Stay-at-home mom and socialite Julianne Wainstein, known as “Jules” to her friends, joins The Real Housewives of New York City this season, bringing a youthful and dynamic point of view. The Hong Kong-born beauty had a colorful upbringing traveling the world with her parents and gaining experiences that ignited her own love of travel and culture.
Inspired by her father’s successful career as a fashion entrepreneur, Jules studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, eventually securing her first job as an assistant buyer and designer at a boutique fashion company in SoHo. A true businesswoman at heart, Jules honed her socialite skills as an event planner for the Women’s International Zionist Organization, a non-party international movement that raises money for schools and programs for women and the elderly in Israel.
Today, Jules lives with her husband of eight years, Michael Wainstein—a principal at Private Capital Group—and their two children, five-year-old Jagger and two-year-old Rio. The couple splits their time between their homes in Manhattan, Water Mill, and Miami while traveling the globe with the hope that their children will one day share their passion to explore. Whether walking a red carpet or attending a charity gala, Jules loves the social scene Manhattan has to offer and is part of an elite circle of classy women that includes good friend and current housewife Dorinda Medley.
Jules juggles her various career opportunities, spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering with as many charities as possible.