Lily Van Buskirk is young, beautiful and talented. I caught up with this 17- year-old American sweetheart to find out what she’s doing, wearing and listening to this summer while residing in Dunedin.
Where are you from? If not Dunedin…what brought you here?
Massachusetts, USA. My mom is from Dunedin, my parents wanted my brother and I to go to school here
What do you do?
Go to highschool, work as a fashion model
What do you do when you’re not doing the above? (hobbies/interests)
I like to do drawings and paintings, and have conversations with my friends and my parents
How would you describe your style?
It’s not as consistent as I’d like it to be, I like different silhouettes but otherwise I think things only correlate because I’ve decided that I like them, or like someone that likes them
Who or what influences you style?
Overseas fashion that I can’t purchase but can attempt to emulate, there are some stylists that I always admire, which includes some of my friends too
Where’s your favourite place to shop in Dunedin?
I like to look in Plume but when I go out with the intention to ‘go shopping’ I can never buy anything
What will you be wearing this summer?
Shorts, a shirt, walking shoes
What will you be doing this summer?
Spending time with my brother, parents, friends, and by myself so that I can work on projects, and swimming at the pool or in the harbour
What will you be listening to this summer?
Grimes, Sleater-Kinney and Daniel Johnston