Ree Ree Phillips is a beautiful alternative model/blogger/makeup artist from Australia who caught my eye with her amazing style and artistry.
Below are images of Ree in our Abigail blouse shot by @alterd_mind (instagram) along with some serious and fun interview questions she answered including pointers she has given for others wanting to be an alternative model!
1. To start off with tell me a little bit about yourself?
I guess I'll start with the absolute basics. I am a young mother, who makes a living through makeup and alternative modelling. I am also 110% obsessed with bats, snakes and dogs.
2. How would you describe your style?
A bit of everything. I mainly am drawn to the Victorian Gothic/Romantic Goth fashions. I am a very indecisive person, so one day it will be torn fishnets and band shirts, and the next it’s a Victorian mourning gown!
3. What got you into modelling?
Originally, when I was 16, I was getting yet another piercing (I think I was getting my double nose piercing) and the owner of the store approached me. He wanted to photograph my face because I had unique piercings. I was in the window of the piercing shop for nearly a year!
4. What are your interests?
I love exploring my artistic channels. From creating furniture to makeup. I am one of those people that I do many different things to prevent boredom.
Some of my interests that people don't expect, however, are motorbikes (particularly dirt bikes), guitar, piano, and hiking/camping.
5. What are your 5 favorite things you can’t live without?
- -Family (including my fur babies)
- -V energy drink (I loathe coffee)
- -Music. I listen to it pretty much all day
- Something creative to do
- My hair straightener!
6. Do you have any pointers for others out there who are thinking about wanting to become an alternative model in the New Year?
Be different, but always be you. People can spot a disingenuous person a mile away. And be prepared for criticism...some of it can come in the form of an insult.
7. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Germany. Its always felt like home to me, its where I am from. But pretty much anywhere in Europe, otherwise.
8. How do you spend your free time?
I am always doing something. My free time is where I begin to stress, so I try to make myself busy again. So anything from piano or guitar, through to makeup, cleaning...just whatever I feel needs to be done.
9. Who are some of your muses? (inspires you, look up to etc.)
Mara (Psychara) - She is such a nice person, and so incredibly gorgeous! I nearly fell out of my chair when she began following me on Instagram and Youtube! Her fashion style is very post-apocalyptic inspired, with elements of folklore and a hint of witchy vibes.
Toxic Tears- Again, someone who is incredibly beautiful and a sweetheart. She's not afraid to dabble in Sweet Lolita, yet somehow maintains a dark beauty image.
Edgar Allen Poe- Inspires a lot of what I do. From some of the furniture I have made, to my back tattoo, his literary works will always be my favourite.
Morticia - What goth girl doesn't like Morticia? I grew up watching the old Addams family with Carolyn Jones, and always admired her. She was demure, beauty, grace, yet spooky and weird in the best way.
10. If you could witness any event from the past, present or future, what would it be?
Well, as a child, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. So, if I were guaranteed safety and to not trigger some butterfly effect thing, definitely go back to the Triassic or Jurassic period.