About Julie Phillips Roberts
Julie Phillips Roberts began her career with five dresses, she personally wore to the Miss America Pageant, in a 500 square foot office/salon in 1987. As an image consultant to Miss America and Miss USA candidates, Julie spent the first years of her career teaching young women to be successful in state and national competitions and in life. Her ability to package and polish winners was second to none, and her gift was to make one feel special.
In 1996, Elizabeth Anthony Collection became a shopping destination not only for pageant hopefuls – but women wanting excellence in social occasion dressing. She wanted every customer that walked through the door to look and feel beautiful. That was the goal and mission.
Several thousand clients (friends and winners) later, she decided that a new challenge was to be had. Thus, she purchased the venerable Esther Wolf, and forged a merger that was unprecedented in the industry. It has been quite a journey.
Mrs. Roberts lives in Houston with her husband Gary, and children Jennifer Elizabeth, Justin Anthony, Rachel and their family miniature schnauzer, Abigail.