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Interview: Model Julie Sanchez (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I grew up in the countryside and realized one of my many dreams was to live in Paris. I’m very curious, interested in many fields especially travelling, it’s an inspiring way of opening up my mind and self to others.
I lived in Dublin and London but finally decided to come back home because I missed my family and friends whom I’m very attached to.
I started to be a veterinarian nurse in France, in fact animals are an other consuming passion of mine. After committing to this new professional experience, I wanted to undertake a new challenge and here I am today, getting in to the modeling world, allowing me to explore the body and soul connection. I’m also taking acting lessons in order to enhance my artistic fiber.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
We all have fears and psychological barriers I would love being able to overcome mine. Modeling has helped me reach that goal and get out of my comfort zone.
How did you start modeling?
At first I started modeling to get confidence but after a while I really started to enjoy the exercise. I have discovered part of the job’s hidden sides: Being pretty is not enough! That is what was really appealing me, because just like in life the rules evolve and make you grow. I have to reinvent myself every day and it’s a new challenge every time, which helps to improve oneself. I truly enjoy being different women with the same values.
What do you think of the work as a model?
My understanding of being a model is to help the artist reach his goal, doing my best to represent his mindset, the brand and concept, being in harmony with his creativity, trying to blend into the photographer universe. I am very attentive of the expectations of the team around me.
What is your beauty regimen?
Beauty is all about taking care and assuming oneself, I truly believe having a beautiful soul often makes the beauty show. Having a healthy life style is always a plus. Being confident without vanity, always being kind and benevolent with others. Your way to behave make you beautiful, for example a person who owns every beauty standards of our society has no credit if his behavior is despicable and to my perspective becomes an empty shell.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I love the differences in people, whereas its cultural or personal, we all have so many things to learn from one another. I leave according to the ethic of reciprocity: « Treat people like you would want to be treated »! I work hard with a positive attitude I believe you will be rewarded the same way.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to keep pursuing projects as a model and evolve with video shoot and runaways for example explore more aspect of modeling. I would love to be able to travel thanks to it and make a living from my passion!
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Each experience is a lesson, but if I had to choose, it would be my road trip in the mountains (Les Alpes, France) a trip that revolved around photography with a team of passionate people from all kind of artistic universe, stylists, make up artists, photographers, models … it was an amazing journey ! I also have to mention my very first runaway for an oriental high fashion show.
I want to do a lot more runways because I love fashion and feel comfortable with the exercise.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
I recommend a healthy lifestyle, your body is your temple, be selective about the project, make sure people are professionals, respect yourselves you have values. Proceed step by step, keep your goals in mind, stay away from the negative, be faithful and grateful for everything that’s happening to you.
What do you think of the magazine?
I like the fact that it is an online free magazine so available to everyone!
It's about everyone in the fashion world, giving out the light to new talent and the new generation. Threating subjects, which are very inspiring to me. I’m really happy to be part of it!