Tsitaliya: Hi Julie, how are you? What are you doing at the moment?
Julie: Well we just came back from ski holidays in Laax and now my boys are back to school and I am slipping into my usual routine of getting up early to meditate and stretch, then walking the dog while planning my days ahead, thinking on project, collaborations and all kinds of other ideas. I use the morning to be productive and to also connect with nature, get some fresh air. After the Covid pandemic started my girlfriends and I started a new routine of walks outside to keep in touch and share some fun time together. The rest of the day goes on with Zoom Calls, emails, collaborations, family, cooking etc.
Tsitaliya: How has Covid effected your work as a stylist?
Julie: Well I don’t go as often to my clients houses and instead we talk over ZOOM. I have also started collaborating more with small and medium size businesses promoting and sharing their work with my network. We organise small gatherings when the measures allow it. In that way I try to support local businesses as well.
Tsitaliya: For those who don’t know you can you describe your personality a little?
Julie: Colourful, spontaneous and caring
Tsitaliya: And how are others describing you?
Julie: A very good friend, spontaneous, generous and honest.
Tsitaliya: How would you describe your style?
Julie: Classically colourful. I’ve been influenced by all the places I’ve been living - South of France, Paris (think sleek tailored chic), Belgium (think patterns and candy colours, think Essential Antwerp and Raf Simons).
Tsitaliya: What inspires your style? Is there a movie or a book that have influenced you?
Julie: I am more inspired by street style than movies and books.
Tsitaliya: What role is art playing in your life? I often see you on photos in museums and in front of paintings?
Julie: Well my thesis was on ..... I am really drawn to art and it is a great inspiration to me! I often pop into museums even for half an hour to look at a painting or other piece of art here in Basel.
Tsitaliya: How has your style changed from your 20s to now?
Julie: I’ve become more adventurous, more comfortable with taking risks and more light-hearted.
Tsitaliya: How did you hear about By Adushka?
Julie: We were introduced by a mutual friend and I immediately feel for Karin’s eclectic style and warmth, her vibrant energy and the fact that she always has a circle of other interesting people around her. I love her desire to grow, to learn and to become more. She is always so full of energy. I also love good storytelling in fashion and Karin always has great stories to share! Plus all her brands appeal to so many different types of women.