Life According to Phoebe Philo At the 'Vogue UK' Festival


Phoebe Philo, creative director of luxury fashion house Céline, made an appearance at the Vogue UK Festival in London over the weekend. The two-day event played host to a number of big names, including Manolo Blahnik, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Tory Burch, and Alexa Chung. But Philo’s talk was the must-see, being that the newly minted member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) rarely makes public appearances.

According to The Cut, Philo did not mince words with her interviewer, Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman, expressing her opinions on working in fashion, why she left Chloé for Céline, and running an international corporation. Philo is credited with transforming Céline into one of the most sought after lines in the world. Though her interview shed light on Philo's process, the talk instead should have been billed " Phoebe Philo’s Guide to Life." Here's what we mean:

On Life

Leave the Mediocrity at the Door

Fashion (or any love) Comes From Within

Ignore the Fame Monster

On Career

Stay in Your Lane

Use What You Got Until You Get What You Want

On the Industry

Fashion Shows Are Not Real Life Beauty

Be Free to Be Sexual, But Do It for You

Don't Take Life So Seriously

I think I found my new best friend.