Arianne Phillips

Arianne Phillips

Costume Designer / Stylist

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


By Roadtrip Nation

Arianne Phillips


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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Costume Designer / Stylist

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

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.


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