashion photographer. Looking over her portfolio, the photographer told her she should try to work at Conde Nast, a large magazine publishing house with major fashion publications such as Vogue. Arianne got a meeting with Vogue, but was ultimately turned down. She didn't let that stop her though. She then landed an internship with the TV show Fashion America. After that, she went into music industry and did odd-end jobs such as assisting on the set of Good Morning America for music guests. The tide finally turned for Arianne when she was introduced to rock musician Lenny Kravitz, before he was famous. As his fame increased, she started doing styling for him on his tours. Arianne knew her next step was to work in movies. Since 1990, Arianne has designed costumes for major films such as The Crow and Girl, Interrupted. In 2006, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on the film Walk the Line.

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