Sunday, 30 June 2013

Favourite Artists

I love fine art and also visiting galleries so I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite artists.
Antony Micallef
Micallef's work examines our modern obsession with consumerism, social media and popular culture. Collectors of his work include Brad Pitt and Mary-Kate Olsen. This is my all-time favourite painting.
Maya Hayuk
Jay Dunitz
David Batchelor - Light Installations
Henderson Cisz
Yago Hortal
Philip Gray - Irish Artist, Landscapes - Collectors include Elton John
Michael Chase
David Hockney
Jen Stark  - Paper Art
Jim Lambie - Floor Installations
Holton Rower - 'Pour Paintings', See video's online of these paintings being created, very interesting
Norman Cornish - Northern Artist
 Phillippa x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

PhillippaLovesDesign on Pinterest

I recently set up a Pinterest profile to coincide with my design blog and professional design twitter account (@Phillippa22). I have spent some time creating lots of interesting design led boards on my page. Pinterest is such a great way of organising inspirational imagery, and especially in terms of design it is perfect for keeping track of your favourite collections and new products - think of it like an online moodboard. The images below show the layout of my pinterest page, if you like the look of it then please feel free follow me.
Find me on

Phillippa x

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

*New* - My Prints Featured on Design Juices

Yesterday my design work was featured on the website 'Design Juices'. It is always so exciting when my work is featured online, especially on such a great website that I really like. I love the thought that now lots more people will get the chance to see my prints. See below for images of the feature, including pictures of my prints along with information about the inspiration behind my designs.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Jared Thompson at Design Juices for featuring my design work. I think the feature looks great and I really appreciate it. You can visit Design Juices online at or follow on twitter @DesignJuices
Phillippa x

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

CFDA Fashion Awards 2013

The CFDA Fashion Awards took place in New York last night. "The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement."
Winners: Womenswear Designer of the Year - Proenza Schouler
                Menswear Designer of the Year - Thom Browne
                Accessories Designer of the Year - Phillip Lim
                Swarovski Award for Womenswear - Suno
                Swarovski Award for Menswear - Public School
                Swarovski Award for Accessories - Pamela Love
                Lifetime Achievement Award - Vera Wang
                International Designer - Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy

Several high profile guests attended the event, so I was hoping to see some stunning dresses on the red carpet, but unfortunately whilst the attendees looked flawless there weren't many looks that greatly appealed to me.  Below you can see pictures of those that I did like.
Olivia Palermo - Dennis Basso - Spring 13
Erin Wasson - Alexander Wang
Cody Horn - Michael Kors - Fall 13
Rooney Mara - Calvin Klein
Hailee Steinfeld - Suno
Elizabeth Olsen - The Row and Mary Kate Olsen - vintage Issey Miyake
Phillippa x