JULIA STEGNER

JULIA STEGNER

Iconic German model Julia Stegner reveals the secret to looking like a supermodel post giving birth – or part of it, at least… and explains why people make fun of her taste in music. (We don’t!)

Julia Stegner at H&M's concert with Lana Del Rey 2012, Getty Images.

Julia Stegner might not be a global household name like fellow Super Germans Claudia Schiffer or Nadja Auermann, who ruled the world in the 90s, but there’s a good reason models.com ranks Stegner as one of the “Industry Icons”. Few models have had such long and successful careers as Julia Stegner. H&M picked her for their spring campaign back in 2004, and eleven years later she is hotter than ever – starring in Chloé’s A/W15 campaign alongside Anja Rubik. A true industry icon, Julia Stegner has done everything from Givenchy and Balenciaga catwalks to Victoria’s Secret to French Vogue. 

But you can’t really talk about Julia Stegner without mentioning her hair. Julia Stegner has truly gorgeous hair (head on over to her Instagram to check out her new do – it gave us immediate cravings), so when we had her in the H&M photo studio, we of course had to take the opportunity to ask her about it – and the rest of her Top Model Secrets. 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
”Steven Meisel.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
”Being able to stay grounded.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT WAS…
”My first shoot with Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue. It was one of my first big shoots and my first cover for Vogue.”

THE SONG OR ARTIST WHO ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
”Haha, people always make fun of my music preference. I’m big on oldies. I love CCR, The Band, REO Speedwagon, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and many more. When it comes to music there is nothing worse than working with people who play house music all day.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
”Does baking count?”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”Christy Turlington, hands down. Beauty and brains. And she is the sweetest.” 

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”Unrefined coconut oil for pretty much everything. It helps sunburns and dry skin. I also used it through my whole pregnancy to prevent stretch marks. It worked! Plus it’s great for cooking.”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
”Doing Pilates at least five times a week with my trainer Andrea Mitchell. Every summer I try to go on a three to four week surf trip, which is the best work out ever. And it is so much fun.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
”Use dry shampoo. Other than that I just let my hair air dry after washing it, and that’s pretty much it.”

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
”Walking or cuddling my dog Kasper. Dogs have a very calming aura.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”Ping pong. I’m pretty good at it I think…”

I SMELL LIKE…
J’adore by Christian Dior.” 

MY FAVOURITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
”Jeans, T-shirt and/or a sweater, sneakers or espadrilles.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
”My beautiful daughter – I’ll always be obsessed with her.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Drink a ton of water. It really works.”

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS…
”Chateau Marmont in L.A. I love their interior design and they make the best Spaghetti Bolognese.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
”Blue Ribbon Sushi in New York.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
”Coffee with a ton of whole milk.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
”Noise-cancelling headphones.”

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
”Spend time with my family.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”To try not to worry so much about everything, especially things that you have no influence over. I’m still working on it.”

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
”Furniture.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
”So much about other countries and cultures. One of the many perks of the job is to travel to places I otherwise would have maybe never visited.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
”I’m still trying to figure that one out.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Modern FamilyNew GirlFriendsGame of Thrones.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
”Ever since I had my daughter I haven’t had the time to read a book. I hope I will be able to read one again soon, as reading is one of my favourite things to do.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”To be a good parent so my daughter grows up as happy as possible.”

 





JULIA STEGNER

AGE: 31

AGENCY: Louisa Models

CITY: New York

DISCOVERED: In 2000, while celebrating Oktoberfest in Münich.

FAMILY: Husband, daughter and Kasper the beagle. 

INSTAGRAM: @juliastegner

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