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TDF Talks With Award-Winning Magazine Editor Justine Cullen

TDF Talks @Mercedes me

Justine Cullen is a multi-award-winning magazine editor. After an illustrious career working at various tiles including Girlfriend, Marie Claire and Shop ‘Til You Dropin 2013, she became the first editor of Elle Australia. She carved a distinct place in the Australian market for this new, fresh, fashion magazine, and won many accolades in the process.

After five years at Elle, Justine took another leap, making the move to Jones magazine, where she’s now editor-in-chief.

In this podcast, Lucy chats to this trailblazing editor and mum-of-four about her career highlights, the challenges facing Australian fashion, and the age-old career-vs-family juggle.

17th May, 2019

Justine Cullen is Mum to Iggy (12), Scout (6), Milo (14), and Odie (2 months, not pictured). Photo –  Rachel Kara for The Design Files.

Last year Justine left ELLE Australia and is now heading up content strategies for David Jones across digital, print and social, including Jones and Mr Jones magazines. Photo –  Rachel Kara for The Design Files. Live at Mercedes me. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Justine at home in Avalon, Sydney, with her family. Photo –  Rachel Kara for The Design Files.

Live at Mercedes me in Melbourne. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Lucy Feagins
Friday 17th May 2019

It was so lovely to sit down with Justine Cullen last month at Mercedes me, to chat about her illustrious career and achievements, her take on the state of the Australian fashion industry, the challenges facing publishers and editors, and everything in between!  It was such an insightful, relaxed and friendly chat, from one seriously impressive career woman!

All our podcasts come with pictures. When listening via iTunes/the Apple podcasts app, enjoy viewing relevant photographs and clicking through links while you listen!

Lucy Feagins
Friday 17th May 2019

Notes + Links

Justine Cullen is the editor-in-chief of Jones magazine, former editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine Australia

You can follow her on Instagram @justine_cullen.

We featured Justine in our Family column last year, (when she was pregnant with her fourth child, new baby, Odie).

Justine highlights Outland Denim as a local ethical brand leading the way

This is our 28th TDF Talks podcast, check out all the others here.

Next, we travel to Sydney for TDF Talks at Fisher & Paykel’s Experience Centre. You can book tickets for Tim Ross and Penelope Seidler’s talks here.

Mercedes me is a collaborative space in Melbourne’s CBD, where café culture meets Mercedes-Benz lifestyle. Stay up to date with their varied program of events by following @mercedesmestore.melbourne.

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