Hi I’m Julie, and I’m a vintage-loving, accessory-making writer based in Melbourne, Australia. I divide my time between working as an advertising copywriter and designing accessories for my label, Forbidden Charm.

I’ve always loved vintage, and started collecting when I was 16. I’m particularly obsessed with 1950s cocktail dresses and Hawaiian attire, and I’ve exhibited parts of my collection at the Melbourne Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria.

In high school, I was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” and “Best Hair”. I work hard to live up to both those honours in my career and hairstyling endeavours.