Meet: Lilliya Reid
5th February 2018
Lilliya starring in the new Versus Versace Campaign, shot by Ben Toms
Name: Lilliya Scarlett Reid
Hometown: Livingston, Montana
Your Favourite Band? I've been listening to a lot of different things, some of my favorites currently are; Thelonius Monk, Alice Glass, Chet Baker, Alyeska, and Aphex twin!
Tell us about your love for art and how it started: Well, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. Both of my parents are very creative intellectuals, and they would take me to see as much art as possible when we moved to Los Angeles. I've always looked up to my Grandfather John Egner, an amazing artist. But I started to take drawing, and painting very seriously when I was 15. I realized that I can take the thoughts in my head and images from dreams and put them on paper or canvas.
What do you love about modelling: I really love that modeling can be a platform to share my art. And I also find it really interesting to be dressed.
You just shot for Versus, how did it feel starring in their campaign? It was amazing! The shoot confirmed at 11 pm the night before! I was very surprised! The team was so lovely and I really enjoyed what the photographer (Ben Toms) did artistically. I loved being able to be in a campaign and represented as an artist. It means so much!
A cool fact about you? I cook! I worked in restaurants for 2 years when I was 14!
Something weird you love? Teeth!
Favourite Designer? Helmut Lang, Alyx, Vivienne Westwood. I like to wear a lot of men's clothes.
Art by Lilliya
Follow Lilliya @lilliyascarlett