LIMEDROP INTERVIEW: Julia Pound August 20 2014

Today Limedrop had the pleasure of speaking with the French teacher turned cult fashion retailer, Julia Pound. We have followed her store across its three locations and it's a joy to hear her tips. Q&A with Julia Pound. Who you are? What do you do/ believe in? My name is Julia and I run Dagmar Rousset. I believe in multiple things – chief among them are music, very dark chocolate and the company of canines. I also believe in a good stiff whisky (minus the peat!). When people ask me what I do, I still stay that I am a French teacher and translator, even though I haven’t done a lot of that since I opened the shop a few years ago. I will always be a nerdy language teacher at heart. What your top two tips in updating your wardrobe? It’s amazing how a headscarf can totally update an outfit. I’m not talking about a demure little headband that you use to keep the hair out of your eyes. You need to make it big and obnoxious and high and voluminous so people can’t miss you as you walk down the street. Oh and a new pair of glasses is great too if you are myopic like me. What is something that you never thought would be possible that is now possible? I had actually wanted to open a shop for years but thought it would be too hard because I had zero experience in fashion or retail. Now that I’ve done it and come out the other side (hopefully not seeming like too much of a fraud), I feel that any kind of business venture is now possible. I am continually having ideas about new businesses (doggy bakery/disco car wash/two-way massage salon) that I would definitely undertake if I had the time and money. It’s nice to know that things aren’t as unfeasible as one might think.