CASTAWAY | LILYA HIGH SUMMER

By | Collections

On a secluded beach in Indonesia our high summer campaign took place with barefaced beauty Kyla. A castaway inspired shoot shot by Amberly Valentine with a focus on raw and natural beauty. View the entire campaign below and shop the range now here.

Credits: Model: Kyla Shay Photographer: Amberly Valentine Hair & Make Up: Kat O’Hara

LILYA X Kyla Shay

By | Travel

Earlier this year we headed to Thomas Beach in Bali to shoot the OASIS High Summer campaign with model Kyla Shay. Kyla is not only the face of our high summer campaign but also featured in our OASIS lookbook. The 20-year-old beauty with one of the hottest and fittest bodies around has just moved from her hometown of San Diego to Los Angeles California, where she gave us a list of all her favourite places explore in LA, some fitness tips and her go to travel essentials.

Meet Kyla and her guide to LA below and check her out in the High Summer campaign here.

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Philip Dixon House

By | Interior Design

When it came to shooting our OASIS campaign, there was no location better than photographer Philip Dixon’s Venice Beach home.

The coveted Californian home is a bi product of Dixon’s worldly travels over the past 20 years. The 6,000 square foot compound won us over with its enviable cacti collection, organic colour scheme and incredible natural light.

The Los Angeles retreat has been thoughtfully curated with heavy influences of Morocco in its décor and style and making it quite literally an ‘Oasis’.

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Images: Amberley Valentine, createandgather.com

LILYA SS17 featuring Marloes Horst

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Introducing OASIS, our first global collection which is available for preorder now and available in stores worldwide as of August.
Natural beauty Marloes Horst is the face of the season, exuding natural beauty and nonchalant elegance in a sun drenched campaign photographed by Amberly Valentine at Phillip Dixon’s famous residence in Venice Beach, California.

Marloes fronts this new season campaign in a tonal colour palette of barely-there swimsuits and feminine sundresses, wide leg pants and cropped blouses in luxe fabrications of linen, silk and cotton.
For the full campaign visit our website here or to buy pieces from the range visit our online store www.ilovelilya.com

Model: Marloes Horst / Photographer: Amberley Valentine / Stylist: Minna Attala / Hair and Make up: Lilly Keys / Support Production: Bounty Content LA / Photographer Assistant: Annabelle Maginnis /Location: Oasis House by Philip Dixon Venice Beach California

ARTIST | ELLE-LOUISE BURGUEZ

By | Art, Interview

Artist and all round creative Elle-Louise Burguez is not only a good friend but also the creator of some of our most treasured artworks. Elle’s work alternates between medians of visual arts, music and creative writing; although her practice is diverse there is a strong sense of intimacy, which flows between them all. We sat down with Elle to get a very personal insight into her creative process and inspirations behind her work.

 How did you first get into painting, when and how did you start?

I’d always loved to draw as a child and make little things. I lost my awareness of my creativity in my teens because I was so insecure and foggy-brained! Something was missing in my life and I slowly started to create again. I realised (and am still constantly reminding myself) that to design and originate in any way makes me feel so much more fulfilled. I started drawing with connector pens and that lead to a more refined drawing with black fine pen and colouring it in and then I moved onto watercolours in the same style. About 3 years ago I started to merge into painting to change things up and create a more elegant and beautiful look.

Tell us a little bit about your creative process; what gets you inspired to start a new piece of work?

I am constantly eating up what’s around me with my eyes. Whether it be nature, everyday objects and moments, a beautiful passage from a book or a pretty picture from Instagram. So with all of that playing around in my head I sometimes have random bursts of inspiration and I know what colours I want to put together or that I want to paint a bowl of cherries or a yellow and white striped jug etc. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what happens but I do get a certain feeling in the morning and I’ll know there and then if it’s a day for creating. A calmness and an excitement.

Who would you most like to own a piece of your work?

Oh wow, ok…. Someone who can benefit from seeing my work in their home everday. Where my work can give them hope in their own creative persuits or just lift their mood.
And I’d love for the men and women who inspire me to own my work: Maryam Nadir Zadeh, Zadie Smith, Devendra Barnhart, Shishi Yamazaki, Hayao Miyazaki…

As an artist, you cross over between art, music and writing, how do you think you’re evolving creatively and do these three mediums influence each other in your practice?

It’s strange because when I am working on art and writing I find it’s harder to naturally create songs! I find it hard to balance all of my mediums at once which I get down about sometimes but it’s a good lesson for me to just go with what intuitively feels good and real.

I feel that over the past few years I have set up a strong internal belief in my work and what I do. It isn’t based of success or compliments, I truely just love what I do because it really does come from my heart. I make what I want and I don’t let the ever changing trends of today affect my process. Flowing from writing to music and to painting does allow for constant inspiration as well. I wrote a song a while ago and the lyrics have inspired different paintings and poems. Sometimes the reverse will happen and the colours and objects and mood of a painting I make will inspire a poem or story.

And one more thing haha- through allowing myself to delve off into different mediums I can be kind to myself and accept when things don’t work out or look beautiful enough to share with others. It is so necessary to just play for the sake of play and not for the outcome to be bought by someone or displayed in a gallery.

If you could paint from anywhere in the world where would it be?

I am dreaming of Italy at the moment. I imagine being on a boat and sitting outside with deep blue ocean below me and maybe some mountains in the distance. Or from my street window looking down at the fresh markets and all the pretty dresses and flowers.

What kind of feelings do you hope your work evokes?

Firstly a sense of peace, where the viewers personal anxieties and stresses can just rest for a minute or two. Feelings of love, nostalgia, excitement, lust, desire, power… feelings that create a new story or remind them of their own stories.

What does the future hold for you? Anything exciting in the works?

My life is a bit all over the place right now so I am not sure which country I’ll be in, but I have a series all in red that I am going to release soon and I have been working on some new paintings for a show later in the year.

I am yet to realise what it is that is just right for me at the moment but I have an instinct telling me to share my writing this year. So many people everyday feel a sense of isolation, fear or lack of love in their life and I truely think that through reading someone else’s honest words, we can start to feel more connected and not so alone after all. Art can definitely do this too but for me personally, when someone’s words resonate with my heart, a whole world lifts off my chest and for a fleeting moment or sometimes longer I am at peace and all is ok.

Shop the story

Phoebe Jacket – Musk
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Turlington Dress – Floral
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Nala Top – White
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LISTEN | MUSE PLAYLIST

By | Music

LILYA Muse Playlist

Our ‘Muse’ Playlist is a curated playlist of the sounds that inspired our collection.  This playlist mixes some old favourites with our newest discoveries. We hope you enjoy!

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We are so excited to launch our new collection with a beautiful campaign featuring the flawless German beauty Maya Stepper and photographed by our very talented friend Amberly Valentine. A campaign that encapsulates our ultimate LILYA ‘muse’ , a woman who is carefree, big hearted and comfortable in her own skin. Our LILYA muse is most comfortable when she is surrounded by nature and enjoying the simple things. We hope you enjoy the full campaign below, which is now available to shop here.

Credits:

Photographer & Film Director: Amberly Valentine

Model: Maya Stepper

Make-up: Aura A

Hair: Little Leeyah

Stylist: Angie Angorro

Film Editor: Nicholas Slade

Camera Operator: Imung Setiawan

Photographer’s Assistant: Dede Adiyoga

Production: My Destination Bali

with special thanks to Bali Horse Riding | www.truebaliexperience.com

M U S E | LILYA AW17 Moodboard

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LILYA MUSE AW17 Moodboard

Our Muse ‘17 collection takes inspiration from the 1970’s and musical influences such as Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell.

This collection was designed for the free spirited traveller in mind. This is an ode to our ultimate LILYA muse, the woman who is carefree, big hearted and comfortable in her own skin. Our LILYA muse is most comfortable when she is surrounded by nature and enjoying the simple things. Our AW17 collection includes our nonchalant style in luxe fabrication such as silk velvet, Mongolian wools, natural fibers of linen and cottons and exclusive print. The collection takes colour inspiration from the works of Matisse,  Agnes Martin and 1970’s furnishings The colour pallete incorporates rich natural hues with subtle pastels amongst textured knitwear and standout outerwear.

Here is a peak at the inspirations behind the collection, which you can shop online now here.

LILYA Travel Guide | Bali

By | Travel

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Bali is like a second home to the LILYA team. All of the girls travel there regularly for work and play, so we have gathered quite a ‘must do’ list between us. The items mentioned above are just a few of our favourites but there are so many more… If you’re heading over any time soon, here are a few more places we frequent regularly…

How we start the day…

Veda Cafe
Amazing coffee and delicious healthy breakfasts

When we need a pamper…

Therapy Canggu
Right next to the famous Canggu surf spot so perfect for an after surf massage or while your partner is out in the surf.

Jari Menari
Hands down one of the best therapeutic massages in Bali

Feasting with friends

One Eyed Jacks
Amazing modern Japanese and perfect for a special night out.

Barbacoa
An delicious variety of Latin American share plate meals that will have you dreaming about the flavours long after leaving.

A cocktail or two…

Lacalita – Bar y Cocina
Margaritas are the specialty however there is plenty of tasty Mexican food as well.

 Ji Restaurant
Must try a Coco Sexo cocktail from Ji Restaurant in Canggu. They put dry ice in it and its amazing, best cocktail ever.

Thank us later.

 

LILYA Swim 2016

By | Collections

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Dive into hot summer days with our swimwear edit. This season features classic minimalist bikinis and flattering one piece in in neutral tones as well as our exclusive paisley prints. Shop the full swim range online now here.

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