Above: Beautiful Lib in the Lemon Lines pant and blouse combo.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Do you have a day job? Hobbies?
My name is Libby, I currently live in Brisbane and I also work as a registered nurse. My hobbies include yoga, going to the beach, hiking and playing with my cute af puppy (Luna is always on my Instagram).
2. When did you start Lemon Lines by Lib and where do you draw inspiration?
I started ‘Lemon Lines by Lib’ last year while I was living in Cyprus. My husband is studying abroad. I didn’t secure much work in Cyprus because of the language barrier so I started drawing all the beautiful Cypriot cacti to fill my time. I didn’t think much of it until people online starting loving my little drawings. I decided to embroider simply because I didn’t know how to ‘produce’ prints at the time. My mum then told me that my nana was an amazing embroiderer so it really stuck. My inspiration was drawn from people around me, I still remember this gorgeous lady wading in the ocean in Cyprus and I just loved the shape of her so she became the first person I drew.
3. Do you collaborate with other creatives often? What are your favourite things about collaboration?
This is actually my first collaboration! I still remember when Chloe and Kate approached me last year, I was travelling through Italy... only good things happen in Italy! I’ve been incredibly lucky to secure my first collab with two such chilled people, it just works when everyone is really open and friendly.
4. What’s your favourite piece from our Lemon Lines by Lib x JRC collection?
The shift dress and the pants. I’m going to live in the dress and pants in summer. The whole collection is perfect for all seasons but I can just see myself (and everyone) lounging by the beach in the pants and dress. I love how you can layer the dress too, it honestly looks so cute with everything.
5. Last one, what are some of the highlights from your life as an artist?
This collaboration! I still can’t believe I have my artwork on clothing that real-life people are going to wear. It’s truly the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me. The other highlight happened last year when I finally figured out how to open an online shop and sell my embroidery. Everyone had been so patient with me because it really did take months. What I didn’t expect to happen was sell out. I still can’t believe it. I am so grateful to everyone who has ever bought my art and especially to Chloe and Kate for collaborating with me!