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Beulah Beauty Interview - Julia Thomas

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Julia Thomas is a mother, former doctor, married to James Thomas and founded the charity Justice and Care which supports victims of slavery.

What do you love most about your job?  

I cannot think of anything more satisfying than hearing of a woman or child being rescued from slavery.  I also love the extraordinarily brave and committed team of people who have dedicated their lives to work for Justice and Care.

Which female is your greatest inspiration?

My mother.

What’s the greatest hurdle you have overcome?

Having my world turned upside down when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Miraculously he made a full recovery.

Where did you first hear about human trafficking?

8 years ago when I attended a ‘Stop the Traffik’ presentation.

Why did you help set up Justice and Care and what’s your vision for the charity?

After learning that there are estimated to be 27 million people in slavery today, of which 80% are women and 50% are children, my heart was broken. I discovered that very little was actually being done to tackle this horrendous crime. As a result, Justice and Care was founded. Since 2008 we have rescued over 1000 victims of trafficking, and have been instrumental in the arrest of close to 500 criminals. The vision is that by, rescuing and supporting the victims, working internationally with governments and law enforcement agencies and focusing on prevention, protection and prosecution that we can break the cycle of crime.

Which beauty product can you not live without?

Mascara.

How do you keep a healthy balanced lifestyle?

I make sure that I have quality time with my family to re-charge my batteries. I love sport and often try something new. Currently I am learning to mountain bike in preparation for a holiday in the Alps. I usually eat healthily, but I must admit that I have a weakness for cheese and wine!

What could you not live without?

My faith, my husband and my children.

Who are your style icons?

Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn

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If you could dress in any fashion era which would it be? 

1940s

What’s the most memorable event you have worn Beulah to? 

A charity fundraising event for Justice and Care.

What do you think makes Beulah stand out?

Beulah’s dresses are supremely elegant. However, the hearts and vision of Natasha and Lavinia to make a difference to women who have been trafficked is what makes it stand out to me.
Which is your favourite piece from Beulah’s Spring/Summer ‘14 Collection & why?
I rather like the ’Painted lady’ dress- in the fragile leaves print! The colours and print is beautiful and it would be perfect for a summer event.
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Beulah’s AW14 print version of the Painted Lady in ‘Bright White Lights’.

Can you describe your biggest fashion catastrophe? 

Experimenting with hair cut and colour! I unwisely decided to have a pixie crop and strawberry blond colour. Never again!

Which is your favourite season to dress for? 

Spring - I love abit of colour after months of winter.

Ladies Day at Salon Prive

Yesterday the Beulah girls attended Salon Prive Ladies Day, held at Syon House. Lavinia and Natasha judged the Boodles ‘best dressed lady’ competition alongside Kirsty Rose, former Miss United Kingdom. See what the girls got up to on their day out…. x

                         Lavinia, our mannequin, Nats and her bump!

Two models wearing Beulah’s Porcelain dress and Hana dress from AW’14 collection and Vivien Sherrif hats x


Beulah shibani scarf on show

The girls are given ten pink roses to give to the 10 best dressed ladies….

The beulah girls go on the hunt for the best dressed ladies, in a rather smart golf buggy!

Kirsty in Beulah’s Sabitri dress handing out roses

Nats, Kirsty and Lavinia

Kirsty, beautiful in Beulah’s Aurora dress x

Alice, from Beulah came runner up in the best dressed ladies competition wearing Beulah’s AW Seraphina dress

The line up of contestants, including the final winner Nicola Aldridge!

Beulah girls with Kirsty #MISSUK all in @beulahlondon 💕@kheslewood xxx

Beulah girls with Kirsty #MISSUK all in @beulahlondon 💕@kheslewood xxx

Beautiful Kirsty wearing #beulahlondon #sabitri #dress #salonprive judging @boodles1798 #bestdressed #ladies #competition

Beautiful Kirsty wearing #beulahlondon #sabitri #dress #salonprive judging @boodles1798 #bestdressed #ladies #competition

Beulah girls judging @boodles1798 #bestdressed competition at #salonprive #ladies #day handing out roses to all contestants 🌹🌹🌹 @laviniabrennan @nrufusisaacs

Beulah girls judging @boodles1798 #bestdressed competition at #salonprive #ladies #day handing out roses to all contestants 🌹🌹🌹 @laviniabrennan @nrufusisaacs

Beautiful models in #beulahlondon and #viviensheriff hats at #salonprive #today

Beautiful models in #beulahlondon and #viviensheriff hats at #salonprive #today

Love our new #cashmere #knit #behindthescenes #aw #online #shoot 💙

Love our new #cashmere #knit #behindthescenes #aw #online #shoot 💙

Online shoot today #aw #collection

Online shoot today #aw #collection

Wall of roses #perfect #backdrop #campaign #image 💕

Wall of roses #perfect #backdrop #campaign #image 💕

"Filming in Beulah today" @camillamackintosh #angelica #dress #aw14 in store soon 💋

"Filming in Beulah today" @camillamackintosh #angelica #dress #aw14 in store soon 💋

Danielle in our new #love #knitwear available in a few weeks #aw #collection @djw_fashion 💕

Danielle in our new #love #knitwear available in a few weeks #aw #collection @djw_fashion 💕

#internship #available apply info@beulahlondon.com x

#internship #available apply info@beulahlondon.com x

Perfect #accessories for today @millimillu #handbag and #beulahlondon #eden #scarf

Perfect #accessories for today @millimillu #handbag and #beulahlondon #eden #scarf