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LILLIE Lillie Magazine celebrates a beautifully curated sustainable lifestyle. Weâ€™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. Weâ€™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\QHYHUZDQWWRVDFULĂ€FHSHUVRQDOVW\OHZKLOH doing so. And since these are the standards we now live by, we donâ€™t feel the need to preach and fuss about every eco detail, be-Â 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 Â is Â an Â 80â€™s Â and Â 90â€™s Â kid, Â inspired Â by Â Mickey Â Mouse, Â pop Â culture, Â and Â photo Â albums Â from Â her Â childhood. Â She Â watched Â the Â world Â go Â from Â analog Â to Â digital, Â and Â she Â loves Â to Â combine Â coincidence Â with Â new Â technologies. Â Her Â work Â is Â about Â colors Â and Â wonder. Â
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montana lowery Montana Â is Â a Â London-Âbased Â photographer Â who Â cap-Â tured Â the Â stunning Â Russian Â model, Â Vika, Â for Â the Â milk Â maid Â inspired Â editorial Â featuring Â rare Â archived Â cos-Â tume Â pieces. Â Montana Â wanted Â to Â capture Â a Â narrative Â within Â the Â images, Â referencing Â portraits Â of Â russian Â UR\DOW\WKHGUDPDWLFSDLQWHUO\ÂżQQLVKVHWVWKHWRQHWR these Â images. Â See Â the Â story Â on Â page Â 90.
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ADORN YOURSELF RAVEN + LILY ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ETHICALLY PRODUCED ARTISAN GOODS interview Elizabeth Wieck
What Â is Â Raven Â + Â Lilyâ€™s Â aesthetic Â and Â inspiration? 5DYHQ/LO\GHVLJQVUHĂ€HFWWKHEHDXW\DQGFXOWXUHRIWKHDPD]-Â ing Â women Â who Â make Â them. Â Our Â goal Â is Â to Â create Â collections Â each Â season Â that Â have Â a Â common Â theme Â and Â color Â story, Â consis-Â tent Â within Â all Â our Â partnerships. Â There Â is Â an Â overall Â modern Â or-Â JDQLFORRNWRRXUEUDQG:HORYHZRUNLQJZLWKWKHQDWXUDOÂżEHUV and Â recycled Â materials Â native Â to Â our Â partnership Â communities: Â materials Â like Â hand-Âloomed Â cotton, Â recycled Â cotton Â paper, Â lo-Â cally Â sourced Â wood, Â and Â handmade Â recycled Â metal Â beads.
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Which Â items Â from Â the Â collection Â do Â you Â most Â adore? My Â personal Â favorites Â from Â this Â season Â are Â the Â hand-Âloomed, Â hand-Âprinted Â makeup Â bags Â from Â Cambodia, Â the Â Elsabet Â double Â long Â necklace, Â the Â TK Â tube Â necklace, Â and Â the Â Eden Â snap Â brace-Â lets. Â I Â also Â love Â our Â new Â wrapping Â paper Â and Â the Â big Â sketch Â jour-Â nals. Â I Â use Â both Â all Â the Â time! Â
How Â does Â the Â upcycling Â process Â work? Â We Â have Â lots Â of Â info Â available Â on Â our Â website Â in Â the Â â€œHow Â Itâ€™s Â Madeâ€? Â section Â and Â we Â just Â launched Â a Â video Â that Â shares Â the Â story Â of Â our Â Ethiopia Â upcycled Â jewelry. Â My Â favorite Â example Â is Â the Â redemptive Â story Â behind Â this Â collection. Â Farmers Â collect Â EXOOHWV IRXQG LQ ÂżHOGV IURP IRUPHU FRQĂ€LFWV LQ (WKLRSLD :H employ Â villagers Â skilled Â in Â traditional Â handmade Â bead Â making Â
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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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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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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
Photography Victoria Wall Harris Styling Dani Fisher
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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
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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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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..
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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€œOur 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€FH LQ :LOOLDPVEXUJ %URRNO\QÂľ 6D\V Tiziana. In addition to sustainability, high style is also at the top of Tizianaâ€™s list. Her designs are a combination of impeccable craftsmanship and classic style. From the
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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€™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€œveganâ€? and prefers to stay away from that banter. Sheâ€™s not here to convince you or change your mind about vegan cuisine; instead, sheâ€™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€UVWYLVLWDQGQRZIROORZKHUUHOLJLRXVO\DQGWKHUHVWLV made up of newbies waiting to be inspired. Chopping away at some beautiful, robustly colored beets, Chef Merida prepares this eveningâ€™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€œveganâ€? and instead focus on enjoying the overall experience of healthy eating and cooking. As a chef and restaurateur, Chef Me-
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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€™t just about the cooking. â€œThe Supper Club format is a more laid-back setting and allows for a more organic Ă RZDQGLQWURGXFWLRQLQWRYHJDQFXLVLQHIRUQHZSDWURQVDQGDOVRSURYLGHVD great setting for making friends,â€? she says. When asked what the future holds for her gatherings, she replies, â€œI donâ€™t really know, maybe a restaurant, but I would like to keep some aspects of the Supper Club, like the weekly changing menu.â€? Because for Chef Merida, the process of creating the menu is as organic as the food itself. She usually starts by seeing whatâ€™s at the market, whatâ€™s in VHDVRQ DQG JRHV IURP WKHUH %XWWHUQXW VTXDVK DQG DSSOH VRXS ZLWK FKLSRWOH apple reduction, vanilla bean crĂ¨me 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€œIâ€™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€? She points toward the dining area. â€œI made all the dining tables and chairs myself! Along with the Airbnb bedroom and loft space above the bathroom,â€? she says with a smile and a sense of pride. â€œIâ€™ve never built anything before, but I just started with something VLPSOH,NQHZ,FRXOGĂ€JXUHRXWOLNHWKHEHQFKHVDQG,ZHQWIURPWKHUHÂľ As I gaze across her chic Brooklyn digs, a few pieces catch my eye. â€œWhere did you get this piano?â€? I ask. She answers, â€œI found it in the building and wheeled
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it up here.â€? 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€œThatâ€™s where ,FUHDWHP\SRWWHU\,KDYHVHYHUDOSLHFHV,ÂˇYHĂ€QLVKHGRQWKHVKHOIDERYHWKH sink. I tried making pieces to use in the Supper Club but making twenty to thirty pieces identical is so hard!â€? Along with having carpentry and pottery skills, Chef Merida is also a skilled jewelry designer. â€œI love making jewelry; it allows me to be creative in a way similar to fashion design but without all the craziness.â€? A pendant lamp hanging above her sofa really catches my eye. Painted in a PXWHGWRQHRIURELQÂˇVHJJEOXHWKHOLJKWĂ€[WXUHLVRR]LQJZLWKFKDUDFWHUÂ´7KDW OLJKWĂ€[WXUHLVDFWXDOO\WKHZKLVNDWWDFKPHQWIURPDQLQGXVWULDOEUHDGPDNHUÂľ she tells me. â€œA friend and I were rummaging through a restaurant that closed, called Rice. We couldnâ€™t take the bread maker because it was just too heavy, so I took the whisk instead.â€? Repurposed items always seem to come with interesting stories. As my interview with Chef Merida comes to an end, I canâ€™t help but be inspired by this woman. A true creative to the coreâ€”chef, entrepreneur, restaurateur, fashion designer, pottery maker, jewelry designer, and makeshift carpenterâ€” sheâ€™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€™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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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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A sneak peek at the Teaser Issue of Lillie Magazine!