Chats with model Juliana Formicola
How I got into modelling:
Relatively late at 42. My hair had gone grey and I saw an older model appear every week in The Guardian’s Saturday fashion pages. I was curious to see which agency she was with, so I reached out and they just happened to be auditioning the next week. They took me on and it grew from there – fate perhaps. I have since worked with the model, Pam, who initially caught my eye. She seemed so pleased when I told her how she'd inspired me! My aunt was a model in the 60s (one of the first Flake girls) too and this also got me interested. A portfolio highlight would have to be my recent cover for Stella Magazine, with my grey hair in the spotlight!
My morning starts with a strong pot of leaf tea – at the moment my favourite is M&S luxury gold tea! And my day ends with putting on my night creams, silk eye mask, and pillow spray - all in the hope of getting a good night’s sleep.
I missed Downton Abbey when it originally came out, now I’m on series 3 and loving it/trying not to binge watch. It’s good old-fashioned escapism and right now that’s what I need. I don’t want to watch depressing or scary things - there’s enough of that in real life at the moment!
Advice for anyone getting into the industry: