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21 Questions with… Design Duo The Blonds

The Blonds

Image: Andrew Boyle for Milk Made

There’s nothing subtle about The Blonds. The dynamic designing duo of Phillipe and David Blond launched the over-the-top label back in 2008 complete with spikes, chains and all manner of glitzy embellishments. Their unique outfits have been worn by superstars like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Beyoncé, to literally name just a few. Oh, and the pair even collaborated with Mattel on a Blond Diamond Barbie. We caught up with the designers, who just happen to be our March guest editors, to find out about fashion pet peeves, inspiration and, of course, their favorite blonde of all time.

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think… excited to start another magical day! (Phillipe)
  2. The item of clothing I could never live without is… my Louboutins!!! (Phillipe)
  3. Currently, my favorite thing in my closet is… my black leather 50s cut motorcycle jacket. (David)
  4. My most treasured item I own is…  my life! (Phillipe)
  5. Every woman should own… a corset by The Blonds! (David)
  6. My favorite celebrity to work with is…  every client is fabulous in their own way. Watching our pieces come alive on the client is our favorite part of the process. (Phillipe)
  7. I’m dying to splurge on… an extended stay in Greece! (David)
  8. My biggest fashion pet peeve is… wedges!!! Ugh! (Phillipe)
  9. My one style regret is… no regrets!!! (Both)
  10. My beauty/grooming essentials are… MAC lipstick and CND nails!!! (Phillipe)
  11. The last thing I googled was… Madonna’s “Living For Love” music video styled by B. Åkerlund and wearing The Blonds! (David)   
  12. If you looked at my phone you’d see… Instagram! (Phillipe)
  13. If my day had one extra hour I’d… play with our Chinese crested babies Fifi & Bijoux! (Phillipe); Probably work. (David) 
  14. My guilty pleasure is… the new TV show Empire! Taraji P. Henson is everything! Cookie gives me life honaaayy!!! (Phillipe)
  15. On a typical Saturday night we’re… hopefully watching movies in bed! We prefer to go out weeknights… (David)
  16. When I’m stressed I… no time to be stressed! (David)
  17. What keeps me inspired is… each other. (Both)
  18. When choosing models for our shows we… rely on the energy they bring to the fitting, personality and their walk, of course! (David)
  19. The best advice I ever got is… our parents always told us we could be whatever we wanted to be in life. (Phillipe)
  20. The best gift I ever received was… our dogs! (Both)
  21. My favorite blonde is… Madonna! (Both)