My 5 Favorite Things: Jules Wood
Stylist Jules Wood has leant her keen eye for style to editorials, advertisements and video shoots all around the world. After graduating from university she cut her teeth in Tokyo's fashion world working with pop starts like Hikaru Utada and Fay Ray. She returned to her native London after three years, where she assisted Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto in their London boutiques and also came up with the sartorial style of various celebrities. Currently this global citizen resides in New York where she styles shoots for magazines like Nylon, Paper, Zink, Tatler HK and Marie Claire. We asked this tastemaker for her five favorite things and here is her eclectic list.
1. Biking. I love biking. I go and pick up all my samples all around New York. I round around town with the bags on my bike. I've fallen once in the rain and I was more concerned about my bags than me.
2. Tokyo. I graduated from university and moved straight there from London. I arrived there and lived with Japanese girls and they didn't speak English, so I had to learn Japanese quick. I met amazing people. One of my favorite places is to go is Las Chicos in the in Omotesando — I had a lot of exhibitions there because I was doing photography. It was like one big happy family.
3. Performing with Minty. I joined the group with Marcus Woodcock after Leigh Bowery died. We did these crazy performances around England, one of them was the ICA in London and it was really amazing. It was very theater performance based. We used to have Aidan Shaw (the pornography star) and Sexton Ming (the transvestite) perform with us. It was one of those experiences that was pretty crazy. No regrets.
4. Vindaloo Curry. Of course, I am British and this is a national dish. This is my favorite food ever for a hangover the next day. I would say to everyone try it, it really helps.
5. Fashion Styling. I love dressing people, I love doing editorials, I love transforming everyone even myself into something different. Fashion is an art and we were it every day of our lives. Through clothing we have the ability to express ourselves and our personalities. It's my passion and my job as well.