June 25, 2022

Julia Cumming Bio, Age, Career, Sunflower Bean

Julia Cumming Bio

Julia cumming is an american Singer, model and activist who is known for being the lead singer in the American rock band “Sunflower Bean”. 

Her professional modeling career began when she walked in Yves Saint Laurent’s Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2014 show in Paris. Afterwards, Hedi Slimane signed her to an exclusive modeling contract. 

Julia Cumming Age

She was born on 19 January, 1996 in New York city and she is currently 23 years old as of 2019.

Julia Cumming Family|Early Life

Julia is the daughter to Alec Cumming  a television producer and Cynthia Harden a physician.

Julia grew up in Manhattan and attended New York City public schools and then started a band called “Supercute!” along with her neighbourhood friends June Lai and Rachel Trachtenburg. The band only lasted through 2013 with julia and rachel leading as the creative core of the group.

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Julia and Rachel also co-hosted a show together called “Pure Imagination” from 2011-2013 on the progressive Radio Network which was aimed at encouraging fellow teenagers to become involved in art and political action.

Cumming graduated as a vocal music student in 2014 at the “Professional Performing Arts School” and made her debut in the movie “Short People Who Don’t Know Me”. She also performed solo gigs with original Musical Material at local clubs.

Julia Cumming Career

Sunflower Bean

Julia joined guitarist Nick Kivlen and drummer Jacob Faber in “Sunflower Bean” back in 2013 a talented trio which was based in Glen Head, New York. In the following year the band moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn and became part of the borough’s “DIY’ scene playing over eighty shows and earning ” Hardest-working band of 2014″ title of New York city.

The band signed to Fat Possum Records after recording their first debut EP “Show Me Your Seven Secrets” on January, 2015. They released the album “Human Ceremony” later on 5 February, 2016 which gathered a lot of positive reviews.

“I Was a Fool”, the first single released from Sunflower Bean’s upcoming second album Twentytwo In Blue, debuted on NPR’s “Songs We Love” series on November 3, 2017.

Modeling career

Her modelling career took off back in 2014 when she was asked to walk in  Yves Saint Laurent’s Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2014 show in Paris. Saint Laurent’s director Hedi Silmane signed the musician to an exclusive modelling contract.

Since that time she has modelled for Anna Sui, Elsa Schiaparelli, Max Mara, Rochas and Fausto Puglisi, appeared in global campaigns for H&M and Diesel, and was seen on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan and in many fashion editorials, most notably in many of Vogue’s international editions (US, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan).

In March 2017, Cumming appeared with Madonna for Vogue Germany in the news-making film and photo spread “Her Story”, released on International Women’s Day 2017.

Political activism

Julia founded “Anger Can Be Power” a project that was made to invoke the “Do It Yourself” spirit to inspire people to integrate political involvement in their lives.

She has hosted several public events dedicated to youth and women moving into concrete political action. Cumming is also active in the Model Alliance, and directed and produced a video featuring fellow models that encourages young people to directly call their political representatives.

She interviewed Iranian-American singer Rahill Jamalifard (from Habibi) about her experiences as a volunteer Farsi translator during the protests against Donald Trump’s travel ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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