Either I had to go on a diet, or my overcrowded closet did. Guess who won? Gone are my days of living on three lettuce leaves and the occasional bowl of chicken vegetable soup to remain a perfect sample size. I like eating as much as I enjoy cooking, so it’s time for “out with the old to make room for the new!” Now you can shop “Vintage Julie Anne” because I’ve decided to offer many of the classic fashions you’ve admired through the years for sale on my Facebook page.

Julie Anne wearing Liza Bruce back in the day and Millie Brown modeling the dress now

Julie Anne wearing Liza Bruce back in the day and Millie Brown modeling the dress now

Special thanks to beauty and artist extraordinaire, Millie Brown, who squeezed in just enough time to be my human Barbie doll between filming on the set of the new Ab Fab movie in London and jetting off to perform in collaboration Ellen von Unwerth at Miami Art Basil this week. Here is a sneak peak of what you can expect to see in the coming weeks and months ahead:

Alaia, Mugler, and Moschino Couture

Vintage Julie Anne: Alaia, Mugler, and Moschino Couture

Please keep in mind these vintage items are 25 (or more) years old. Even in excellent condition, there are likely to be minor imperfections consistent with age and normal wear. Those I am aware of upon inspection are documented in the descriptions and photos, however, I will not accept returns. All sales are final. Serious shoppers should private message me with any questions or concerns before purchasing.

Lagerfeld, Katherine Hamnett, Liza Bruce, and Jean Paul Gaultier

Vintage Julie Anne: Lagerfeld, Katherine Hamnett, Liza Bruce, and Jean Paul Gaultier

More pieces will be added as I have time to upload them, so please keep checking back with Vintage Julie Anne for your favorites, and don’t forget to click “share”  Vintage Julie Anne with all of your friends. While my closet takes a walk down memory lane – why not enjoy the recipe that kept me walking on the runway? This soup is still a staple in my household.

Weight-Loss Weapon Chicken & Veg Soup

Weight-Loss Weapon Chicken & Veg Soup

This is my top secret weight loss weapon – the chicken vegetable soup I lived on for years as a model. It’s low fat, chocked full of yummy vegetables and chicken, and certainly satiating. My own private diet rescue remedy.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients

Weight-Loss Weapon Chicken & Veg Soup

  • 1 whole chicken without skin
  • 2 Knorr's chicken cubes
  • 3 tablespoons mixed garlic Italian herbs
  • 2 teaspoons Lawries salt to taste
  • Water enough to cover chicken
  • 3 stalks celery halved
  • 3 large carrots peeled and halved
  • 1 medium cauliflower cut into bite-sized
  • 1 medium broccoli cut into bite-sized
  • 2 medium zucchini cut into bite-sized
  • 1/2 pound green beans cut into bite-sized
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 15.25 ounces canned corn with juice

Directions

Weight-Loss Weapon Chicken & Veg Soup

  1. Bring ingredients chicken through carrots to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken and set aside to cool.
  2. Add cauliflower through mushrooms to boiling broth, and simmer/boil, partially covered, for 15-30 minutes (depending on how cooked you like your vegetables).
  3. While vegetables are cooking, remove skin from chicken, debone, and cut chicken meat into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Remove soup from heat. Add corn and chicken back in, and stir well.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this hearty meal in a bowl, piping hot, on its own, or with fresh bread.

Heat To Eat

Vent lid of container and heat in microwave 3-5 minutes, stirring midway to distribute heat evenly; or heat in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brought to a slow boil for at least five minutes.

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