Arianne Phillips

Arianne Phillips

Costume Designer/Stylist


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

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Moved from her small hometown of Santa Cruz to New York City, pursuing dream of becoming a stylist.
Briefly met photographer Arthur Elgort through a friend of a friend; he told her to get a job at Condé Nast.
Called Condé Nast and faked it: put herself forward as Elgort's close friend, got an interview at Vogue.
Kept up an attitude of, "What do I have to lose?" Figured the worst that would happen was she'd move back home.
Found a niche within the fashion industry she liked: styling rock musicians.
Got her big break styling her friend Lenny Kravitz; styled him unconventionally, but fans started responding, emulating his accessories.
From there, accumulated more rock star clients; decided to make the jump into movie costume styling.
Was nominated for an Academy Award for her costume design work on the film "Walk the Line."
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Career

Costume Designer/Stylist

I am a costume designer & fashion stylist. Imagineer, fantasy spinner, character builder, & fashion loyalist.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Fashion
Being Creative

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Perseverance is key. Don't let the little things hold you back and don't let the set backs derail you. You have to have a good sense of your aesthetic. Creativity and design sense is obviously needed, but you also need people skills and organizational skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Pick up the phone and start contacting people. You never know what connections you might form or opportunities you might stumble into just by putting yourself out there.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I don't think you're right for Vogue. "

Challenges I Overcame

School Drop-Out
Work Stress