Warmer weather is just around the corner, meaning more picnics in the park, days at the beach and road trips where a good selection of music is involved. Following the release of our High Line collection we have collated some of our favourite tunes currently on repeat and keeping us inspired. It’s starting to sound a lot like summer!
Taking a moment, with the classic and fail proof stripe. From nautical references of summer vacations by the sea or the key to perfecting the Parisian uniform, stripes are essential for a chic but understated wardrobe. This season we update our stripe collection with classic shirts, light cotton knits and easy to wear jersey styles in neutral and earthy tones. Taking cues from the best, Birkin, Hepburn and Bardot who all had a thing for stripes, so its safe to say we do to.
Earlier this year, one half of our design team Adeline, traded in her cold Australian Winter for a much warmer European Summer. A highlight was travelling just off the coast of Barcelona Spain, to the picturesque and unspoilt Island of Menorca. Apart of the Balearic Isle, Menorca has a seemingly slower pace to its sister islands Majorca and Ibiza. An island, which is quite literally a little slice of heaven, Adeline gave us a little insight into her favourite parts of the Island.
EAT: Menorca is known for it’s amazing seafood, so you can’t really go past En Caragol, a seaside restaurant that serves fish straight off the boat. Also, Vell Parrander in Es Castell is a local institution that is cheap and SO GOOD!
STAY: We stayed in the small coastal town of Binibeca, a quaint and very traditional Spanish fishing town. It is a town that is uninhabited by tourists, full of local treasures and untouched coastline. We found a traditional Menorcan villa via Airbnb. It was a beautiful whitewashed villa overlooking the coast. I would definitely recommend doing the same!
DRINK: Jump in the car and head out to the Binifadet winery in Sant Lluis. An incredible boutique winery that the owner started as a hobby. We took a tour around both the vineyard and winery (including free wine tasting!) then continued to wine and dine under the stars at their restaurant that sourced incredible local and organic produce.
EXPLORE: The incredible caves and beaches all along the coastline. Hire a boat to check out some of the hidden coves. My favourites were Cala Mitjana, Cala Galdana, Cala Macarella and Es Grau.
SHOP: Buy yourself a pair of authentic handmade Menorcan ‘Avarca’ leather sandals.
RELAX: There isn’t a whole lot that isn’t relaxing about Menorca, we spent most of our time reading in our hammock or swimming in the ocean.
CHECK OUT: Check out some of the hiking or bike trails around the island, they almost always lead to amazing cliff views or secret beach coves.
HOT TIP: Hire a car if you can, that way you can drive around the entire Island, there is so much to see and explore.
MUST DO: We packed a picnic (and some Menorcan Gin) and hired a boat for the day. It was the most incredible way to see secret coves, isolated beaches and swim in the most amazing water I’ve ever seen!
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: We loved cooking at our villa with fresh local produce found in the local markets and supermarkets.
3 THINGS TO PACK: my favourite, the Roni mini dress, a simple black bikini and a good book!
Images by Adeline Conti
This editorial for Glamour France has us dreaming of deserted islands and castaway escapes. A story focused on bronzed skin and flyaway hair paired with a khaki colour palette of looks styled with a nomadic charm.
Publication: Glamour France August 2015
Model: Elisabeth Erm
Photographer: Sam Hendel
Fashion Editor: Virginie Benarroch
Hair: Jenny Kim
Make-up: Mayumi Oda
All images via studded-hearts.com
Spring is almost here and we can’t deny how happy we are about it. The ‘High Line’ collection drop 1 is now available for pre-order. Which has us dreaming of springtime uniforms, consisting of lighter fabrics and less layers. Here are our must have looks from the first drop, featuring pieces in our favourite ‘diamont print’, classic gingham checks, tonal stripes, neutral linens and hints of lace. We love this collection and we hope you do to. Shop the looks online directly from the images below.
Here it is, the first look at our HIGH LINE Spring Summer 2015 campaign lensed by Nat Lanyon. Inspired by balmy nights and sun kissed days spent by sea and sun. The shoot has a coastal luxe aesthetic that rings true to what we are all about here at Lilya. Keeping things easy, beautiful and uncomplicated. To view the full collection click here
Photographer: Nat Lanyon www.natlanyon.com.au
Model: Sophie @ Dallys
Stylists: Lisa Chedanne & Adeline Conti
Hair and Makeup: Kate Shanahan
The LILYA ‘High Line’ collection is an ode to Spring in the city. The anticipation of warmer days and all the promises that a new season brings.
The collection encapsulates the quintessential uniform for a woman living in the city.
Being equal parts chic and wearable, the ‘High Line’ range has been designed to be ‘lived in’, whether the LILYA lady is riding her bike to brunch, exploring museums or running from work meetings to drinks with friends, she can rely on looking put together with much ease.
Here is our moodboard for a peak into the collection, launch August 2015.