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Photography by Victoria Wall. Styling by Anna Hampton.


LILLIE Lillie Magazine celebrates a beautifully curated sustainable lifestyle. We’re about designing warm inviting homes, preparing wholesome meals for loved ones, growing our own veggie patch because we can, and making yor own holiday gifts in spite of materialism. We’re about shopping for a new dress that looks as good on as it is good to the earth. Most importantly, Lillie is a new hybrid that starts conversations with women who have a conscience. Women who care about what goes onto their body, in their mouths, and around WKHLUKRPHEXWWKH\QHYHUZDQWWRVDFULÀFHSHUVRQDOVW\OHZKLOH doing so. And since these are the standards we now live by, we don’t feel the need to preach and fuss about every eco detail, be-­ cause quite frankly, these things should be the norm. If you feel the same way, welcome home. Welcome to Lillie Magazine.

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Toeps  is  an  80’s  and  90’s  kid,  inspired  by   Mickey  Mouse,  pop  culture,  and  photo  albums   from  her  childhood.  She  watched  the  world  go   from  analog  to  digital,  and  she  loves  to  combine   coincidence  with  new  technologies.  Her  work  is   about  colors  and  wonder.  

&ODUNLVD¿OPSKRWRJUDSKHURXWRI1DVKYLOOHZKR with  his  beloved  photo  stylist  wife,  Caroline,  col-­ laborate  on  different  projects.  He  loves  to  create   things  with  his  hands  and  photography  allows  him   a  beautiful  outlet  to  create  and  capture  stories  any-­ where  he  goes.

montana lowery Montana  is  a  London-­based  photographer  who  cap-­ tured  the  stunning  Russian  model,  Vika,  for  the  milk   maid  inspired  editorial  featuring  rare  archived  cos-­ tume  pieces.  Montana  wanted  to  capture  a  narrative   within  the  images,  referencing  portraits  of  russian   UR\DOW\WKHGUDPDWLFSDLQWHUO\¿QQLVKVHWVWKHWRQHWR these  images.  See  the  story  on  page  90.

alice gao Alice  is  a  New  York-­based  lifestyle  and  food   SKRWRJUDSKHU<RXFDQOLNHO\ÂżQGKHUZDQGHULQJ the  streets  of  the  city  armed  with  a  camera  while   juggling  a  cup  of  coffee.  Among  her  favorite  things   WRVKRRWDUHĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVDQGFRIIHHVKRSV:KHQVKHÂśV not  shooting,  she  enjoys  travelling  and  studying   DUFKLWHFWXUDOĂ&#x20AC;RRUSODQV


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SENSIBLE  STYLE

ADORN YOURSELF RAVEN + LILY ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ETHICALLY PRODUCED ARTISAN GOODS interview Elizabeth Wieck

What  is  Raven  +  Lilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  aesthetic  and  inspiration? 5DYHQ/LO\GHVLJQVUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWWKHEHDXW\DQGFXOWXUHRIWKHDPD]-­ ing  women  who  make  them.  Our  goal  is  to  create  collections   each  season  that  have  a  common  theme  and  color  story,  consis-­ tent  within  all  our  partnerships.  There  is  an  overall  modern  or-­ JDQLFORRNWRRXUEUDQG:HORYHZRUNLQJZLWKWKHQDWXUDOÂżEHUV and  recycled  materials  native  to  our  partnership  communities:   materials   like   hand-­loomed   cotton,   recycled   cotton   paper,   lo-­ cally  sourced  wood,  and  handmade  recycled  metal  beads.

:KDWMHZHOVGR\RX¿QGHVVHQWLDOIRUDODG\WRKDYH" Our   Megdes   simple   collection   is   a   must-­have.   Whether   you   pick   the   silver   strands   or   the   gold   ones,   these   necklaces   are   great   for   layering   with   other   pieces   or   simply   wearing   alone.   And  our  most  popular  item  is  probably  the  Ferdoz  leather  and   wood  bangles;͞  they  are  also  great  for  pairing  with  other  pieces!  

Which  items  from  the  collection  do  you  most  adore? My   personal   favorites   from   this   season   are   the   hand-­loomed,   hand-­printed  makeup  bags  from  Cambodia,  the  Elsabet  double   long  necklace,  the  TK  tube  necklace,  and  the  Eden  snap  brace-­ lets.  I  also  love  our  new  wrapping  paper  and  the  big  sketch  jour-­ nals.  I  use  both  all  the  time!  

How  does  the  upcycling  process  work?   We  have  lots  of  info  available  on  our  website  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Madeâ&#x20AC;?   section   and   we   just   launched   a   video   that   shares   the   story   of   our   Ethiopia   upcycled   jewelry.   My   favorite   example   is  the  redemptive  story  behind  this  collection.  Farmers  collect   EXOOHWV IRXQG LQ ÂżHOGV IURP IRUPHU FRQĂ&#x20AC;LFWV LQ (WKLRSLD :H employ  villagers  skilled  in  traditional  handmade  bead  making  

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BEAUTY

holiday belles This season we are aiming for casual glam. With winter’s most covetable trends as inspiration, and an exclusive selection of vegan and partially organic make up from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, find that natural glow with the stroke of a brush.

Photography:  Victoria  Wall  Harris   Makeup:  Courtney  Hart Hair:  Reginald  Drummer Models:  Bre  Joyner  &  Joanna  Stubbs  @  FORD

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TRAVEL

Run Away With Me When the winter blues catch up with you, escape them with a trip to Blackberry Farm. This organic oasis will delight all your senses.

a photo essay words Susie Fleming photogrpahy Clark Brewer

A haven for all things divine, Blackberry Farm is not only one of the current highest rated properties in the world, it is also in keeping with a steep tradition of sustainable living and natural beauty. Imagine waking up, nestled into your feather bed, surrounded by the sounds of nature in the smoky mountains. A world of wonder awaits you, beginning with a realm of divine cuisine, lovingly prepared from the farms own produce and ingredients indigenous to Blackberry’s Smoky Mountain heritage. Blackberry has long upheld the relationship with the land of the farm and the food it provides, capturing the essence of centuries past. Days float by at Blackberry Farm, filled with rest and adventure, depending on your mood. Take in the wildflowers of the smoky mountains, relax your body and mind at the Farmhouse Spa or simply gaze out into the stunning landscape that will capture your heart and soul. Blackberry farm holds a warm place in the heart of many, who bask in the intimate charm known as the Blackberry state of mind.

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TRAVEL

LONDON CALLING “When a man’s tired of London, he’s tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” -SAMUEL JOHNSON

words + photography Scarlett Gaus

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a love story FOR WINTER

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FOOD

HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES

When entertaining guests for the holidays, it’s always a challenge to come up with a perfectly designed menu, but cooking a fabulous dinner needn’t be stressful! With winter’s bountiful offerings, you can whip up a holiday spread fit for a queen. And when all else fails, Truffled Potatoes à la Bruno Clément will knock any socks off. food + photography Scarlett Gaus 70  |  LILLIE  


Slow  Roasted  Green Beans  &  Scallions Serves four

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classic finish This holiday, we revisit two perfectly nostagliac desserts that will surely make a memorable ending to the feast.

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HOME  ACCESSORIES

COZ Y O N U P 1. For those with more classic and minimalist tastes, this blend of soft merino and lambswool is begging to be your naptime partner. 2. This chunky, textured weave offers just the right amount of warmth and comfort for napping on the sofa or snuggling in front of a movie. It makes the perfect living room companion. 3. We love winter’s new masculine aesthetic, and this reversible throw is the perfect accoutrement for cool, breezy evenings at home. Handsomely patterned rustic linen is on one side, with pillowy soft organic cotton woven by artisans in India on the other side.

It’s that time of year again, where the cool summer breeze and picnics under the sun are replaced by a brisk, cold wind and thoughts of creating a warm cozy retreat inside. Our design market editor, Cy Lauz, has rounded up the most luxe throws of the season to help you prepare for chilly days ahead..

4. It may not be warm and sunny outside but this throw’s sunny disposition aims to please! This oh s lovely cover up is 100% Australian biodynamic merino wool. 5. Exquisitely hand tufted and made from 100% silk, this luminous charmeuse teal throw adds elegance and warmth to any interior.


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AT  HOME

welcome  to LOVE THY CITY, LOVETHYBEAST

words Cy Lauz photography Alice Gao

As the founder and designer of pet accessories line LoveThyBeast, Tiziana Agnello makes it a fundamental business practice to give back to her community in a wholehearted spiritual way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our brand prides itself on sourcing natural and locally milled textiles and materials. All of our textile mills, cardboard manufacturers, and craftsPHQ DUH ORFDWHG ZLWKLQ  PLOHV RI RXU RIĂ&#x20AC;FH LQ :LOOLDPVEXUJ %URRNO\QÂľ 6D\V Tiziana. In addition to sustainability, high style is also at the top of Tizianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list. Her designs are a combination of impeccable craftsmanship and classic style. From the

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AT  HOME

a secret supper words Cy Lauz photography Sarah Balch

Today we meet Brooklyn transplant Chef Merida, a XQLTXH YRLFH RQ WKH IDUPWRWDEOH IURQWLHU 2ULJLQDOO\ from Vancouver, and with a background as a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing designer, Chef Merida is now making her mark with Vegan Secret Supper, where she serves decadent, mouthwatering cuisine that not only tastes amazing but is also good for you. Chef Merida has been a vegan since the age of sixteen and understands that many see a strict vegan diet as an DFTXLUHG WDVWH RU VRPHWKLQJ WR WU\ QRZ DQG WKHQ 6KH also acknowledges the underlying politics behind being labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;veganâ&#x20AC;? and prefers to stay away from that banter. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not here to convince you or change your mind about vegan cuisine; instead, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here to enlighten and inspire your culinary palette. A third of her Supper Club is made up of patrons that have returned after their Ă&#x20AC;UVWYLVLWDQGQRZIROORZKHUUHOLJLRXVO\DQGWKHUHVWLV made up of newbies waiting to be inspired. Chopping away at some beautiful, robustly colored beets, Chef Merida prepares this eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-course dinner, set to begin at 7 p.m. in her spacious Brooklyn loft. Fully aware of the stereotypes and preconceived notions about vegan cooking, Chef Merida prefers to take the emphasis out of the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;veganâ&#x20AC;? and instead focus on enjoying the overall experience of healthy eating and cooking. As a chef and restaurateur, Chef Me-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to stay away from the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;veganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or the label of vegan. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to push an agenda. I just make good food that just happens to be vegan.â&#x20AC;? 104  |  LILLIE  

lant approach to vegan cuisine to the atmosphere of her Secret Supper Club as well. Organic is the name of her game, and it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about the cooking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Supper Club format is a more laid-back setting and allows for a more organic Ă RZDQGLQWURGXFWLRQLQWRYHJDQFXLVLQHIRUQHZSDWURQVDQGDOVRSURYLGHVD great setting for making friends,â&#x20AC;? she says. When asked what the future holds for her gatherings, she replies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know, maybe a restaurant, but I would like to keep some aspects of the Supper Club, like the weekly changing menu.â&#x20AC;? Because for Chef Merida, the process of creating the menu is as organic as the food itself. She usually starts by seeing whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the market, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in VHDVRQ DQG JRHV IURP WKHUH %XWWHUQXW VTXDVK DQG DSSOH VRXS ZLWK FKLSRWOH apple reduction, vanilla bean crème brĂťlĂŠe with chocolate-covered avocado, DQGIUHVKPLQWLFHFUHDPWUXIĂ HVDUHDIHZRIWKHGHOLJKWIXOO\GHFDGHQWFUHDWLRQV you can expect from Chef Merida. A vegan diet is considered to be more sustainable than some; when asked in what other sustainable ways Chef Merida lives out her life, she replies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a bike messenger once in a while. Most, if not all, of the things in my apartment are either found, given to me, or I made myself.â&#x20AC;? She points toward the dining area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made all the dining tables and chairs myself! Along with the Airbnb bedroom and loft space above the bathroom,â&#x20AC;? she says with a smile and a sense of pride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never built anything before, but I just started with something VLPSOH,NQHZ,FRXOGĂ&#x20AC;JXUHRXWOLNHWKHEHQFKHVDQG,ZHQWIURPWKHUHÂľ As I gaze across her chic Brooklyn digs, a few pieces catch my eye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where did you get this piano?â&#x20AC;? I ask. She answers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found it in the building and wheeled


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it up here.â&#x20AC;? Next to this beautifully worn piano is a small vintage writing desk, perfect and charming in every way, down to its old white paint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where ,FUHDWHP\SRWWHU\,KDYHVHYHUDOSLHFHV,¡YHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGRQWKHVKHOIDERYHWKH sink. I tried making pieces to use in the Supper Club but making twenty to thirty pieces identical is so hard!â&#x20AC;? Along with having carpentry and pottery skills, Chef Merida is also a skilled jewelry designer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love making jewelry; it allows me to be creative in a way similar to fashion design but without all the craziness.â&#x20AC;? A pendant lamp hanging above her sofa really catches my eye. Painted in a PXWHGWRQHRIURELQ¡VHJJEOXHWKHOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;[WXUHLVRR]LQJZLWKFKDUDFWHU´7KDW OLJKWĂ&#x20AC;[WXUHLVDFWXDOO\WKHZKLVNDWWDFKPHQWIURPDQLQGXVWULDOEUHDGPDNHUÂľ she tells me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A friend and I were rummaging through a restaurant that closed, called Rice. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take the bread maker because it was just too heavy, so I took the whisk instead.â&#x20AC;? Repurposed items always seem to come with interesting stories. As my interview with Chef Merida comes to an end, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but be inspired by this woman. A true creative to the coreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;chef, entrepreneur, restaurateur, fashion designer, pottery maker, jewelry designer, and makeshift carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a woman on a mission. Whether she realizes it or not, I believe her mission to be one of sharing her creations and, in doing so, giving a part of herself and possibly changing the lives of others. Chef Meridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach to vegan FXLVLQHLVDUHĂ HFWLRQRIWKHW\SHRISHUVRQVKHLVJHQWOHNLQGDQGVRIWVSRNHQ with the conviction and intent of all that is powerful and good found within Mother Nature herself.

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PICK ‘N’ MIX Photography:  CHARLOTTE  BIBBY Styling:  KIRSHAN  PARMAR Hair:  ADEOLA  OLAOSEBIKAN  @  SIGNATURE  BY  DESIGN Makeup:  AKGUN  MANISALI  FOR  RMK Model:  MARIYA  @  PREMIER

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5XIÀHEORXVHE\%DVKDUDW\DQ9 silk  hat  by  Mr.  Wood’s.

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of   another  time Photography:  Montana  Lowery Photo  Assistant:  Mitch  Payne   Hair:  Angela  Lowery  for  Ysalon   Make-­up:  Louise  McCarthy   Styling:  Minna  Attala   Set  Design:  Harry  Riley   6W\OLQJ$VVLVWDQW0DWW/XNH*ULI¿Q


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