An undisputed catwalk star and actress of world renown, Liya is much more than just a model and red carpet regular but also Goodwill Ambassador and champion of humanitarian causes. The New Yooxer met up with her to find out more about her personal approach to fashion: ethic, entrepreneurship and glamour. Here are Liya’s style choices.Liya Kebede bubbles with ideas and passion for what she does. Having graced the covers of several an international magazine and being muse to big-name designers and creative types, this Ethiopian-born model is also a movie directors’ favorite. Kebede has committed herself to the fight against maternal, newborn and child mortality through her work with the UN and her own eponymous foundation, set up in 2006. A year later, Liya added to her already impressive resume by designing a women and children’s clothing line. lemlem, hand-made in Ethiopia, uses traditional techniques and natural cotton, and provides employment opportunities for local craftsmen.
And so, keeping in mind both style and standards, Liya created her Star Dream Box for yoox.com. Strictly from Africa.
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