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Effortless Style with Julien Garman

by Brittney

DC-based style blogger, Julien Garman shares her day-to-day beauty routine and how she conquers style challenges.

April 11, 2017

If you’re in need of some fashion inspiration, Julien Garman from is your girl.

Splitting her time between marketing for a commercial real estate firm and covering our capital’s most fashionable events, Julien manages to make everyday style, simply effortless… and man can she pull off a statement lip!

We got the scoop on her day-to-day beauty routine and how she conquers style challenges.

Finding Ferdinand: What’s your morning beauty routine like?

Julien Garman: To be honest, I usually get ready on the go! I catch an early bus into DC and hardly have time to do anything before hopping into my commute. However, I do a pretty regular moisturizing routine in the AM - first I use a cleanser, then skin oil, then serum with Vitamin C. I finish it off with a moisturizing cream.

For makeup, I keep it pretty simple with Laura Mercier foundation and mascara, liquid liner + my Finding Ferdinand Starter Kit and Custom Overnight Palette for everything else!

FF: YAY! So glad to hear that FF products help you with your on-the-go beauty routine. Would you say your personal style suits your on-the-go lifestyle as well?

JG: Yes, definitely

FF: How would you describe your personal style?

JG: I’d say overall my style is very laid-back, romantic minimalism with a focus comfort (of course!).


FF: On, you post so many cute, laid-back styles every week. How do you stay inspired?

JG: I get a lot of my style inspiration online through blogs and Instagram. I also frequent sites like Who What Wear and enjoy reading Vogue and Darling magazines.

Having a blog definitely helps as well -- I have access to all kinds of different looks covering fashion shows and events.

FF: In your blog you also mention “conquering style challenges” - where did that idea come from?

JG: It really started from an overwhelmed feeling I had while getting dressed in the mornings. So I REALLY cleaned out my closet, kept only the things I loved, and it resulted in me feeling so much more joy.

Now when I come upon a challenge (i.e. I want to wear this cute top but it’s cold outside - how can I layer appropriately for work and still feel stylish?), it becomes a fun problem-solving process for me.

FF: What has been the most difficult style challenge?

JG: My most difficult style challenge was probably figuring out how to wear a crop top to work (hint: a high-waisted skirt does wonders!).

FF: That’s a good one! “Challenge” for you: If you had to choose just one piece of clothing to invest in this year, what would it be?

JG: Easy - an all-occasions Little Black Dress! Every woman should have one in their closet.

FF: The LBD is definitely a staple item for the FFgirl. Last question - What makes DC’s fashion scene unique and different from the other cities you’ve visited?

JG: I love the community here. The creatives are really supportive of each other, whether you’re a photographer, food stylist, blogger, you name it. The fashion itself is so varied. I think people really elevate the office looks here more than elsewhere because it’s what we wear every day.


Julien's Overnight Palette

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