Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fabulous Fashions......(courtesy of Lily L.)

Well y'all I have another interview in store for you today. A couple of months ago, I became Myspace friends with the talented & lovely Lily L.

I checked out her official webiste and instantly fell in love with her designs. They encompass a concept that I truly adore - the mixture of modern & vintage.

Think high-waisted shorts & overalls, jumper dresses & tops........

I am pleased to introduce you to Lily L.........

How did you get started? And how long have you been designing?
Well when I was a lot younger I really enjoyed drawing and coloring outfits, and was very interested in vintage clothing, like knowing the styles of different eras. I didn't know exactly that that was what I wanted to do then, but when I got into high school I took a class in fashion design and loved it! I continued with classes ever scince, and I love what I do!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get inspired by so many different things. I am in love with antiques/vintage things, so I love going into antique shops and just wondering about! my brain works so creatively and free in places like that. I also am hugely influenced by music. I have to listen to music every day.

Are you ever uninspired? If so, how do you get over the slump?
Oh yes, I definitely can get into creative slumps. sometimes I'll feel like I have to get things done and I set my paints etc. all up and I sit there and I try and try and I just don't like anything I come up with. sometimes the best thing is to just work through it even thought it might be kind of hard. I've done that and then finally on like the 6th or 7th try I do something I love! then, of course there are those times when I just need to get out of the house. being around other people/surroundings can be amazingly inspiring! I tend to like to go out and absorb the inspiring surroundings then go home and put the ideas that have been swirling around in my mind on paper.

Name one fashion piece/item that you can't live without?
Well I tend to dress in a different style from day to day haha. well not exactly, but almost! one day I'll be decked out in full 1960's attire, then the next day I'm in my Comme des Garçons H&M oversized black pull over sweater and black leggings and little ankle booties haha. sometimes I think people I know don't recognize me! haha probably not but, I don't mind how I do that. I really enjoy it. it keeps things interesting. but look at me I'm rambling! haha I would have to say, a good pair of high-waisted jeans, comfy V necks from American Apparel, and a nice pair of black leggings are essential parts of my wardrobe.

Any advice for newbies starting out?
I would say, do a ton of reading up on the industry and take a class in it. I think you get a really good idea of what's involved, how you like it, and what part of the fashion industry you'd enjoy to be a part of the most! that's pretty much what I did and I'm very happy with the path I've chosen.

photo credit Mary Delany

photo credit

photo credit Dirk Mai.

Check out LilyL's site for more!!!! (just click on the photo and it takes you directly to her site!)

Happy hump day y'all


  1. I am loving these styles, I like the shorts in the last shoot. Your blog is wicked, loving coming to it each day. Keep it up girl!!

  2. @Curlylox....thanks for the love! And yes, those shorts are soooo cute:)


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