Team

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Sascha Camilli – Founding 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 chosen as one of Vegan Good Life Magazine’s Vegan Business Influencers of 2015 and nominated for Best Vegan Entrepreneur by Unicorn Goods Best of Vegan Awards 2017. She is also a Huffington Post blogger, THRIVE Career Mentor at Reading University and speaker at events such as VegFest and VegoVision Sweden. She loves to travel, do yoga on her sea-view balcony, and drink too much coffee.

Giulia Panna – Innovation Officer 

Born and raised in Italy, Giulia dreamed and learned about sustainability and social innovation in San Francisco and started her managerial career developing HR solutions for international clients in London at age 23. Going back she would have liked to inherit the Italian good taste in Milan, learn to surf in California and spend more time in the pub in London! She now hopes that being part of a fashion editorial team will make her life look cooler. Find her tweeting about sustainable fashion and her ginger cat Pancake, and occasionally complaining about bad customer service here.

 

Emilee Seymour – Art Director

Emilee is a photographer and illustrator based in Paris, France. She has travelled quite a bit and loves chocolate quite a lot. See some of her work at emileeseymour.com

Djuna Da Silva – Fashion Editor

Djuna is co-founder and Creative Director of Djuna Shay, a high-end, sustainable and vegan brand made in the USA, creating stuff that’s cool, not cruel through custom textiles and luxe fabrics. Djuna is an animal-obsessed native New Yorker who drinks a lot of coffee.

Marina Colerato – Style Writer

Marina is a fashion stylist from São Paulo, Brazil. She’s a believer in cotton, a vegetarian and, of course, addicted to fashion.  Her love is shared  between her dogs, books and rock n’ roll.

Sica Schmitz – Fashion Editor

Sica Schmitz is the founder and curator of Bead & Reel, the online ethical boutique for eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sweatshop-free fashion, and the winner of the 2017 Sustainable Business Council’s Sustainable Business Award. With a background in costume design and sustainable styling, she is active in fair trade and vegan fashion both locally and globally as a Fair Trade LA board member, the Fashion Editor of Vilda Magazine, and the founder and host of the annual Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser in Los Angeles.
 
A frequent speaker and writer, she has been featured in dozens of publications including Bustle, Origin Magazine, The Good Trade, and Vegan Life Magazine. 

Stephanie Villano – Fashion Writer

Stephanie works in the surf fashion industry and is based in Newport, Rhode Island. Originally a Bostonian, she’s always plotting a warm-weather escape. A vegan currently trying to curb her coffee consumption, Stephanie believes that the elephant is her spirit animal and often prefers the company of cats and dogs to humans. Read her blog at My Kind Closet.

Jessica Sjoholm – Wellness Editor

Jessica is a holistic beauty therapist living in a pretty seaside village in Cornwall, UK. She is a vegan and is passionate about animal rights, natural health and cruelty-free beauty. Jessica loves reading, baking and long walks across the countryside with her little dog Jack. Find her blog at  Cruelty-Free Cottage.

Sara Carraro – Food Editor

Sara is a vegan lifestyle blogger from Sweden with roots in Italy, Finland and family in Germany. She loves animals, plant-based food and fashion. Her mission is to inspire people to try vegan living by sharing recipes, cruelty free fashion, beauty tips and cute animal pictures, mostly of her cat Dino. Her motto is “Peace, love and cruelty-free living” and you can find her on her blog Saretta.se.

Elisa Brunke – Lifestyle Writer

Elisa was born in Hamburg, lived in Berlin and Luxemburg and then returned to her beloved hometown, where she studied fashion journalism and now works as an editor. She is passionate about cooking (and eating) healthy vegan foods, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, boys with tattoos, punk music and animals, especially (her own two) cats.

Mary Hood Luttrell – Beauty Editor 

Mary is a vegan beauty enthusiast living in Corpus Christi, Texas with her husband and standoffish but lovable cat. Mary enjoys cooking veggie-filled dishes and practicing yoga and ballet. She is the Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling and a writer at Barbara Michelle Jacobs and Debb Report.

Olivia Kahlin – Fashion & Lifestyle Writer

Olivia is a lifestyle blogger who loves fashion and food. With a background studying at London College of Fashion she’s now based in Stockholm as a journalist and media student. Read her blog here.

David Camilli – photographer and illustrator

David is a guitarist, guitar tutor, photographer and illustrator from Milan. He currently lives in Brighton, UK. He enjoys pizza, running, and Stephen King novels. You can listen to his music here.

 

WHO WE ARE

Vilda (Swedish for “the wild one”) is an international digital vegan fashion magazine. Our aim is to inspire elevated compassionate living. For info and media kit: sascha@vildamagazine.com

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