In Conversation With: Princess Julia

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Never has the phrase 'you couldn't make it up' seemed more appropriate as when you look back on the colourful life of London's culture Queen Princess Julia. We caught up with her to chat glam rock, gender fluidity and Angela Lansbury. You won't want to miss this one.

Words by Danielle Morgan

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She started out DJ'ing in the 80s, before becoming one of the eponymous Blitz Kids, knocking about with the likes of Boy George and David Bowie at the infamous London club. Rubbing shoulders with a-list royalty is just what Julia does. Henry Holland, Pam Hogg, Jonathan Saunders. We'd love to have a root through Julia's phone book! She's played witness to some of the most exciting and defining decades of music and fashion, and has the stories to prove it!

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Nowadays, the born and bred Londoner toys with the music, fashion and the editorial world, writing for some of the biggest mag's on the scene (i-D, Dazed, Man About Town) and holds resident DJ slots at many of London's best loved venues such as reknowned gay bar, The Glory. A columnist and editor by day, by night Julia cruises around town spinning vinyl and mingling with the who's who of the fashion and music scene. By her own admission, she's not a morning person, and she never leaves the house without a full face of make-up. This is dedication to slaying on a completely different level.

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Princess Julia with David Bowie at the Blitz Club, PHOTO CREDIT - Pinterest
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Princess Julia DJ's at the Kinky Gerlinky 1992, PHOTO CREDIT - Dalston Superstore
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She was there when Ziggy exploded onto the scene, she was one of the Blitz kids who catapulted the New Romantic sensibility into the London underground movement, she LIVED these iconic decades and is still calling the shots right into 2017. A force to be reckoned with? A living legend? Call her what you will; we think it's love.

The Guardian crowned her the first lady of the London fashion scene, and we think they pretty much hit the nail on the head. Princess Julia, you are our style and life crush every day!

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