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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT @_lilikoi

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Meet one of our favourite folks - Lilly. 
 
What inspires you? 
I’m definitely the most inspired by the beauty of nature. Whether it’s desert landscapes, waterfalls, mountains, hot springs…My heart just blossoms.
 
How many animals do you have?
I currently have 6 dogs, 2 cats, an umbrella cockatoo, and a few miscellaneous creatures like fish and mice. But we’re constantly finding more animals or taking them in, so I’m sure this is just the beginning. They’ve all got such unique personalities and really add to our family dynamic. My dream is to build a family farm out in the jungle with enough room to get pigs, chickens, a pony...I think I might be an animal hoarder.
 
Where do you spend most of your time? Hawaii, LA or Austin?  Where did you spend your time growing up?
I was born and raised in Hawaii, so I spend most of my time here with my family. But I also have a home base in Austin to be close to my boyfriend, and I visit LA a lot for work. It gets a bit crazy but at least I’ve racked up a ton of airline miles
 
What’s a typical day for you? 
If I’m not shooting, a typical day starts at 7am. We have a huge family and lots of animals, so there’s always upkeep around the house and things to keep us busy. We usually get up early to feed the animals and water all of the plants. We like to go to the beach before the sun gets too harsh, and then do something in the afternoon like go thrifting or grab lunch. Later in the day we like to watch the sunset and collect shells…then we feed the animals and get everyone to sleep. I’m usually in bed watching Top Chef by 9pm or so.
 
Who or what has influenced you the most in your life so far?
My mom has been my biggest influence. She’s been my best friend, always pushing me to do better. She’s actually the one who convinced me to start modeling and to join Instagram. I pretty much have her to thank for everything.
 
What do you value the most? 
Above all else, I value family. My mom and sisters are my best friends, and I’m so close to my brothers and grandma. There is nothing more important to me than looking after them. Other than that, kindness, compassion, and environmental consciousness. Those are key.
 
What is something you used to do as a child that you wish you could still do?
This is tough because I feel like I’m still such a kid at heart haha. I want to say that I wish I could still run around naked whenever I wanted to…but I still kind of do that anyways. Maybe spend more time snuggled up reading sci-fi books? Oh and eat whatever I want all the time…that would be ah-mazing.
 
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be? 
I’d be a bird because flying is badass.
 
Do you have any travel plans for this year? 
I’m really bad at planning, so most trips are booked last minute. But I’d really love to see India and the Philippines this year. And I’m headed to Cuba this month, which I’m really excited about!
 
What did you do last night? 
We’ve been repainting my mom’s entire house this week, so I’ve been crashing out soooo early from exhaustion. I’m pretty sure I painted until 5pm and passed out by 6! House looks great though
Lilly is wearing the Zella Tie Top, Ziggy Maxi Skirt + Banjara Coin Necklace

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