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10 questions with Julia Kelly



Photographed by Logan Hill
Location Banyan Tree Mayakoba

What are you most excited about these days?
I am excited to become a bi – coastal resident and live in both LA and NY, and for all the new opportunities and doors that will open up, all the new experiences!

How did you begin your career as an influencer?
Funny enough, I began on Vine doing 6 second videos with a small community of people which, funny enough, I met through a local church in LA.

Are there any other avenues of your career that you would like to explore?
I would eventually like to explore all aspects of design, such as furniture, clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags. I also want to eventually write and direct my own film projects and be more knowledgeable in all aspects of film, since film is, and has always been, my “One True Love”.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Since the pandemic, a typical day is waking up, drinking my coffee, walking my dogs, Lassie and Roo, writing in my journal, making a to-do list for the day, going to the gym (at least 3 times per week), then phone a friend at lunch. The day from there consists of studying my lines for self tapes I have to prepare for the week, walk the dogs again. And for my evening, I love to cook different pastas while enjoying a glass of wine or beer while listening to music. I finish my day off by relaxing, putting on a film or a new TV series, and chilling with my dogs.

As a creator, how do you find ways to stay inspired?
My biggest inspirations all come from nostalgic movies and film and old artists and musicians, particularly from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. Also Vintage magazines and media.

If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?
Zoe Kravitz – I love everything about her, she’s amazing!

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

You Get What You Give” by The New Radicals

Recent binge watches?
Always, “Sex In the City”, “Ally McBeal”, ” The OC”. I recently watched “Behind Her Eyes” & “Your Honor”.

What advice can you give to someone who aspires to have a career like your own?
Be open to constantly changing, evolving, and studying the craft of your choosing thoroughly. Be Kind and good to everyone, no matter their background. Also, be prepared for rejection, on top of rejection, on top of more rejection, but remember that this will lead you to better opportunities that are meant for YOU. Just never give up, no matter how “cliche” that may sound.

What was your favorite part of our Mode Around The Globe getaway to Banyan Tree Mayakoba?
The opportunity to meet and work with such incredible women, in such an amazingly beautiful setting! It was honestly my most favorite travel experience, full of so many surprises, of any trip I have ever been on. Thank you to the Modeliste team for being so kind and gracious, I will never forget how amazing this experience was.

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