ST: Hello Judith! Thank you so much for taking the time to be interviewed for the Style Tastemaker’s launch week! We are so happy to have you as our kick off Q&A. Let’s get started. Tell us a little about yourself and your back ground.
JM: I was born and raised right here in Minneapolis, MN and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love Minneapolis and feel really lucky to be from such a gem of a city. I have a cat named Zelda and she’s pretty much my partner in crime. Most of my friends and family consider me a crazy cat lady, and quite frankly, I’m totally cool with it.
ST: How did you get into styling?
JM: It was by complete chance in all honesty. I had recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Psychology. I had initial plans to go to graduate school to further my degree, but decided to take a year off and explore other areas. I have always had an extreme love for design and well curated photographs but never really considered making it a full time job. Through connections, I stumbled upon an internship opportunity at Style-Architects assisting their freelance stylist at the time. Eventually within a year I moved up to freelancing for SA, while also managing a high end office supply retail store. Through my experiences I started to realize how much I loved working with product. I decided to leave Style-Architects after about 2.5 years and branched out on my own with styling, focusing mainly on props.
ST: Your Instagram feed as a whole is so beautiful! How do you blend and keep all of your photos so cohesive?
JM: First and foremost, thank you! I would say that I typically just try and stay toward the same color tone within all of my photos so that they blend nicely together.
ST: What is your favorite color palette of the moment?
JM: I’m always a sucker for neutrals and softer palettes. I typically steer more toward cooler tones in my style.
ST: Who’s work inspires you?
JM: Oh god, tough question. I feel like there are so many people that inspire me. If I had to choose one though, I would definitely say Alexa Chung. She’s such a badass.
ST: Thank you so much Judith! It was great getting a behind the scenes peak into your world. We can’t wait to see what you do next! To find out more about Judith you can find her on Instagram @judithmarilyn_.
(PHOTOS: JUDITH MARILYN)