SEQUINS AND STILETTOS WITH JULIE PERREAULT
She is known as an actress, notably for her roles in the series L'échappée, 19-2 and Minuit le soir. She’s also incredible behind the camera, where she takes gorgeous pictures. Today, you’ll get to know a woman who wears many hats, including those of mom and fashion lover. Welcome to this glamorous moment with Julie Perreault!
How do you usually enjoy the holidays?
Christmas is really a family thing. On the 26th, we go to our condo in Florida. That’s where we celebrate the New Year. Our friends come to join us every year in our second home. We celebrate under palm trees! However, we like to keep Christmas here, all white as possible.
Your children are growing up. Do you still have Christmas family traditions?
We don’t really have any traditions anymore. However, we really like to play "Christmas games". It’s a great way to get the party started and to make sure that everyone gets together. Otherwise, it's not long before people start breaking up into small groups.
What are your best Christmas memories?
At home, we were three girls. My sisters and I had a lot of fun dressing alike and wearing matching pyjamas!
Speaking of pyjamas, what are you most eager to wear during the holidays? Heels and a sequined dress or pyjamas and wool socks?
No pyjamas! We have the rest of the year to wear that. Holidays are for dressing up! (Laughs) Actually, of course, I don’t force anyone to wear fancy clothes, but I like glam, so I enjoy it!
Based on your experiences in front of and behind the camera, how do you think fashion allows you to create characters and convey messages?
In so many ways! For me, fashion is a real means of expression. It’s a wonderful tool for developing a character or a story.
As a photographer, you read a lot of fashion magazines. Does it have an influence on your everyday style?
Definitely! I enjoy following trends. However, at my age, I'm no longer comfortable wearing crop tops and everything I see in magazines, but I’m willing to try a lot of things, like flared trousers. I love them!
Do you have a beauty routine?
Yes, I do! Having beautiful healthy skin is really important to me. Face masks and exfoliation are part of my beauty routine!
What is your all-time favourite piece of clothing?
If I could wear heels, jeans, a blazer and a white t-shirt every day, I would. I think it's sexy and elegant. This summer, I made an exception for white sneakers because I love them, but most of the time, I wear heels. They’re my way of expressing my femininity.
What are your shopping habits?
I do all my shopping online. If I have breaks during a day of shooting, I’ll definitely do a bit of shopping… Very bad habit! (Laughs)
Are you an impulsive buyer?
If I like it, I buy it. Worst case, if it doesn’t fit well, I simply send it back!
How does your career as an actress influences your work as a photographer and vice-versa?
Both are very connected. As a photographer, I learned how to work with light. It helps me to understand the job of directors of photography.
As a photograph, I also work a lot with artists. Because I’m often in front of the camera, I can relate and I put a lot of energy into making it a pleasant experience.
What are your projects for 2019?
Other than l'Échappée, I can’t really talk about it yet, but I can tell you it's going to be a great year!
We were already huge fans of Julie, and we can now confirm it: she’s amazing and her nice personality makes her even more beautiful. We wish her all the happiness and success she deserves for the year to come!
PS: Do you like the charming decoration of our photo shoot?
Welcomed by its owner, Félicie Hubert, we had the chance to do our photo shoot at Rococo restaurant, located in Beloeil.
After working for several years as a make-up artist and hairstylist in Montreal, Félicie moved to Beloeil and decided to open a small brunch and lunch place; just like the ones she liked so much in the metropolis. That's how Rococo was born!
Want to give her charming place a try? She’s open every day until 2PM!
Photographer: Andréanne Gauthier
Assistant photographer: Marie-Claude Fournier
MUA/HAIR: Amélie Bruneau-Longpré
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