Thanks to Julia Sarr-Jamois – the super stylish Fashion Editor behind Wonderland magazine who has just taken over our Edited space – we literally cannot wait to start shopping for spring. After taking a look at how she's styled up her favourite pieces from our new season collections, it's clear why Julia is one of the industry’s most talked-about up-and-coming stylists.
We just love how Julia's combined our perfect new season shades and eye-popping prints and are feeling super inspired! Known in the industry for combining unexpected clashes of texture and idiom with unique, effortless chic, this is your chance to get some styling advice from one of the fashion industry's rising stars.
Celebrated for her own personal take on style as well as for her bold editorial work in publications from Vogue to Grazia, you'll probably recognise Julia. She's always being featured on one super chic blog or another – Jak & Jil love her style – doing her thing at all the most important shows on the Fashion Week calendar.
While Julia was in the office pulling for Edited, as well as having a catch up, we couldn't resist asking her to reveal her top styling tips for SS12, as well as what's on her bookshelf and on her playlist right now!
Catch Up With Julia…
My style signature is… mixing loads of different things together, textures, prints, colours. I like looks to be bold, but still fun.
The SS12 show that blew me away was… Meadham Kirchhoff, the collection was beautiful and there were dancers that made the whole thing feel uplifting. I smiled the whole way through.
The one piece I saw on the SS12 catwalks that I have to have… are the Prada flame sandals. They're amazing. You couldn't help but smile when you caught a glimpse of your feet in them.
For a piece to be chosen as part of my EDIT… it has to be fun! I like colours and prints to be bold and unusual, even exaggerated, matched with interesting or unexpected textures.
My biggest influence right now is… Romy Schneider. I've been researching a lot of old films recently for an upcoming shoot, and I'm obsessed with Clouzot's L'Enfer, and more specifically Romy's character, Odette.
If I could go back to any era… I’d love to live in ancient Egypt. I could definitely hang out with Cleopatra, wear lots of gold and have lots of cats.
Growing up I wanted to… run a sweet shop
My earliest fashion memory is… attending a Chanel couture show aged 13. A family friend invited me, knowing how much I loved fashion. I've still got the invitation.
My all time favourite designers are… Azzedine Alaia, Miuccia Prada & Elsa Schiaparelli. Alaia's clothes are amazing. When you wear one of his pieces you instantly feel like a 90s super model. I was lucky enough to visit him in his studio in Paris and he's a real artist.
Julia's SS12 Styling Tips…
Clash your stripes!
Layer different shade 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
The Multiples – Joseph Beuys
Polaroids – Helmut Newton
Photographs – J.D.'Okhai Ojeikere
Portraits – Rineke Dijkstra