About Philip
When people ask what I do, they follow with: Is that something people do? How did you know that’s what you wanted to do? How did you end up here? The following is the short answer: I was born in Oklahoma, specifically, Stillwater. I took interest in clothes watching my grandmothers craft everything from slippers to dresses. My focus shifted from clothes to models, as a result of Tim Walker’s work with supermodel Lily Cole, when I found myself wondering, “Who is that girl? How did she get there?” From there, I researched, I went through magazines to write in names of models that I knew, so I could research the ones I didn’t. I had flashcards with stats, agencies, home countries, etc., for each. After high school, I applied to school in San Francisco to study fashion journalism (and do everything I could to work at an agency). I spent my early years in SF honing my styling skills as a merchandiser. Then, I overheard a classmate say she was finishing up an internship at an agency in SF. I immediately sent my resume knowing they had a position to fill. Simultaneously, I got a lead about an opportunity […]
17 Oct 2015 in Mother Agency, by