Phillips Penn began her career as assistant to the world-renowned
society/fashion columnist, Eugenia Sheppard. After Sheppard’s death,
Penn continued Eugenia’s “Around The Town,” society column for the
New York Post under her own byline. The column was syndicated in the
Beach Daily News.
As a Palm Beacher, she continued
her coverage of society for several Palm Beach publications, until
she convinced an editor that she could cover a polo clinic by riding
through it. Emerging intact, she became obsessed with polo, not an
uncommon reaction for a first time player.
Dismounted, she writes for polo
magazines including the
Player’s Edition and
Other credits include:
the Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts program,
The Palm Beach
Town & Country
Wellington. Penn has also covered fashion reporter
for GQ and
The New York Times Menswear magazine.
Her love of theater has been
awarded, by serving as a
Tony Awards voter for a year. As an art
aficionado, she has done commentary on Andy Warhol for
Currently, she is writing lyrics
that range from country to rock. Titles include:
- "Let The Horse Come To You"
- "Wouldn’t Want a Man Who Didn’t Make Me Crazy"
- "Fun and Sexy"
- "Left Over Love"
Polo, is a Hollywood natural. Who can resist the wild adventures of
a woman polo player in a world of business moguls and macho
Amy Phillips Penn
Photos by David Lominska