NEW YORK — So much about fashion, not to mention life, is down to timing. This much Julia Fleming knows as one of her formative moments as a model was down to being in the right place with the most beautiful face. “I was just going in for a casting. I met [photographer Ben Hassett] and he was like, ‘alright, we’re going to keep you,’” explains Julia, who at the time was unclear on her reasons for being held. “I stayed and ended up making the best pictures I’ve ever seen of myself. They’re hands down my favorite pictures.” To this day Julia says those stunning beauty pictures for the January 2016 issue of Vogue Japan are singled out whenever she presents her book at castings and otherwise might not have happened were she not at that appointment.

Moments like these are precisely the sort of thing Julia has come to cherish in her young modeling career, which is what lead her to maintain an assiduously documented scrapbook journal. Café receipts, railway tickets, backstage badges, the expansive personal journal already spanning several volumes not only has them all, but was also instrumental in preparing Julia for her month-long video diary she kept in February for Teen Vogue. That was Julia’s first foray into video blogging or vlogging as it is known and something she “definitely could see [her]self doing” in the future. Given Julia’s natural beauty, sunny disposition, and librarian-like dedication to documentation, it is difficult to see how Julia would not be a vlogging sensation.

Julia can be seen in The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice directed by Gia Coppola and produced by Vogue.

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — Julia Fleming”; Interview and video, Damien Neva; Model, Julia Fleming.