Kathy
PhillipsCuriosity

Billie Scheepers / 02.12.2014

Kathy spent four years studying Fashion and History of Art at St Martins School of Art before the start of her career.  At just 23, she became a Fashion Editor with her own weekly page for The Daily Mail.  She was Fashion Editor for the launch of the Mail on Sunday and worked on YOU magazine as commissioning editor for the Style pages. She has styled fashion, beauty editorial and advertising shoots over many years and worked with the very best photographers including Raymond Meier, Carter Smith, Enrique Badulescu, Willy Vanderperre, Dan Jackson, Regan Cameron, Miles Aldridge, Solve Sündsbo and Ben Hassett, to name a few.
Her long relationship with Condé Nast began in 1992 when she was first Associate Editor and then Beauty Director of Tatler.  She spent seven years at Vogue as Health and Beauty Director then left this prestigious post a few years ago to become the International Beauty Director for Condé Nast Asia working with all their titles (Vogue, “W” Self, Vogue Girl and Allure) in Japan, China, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan supervising Beauty shoots and 50-page Beauty sections.
Since becoming freelance she has also written for The Financial Times, The Times, and The Sunday Times, the Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Sunday Telegraph.  April 2004 saw the launch of aromatherapy skincare line This Works (thisworks.com) where she has the hands-on role of Founder and Creative Director.  It is a range of high quality natural products available in major department stores, luxury independent retailers and online boutiques with a contribution from sales going directly to the charity Kid’s Co.
She has been practising Yoga for over twenty-five years, is a qualified teacher and has written two best-selling books on yoga.

“One word of  inspiration: Curiosity”

“AM I BRAVE? IT'S MORE THAT I'M SCARED TO LOOK LIKE I HAVEN'T GOT THE NERVE. I MEAN I'VE WALKED ACROSS HOT COALS.”

Kathy Phillips

“AT ST MARTINS- MY REAL TALENT WAS FOR DRAWING. I DECIDED TO BE AN ILLUSTRATOR.”

Kathy Phillips

“THE WORST THING ABOUT GETTING OLD IS THAT THE ISN'T ENOUGH TIME. I CAN THINK OF AT LEAST FOUR MORE CAREERS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE.”

Kathy Phillips

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