March 2, 2018

MM Woman: Philippa

We met Philippa through our Roeland Street store where she got chatting to our amazing retail manager, Mikhailia Petersen, and soon discovered that we had a few things in common – we both studied fashion design at the Design Academy of Fashion, we both work as fashion designers, and we’re both passionate about building our own brands. Philippa’s is an undercover passion project called CROOKS that allows her to explore her creativity in a different way to her 9–5 job. CROOKS is all about playful plush toys and moon bags (so far). Thanks to our amazing team, Christopher Smith & Mikhailia Petersen, once again for these beautiful images of Philippa.

Philippa wears our Jumpsuit in navy blue, while cutting at her work station and enjoying the morning sun.


A minute with Philippa…


A garden flatlet in Observatory.


Weekend plans

Working on my veggie garden.


Dream job

I’m still trying to figure that out. Something that grants me creative freedom and the sense of contributing to something great.


Philippa is wearing a Cotton Camisole and Cotton Culottes in her garden.



My new favourite is a young poke bowl.



I’m currently loving Amy Ayanda.


Favourite MM colour combination

I love the maize and peach combination from the MM Spring campaign, but I’d probably go for classic navy if I’m wearing it myself.


Wearing an Amelia dress in white.
Follow Philippa’s brand Crooks on Instagram.