Girls on Dresses: Olivia Phillips from mynewfavouritething.com on Cocktail and Designer Dresses
Olivia Phillips of mynewfavouritething.com gives us an insight into the past, present and future designer dresses she’s crazy about. Here we take a peek into the wardrobe of this London fashionista to find out all about her favourite things…
Your first ever dress was:
A Kermit-green number covered in giant hot pink polka dots that came with a little matching jacket. Ah, the 80s. I think it must’ve cost a fortune as one of my earliest memories was my Dad manically scrubbing pen marks out of it in a desperate bid for my mum not to find out.
Your oldest dress:
A tailored grey wool-silk pencil dress with bra straps from Joseph that my mum bought me when I was 14. I’m pretty chuffed that I can still fit into it. Just. The wonder of Spanx, eh?
Your most expensive dress:
Seen the most dancefloors:
A scandalously tight bright purple bandage dress from Reiss.
My silk-jersey Elizabeth and James LBD. It’s 4 dresses in one, really – you can wear it sleeveless, strapless, asymmetric or off-the-shoulder and every which way it looks amazing. I’ve had it mistaken for Lanvin, too which can never be a bad thing!
What was the last event you wore a dress to and what did you wear?
My birthday! I wore a bright orange draped H&M number that looks straight out of Studio 54. I paired it with sky-high leopard-print platforms and too much gold jewellery. And I wore it in the daytime, too. Well, if you can’t overdress on your birthday, when can you?
Mini or Maxi?
Who are your red carpet idols?
Ashley Olsen, Diane Kruger, Eva Mendes, SJP. None of them are afraid to experiment and they also all know what suits them and what will photograph well.
Who always gets it right?
Very few people! Christine Centenera and Miroslava Duma are two of my ultimates – can’t hurt that they’re both fashion editors!
What is your most memorable dress moment?
Probably my cousin’s wedding when I was maid of honour. I know the day was all about her, but I still felt like a princess walking down the aisle after her in my floor-sweeping cobalt Tibi gown and red Louboutins.
Which dress would be top of your Girl Meets Dress lust list?
There are so many! It’s a tie between the sapphire Gorgeous Couture Harlow maxi and the Alice + Olivia blush mini wrap Goddess dress. I think I could get into a whole world of trouble in either. In a good way, of course.
As someone who always has a new event to attend – how would Girl Meets Dress complement your life?
I’m so fickle, get bored of trends so easily, am constantly on the hunt for the next thing – it’s part of the reason I called my blog My New Favourite Thing. A service like GMD instantly solves all my bratty problems – ingenious!