19 March 2014 by

'I Had TWO Vera Wang Wedding Dresses' And Other Things We Learned About Lily Aldridge

'I Had TWO Vera Wang Wedding Dresses' And Other Things We Learned About Lily Aldridge

Lily on the cover of her lookbook for Velvet by Graham and Spencer, wearing the ASH jacket.

For this week’s issue of Grazia magazine fashion editor Hannah Almassi caught up with the angelic Lily Aldridge to chat through her new role as a designer with Velvet by Graham and Spencer. Naturally, more ground was covered than this new fashion venture alone, including why she loves the day of the Victoria's Secret so much and what life is like juggling a a jet-set schedule with her husband, Caleb Followil of the Kings of Leon, and their 21 month old baby girl, Dixie. You can catch the full shebang by picking up the mag, but here’s a five point teaser as to what we learnt about Lily…

1. Lily’s biggest fashion excess is for band tees

‘I don’t wear too much vintage, but I have tons of vintage rock and roll shirts… I like the really beat-up worn t-shirts, but I’ve never been very good at going into a vintage store and finding like a dress - nothing ever really fits me. I probably have 100 vintage rock and roll t-shirts. I should (start a museum) it’s incredible.’

2. The pieces in her debut collection are named after friends

Vanessa Traina is Lily's style icon [Rex]

‘I already have a few events where I know I’m going to where it to and I’m going to send it to my friends, you know, I named things after people and I can’t wait everyone I’ve made it for to get their piece.’ And one of those top friends is Vanessa Traina, who Lily states as her style icon. ‘She’s got such great style. Very classic and elegant. We met through friends in LA a very long time ago and we’ve been friends forever. I used to steal things from her wardrobe when we were teenagers!’

3. Lily’s a big fan of Miranda Kerr’s beauty range, Kora

‘As far as skincare, I adore everything about Kora Organics, including its' creator, Miranda Kerr. The entire line is exceptional - I highly doubt I could survive without the Rosehip body oil. Incredible. I cover myself in it top to toe morning and night.’

4. She wore not one, but two bespoke wedding dresses

Lily on her wedding day in Vera Wang [Popsugar]

‘Vera Wang was nice enough to design the dress with me and make it for me; It was such a fun experience. You know, Vera is iconic and the classic wedding dress designer, so to have her personally make my dress is pretty special… I didn’t really go into there thinking I wanted anything (in particular), I just went and, you know, it’s a six stage process. It just happened naturally and I loved my dress. They actually made me another: a beautiful after party dress that no one ever saw, like a beautiful silk kind of 40s looking dress.’

5. Ballet is her workout of choice

Lily doing Ballet Beautiful with Mary Helen Bowers

 ‘I do a workout called Ballet Beautiful that Mary Helen Bowers – who was a ballerina - has created. I started doing it after I had my daughter and that’s really all I do, four times a week. If it’s the time for the VS show, I just try to eat a little cleaner, besides that I eat a lot of organic foods, I cook a lot, I indulge. You have to balance, and have whats good for you, I believe in cooking for yourself, and just eating good food. I dabble!’

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