Style Counsel: Jules Sebastian
I was lucky enough to chat with the gorgeous Jules Sebastian, a personal style icon of mine. Jules is one talented woman – a fashion stylist extraordinaire, charity founder, TV presenter, wife of superstar Guy Sebastian and mother-of-two very cute boys – Hudson, three and Archer, one. Jules has become known for her unique style and is a social media sensation with a following of more than 100,000 across Instagram and Facebook. Catching up with Jules, I discover how she manages to juggle her success, spend time with her family and remain authentically ‘Jules’.
What does a typical day in the life of Jules Sebastian look like?
Usually it’s an early rise with the kids, get everyone fed and dressed for the day and we’re (or I’m) out the door. I could be going to the office for meetings and admin, or filming for Tea With Jules, a blog shoot, a styling day or working for our charity The Sebastian Foundation. I try to squeeze all of that into the first three days of the week while my oldest is in daycare, then spend the last part of the week with my babies. It sounds crazy but it does seem to balance and work. I’m home for the afternoon with the kids. Dinner, bath, bed routine then I’m usually back on the computer for more work! Sleep. Repeat.
How did you build your brand to be the success it is today?
The most important thing that has helped in building my brand is being authentic with who I am. I am very genuine with what I like and what I stand for. Something I have watched Guy do so well, is treat every person he comes into contact with kindness and respect, no matter who they are or their position in life. I believe in kindness and I believe that it can make a difference in someone’s day so we try to treat everyone the same. It sounds simple but people remember things like that and I want people to feel good about themselves. Also, I have learned that I can’t do everything on my own. I have an amazing team of people around me that help me implement all of my ideas.
How do you balance your work with family life with Guy, while raising two young sons?
Great question! It’s actually much harder than I would have ever imagined. To make it work, I have to make my family my number one priority in every decision I make when it comes to my career. When an opportunity comes my way I consider my week with the kids and what is going on in Guy’s schedule and commit only to what I think I can handle. I’m lucky in the way that I have my own business and am a freelancer. Lots of work I can fit in around my family time. It’s just about making priorities and sticking to them.
What are some of your highlights from your Tea with Jules interviews?
I have honestly taken something away from every person I have interviewed. I talk to people who I personally admire or want to know more about. I love to find out the deeper level of what makes someone successful. I truly love hearing people’s stories and I feel honored that so many have been happy to share theirs with me.
What's in store for you for 2016?
I am so excited for 2016! I am really focusing on my blog and generating more creative content. I have a lot of inspiring interviews coming up on Tea With Jules and some other really fun videos that will be uploaded to the Youtube channel. The other focus of this year is our foundation, The Sebastian Foundation. We have big plans to help families in need and I can’t wait to get in there and make a difference in the lives of others. In among that of course is being a wife and a mum and having fun with that too!
Describe your style in three words:
Masculine/Feminine, comfortable, simple.
Where do you find style inspiration?
All over! Mostly from blogs and instagram. I LOVE insta!
Favourite go-to item in your wardrobe?
My Givenchy brogues. They are comfortable, stylish and go with everything.
List three items that are always in your handbag:
iPhone, wet wipes and lip balm.