Interviews

Our team has an insatiable curiosity when it comes to people we admire. We love finding out how they got started, what strategies they use for success and their biggest “pinch-me” moments.

These interviews are our opportunity to pick the brains of some brilliant people and for you guys to find out a little bit more about them. We speak to CEOs of fashion brands, fitness studio founders, designers, and beauty/skincare specialists. The interviews go live every Friday, so stay tuned for the latest!

All Things Sensitive Skin & Facials With Maya SkinCare

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone and welcome back to our Interview Series! As we -slowly, (very) slowly- start to integrate ourselves back into society, it is crucial to acknowledge a few of the things that we have really missed during this time of lockdown. One of these things is beauty treatments, specifically facials! While we love a bit of ‘at-home’ self-care on CAROLINA GMX, we cannot help but miss the touch and products of a professional. Sadly, the beauty and treatment industry (among many others) has taken a serious hit with COVID-19 as salons have been forced to shut…

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Life In Pearls with Lustrous Jewellery

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone and welcome back for another interview! It’s  July… how did that happen? With the summer months officially upon us, we are switching up our looks in favour of a beachy, carefree style. And where to begin but with some effortless jewellery? This week we interviewed the fabulous Lin Johnson; founder, designer and CEO of Lustrous Jewellery. Lustrous Jewellery is a luxurious (obviously) demi-fine pearl jewellery brand that makes stunning fashion-forward jewellery. We love this brand’s mix of timeless elegance and quirky nuances; they truly have some gorgeous pieces that we’re obsessed with for summer!…

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The Power of Storytelling with Seekology

[10 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a scorcher this week and it’s definitely had us rethinking our beauty routine and the products we’re using. On a normal day, we love to keep things quite natural but what with the rising temperatures, we are going back to basics. Minimal ‘no-makeup’ makeup and glowy skin are our beauty goals for the foreseeable future. That’s why we’re thrilled to have this week’s guest to point us in the right direction. Rebecca Saunders is the Founder and CEO of Seekology, the online and physical store that offers you the best products from…

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Life Imitates Art With Vicki Sarge Jewellery

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! This week we have allowed ourselves to daydream a little of a future where we can go out to restaurants, bars and even have a little dance… But if lockdown has taught us anything it is that we don’t really need a reason to fix up and look sharp. This can be something that we choose to do to make ourselves feel good, whether we are staying in, having a themed quiz night or, eventually, going out. Enter Vicki Sarge…  Vicki Sarge is a boutique based in Belgravia, London that sells stunning costume jewellery,…

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Leo With Love Jewellery on Anxiety and Business

[10 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and welcome back to this week’s interview! We hope you- like us -have been using your free moments to reflect, learn and educate yourselves and others on the issues that have been affecting our world so greatly over the past few weeks. At this time, it is important to empower one another to speak up and speak out about injustices happening everywhere.  Someone who shares our beliefs in empowering others is this week’s interviewee Leora Moreno, the founder of jewellery brand Leo With Love. Leo With Love is a brand made with love, to…

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How To Feel Well With Simone Thomas Wellness

[15 MINUTE READ] Good morning all and happy Friday! As lockdown restrictions begin to ease around the world, protests rage and people fight tirelessly for the lives black people, you may have been neglecting to take care of yourself. As we learn to navigate this ‘new normal’ and what it might mean for our work, our daily routines and our social lives, your personal wellbeing is paramount.  Wellbeing can mean everything from taking care of your mental spirit to taking care of your physical body. A few weeks back, we Zoom-called Simone Thomas, the founder and CEO of Simone Thomas…

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Francis Stories Co-Founder Tells Us Her Story

[10 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday! Yes, it is Friday again… isn’t the week after a bank holiday just the best? We think so too! And we have the perfect way to welcome you to the weekend: this week’s interview. This week we chatted with one of the co-founders and designers of Francis Stories, Sonia Mota. Sonia created Francis Stories (whose brand name we are obsessed with btw) in 2018, with her co-founder and partner. Francis Stories is an online brand that creates soft, woollen garments from natural materials in the most sustainable way possible. Sonia believes in respecting nature, as…

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Louie Loungewear Show Us Why No Body Is Perfect

[10 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday! The months are flying by and along with the warmer climate, comes the pressure to strip off and show a little more skin. But, showing skin and feeling sexy and confident shouldn’t be something for a select few. We believe it is something that every woman should be able to achieve. Someone who agrees with us is the formidable CEO and designer of Louie Loungewear, Sandra Grabowska. Sandra started up the brand that boasts underwear, pyjamas and even dresses, with the belief that ‘no body is perfect’, therefore, we all can feel confident in our…

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Bringing Bling Back With Lebrusan Studio & The Vintage Ring Company

[12 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and welcome back to another interview! Is anyone else missing getting completely dressed up and fancy? Well, here’s an idea: how about we bring back jewellery into our lives? Yes we know we’re still in quarantine, but hear us out. It’s minimal effort- unlike makeup it glides off effortlessly at the end of the day- comfy AND sparkly enough to make you feel ‘put together’ for yet another Zoom call.    This week we had the absolute pleasure of chatting to not one, but two fabulously inspiring ladies: Arabel Lebrusan, founder of Lebrusan Studio…

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Smiling Bright With SmileTime

[9 MINUTE READ] TGIF, right? We know that many people out there might be struggling over this period of quarantine and self-isolation. Here at CAROLINAGMX, it is really important to us to uplift our readers over this time and make you smile, even if just for a few minutes. That is why this week, we couldn’t be more excited about our interviewee: Natalie Quail, the CEO and Co-Founder of SmileTime. SmileTime is an oral cosmetics company that aims to bring you long-lasting confidence and happiness through your smile. In our chat, Natalie tells us why she started the company and…

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Cosying Up With Aethel Knitwear

[10 MINUTE READ] Pinch punch first of the month… and welcome back to another interview! Even though we’ve made it to May, we’re embracing the cosy vibes this month because let’s face it, we’re planning on staying indoors for the foreseeable. And hey, who says that has to be a bad thing? Netflix, knitwear, and home-cooking… It could be a lot worse. This week, we had the pleasure of chatting to the cofounder of Aethel Knitwear, Tim Ewington. He discusses many things including his beginnings and biggest challenges in setting up a business. So, if you’re interested in getting a…

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Time to Heal With Doctor Rogers RESTORE

[9 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all! As we approach the peak of Spring, COVID-19 and whatever else the world chooses to throw at us, it has never been more important to use this time to heal and restore. Who better to speak to then than Dr. Heather D. Rogers? Dr. Heather D. Rogers is the founder and CEO of Doctor Rogers RESTORE and the cofounder of Modern Dermatology in Seattle. Dr. Heather D. Rogers originally only intended to create one product to help healing skin post-surgery or laser treatments, and as they say, the rest is history. We hope you…

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One Sparkle At A Time With Sif Jakobs Jewellery

[6 MINUTE READ] TGIF! We hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and used the time to truly switch off. If we have realised anything over the past couple of weeks, it is that staying home doesn’t automatically mean relaxation… This week, we had the pleasure of chatting to the founder of the eponymous Sif Jakobs Jewellery. Sif Jakobs knows a thing or two about the difficulty of switching off, particularly when your work ignites your creativity and passion like hers does. So take the next couple of minutes for YOU: pour yourself a coffee, get comfy and keep…

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Catching Up With Natalie Perry Jewellery

[7 MINUTE READ] “What day is it? What year is it? What’s going on?” We feel you. As everyday in quarantine begins to blend into the one that came before, sticking to a routine has never felt so important. Luckily, we’re back with another interview to keep your Friday feeling like a Friday. This week, we had the pleasure of catching-up with the founder of Natalie Perry Jewellery. Natalie Perry Jewellery is a sustainable, everyday luxury jewellery brand inspired by Natalie’s travel stories and adventures. In our chat, Natalie opens up to us about how she got started in jewellery,…

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Planning Our Escape with Escape Swimwear

Happy Friday! As we all attempt to navigate this new way of living that involves quarantining, social-distancing and self-isolation, it is important to remember that nothing is permanent. While it can be easy to think of the present moment as ‘downtime’, I recommend using this period to be productive and get ahead of your goals; whatever that means for you. No one understands the importance of using their time wisely better than Nancy Vong, founder of Escape Swimwear. Nancy is the perfect example of manifesting your dreams while living in the present moment. Get ready to feel inspired… it’s time…

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Stay Home With Woron Lingerie

Happy Friday! Now that we are all going to be spending a lot more time at home, it is the perfect time to introduce you to Woron. Woron is a vegan, cruelty free and sustainable lingerie brand that not only promotes slow fashion, but also seeks to empower women to feel sexy in their natural shape and form. This week, I had the pleasure of chatting (virtually, of course!) to the Scandinavian sisters: Arina and Anya Woron; co-founders and the brains behind the brand. Their lingerie, with their sustainably-sourced, soft-to-touch fabrics, is without a doubt the perfect addition to your…

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A Day In The Life of Anna + Nina

Well, a lot has happened since our last interview…. This Friday, we bring you some quarantine content. So take some ‘you’ time… Switch off the news, self-isolate and keep reading. This week, I had the pleasure of chatting to Anna de Lanoy Meijer of Anna + Nina. Anna + Nina is a jewellery, clothing and homeware brand born in Amsterdam, inspired by the girls’ travels around the world. We hope you enjoy this week’s chat! Hi Anna! Could you begin by telling me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today?  I was born…

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Dip Your Toe In: A Chat With Eau Paix Vie

Well, what a week it’s been! Need a break from all the Coronavirus talk? Me too. I think we’re all in dire need of a holiday to be honest… Unfortunately, we can’t take one, so today I bring you the next best thing.     This week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Carly Wilkins; one of the sisters behind Australian Swimwear brand Eau Paix Vie. So make yourself your favourite drink, and let us take you far away, to the sunny beaches of the Gold Coast. We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation! Morning ladies! Thanks for…

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Getting Ready For Spring with APPLES & FIGS

Spring has sprung! …Not quite feeling it? Well, to help get you in the mood of all things pertaining to the new season, nature, and renaissance this week, I bring you an interview with jewellery designers Miné Arsay and Ezgi Turksoy.         Miné and Ezgi founded the jewellery brand APPLES & FIGS together in 2015, inspired by the idea of the Garden of Eden. The jewellery is not only gorgeous but uniquely inspired by the sisters’ childhood memories and passion for storytelling. So, grab a coffee, and get ready to feel inspired!   Welcome ladies! Could you…

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Hey there delilah (cosmetics)

As we approach the end of February (congratulations!), you may have started to think about how you can take your makeup look from Winter to Spring. With the changing of the seasons, you might find that your skin is more sensitive than at other times of the year and so I recommend natural, vegan makeup. This week, I had the privilege of chatting with Rupert Kingston, one of the co-founders of Delilah Cosmetics. Delilah Cosmetics is a cruelty-free, paraben-free and vegan makeup brand that boasts the most gorgeous collection of products. If you haven’t heard of them yet, you will…

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