Meet Team Vilda: Beauty Writer/Photographer Mary Hood Luttrell



As vegan beauty is such an interesting and ever-changing subject, at Vilda we care about giving our readers the latest in the realm of cruelty-free cosmetics. Who better to guide you through the jungle than beauty-aholic Mary Hood Luttrell, beauty editor of Peaceful Dumpling? Mary is also a talented photographer who has created the stunning pictures in her beauty articles like this and this. Here, we get to know Mary a bit more in-depth:

Where in the world are you based?
I live in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

What do you love about being on Team Vilda?
I love being a part of such an international group of smart writers with amazing style.

What’s your favourite piece that you’ve done for Vilda?
Five Vegan Beauty Brands to Know

Describe your personal style in three words.
Feminine, delicate, simple.

Who are your style icons?
Diane Kruger, Olivia Palermo and my friend Kristy

What’s your favourite food?
Açai bowls topped with berries and granola!

What’s the last song you listened to?
“Chiro” by Yoste

What are some places that you dream of visiting?
I’m hopelessly nostalgic, so I always dream of returning to places. My top three would be London, Pennsylvania in October and the Oregon coast.

What would you do if you won 10 million in the lottery tomorrow.I would probably buy more makeup, if I’m to be perfectly honest! After a big beauty haul, I would want to help support animal shelters.

If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you be?
A house cat. One that’s always friendly, though.

What’s your favourite colour?
Blush pink.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I left someone for the man who became my husband.

Would you do it again?
Every second of my life, yes.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Is Natalie Portman available?

What’s your favourite quote?
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”- Rainer Maria Rilke

Read more of Mary’s beauty pieces, and see her pictures, here.

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Sascha Camilli

Founder and Editor

A passionate changemaker, Sascha Camilli is the founder and editor-in-chief of Vilda Magazine. Born in Moscow and raised in Stockholm, she has also lived in Los Angeles, London, Milan and Florence, before landing in her current hometown of Brighton, UK. She was selected as one of GLAMOUR UK's Most Empowering Nu-Gen Activists and is a frequent public speaker on the topic of vegan fashion and material innovation. Her book Vegan Style is out now on Murdoch Books.

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