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.

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 and Social Media 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 more from her at Here and There Collective.

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.

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.

Kathi Kamleitner – Travel Writer

Born and raised in Vienna, Kathi has been dreaming of a life in the green land of Scotland ever since she was a teenager. In her mid-20s she turned this dream into reality and moved to one of the UK’s most-vegan friendly cities, Glasgow. Always an animal lover and leaning towards a vegetarian diet, it was the warm and ever-present vegan community in Glasgow that brought her to the conclusion to change to a plant-based diet entirely. For her, traveling the world responsibly, living a vegan lifestyle and being a feminist at heart go hand in hand, and inform every aspect of her writing. She shares her vegan adventures around Scotland on her travel blog Watch Me See, offers travel consultation for Scotland and recently launched GlasgowVeganGuide.com, a one stop resource for vegan food and other businesses in Glasgow.

 

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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