The Heroine’s Journey of Julie Kim

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 
Freedom. 
I think that time is the most valuable thing because we can’t get it back once it is passed. 
I love the fact that I can manage my time the way I want it to be instead of being controlled by someone else. 
 
What is my idea of perfect happiness? 
Have someone in my life who understand me and always stand by me no matter what and to be the exact same vice versa.
It makes me feel completed and full of joy and happiness. 
 
What is my greatest fear? 
Losing my loved ones. 
 
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 
My ability to show how I feel on my face in any given situation.  
 
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 
Tom Ford. He just make things so perfectly and fabulously. 
He has the most talented creative mind well balanced with entrepreneur’s mindset. 
 
What is my greatest extravagance? 
2 weeks solo trip staying at the luxury hotels and dine at Michelin restaurants every cities I visited when I left from my last job. 
It was the most healing time mentally and physically.  My burn out soul was completely refreshed with inspiration and newness.
As a result, my brand Arium Collection was born.   
 
On what occasion would I lie? 
When I know that the truth will devastate the person.
 
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 
Definitely accounting. 
 
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 
Now.
I see the world very differently now by doing my own business as entrepreneur. 
Last year was the worst year of  my life experiencing betrayal, overwhelming challenges that made me scared of loosing control yet I am here more sturdy and confident so I am the happiest person now. 
 
If I could, what would I change about myself?
Nothing. 
Obviously I’m not perfect at all but I live at my fullest potential and embracing who I am. I love the challenges making myself evolved every single day so I can’t wait to see myself how far I can go. 
 
What is my greatest achievement in work? 
Three things in my career. 
Firstly, I overcame the crisis of company in 5 months time. I still can’t believe how I went through it all and how I managed to be on the track again.  
Secondly, I became a fluent Spanish speaking head designer / creative director in 2.5 years. Since then, I had received lots of job offers from the most luxurious and nationally and internationally prestigious companies in Spain. I didn’t speak a word of the language when I moved to Spain. 
Thirdly, I created my own brand. 
 
Where would I most like to live? 
Where I live is not important and I’m pretty open to where I live. 
Finland where I am living now is the 10th country to live in.
What is more important to me is whom I live with.
 
What is my most treasured possession?
Lucas and Taavi. 
My 2 years and 8 months old son and my husband.  
 
What is my most marked characteristic?
Strong will with positive mind 
 
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 
Oodi library and Amos Museum. 
You know the places that make you say “wow” ? 
These two spots are that kind of places. 
As soon as you step into the space, you will be amazed.  
 
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Emo. Food is simply amazing and the cocktail called “girls girls girls” is mouthwatering. 
They also offer the wide selection of wines which is very important to me when it comes to eat.
 
What books influenced my life and how?
There are too many but I would pick this one. 
Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People by Michèle Root-Bernstein and Robert Root-Bernstein.
It will give you the sitemap of how great minds bring out their creativity such as Leonardo Da Vinci,  Albert Enstein, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, etc. 
 
Who are my favorite writers?
Shakespeare. I have three bachelor degrees ; Fashion Design, English Literature and Applied Biology. I majored English Literature because of Shakespeare.
 
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Piano Sonata No.14 known as Moonlight sonata by Beethoven 
 
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. 
She is a female of enormous determination and courage. 
Without any doubt, I think that she is one of the strongest of all Shakespeare’s characters. 
 
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
JT Foxx, my business coach. 
He gave me the motivation and inspiration when I was going through really tough times. This is priceless to me. 
 
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) by Luc Besson. 1988. I saw this movie when I was teenager and never forget about this movie.

What role plays art in my life and work?
Inspiration and undetectable from my life. 
 
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 
My parents who have been giving so much support and love and taught me the most valuable life lesson to be humble and honest.
 
Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 
I would like to work with my business coach JT Foxx more closely this year. I am going to Mega Success event which is yearly serial entrepreneurs network that is hosted by JT Foxx. The guests list are amazing which include Dr.Phil, Jewel, Donna Karen, Cavin Klein, Randi Zukerberg, Al Pacino, Patricia Arquette, etc. 
  
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?
Someone who is passionate about their work and bring both of us the great synergies to lift up each other. 
 
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? 
Going back to basic. I would like to go deeper on my creation process. Last year was very much about stabilizing and managing my brand as entrepreneur so it took off a great portion of my creative side.  Finally, I can put more focus on design.

 

Where can you see me or my work in 2019?
Social Media :
 
Videos :
Digital Fashion Week Jakarta https://youtu.be/Upkfctdz5qg
Arium Collection VIP opening https://youtu.be/Si62usGXok4
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
The reason of my existence in this world. 
 
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Jewelery Brand owner Anat @anat_collection
Film Director Ronaldo @ronaldodefebro 
 
How can you contact me?

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