The personal diary of fashion accessory brand owner Rianna Phillips.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hello Good Times

A few weeks ago I tried out 'All Star Lanes' in Manchester, Deansgate. We were just after something to eat but ended up bowling too. If your a mancunian this place is well worth a visit. The highlight for me was the cocktail for 3 served in a metal bowling ball! The Aloha Jars were also really tasty . . . topped with little umbrellas!
 Check out where your nearest branch is here.

I've started documenting places like this in the new 'Designers Directory' section of the e-boutique. I thought it would be a great space to list all the places that keep me happy and inspired!
Check out the Designers Directory page here. It includes places in Australia, Canada, London and more.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Street Style Planning

With London Fashion Week looming thoughts turn to outfit planning. I go to the event because I love taking street style pics, I've found it's the best kind of consumer research out there. I was luckily eased in to this type of photography gently whilst at 'The Benches' in the Somerset house courtyard with Pearl Westwood.
So here is an inspirational collage to get our street style brains ticking.

Rianna Phillips Burleigh Square Portfolio Clutch Bag - £48 - here
Blue Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Heels - £450 - here
Black Alexander Wang Antonia Heels - £448 - here
Topshop Rhinestone and Metal Tusk Earrings - £12.50 - here
Rianna Phillips Caloundra Mini Pouch Bag - £20 - here
Warehouse Rip & Repair Jean - £45 - here
Only Child London Asteroid Box Necklace - £210 - here
Maria Francesca Pepe Elemental Bracelet - here
Peter Pilotto Chunky Knit Wool Blend jumper - £675 - here
Warehouse Random Wash Super Soft Skinny - £42 - here

Friday, 23 August 2013

Rianna Phillips IPhone Cases

The latest addition to the e-boutique
Iphone cases for Iphone 4/4S and 5

Check them out here

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Austique Boutique || Chelsea, London

I originally came across this gorgeous little boutique via instagram. I Think I was trawling through pics under #boutique as that's a hashtag I seem to be hammering at the moment! When this shop popped up I decided I had to visit it whilst I was in London attending the Stylesight trend seminar.

There is actually 3 of these Austique stores dotted around London. I think it makes a refreshing change seeing stores like this amongst the massive high street fashion giants. Don't get me wrong, we all love a good bit of Topshop in our wardrobes! But these sweet little intimate stores remind me of one's I visited in the past like Pompidou in Australia or Rac in Toronto. I'm glad to say that England seems to be catching on to the fact that we need independent boutiques on the high street. They re-connect us with real, one off, fab shopping experiences.

The style and layout of the Chelsea branch of Austique was stunning. The cabinet that the jewellery was displayed in was a master piece in itself. I loved the table layout you meet when you first walk into the store, butterflies in frames sit amongst cheeky knickers by Cheek Frills.
 They carried brands such as Camilla and Marc, Zimmerman and Alice and Olivia along with their own label which has some great printed pieces, see their own brand at their website here. They also do a great selection of beauty products like Paul and Jo make up and Essie nails. 

If your in London, this store is well worth a visit:
Chelsea – 330 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UR

See their website:


 All pics taken by moi! 
please credit if used :-)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Rianna Phillips AW13 || The Lookbook

So here it is, the AW13 lookbook. One of the most exciting collections I have ever put together. The range follows the ever continuing theme Organic:Synthetic. Imagery ranges from extremely natural crystal formations to man made metals literally photographed in tool boxes.

Travel seems to hold massive inspiration for this collection.The main source being a recent trip to Australia. Trapped within layers of prints are jelly fish found on the shore at 'The Pass', Agate photographed at 'Crystal Castle', and geometrical patterns captured from the passenger seat as we drove down Warrego highway. A turning point in this project was the experience had at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The clash of the sky scarpers against the ocean was a view never to forget, beautifully illustrating Organic:Synthetic.

A collection very close to my heart
 View the whole range here


Art Directors:
Hollie Davies

Jessica Beardmore

Steven Ramage

Make up Artist and Hair Design:
Becky Hanks

Jameela Elfaki
Katie Alice Lowe

Copies of the final lookbook will be available to pick up at the press event.
See behind the scenes pics here
Press inquiries here
The range is also available at the Etsy store here