Keeping Up With Supermodel Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge is one of the most successful models working in the industry today. It may be no wonder, since her mother, Laura Lyons, is a former Playboy playmate and once worked in the Playboy Club. Her mother also had minor roles in a few films in the 1970s. Lily’s sister Saffron was the face of Ralph Lauren for many years and her other sister Ruby has modeled for Marc Jacobs. Beauty obviously runs in the family, although Lily seems to have had the most success in the business. At the age of 17 she appeared on the cover of Spanish Vogue and her career has been skyrocketing every since!
To date, Lily has appeared in ads for such glossies as Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Elle Girl. She has also appeared in adverts for Levi’s, J Brand, Rocawear, Arden B., Bobbi Brown, Smashbox Cosmetics, Shiatzy Chen, Coach, J Crew, Charles David, Accessorize, and Velvet Tees, making her one of the most recognized faces in the industry.
Lily has also had quite a bit of success on the runway. She modeled for her first Victoria’s Secret show in 2009, and the next year she became one of the Victoria’s Secret angels, joining the ranks of such well-known names as Stephanie Seymour, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, and Gisele Bundchen.
Since then, Lily has continued to appear on the covers of some of the leading magazines and in the best ad campaigns featured. In January 2011, she appeared on the cover of British GQ along with other models and Victoria’s Secret angels Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanepoel. She also appeared in V Magazine with Heatherton and Swanepoel. Also in 2011, she was featured in the ad campaign for Rag & Bone, and even worked as a photographer for the same campaign later in the season.
Her style is so iconic and unique that Lily was chosen to document her personal choices for UK Vogue, for their column Today I’m Wearing. The blog features a different person showing off their choices for the day along with why they made that choice and how their pieces make them feel.
Lily’s personal life has been as busy as her professional life. In 2010 she became engaged to Caleb Followill, the lead singer to the mega successful band Kings of Leon. They married in 2011 and Lily became pregnant in December of that year, giving birth to their daughter Dixie in 2012.
Lily’s style is personal and approachable and she has a certain “girl next door” appeal that many find irresistible. It’s no wonder that she’s had so much success in front of the camera, and fans and friends hope that she continues to find success no matter what she does.