On the runway, she’s thinking quantum physics (among other things) and spent the recent Paris Fashion Week reading her chemistry book cover to cover. Julia Nobis’ awakening was less spiritual, more accidental: spotted at a bus interchange, she’s one of the most in-demand girls in modelling. We caught her fresh from our shoot in Ibiza.
My positive affirmation is… Not so much a positive affirmation but just take the good with the bad.
Have you ever had your aura read? Been to a psychic? Or Tarot reader? My mum was really into all of that, so she’d try to read my aura every few days.
Tell us a little about it... I wasn’t very helpful, always sceptical and saying that my auras were fine and didn’t need rearranging.
To zen-out, I… Meditate when I can and do Tai Chi on occasion. For all other times there’s guitar.
I find my creative energy… In little pockets that seem to explode at the most inappropriate of times ... Like when going to bed.
My birthstone… I had to Google it, but it’s a pearl.
I was spotted at... Bondi Junction bus interchange.
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.
The most exciting place right now is… Somewhere new.
I knew what I wanted to do… When I was 15, I settled on the idea of becoming a doctor. Before that, there was palaeontologist, marine biologist, pastry chef and schoolteacher.
My style influencers… I don’t really have any, but growing up by the beach and hanging out with skaters gave me my love for skinny jeans and hoodies.
Right now, I am obsessed with… Science!
When I was a kid… I got hurt a lot, I mean, most kids do. But I was exceptionally uncoordinated due to growing so fast.
If I had my time over… I probably (wouldn’t). Though in all honesty I would just accidentally make the same mistakes again.
To unwind after a hard day’s work I like to... Curl up on the couch and watch whatever TV show I’m into at the moment.
First impressions are... Correct more often than I’d like to admit.
Right now, I’m listening to... A peculiar mix of soundtracks from the shows along with my usual go-to’s of rock and classical.
I couldn’t live without... My guitar and my friends.
I keep fit by... I don’t.
My favourite food is... Pizza.
The last book I read was... My chemistry textbook cover to cover right before my exam during Paris Fashion Week.
My beauty routine consists of... Showering and maybe brushing my hair.
Not many people know that I... Have a pet turtle, Cornelius.
On the runway, I’m thinking about... Everything, from quantum physics to what I’m having for dinner that night.
When I see myself on screen... I still get weirded out a little. My hometown now is... Sydney, it always will be.
One of my favourite jobs so far has been... This Ibiza shoot was a lot of fun. So many things went wrong (we didn’t have running water for days, and were battling gale force winds and rain half the time) but it was a damn lovely and beautiful experience.
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.
I’m looking forward to... My flatmate coming home so we can play guitar and jam again.
I always wanted to... Go bungee jumping.
I never thought I... Would be where I am.
If I wasn’t modelling, I would be... A full-time student instead of part-time and online like I am now.
My defining personality trait is... Sarcasm.
My nickname is... I have lots; Jules, Gould, Jub Jub, Juji, Nobs, Bison ... And the list goes on.
The best advice I was ever given was... Don’t take anything too seriously.
The best story I’ve ever heard was... Hilarious yet rather inappropriate one.
My biggest regret is... Not always seeing things through.
Julia wears stylist’s own blanket and AESA earrings.