Julia Rebaudo is a freelance journalist turned blogger, photographer and sometimes stylist. A keen eye for quality, her blog Stylonylon showcases her casual and contemporary style, while regularly championing emerging designers.
Positive Luxury caught up with Julia to find out the inspiration behind the blog, and why she loves living in London.
What inspired you to start your own blog?
I actually started my blog while on maternity leave as something to do! I was just getting into photography at the time and wanted an outlet for my pictures.
I also had a keen desire to indulge my love of style and shopping and a blog seemed the perfect place!
How would you describe your personal style?
Minimal, simple, casual, with the odd curveball thrown in.
Your blog and Instagram feed gives a glimpse into your life in London – what you love about living in the UK capital?
I adore London! Its vibrancy, diversity, and movement is a constant source of excitement and inspiration for me.
I moved here in 2001, and have been living in east London since 2007. It’s not perfect, no capital is, and Hackney certainly has its good and bad points, but we have made a home here.
There is so much creativity and positivity from local businesses to nearby schools, plus the pride that Hackney has to offer with its green spaces, marshes and canal.
If you could change one thing about the fashion industry, what would it be?
Eek, I hardly feel like an expert on this subject. But, a healthier and more realistic attitude to body shape and size and an end to the associated blame game which seems to bat around between designers, stylists and publications.
What small steps do you take to live more sustainably and positively?
Recycle like crazy, shop locally, and choose brands with sustainable and eco-friendly practices.
Is there a book that has inspired your personal or professional life?
One of my most life-changing reads in my 20s was Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook. It gave me a strong sense of the power of womanhood and to embrace it in its entirety.
What is your favourite Positive Luxury brand?
I’m currently obsessed with the whole Malin & Goetz range, they can do no wrong!
What is a personal luxury that you couldn’t live without?
I’m pretty low maintenance overall, but I do like a lovely bath oil. Right now I’m using Dr Hauschka’s Birch Arnica oil, which you can find at John Lewis.