Jules Van Mil has lived the fashion life. In her late teens, she modelled for the McGann Agency, doing fashion parades for David Jones, fashion catalogues for Myer and making television commercials. However, she was always happier designing clothes rather than modelling them. She completed a teaching degree and started her career as a primary teacher. Then she studied fashion, worked as the Assistant Designer for a women's wear label in Sydney during the 1980s, and taught fashion at a tertiary level. She loves the fashion industry and established, ran and eventually sold her own bridal couture business. Today, she runs fashion workshops and does casual teaching in Sydney.