The Kahlo Girl

Written by: Zanita Whittington

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A highlight of my MBFWA experience – catching a blogger exclusive, backstage at the Kahlo show.

Julia Nobis opened the show looking every part the effortless cool, Kahlo girl, rocking an embossed leather crop and pencil skirt with asymmetric hemlines. I first met Julia when she was just a few short weeks into modelling, we were signed to the same agency and got to chatting at a casting. On first impression I couldn’t help thinking what a fish out of water she would be in this industry, a girl who hasn’t shown the slightest interest in fashion aesthetics and who seemed to lack the particular kind of vanity that fashion models usually possess. Today however, it’s clear that Julia’s down to earth attitude and strength of character have been totally unchanged by the crazy ride she’s had as one of the worlds top working runway models, much beloved of designers like Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. I was so delighted to know I was speaking to the same girl I met those few years ago – cool and confident – and a total original.