My Life in Isolation: Julie Angel

Julie Angel is an international Brazilian model and influencer. Her Instagram is all about her lifestyle and travels around the world with her career, promoting health and beauty.

We caught up with Julie to find out about her life in isolation…

What does isolation look like where you live? How has your local community been affected? 

I recently landed back in London and I’m currently living with two flat mates in Notting Hill. I can certainly see the difference in how things were before and during the lockdown, the neighbourhood is a lot quieter, shops and restaurants are closed, a lot of businesses have changed around my area. Although you can still see kids playing in the park and queues for supermarkets and takeaway.

Can you talk us through your daily routine in isolation? 

I believe I live one day at the time and I find it helps me to plan my daily routine one night before. Some days can be a full day of working for brands while other days can be more focused around my health and exercise regime. Most days I exercise at home and also go for a run in Kensington Gardens.

I like to stay productive by learning online, I find that nowadays we can always find a lot of free studies and videos on the internet which gives me the opportunity to learn something new. Another passion I have is cooking and I have made use of the free time to try some new recipes. Every weekend I like to be creative by making some new content for my social media. 

What are the biggest impacts the lockdown has had on your life?

When lockdown started I was unable to travel as often and the modelling industry became very quiet since everyone was worried with the uncertainty of the market. This has led to most of the jobs being based around online shopping and content creation. I’m grateful that I can still do some of my work from home as well as visit studios. For my outside assignments this means that I have to adhere to social distancing and take Covid-19 tests to keep everyone safe.

What has been a silver lining from being in isolation? Any special memories?

Lockdown has been great for reflecting on where we spend our time and giving us time to take care of our mental and physical well-being. We can also appreciate more our family, friends and whoever means the most to us. 

When it comes to memories, I will never forget the recipes that went well and the ones that went wrong! The board games at night with my flatmates and the video calls with my loved ones.

What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learnt during this time?

I’ve learned how to be more patient and resilient and mindful that nothing lasts forever and that this hard time will pass. I’ve also learned how to make the best of all the moments, good and bad.

What are your self-care tips at home?

I think that taking care of what I eat is very important as lockdown can bring a lot of bad habits as people tend to be more anxious. Having a good healthy diet and drinking plenty of water is key. In addition, I like to do treatments at home such as hair masks and I use facial creams to keep my skin looking fresh. I love meditating during the week to help maintain a good state of mind.

Where do you want to travel to when the restrictions are lifted?

It would be lovely to go to see my family in Brazil since I wasn’t able to see them since 2020 and I miss them very much.

Transport yourself to December 2021, what would you like to have achieved this year? 

I’m hoping I can travel more this year and work on new different markets such as in the US and I would also like to reach new brands. I would like to see my interactions increasing on social media. So let’s see, fingers crossed!