On Saturday 21st of November, Boudoir Boutique played host to legendary designer Zandra Phillips as she promotes her latest venture, a new handbag range.
The store was bustling as her quirky creations where on display for all to see. Not one to go under the radar, there was tons of pink champagne flowing, delicate appetizers, and of course, plenty of cupcakes with Zandra’s portrait carefully printed on top.
Fellow journalist, Jodi McGowan, and I managed to grab Ms Rhodes for a quick chat, before the lines of fans where let loose on her.
Below is just a snippet of the full interview, which can be found HERE
Q: When you were younger, we know that you were told your textile designs where too outrageous by traditional, British manufacturers. Having being told that, how did you find the confidence to go ahead and start your own business?
A: I don’t know if it’s always the confidence. I think you look at it and you say ‘what else would I be doing? I believe this would look alright.’ And so, it was a case of doing it because I didn’t know anything else. You just keep hammering on the doors and something happens in the end if you believe it enough. It isn’t always easy to believe it, but if you do keep banging on that door, by some chance, something happens.
Q: We know that your designs have been seen on the likes of Freddie Mercury and Princess Dianna, but if you could pick one person to be spotted wearing one of your designs tomorrow, who would it be?
A: I don’t know, I mean, poor old Freddie’s dead. I wouldn’t mind doing something for Lady Gaga, I think that’d be great. I’d like to do dresses for some of the people in the Oscars as well.
Q: If you could give any advice to yourself when you were younger and first starting out, what would you say?
A: Just keep going and be brave about it. Don’t let people put you down. Keep going no matter what, and surround yourself with friends who say that.
If you want to read the full interview, you can find it HERE