She is an artist and a traveller. She used to be a movie and theatre actress. Now she knows that her destiny is music and lyrics. She became a mom but it doesn’t mean she is slowing down. We talk to Julia Pietrucha, one of the most interesting and passionate artistic personality in Poland about conscious fashion and life choices.
You are a traveller. You can travel with your backpack through Asia. I was wondering, what belongings should you take with you?
Only the most necessary things like one tee, one shirt, a pair of trousers and flip-flops, and shorts. My must-have is a wrap that can be used as towel to lie down on the beach or a scarf that you can put around your neck to make it more comfortable (during crazy rides on a motorbike) or as a protection from sun. You can use it as a dress as well. I love its versatility. Sometimes I buy some local stuff (usually I pick colourful trousers). I’m not afraid of colours, they give me joy.
You must bring a lot of interesting stuff from these trips?
Backpack is the limit. But there was a situation when I came back from India with a unique sari that I’ve never worn (laugh). I’m sure it’s hidden in the depths of my closet. Maybe it would be better to hang it on a wall (laugh).
What about jewellery? Some personal pieces like bracelets, necklaces or earrings?
It’s ok when these pieces where made by locals. Unfortunately most of the souvenirs are made in China. I don’t need many things, quality is the key. On the other hand, I took some plaited sacks for my folks from my last trip.
IMA SPODNIE DAMSKIE
CHENLEE 1 SUKIENKA
I was wondering, how can you describe in a few words your personal style?
I like comfortable and casual clothes. I appreciate natural fabrics that makes me feel relaxed. Cotton, wool, from time to time linen. During winter wool sweaters rock!
That’s interesting because this is Julia I don’t know at all. I know Julia wearing a long romantic dress during her concert. Are there two different Julias?
No way! (laugh). I’ve always stood for comfort. I love comfy, oversized clothes. These kind of clothes can be really beautiful. You can wear layers, mix different shades and structures. I have a weakness for oversized shirts, T-shirts from soft cotton, knitted dresses, warm and cozy sweaters. When I go out with my girlfriends my fashion choice is more casual: jeans, shirts or a fancy jacket.
I know I can express myself on stage. I love to create the mood through different clothes. Sometimes I wear silk dress. I can be statuesque and serious or I can move the material while I’m dancing. The same thing is with my make up. At home I don’t wear make up at all. I like to be natural. During concerts I take some strength from the make up.
TEGI 1 BERMUDY
You are on tour right now. Why don’t you work as an actress anymore?
That was my decision and conscious choice to be myself on stage – express my real emotions. I can experience this freedom by music. Acting is posing. I feel good in my own skin. I know I have something interesting to say and I can share it with others. I’m not saying that acting is bad. I’m pretty sure that some day I’ll give acting another shot. Right now I’m in a happy place.
You’ve got busy moment in your life right now. You wake up in a different city, spend long hours in hotels or in a car. It is exhausting and you have to be in shape. How do you recover?
I sleep everywhere I can but as you know I have a baby right now so it isn’t so easy (laugh). After giving a birth to my daughter I discovered that direct from concert you can come back to hotel and fall asleep immediately. When I travel I like to read books (about rising babies) or listen to music. Lately my favourites are Devendra Banhart, Little Joy or Rodrigo Amarante. Some calm music with the message. I fell in love with the soft Amarante’s voice. It was the only song from Narcos soundtrack that made such an impression. Right now I’m listening to his discography. When I look for some new music I listen to my friends’ recommendations or I use Spotify.
ENORA DŻINSY DAMSKIE
KOROTO 1 SWETER DAMSKI
Are you into technology and electronics?
I think so. I always take notes on my mobile, I write lyrics on a computer. Now I’m learning to play piano, electronic one. I’ve got a plan and my personal tutor. I can’t wait! I’m a romantic girl with a modern vibe in XXI century.
LOWOMI SWETER DAMSKI
JESSICA DŻINSY DAMSKIE