by | May 15, 2016

Cool AF Tegan Phillipa quit her job to travel the world with her boyfriend and we’ve not stopped scrolling through her Instagram since, checking out the killer shots of beaches, palm trees and her babein’ mermaid hair.  We caught up with her to chat about her travelling, spirit animals and superhero powers…


Tell us about yourself?

My name is Tegan Phillipa, I currently live in Newcastle, NSW. I’m obsessed with fashion, photography, style, the 80s, My Little Pony, travel and Michael Jackson

Where is your favourite destination and why?

After spending 7 months travelling all over USA, Europe & Middle East… I would have to say Egypt blew me away the most. I just cannot explain how you feel whilst you are surrounded by amazing people, culture and history.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

Hmm, I ticked a lot of my dream destinations off last year but right now I’m dreaming of the Maldives!

Describe yourself in five words…

Dorky, unique, funny, charismatic, hungry

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What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently trying to finish my travel blog, which for someone that isn’t very computer savvy is proving to be quite tricky! I’m also building my social media presence and working with as many creative people as possible to keep myself inspired.

What’s on the agenda for this year?

In June my boyfriend and I will be travelling around Asia for 2 months, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Bali. After that, we are unsure as to where we will be basing ourselves, possibly Melbourne or Sydney for a little while, whilst we plan our next trip/move!

If you could creatively collaborate with anyone who would it be?

I’d love to have one of my photos featured by Nat Geo.

Who is your guilty pleasure?

Michael Jackson. I had a childhood obsession with MJ that filtered through to my teenage days and adulthood.  It had me wearing band-aids on my fingers & sequin gloves to high school. I was that girl.

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What’s the last thing you listened to?

Bloc Party – This Modern Love

What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?

Formation – Beyoncé

What’s your spirit animal?


Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?

@ALEXSTROHL getting some serious travel envy


What makes you laugh?

Jim Carrey & My boyfriend

What’s your secret addiction?

I feel like it’s not really a secret buuuut MICHAEL JACKSON and cleaning my ears with earbuds…

Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?

Nicole Richie

What would be your superhero power?

Eternal youth Peter Pan style, old age is scary!

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What was the first thing you did this morning?

Hit snooze a few times, scrolled through Instagram & fell back asleep!

Tell us something weird about yourself…

I can sit down and eat an entire lemon and enjoy every moment

What item of clothing can’t you live without?

My $5 High waist baggy blue boyfriend jeans from Rhodes

What items do you make sure you pack travelling?

Phone, camera, battery charger, denim short/jeans, swimmers, Docs, scrunchy.

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Who is your style icon and why?

Yolandi from Die Antwood just oozes effortless cool

Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

95%t of my life is consumed by scrolling through and stalking Instagram and I find I draw a lot of my fashion inspo from there.

What best describes your style?

If a rainbow-haired unicorn spewed up a fluffy creature that eats glitter & sequins and rides on the back of 2 dolphins… That’s my style.

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?

BABY PINK! I CAN’T STOP WEARING BABY PINK! I think I’m having a baby spice relapse!

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be?

RiRi baby, I need those pink fluffy Puma slides in my life right now.

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Quick Fire…
Leather or denim?


Tattoos or no tattoos?


Heels or flats?


Red lips or nude lips?


Instagram or Twitter?


Kylie or Kendall?


Rock or rap?


Rihanna or Beyoncé?

AHHHH Riri for style, but Slayonce is queen!

Festivals or clubs?


Ibiza or Vegas?


Music or food?

TOUGH… but music

Beach or pool?


Dogs or cats?


Nights out or nights in?

Nights in

Gold or silver?


Maxi or mini?


Wanna know more?

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