When Julia Haart decided to start a fashion career in her forties, the mom of four had zero experience — but that didn’t stop her from going for it anyways.
“It didn’t occur to me that it’s strange to start a shoe brand when you’ve never made a shoe,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “You don’t know what you’re capable of until you get up and try.”
Since then, she has not only created and sold her successful namesake shoe brand, but Haart is now CEO and co-owner of Elite World Group (the talent-management company representing stars like Kendall Jenner and Iman), and she’s starring in her own Netflix series, My Unorthodox Life, which follows her unlikely career and her life as a mom.
Now at age 50, Haart has accomplished plenty in the last few years. After spending most of her life in an ultra-Orthodox