JULIE ROBERTS grew up in a small community in Missouri, surrounded by sisters and loving parents that encouraged excellence in academic achievements and all personal endeavors. As a child, she would spend time with her grandmother watching her educate and service her customers as a well-respected antique dealer. The entrepreneurial spirit was ingrained at a very early age.
As an accomplished pianist and talented young public speaker, Julie represented Missouri in the 1982 Miss America Pageant as the youngest contestant. After a year of public appearances and moving to Houston, Texas, Julie set up shop in 1987 as an image consultant with only five evening gowns and $500 in seed money to her name. During the next decade she built a solid reputation consulting and coaching state and national contestants on wardrobe and image, as well as offering poise, interview skills, and life coaching. She has since advised more than 6,000 clients, offering her immeasurable insight into ladies’ fashion and fit.