The ‘Mirror, Mirror’ actress says her mum taught her everything she knows about designers and always let her experiment with weird and wonderful outfits as a child.
She told the new edition of Carine Roitfeld‘s CR Fashion Book magazine: "I grew up loving fashion and admiring designers because my mum showed my different styles and always allowed me to express myself via my clothes – no matter how crazy or ridiculous they were. Her influence taught me to have a huge amount of respect for vintage clothing, but also modern designs." Lily, 25, can pinpoint the exact moment in time when her love affair with clothes started.
She recalled: "I remember going into a shop with my mum in Dublin when I was about four or five and seeing an amazing pink fur coat with a hood. I thought it was the most incredible thing in the world and when we bought it, they had to put me on the counter to scan the price tag because I refused to take it off."
The British beauty, whose father is musician Phil Collins, might favour a "chic and classic" look these days, but she still isn’t afraid to take risks. She added: "For me, red carpet fashion is taking risks while staying true to your own aesthetic. Wearing the clothes, not letting the clothes wear you."