Tallulah Willis Debuts Clothing Line Featuring Her Own Artwork To Support Mental Health
Tallulah Willis is showing off her artistic side, and sharing her new clothing line with the world! The debut of her line gave the young Hollywood heiress an opportunity to talk about the purpose of her brand, exploring mental health awareness.
Tallulah Willis is getting real about mental health as she debuts her very own clothing line, Wyllis. The brand will focus on fostering conversations around support, compassion and nurturing self-care!
The young Hollywood native is exploring what it means to be an artist through her brand, and shares how each individual piece was designed by her own artistic vision!
Tallulah Willis debuts her summer collection!
The famous daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, Tallulah Willis steered away from the mould of her actor parents and became a fashion designer!
The young Californian debuted the summer collection of her fashion brand Wyllis, a clothing line dedicated to the important focus of mental wellness.
The line features a variety of feminine summer dresses, Hawaiian shirts, bell-bottoms, and Californiaesque butterfly patters - all a statement of self-empowerment.
"I want it to be an extension of myself," the 26-year-old said. And she couldn't have done it better, as each piece is her artwork.
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Sizes xs - 3x (for now ), Wyllis is coming to life. My baby has been nourished and taking its first steps in the real world. #1 shout out to my co-parent @instasteak - your impeccable ballet of work and dedication on bringing this messy, raw, and juicy idea into the physical world has evoked a depth of gratitude I didn't know possible. I strive to uphold a marriage of kindness, sensitivity, inclusivity, and awareness in my daily life and thus as extension of me, the beating heart of this brand will operate synonymously. The hope being that that wearer would feel these sentiments radiating from the threads in the garment to the imagery we create. Welcome to our Wyllis world - we're so happy to have you. 7/22/20
"I think that when you do a personally named brand, there is a closer connection because it's who you are," she told People in an exclusive interview.
Willis explains that her "ethos as a person is to be kind, gentle, compassionate and sensitive," and her goal was to incorporate those qualities in the line.
"Because of my own journey and my own struggles with mental health and how closely it resonates with me, and this is a very widespread, universal issue of well-being. I felt that it was something really, really important to touch on and create visibility on," she said.
"I want my brand to be synonymous with safety, with awareness, with sensitivity, with kindness," she added.
On each garment, the tag on the inside will feature the Suicide Awareness hotline, as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline.
"It was really important for me because I have personally been actively suicidal and know that feeling very well and know the feeling of being alone in those moments," she revealed.
"And this brand really was truly birthed from a deep, dark time in my life where I did feel alone," she said.
"Anyone who is close with me knows that I'm very, very vocal about my journey," she continued. "I'm very open and vocal to kind of talking about these subjects of trauma and healing. And it becomes quite paramount in my adult life as a topic. So I really wanted to see if this visibility could help others. That's my hope."
She also goes on to explain that she doesn't want her brand to be a status symbol, but rather a way to communicate moods.
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For many, Tallulah Willis (@buuski) is most familiar as the youngest of Hollywood royalty Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's three daughters. Over the past few years, she has become increasingly frank about the challenges of growing up in the spotlight, and the devastating toll it took on her mental health. "I never thought that I was enough, that my body was enough, or that I was enough," Willis says. "Through various different body sizes or hairstyles, I've always gone to clothes to find that home, particularly when I got sober at 20." Now, Willis is launching her first full collection for @shopwyllis, with 10% of profits going to the @thelovelandfoundation, an organization established by that provides therapy and mental health support for communities of color, with a particular emphasis on Black women and girls. Photo by @natribaus. Tap the link in our bio to see more.
"Clothes and fashion, they can be an armour, they can be a protective barrier of how you're feeling," she says, noting that her outfits represent how she feels on the inside.
10% of the proceeds go to the Loveland Foundation, which offers free mental health services to those in need. You can shop the collection at Wyllis.com.