Topshop pulls in one of my favorite style inspired crushes, the beautiful Fashion Editor of Wonderland Magazine, Julia Sarr-Jamois. In what couldn’t be more than a perfect match, Julia collaborated with Topshop and styled a fashion story titled, “Come as You Are” for their Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. This British retailer took a moment to sit down with Julia as she shares how she became a Fashion Editor at such a young age, what she does in her spare time, how she rocked Minnie Mouse afro ears, to what is currently on her playlist which ranges from the Notorious B.I.G to Edith Piaf. Find out the scoop and more in Topshop’s “5 minutes with Julia Sarr-Jamois”

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Describe your style…

I like color, print, fluffy stuff… and mixing loads of different things together – textures, prints, colors..

You get photographed obsessively by bloggers. Has that changed how you dress?

No, not really. Today, I’m wearing jeans, Converse, a Christopher Kane jumper and a fluffy coat. I’d wear that if I was going to shows. The only difference is that I don’t usually wear heels because I’m always running around.

You started out as a model. Was it difficult to go from that into styling?

Not really. Modeling was a really good way of supporting myself when I was interning, trying to get into magazines. But I never saw it as a long-term thing.

How did you get to be a fashion editor so young?

I just started young. I didn’t go to university. I knew I really wanted to work in magazines and just went for it. My brother’s girlfriend at the time worked at i-D, so I started interning there. I was only meant to there for two weeks, but I stayed for ages.

What do you do when you’re not working?

I’m not much of a party animal, so going out for dinner, chilling out, watching films. One of my favorites is Casablanca.

Do you have a fancy dress costume?

Last year I went to a Disney themed Halloween party as Minnie Mouse with Afro ears.

 

=Julia’s SS12 Styling Tips…

Clash your stripes!
Layer different shades of pastels
Wear bold statement shoes.
Go for bright and printed socks.
Invest in accented accessories.

What’s on Julia’s Playlist…

Juicy – Notorious B.I.G
Bills, Bills, Bills – Destiny’s Child
Youth Dem Cold – Richie Spice
Sorry – Monsta boy
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude (Sunship Edit)
Bonnie and Clyde – Serge Gainsbourg and Briggite Bardot
La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
4 Page Letter – Aaliyah
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
Waterfalls – TLC
Buffalo Stance – Neneh Cherry
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Don’t let go – En Vogue
You da One – Rihanna
Say my name – Destiny’s Child
Irreplaceable – Beyonce

What’s on Julia’s Bookshelf…

Nothing Lasts Forever – Tyrone Lebon
Irreverent – Carine Riotfeld
Ghetto – Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Wonderlandi-D Magazine
The Multiples – Joseph Beuys
Polaroids – Helmut Newton
Photographs – J.D.’Okhai Ojeikere
Portraits – Rineke Dijkstra

If you love Julia’s style, be sure to take a look at the rest of the shots from the fashion story she styled for our summer magazine. We love that it’s called Come As You Are! -Topshop

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Also to find out Julia’s three staple wardrobe pieces she could not live without, head on over to –> Topshop Inside-Out