Although Julia definitely more so than me
Briana Andalore: I think that’s why we’re like sisters, because we both kind of don’t give a fuck in this way. We just go through life and exist in our own kind of world, in our family, in our little unit here. Dressing her is so much fun – it’s not like a job, really. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, things are harder. It definitely felt like a lot more pressure earlier this year knowing there were going to be so many more people looking at her. In that moment, it was very intense. I don’t think we ever realised the magnitude of what was really happening, just because you’re so in it. You’re in this room filled with the clothes, and then Julia puts them on and walks out the door, and then the internet reacts… The first time I think we realised it was when we were leaving the Kenzo show, and people were jumping and screaming and chasing us. We both just said, ‘This is crazy.’ Who experiences that? Celebrities, I guess, experience that [ laughs ]. It was very surreal.
“Everything Julia does has definitely been a form of art. I think that’s just how her brain works, and how all of our group’s brains work. It’s all about creating, and we’re always doing or creating something, even when we’re just sitting in the living room and talking and showing each other photos or references” – Briana Andalore
I miss her and I miss our full style outs, just because those are always super fun, and I love to be more hands on with things with her
Julia’s been serving some major looks recently too while she’s been in Los Angeles. What has been your process now that you’re working on opposite coasts?
Briana Andalore: Yeah, Julia’s been filming for the last four or five months over there, and I was kind of in and out for two months in the beginning, but LA is actually not my favourite place, so I said, okay I’m gonna take a little break and go back to New York. I send her things, and she just puts it together the way she wants to wear it. But recently, since she’s been there, her schedule has been kinda crazy. She’s a mom, and Valentino [Julia’s son] is a full time job really. The movie is a full time job. Fashion is a full time job for her also. So we just have to do it the way that we have to do it.
We’re just hanging out and I’m saying, you need to put this on, or we need to lower this or cut this
I was particularly obsessed with the outfit she wore to go grocery shopping recently – the underwear and the denim coat.
Briana Andalore: I actually wasn’t 100 per cent a part of that look, but I was a part of this in a past moment. She actually wore underwear and a bra at Versailles, when we went to Paris like 10 years ago. We ended up at Versailles and she walked through the Hall of Mirrors in panties and a bra.
Briana Andalore: No, we were just always doing fashion events, before we even knew we were doing fashion events, I think [ laughs ]. She had these neon orange Jimmy Choo pumps on and blue fishnets. I was just like, ‘Julia! I can’t believe you!’ I think I was going through quite an uptight moment with my own fashion at that point, where I was wearing all this Missoni and turtleneck dresses and wanted to be an adult. I changed Little Rock hookup ads posting my mind again later, of course. When I saw the shopping look the other day, at first I was a bit like, ‘Who let her out of the house like this?’ But then I realised it was obviously iconic. She just kind of comes up with these moments on her own that are very Julia.