Who is she: “I am a painter, a clothing designer, I’m an international model, I’m a corporate, high-end world-renowned artist. I also design jewelry. It’s so hard to pinpoint me. I do everything, but my No. 1 job is being a mom.”
Her fashion inspirations: “I am inspired by everything. Because I model, I’ll model for any designer, and I’ll paint. I’ve always had my own kind of groove. I think also that is why people like me still at my age modeling. I’m very different, I’m very real. I’ve always just kind of done my own thing. Working for Armani, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld — I love to take their clothes and rip them up and manipulate them and make them Lia-style.”
Her fashion tip: “Let your clothes be your statement. But don’t look like you’re trying. When women try too much is when they lose their natural beauty. The most beautiful thing about a woman is her imperfections.”
I love beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-painted scarves. I work with Turk & Turk and she just started her own scarf line. They are like pieces of art and I get dressed in them every day and I’m wearing art.
Lia’s 5 Fashion Essentials
1. “I love beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-painted scarves.
I work with Turk & Turk and she just started her own scarf line. They are like pieces of art and I get dressed in them every day and I’m wearing art.”
2. A substantial piece of jewelry, just to make a statement.
Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 34
3. Hermes slides and an Hermes belt
Royal belt buckle with reversible leather strap.
4. “I design jeans, and I also design jean cut-offs.
I take designer jeans like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci. I turn them into cut-offs and put every designer you could possibly imagine together, and I cannot keep up with my orders. They are all one-of-a-kind; they are all custom done.”
5. “They are all leather. They come in a bunch of colors.
They look like a golf shoe. But they are super cool.”