Lily Aldridge Talks Nashville Life, Lensed By Alexander Saladrigas For InStyle September 2018

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Not for the first time, Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge welcomes us to Nashville, styled by Julie Pelipas. Photographer Alexander Saladrigas is behind the lens for InStyle US September 2018./ Hair by Shinya Nakagawa; makeup by Homa Safar

Lily moved to Nashville in 2007, after falling for Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill. Since then the couple has married and birthed daughter Dixie Pearl, now 6. Followill co-founded the city Food + Wine Festival, leaving Lily & Caleb as prominent ambassadors for Nashville. InStyle writes:

Aldridge admits that her friends had their doubts when she first told them she was heading below the Mason-Dixon Line. “When I’m at a party in Paris, someone will still be like, ‘Where?’ ” she says. “It seems so foreign. People don’t realize how special it is here until they come and see it.” Which is surprising considering that the city is teeming with familiar faces from the runways. “Niki Taylor is here,” Aldridge says of the ’90s-era cover girl, who has called the city home for two decades. “My friend Josephine [Skriver] lives here. And my friend Taylor [Hill] is moving here. I’m like, ‘Welcome to Nashville—come on down!’ ” 

Top model Karen Elson also lives in Nashville.

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