People

Julia Nobis

CÉLINE top and skirt; stylist’s own blanket; CÉLINE shoes (worn throughout);
AESA earrings (worn throughout); CELIA DE FLERS rings (worn throughout);
DOMINIC JONES rings (worn throughout); MANIAMANIA rings (worn throughout);
SHAUN LEANE rings (worn throughout); ESTELLE DÉVÉ rings (worn throughout).

A former medical student and a talented guitarist, she’s a member of modelling’s new generation with an aura all her own. But Julia Nobis’ awakening was less spiritual, more accidental. Spotted at a bus interchange in 2009, she’s since become an industry icon and muse to Klein, Meisel and McDean. We took her to the Mediterranean and captured her under an Ibizan sun.

 

STELLA MCCARTNEY dress.
STELLA MCCARTNEY dress.
ALEXANDER WANG dress; VERA XANE necklace; CÉLINE shoes (worn throughout).
ALEXANDER WANG dress; VERA XANE necklace; CÉLINE shoes (worn throughout).

To zen-out, I … Meditate when I can and do Tai Chi on occasion. For all other times there’s guitar. Growing up I used to think … Grown-ups were so wise. But now I know … Even though I know more than I used to, I wouldn’t by any stretch consider myself – or anyone within a 20-year age gap – wise. My positive affirmation is … Not so much a positive affirmation but just take the good with the bad.

GARETH PUGH jumpsuit; GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI choker (worn throughout).
GARETH PUGH jumpsuit; GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI choker (worn throughout).
BURBERRY PRORSUM bodysuit.
BURBERRY PRORSUM bodysuit.

 

 

“I find my creative energy in little pockets that seem to explode at the most inappropriate of times … Like when going to bed.”

 

 

ALBERTA FERRETTI dress.
ALBERTA FERRETTI dress.
SPORTMAX dress.
SPORTMAX dress.
CELINE top.
CELINE top.

First impressions are … Correct more often than I’d like to admit. If I had my time over … In all honesty I would just accidentally make the same mistakes again. My wardrobe consists of … A lot of jeans. Last time I counted I was up to 26 pairs, but I was just given a lot more so it’d be almost 40 now. The best advice I was ever given was … Don’t take anything too seriously.

SIMONE ROCHA dress; VIVIENNE WESTWOOD top and skirt.
SIMONE ROCHA dress; VIVIENNE WESTWOOD top and skirt.

 

 

“I couldn’t live without my guitar and my friends.”

 

 

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG dress; RODARTE necklaces; stylist’s own blanket.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG dress; RODARTE necklaces; stylist’s own blanket.
STELLA MCCARTNEY dress.
STELLA MCCARTNEY dress.

PHOTOGRAPHY Benny Horne
FASHION Gillian Wilkins
MODEL Julia Nobis @ Premier Model Management London
HAIR Mari Ohashi using Korres
MAKEUP Ciara O’Shea using Mecca Cosmetica
CASTING DIRECTOR Paul Isaac
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Luke Lanter, Rory Mulhere and Stef Mitchell
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Carly Day
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Sergio Allgaier
Special thanks to Alberto Cortes Artero; Harissa, Ibiza www.harissa.nl