On How To Be Lovely!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I've received permission to tell a secret! One of the projects I've been working on is a biographical picture book about the beautiful life of a beautiful lady. She was a legend of classic film, an icon in women's fashion (working with her friend, designer Hubert de Givenchy), and also an open-hearted humanitarian devoting the later years of her life to the work she would do with UNICEF. Her namesake Children's Fund intiatives continue today.

The book publishes in 2010 (Balzer & Bray/ Harper Collins) with words by Margaret Cardillo. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Much more to come!

So...guess who?

14 comments:

Katie said...

Funny how I saw that picture and thought, "When did Julia go brunette?!"


YOU could tell people how to be lovely. :)

Lauren Castillo said...

Hey thats wonderful, Julia--you are the perfect person for the job! I'll be looking forward some sneak peeks, if you're able to share at some point :) Congratulations!

Kate said...

Perfect project!

Renee Kurilla said...

Derrr...wow! Audry Hepburn is my idol. She's the reason I got bangs!! I cannot wait to see what you're working on. What a wonderful job to have and no wonder you've been watching so many classics!! :)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Oh that's too cool!

Erin said...

Ohhh my goodness I can't wait for the book! Audrey is one of my HEROES.

Shelf Elf said...

This is wonderful! I can already picture your pictures!!! Congrats Julia.

Cassandra Mortmain said...

Holy cow Julia!!! That's such terrifically exciting news. I can't think of a better illustrator for Audrey. I am just dying to get my grubby little mitts on a copy.

Brian Floca said...

Congratulations, Julia! Your art is uncannily perfect for a book on Audrey Hepburn. I can't wait to see it. In the meantime I wish you happy painting and many viewings of Roman Holiday.

Annie said...

FUN!! Congratulations Julia!! I agree, your artwork is perfect for this! I love how you draw ladies and fashion. What fun it will be to see the illustrations you create.

Julia Denos said...

thank you for the kind words and encouragement everyone! I am excited to get painting... :) "bonjour PARIS!"

Marc Tyler Nobleman said...

Yes, this is a great subject for a picture book, and I can't wait to see what you do with it!

matt said...

Wow. What a fantastic idea for a picture book. Can't wait to see your illustrations!

Amanda Atkins said...

How did I miss this post?!?! AHHH! (i had to scream). This is amazing. You lucky girl! I cannot wait to see what this book comes out like!!!