Q&A With Fashion Blogger and Model Nikki Phillips

We’ll admit it: we’re obsessed with media personality and model Nikki Phillips’ fashion blog Styled by Phillips – it’s the ultimate inspiration for any fashionista. Whether she’s chilling in gorgeous tropical locations or glamming it up in Sydney, Nikki’s style is the epitome of Aussie chic: fun, sexy and casual cool.

SheSaid chatted with Nikki about her favourite summer beauty products, summer style tips and what’s coming up for her this year.

What is your summer beauty routine?
I’m a firm believer that less is more. A good face wash, moisturiser and the Venus & Olay SugarBerry are the three essentials for my daily beauty routine.

What are your top 3 can’t-live-without makeup products for summer?
Venus & Olay SugarBerry Razor – to keep my pins silky smooth year round.   

Model Co Lipstick – a bold lip can transform your look in an instant.

Chanel Hydramax + Active cream – a great morning face moisturiser.

Tell us about your fitness and exercise regime.
I’ve always been an outdoorsy girl – I love going for long walks, runs and work out at the park I’ve always been an outdoorsy girl – I love going for long walks, runs and work out at the park regularly. I also work out twice a week with personal trainers at Savage Training doing cross fit and targeting more cardio and a high intensity workout

We seriously heart your style. What are some of your favourite summer outfits?
Aww thanks! This summer I’m loving the one-piece swimsuit its great to show off your curves and neon pair of sandals for a pop of colour is a must. I’m all about high waisted shorts and baggy shirts and when on holiday it’s a must to always pack a little dress as you never know what a night may lead too. This is easy to travel with, appropriate length and still fits in with that holiday vibe. Style the dress with a denim shirt around the waist and some casual sandals or pop on a wedge and show off those silky smooth legs.

What’s coming up in 2014 for you?
This year is huge for me, there are a few big opportunities in the pipeline, that I extremely excited about. I’m also looking forward to watching Styled by Phillips grow even further this year and I already have some big blogging trips planned. Oh and I’m getting married this year!  I feel very blessed and fortunate.

What are your favourite beauty and fashion blogs?

5 Best Fashion Bloggers

From street style to killer couture, the best fashion blogs keep us coming back for more. Here are the 5 best fashion bloggers from Australia, New York, London and beyond – and secretly, we’d love to be BFFs with them for the closet-raiding privileges alone!

Karla’s Closet
You know how Sex and the City was fictional and Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t a real person? Well, that might not be true. If there was ever a real life Carrie, it would be Karla Deras. On Karla’s Closet, Karla showcases her stunningly fashion forward style. Much like Carrie before her, Karla mixes high-end pieces with vintage and high street buys. When Teen Vogue asked her about her favourite places to shop, she named Goodwill, Saks and H&M. If that’s not fashion diversity, then we don’t know what is.


…Love Maegan
Maegen Tintari screams L.A. – she’s adorable, bubbly, with awesome hair and a gorgeous glow. But her fashion blog is more than just killer outfits (and they seriously are incredible). Maegan shares beauty and home decor tips, as well as writing honestly about marriage and her struggle to conceive. Her beautiful smile alone will have you hooked. Maegan’s Pinterest boards are some of our favourites too.


Styled By Phillips
Aussie model and media personality Nikki Phillips is one of Australia’s best fashion bloggers, with a constantly updated stream of bright colours and stunning locations – from Bondi to Bali. Nikki’s style is mostly Australian designers so her blog is a great way to follow what’s happening in local fashion. Follow her Instagram feed for fun behind-the-scenes snaps.


Ring My Bell
If personal style blogging doesn’t work out, Ashley Madekwe has a second career to fall back on. After all, this London fashionista living in L.A. is a full-time actress, starring in shows like Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Revenge. Ashley blogs about her style, which is a mixture of London cool and boho chic. Why we heart her even more is that she blogs as if she were just any other girl rifling through the racks at a cool vintage store.


The Man Repeller
We’ve been following the very witty New York fashion blogger Leandra Medine a.k.a. The Man Repeller since what feels like the beginning of the internet (ok, about two years). Her refreshing attitude to fashion can be summed up by: don’t dress to impress, wear what YOU love. Make sure you follow The Man Repeller on Instagram for hilarious daily snapshots into her life.

Do you have a favourite fashion blog? Share it in the comments below!

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