KOL Diaries VOL.9 | @Lily: A week in the life of designer and KOL
Fashion designer and blogger
@李玄 Lily (Li Xuan)
shares in our 9th installment of
KOL Diaries how she balances her schedule
between work, play, and being a mother.
Fashion Blogger | @李玄Lily
Occupation: Fashion Designer&Blogger
Platforms: Weibo, WeChat, Oasis, Xiaohongshu
A graduate from the Department of Fashion Design at Donghua University, Lily likes to experience life as a local in cities around the world—traveling is how she gets her inspiration. For her, fashion and travel are a way of life; she likes to be young, wild, and free!MONDAY8:00Drove to work.9:00-12:00My company had its weekly morning meeting to review last week’s performance and discuss the week ahead. We’re kicking off the workweek by creating a mood board for inspiration.12:00-14:00Split my break between a working lunch and time with colleagues.14:00-20:00Worked from the afternoon tonight to find inspiring photos, trends, and colors for next season’s mood board.TUESDAY9:00-12:00Met with the team to finalize the colors of the next season’s mood board.12:00-14:00Lunch break.14:00-22:00The textile accessories supplier visited our office and we selected fabrics and accessories for next season. I had a meeting with the team to discuss fabric choices, which meant working overtime.WEDNESDAY9:00-12:00Met with the team to determine all of the materials and accessories for next season’s mood board.12:00-14:00Lunch break.14:00-18:00Reviewed fit samples for designs from the last quarter.18:00-22:00I went home and went for a run, drank a cup of soothing tea, and went to sleep.THURSDAY9:00-12:00Began to sketch out the clothing for next season’s collection.12:00-18:00After an hour-long lunch, I drove to the factory to see the new samples.18:00-22:00Returned home to write a draft of a travel guide to Santorini.FRIDAY9:00-12:00Continued my fashion sketches for the next collection.12:00-18:00After my usual two-hour lunch routine, I went to the mall to do market research.18:00-22:00I had dinner with colleagues.SATURDAY9:30Went for brunch.10:00-13:00Did a fashion photoshoot.13:00-17:00I went for a weekend lunch and afternoon tea for some rarely had relaxation.17:00-18:00Went to yoga.18:00-20:00Went to the spa and dinner with my girlfriends before heading home.SUNDAY9:00-12:00I had playtime with my kids (boy and girl fraternal twins).12:00-14:00I went for lunch.14:00-22:00
I went for a walk around the park with my husband, twins, and parents, and enjoyed an all-around leisurely family day. Had dinner with my parents in the evening.
The Blogger SaysEveryone in this city is working hard to improve themselves and has put thought into what kind of future they want. I choose to use my talent and skills to do what I enjoy and make time to be with family and friends. I have a stable life, but with multiple roles, whether as a fashion designer, a fashion blogger, a friend, or a mother of twins. And although not every day is perfect, I’ve found that even imperfection can be a crucial part of the future you desire.