Cougar Town star Busy Phillips is partnering with Rue La La for the next “Doing A Little Good” Boutique – a special two-day sale (starts March 1) hosted by the actress offering members and fans access to exclusive hand-selected merchandise. In turn, Rue La La is donating to Busy’s charity of choice, Step Up Women’s Network, in her name.
“Step Up is an organization that does two things simultaneously,” Busy opened up and shared with Celebrity Baby Scoop. “It puts professional women in a mentoring position with underserved teen girls, helping them to achieve their own goals. And it also puts like-minded professional women in contact with each other, helping to advance women all across the board.”
When asked about her fashion icons, Busy replied, “Carrie Bradshaw, for sure. Alexa Chung is so cute and vibrant and hip; I can’t dress like her much because that’s not really my style, but I love seeing what she wears,” Busy said. “I always think Nicole Richie looks amazing and tries out different looks. Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, and of course, my friend Michelle Williams.”
We recently saw Busy and her BFF Michelle Williams radiate the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Do they every swap clothes?
Share clothes?! I WISH I was her size!,” Busy said. “She’s teeny tiny all around. Plus I’m like 4 inches taller than her. But I try to more compliment her choices on the red carpet. I mean, if you’re someone’s date and you know you’ll be photographed together, you don’t want to clash! But obviously, she always chooses her dress first- I mean, SHE’S the one up for an award!”
And it sounds like Busy’s 3-year-old daughter Birdie is following in her stylish mama’s footsteps.
She is at an age where she likes to have a say in what she wears,” Busy shared. “But you know, I think because both my husband and I are somewhat stylish dressers, she generally makes good decisions. The hardest part with her is the dreaded jacket/sweater conversation! She HATES wearing them but also hates to be cold. It can be frustrating in the mornings.”
The proud mama went on to share that she loves “everything” about her sweet girl.
I actually LOVE just sitting with her and having frozen yogurt or something and talking,” Busy said. “She says such amazing things – I know I should be writing them down but I always forget to do that. I like taking her to LACMA and the Science Museum here. She’s a really special kid.”
When asked if she sees herself in her only child, the actress replied, “Yes and no. I see my husband in her a lot,” Busy said. “She makes really animated faces, though, which is sooo me! We have the same scowl. She’s also got a really weird sense of humor- which I think she gets from both of us!”
For more information, go to Ru La La to support Busy’s “Doing A Little Good” Boutique (starts March 1). In connection with the Boutique, Rue La La will be making a donation in Busy’s name.
Photos: Courtesy of Rue La La