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.
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.
“I find my creative energy in little pockets that seem to explode at the most inappropriate of times ... Like when going to bed.”
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.
“I couldn’t live without my guitar and my friends.”
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