StyleList Sits Down with Liya Kebede
StyleList: What are your three travel essentials?
Liya Kebede: A good book! Right now I'm in between, but I'm trying to get the new Paulo Cohelo book. I always have my Mac with me because I watch a lot of films, and I keep everything in my Lemlem bag.
SL: When picking your wardrobe for Cannes, what is the process like?
LK: It's very complicated, and it's very intense. Until about a week ago, I did not know what I was wearing. I look at a lot of different things, and sometimes I work with designers and they make something custom. This time I found something really special and I'm going a little out of the box.
SL: What is the best beauty tip anyone has ever given you?
LK: Take good care of your skin, and hydrate. If you have good skin, everything else will fall into place.
SL: Tell us about your company Lemlem. You've designed for the fashion and home markets, but are there any other areas you'd like to expand to?
LK: Definitely. It's becoming a force on its own, and it'll be interesting to see where we'll be in the next five years. It has such an incredible following already and it's a very identifiable brand.
SL: How do you balance being a mother, activist, model, and designer all at the same time?
LK: Oh you know, it's not always smooth, but I'm really passionate about all of these things.
I really enjoy each part.
Above, Liya wears a Roberto Cavalli gown on the Cannes red carpet.
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