Princess Julia is an English DJ and music writer and the recognisable face of London subculture. She cites David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust having given her the permission to step outside the box of normality. First appearing on London’s subculture scene in the late 1970s she became one of the Kids during the short lived but influential Blitz Kids club scene which also nurtured the careers of Boy George and Marc Almond. Alongside her achievements within the international club scene in the 1980s, she became a cultural correspondent for ID magazine as well as a contributing writer to other publications such as Man About Town and Qx magazine. She has been involved in numerous collaborations with creatives such as Nick Knight and Kylie Minogue. Recently she has worked on a theatrical memoir called ‘An Audience with Princess Julia’ which traces the creative thread of London counter culture from the 1970s to the end of the 80s.
Billie Scheepers / 02.08.2016
“You can’t just sit there and expect things to happen to you just because you look fabulous or you’ve got something to say. You’ve got to put the thing out there otherwise you only get discovered when you’re dead, which isn’t the best way to live a life.”
“When you’re 16, you’re really quite brave aren’t you? You don’t analyse things in the way that you do as you get older and I’ve still retained some of that bravery.”
“I don’t have any regrets because you just have to accept whatever has happened, good or bad.”
“When in doubt, go out.”