Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet Emily!

Our newest style, Emily, is very sweet, and so is the lovely gal it was named after. Meet Emily, the sister of our Chicago store manager, Rachel.

LILL: Besides your namesake, what’s your favorite LILL style?

Emily: The Erinn

LILL: What’s one unique or funny thing you always carry in your bag?

Emily: Cuticle clippers – I never leave home without them.

LILL: Why are you most excited to have a LILL bag named after you?

Emily: When my parents named me Emily, they chose the name because they thought it was uncommon. 28 years later it’s one of the most popular names in the US. This bag is a testament to all the great women with whom I share this now-popular name.

LILL: Any kids and/or pets?

Emily: Not yet – some day!

LILL: If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?

Emily: I have always wanted to go to Ireland to see where my family is from. I would also love to backpack through Alaska and British Columbia.

LILL: If you could have dinner with five people, living or deceased, who would they be?

Emily: This is the hardest question EVER but I would have to say Bo Schembechler, Kristen Wiig, Anthony Bourdain, Bono and Harold Flynn (my grandfather who died before I was born). Jon Krakauer and Hilary Clinton tie for sixth. Oh, and my sister of course! After all, she did name this bag after me.

LILL: What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

Emily: Movie is a total toss-up but for TV, my favorite is The Wire – hands down!

LILL: Who’s your favorite celebrity? Ever meet anyone famous?

Emily: I’m not a huge celebrity person but my favorite actor is Robert De Niro. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him but I have been fortunate to meet some other great celebrities as well as some very famous politicians while living in DC.

LILL: Which superpower do you wish you had?

Emily: The power to heal

LILL: What’s the last great book you read?

Emily: Killing Yourself to Live

LILL: Who’s your hero/mentor?

Emily: Children – not only are they our future but they inspire me to work harder so that I can give back.

LILL: What are your favorite foods?

Emily: Cereal and lamb rogan josh – an awkward combination

LILL: What hobbies or activities are important to you?

Emily: Travel, exercise, cooking, good wine, reading, hiking and sharing everyday moments with those I love.

LILL: Anything you would like to say about Rachel, the person who named the bag after you?

Emily: Rachel is not only my sister but she is my best friend. She truly embodies kindness and love and approaches everyone and everything she does with an open heart. She has an amazing ability to find beauty wherever she goes and incorporate that beauty into her everyday life. This is reflected in her work at Lill where Rachel can combine her appreciation for beautiful things with her creative and artistic flare. I am flattered she nominated my name and I am excited to have her help me design my first Emily bag. Love you Rach!