IN CONVERSATION|MICHAEL PHILLIPS
How did you get discovered?
Being a fashion designer, I have been fascinated with every part of the fashion industry. I would use myself as a fit model for my design projects. I was scouted by Eva at Tomorrow Is Another Day three years ago and reached out to her again this year.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I went to school for fashion design. I moved to NYC to get a job and ended up working as a freelance designer assistant.
People would be surprised to know that I...
can lick my elbows!
What's your latest obsession?
Coconut ice cream, pinterest (pinning apartment inspiration, dinner recipes and makeup/drag inspirations), boots by Vetements and the Saint Laurent FW2016 collection!
Your most prize possession?
The tattoo on my arm, my brother wrote it.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My mom and Britney Spears
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning and every morning...to my boyfriend.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Confident, Creative and Loving
Describe your personal style:
My senior collection was about my brother who is autistic. I made a piece out of PVC in the silhouette of a hospital gown and that's my favorite garment.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Breakfast At Tiffany's—Scene: The party scene when she is wearing the draped towel dress.
Favorite fashion period?
The Galliano years at Dior
Who in the fashion industry would you like to meet through modeling?
I like to meet Magdalena Frackowiak and have her teach me her runway walk.
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Youngstown, Ohio—I would like to take you to Kent State where I went to design school. We'd go to this shitty bar and have a cheap beer.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Michael Philip Show in the style similar to The Anna Nicole Smith Show Theme song: Man, I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain
Craziest thing you ever done:
I bungee jumped off a cliff in Interlaken, Switzerland
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Beauty pageant answer, World Peace! Spreading Love!!!!
Eva Goedel|Son Pham|Tomorrow Is Another Day
MODEL|Michael Phillips|Tomorrow Is Another Day
Special thanks to Eva Goedel, Son Pham and the men's board at Tomorrow Is Another Day; Michael for his openess and great conversations and time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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