Everyday Pioneers... Bárbara Perino
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background?
Hi! Well, I’m a dreamer that believes in the power of thinking and the universe! I’m half Mozambican and half Portuguese and true to my roots. I lived in Lisbon until I was 18 then moved to the UK to study business. After that, and being a city girl, I moved to a remote beach in Mozambique, Tofo beach. I had my babies there, Zion and Africa, built a beach hotel, and now I live between that beach and Lisbon.
How and why did Lemon start?
The main reason I moved back to Europe was the dream that I had of starting a fashion magazine. Since I was very small I collected Vogue and dreamed of one day being able to free my creativity into something that could inspire others. After having my kids I started to become crazy about children's fashion, it's an infinite world of wonder, and that's why I decided that the market needed not just a kid's magazine but a tool that talked to “modern motherhood". And Lemon was born.
Describe Lemon magazine in 3 words…
Love, dream, disruptive
Do you have a favourite past issue, and why?
Well, that's difficult to think of one, but I do have extra love for the first issue and for our 2020 summer issue, with a photograph by Isabel Pinto in Cape Town.