50 Questions with travel & fashion influencer Jules Cecilia

Encouraged to join Instagram by her successful Instablogging sister Jolie Janine, Julia Jahnke is now carving out her own name on the Gram – going by the handle Jules Cecilia. With a feed full of photographic depictions of home and abroad, last year saw Jules tick off an absolute wish list of countries with Janine including the likes of Austria, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Morocco, Abu Dhabi, Bali, and Germany (where their parents live).

Currently back home in Cape Town, we jumped at the chance to grab Jules for a quick Fast 50. Here, she talks everything from public nudity to being persuaded into Instablogging by Janine…

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click the links to read interviews with La Elegantia‘s Zlatina Jekova, Marta Sierra, and Hannalicious’ Hanna Friberg.

1. Age? 21 years old
2. Height? 166 cms
3. Best beauty product of all time? Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
4. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Eyebrow pencil, concealer, eyelash curler, eye cream, lip balm
5. Hair “done” or messy? Messy
6. Favourite fragrance? Coach Eau De Parfum
7. Favourite item of clothing? Denim shorts
8. Favourite fashion brand? All Saints
9. Gym or exercising outdoors? Outdoors
10. Healthy eating or treating yourself? A bit of both

11. Can you cook? I like to pretend I can
12. Favourite food to indulge in? Fries, fries, fries
13. First thing you pick from the mini-bar? Chips
14. Best place to eat out? El Burro in Cape Town
15. Happiest moment? Watching the sunset with someone I love
16. Biggest fear? Not living a moment consciously 
17. Blog or YouTube? YouTube
18. Iphone or camera? Camera
19. Type of camera? Sony Alpha 6500
20. Facetune or untouched? Untouched

21. Lightroom or VSCO? Lightroom
22. Favourite filter? I edit all my pictures with the @joliejaninepresets
23. Favourite way to edit pics? Light and a little desaturated
24. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time influencer
25. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? My sister @joliejanine had started before me and pushed me into it. I didn’t really have a say in it ?
26. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? The whole process (planning, shooting, editing) can take up to 2 hours
27. What’s your top Instagram tip? Only post what you like
28. Who takes your pics? My sister
29. Career highlight since being an influencer? All of the amazing trips I have been on thanks to Instagram
30. Career lowlight since being an influencer? People judging you even though they don’t know you

31. Worst thing that’s happened to you on a photo shoot? Not really a bad thing, but all the changing in public. I’m sure half of every city I’ve been to has seen me naked!
32. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? Flowers 🙂
33. Last thing you googled? The number of my accountant
34. Favourite song? At the moment – anything Post Malone
35. Living in the city or living by the beach? Living in Cape Town, which has both
36. Summer or winter? Summer! But I also love gloomy colder days
37. Favourite travel destination? Bali
38. Most Instagram-worthy spot? The Maldives
39. Top three essentials to pack when traveling? Sleeping mask, ear plugs, and a face mask
40. Hotel or glamping? Glamping actually, my family has been going camping every year since I’ve been little.

41. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Quiet night any day of the week
42. Partner or single? Both has its perks
43. Siblings? I have an older sister
44. What city are you currently living in? Cape Town
45. What country did you grow up in? I grew up in Germany until I was 12 and then moved to a small country called Brunei in South East Asia
46. Celebrity/influencer crush? Tezza
47. Pets? I have a dog named Bobbi
48. Biggest misconception about you and your job? We don’t work!
49. Top Instagram accounts to follow? @Josefinehj, @tezza, @lisa.olssons
50. Top career tip? Be yourself and trust that life holds only the best for you in store

All images: Jules Cecilia

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