5 MIN­UTES WITH ... LILY COLE

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Life -

The model and ac­tress fronts Chic Goes Wild! Ear­li­est mem­o­ries of be­ing green? Go­ing to Ja­pan at 16 and ex­plor­ing moun­tains in the North – what a turn­ing point! Does na­ture in­spire you? Yes. I once read that all art as­pires to be as beau­ti­ful as na­ture. That res­onated with me strongly. How do you bal­ance your ca­reer and eth­i­cal projects? They work in tan­dem. Work­ing in the in­dus­try I ex­plored dif­fer­ent par­a­digms of so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal change, and learned how we might work within them for pos­i­tive change. For the Chic Goes Wild! Spring cam­paign, Chic Out­let Shop­ping is part­ner­ing with Botanic Gar­dens Con­ser­va­tion In­ter­na­tional. Is the preser­va­tion of en­dan­gered flow­ers par­tic­u­larly close to your heart? All con­ser­va­tion is close to my heart. I think en­dan­ger­ing any­thing nat­u­ral is prob­lem­atic. What are your favourite flow­ers? Lilies – nar­cis­sism! Ac­tu­ally, the wild­flow­ers you find on long walks in Bri­tish woods. This­tles, blue­bells, and the small, del­i­cate, un­usual flow­ers that grow wild on this is­land. You’re also an ad­vo­cate of so­cial giv­ing? I’m work­ing on Im­pos­si­ble.com; it en­cour­ages people to do things for oth­ers, for free.

Lily Cole

Bi­cy­cle, Kate Spade New York

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