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!

Colourful Conversation With Dora Larsen Lingerie

[10 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and welcome back to another interview! We hope you are all keeping your spirits high despite the tough global situation. Personally, we have got to that point in lockdown, where we need some colour and positivity in our lives… Enter Georgia Larsen, Founder and Creative Director of Dora Larsen Lingerie. Dora Larsen Lingerie creates the most gorgeous, colourful lingerie that champions comfort, real women and femininity. This week Georgia spoke to us about how she got into the fashion industry, why sustainability matters so much to her and where she finds her inspiration. Get…

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Time To Re:lax LDN

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and welcome back for another interview! We hope you are all managing to keep your spirits up during this tough start to 2021. This week we have been thinking a lot about our skin and how we can best support it and our general wellbeing during all of this stress. Thankfully, we had an expert to help us in our endeavour. Earlier this week we spoke to Katie White, the Facialist and Director of Re:lax LDN. Re:lax LDN is a skin studio in Hackney that dedicates itself to supporting the skin from within, topical…

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Meet The Face Behind The Name: Our Founder Carolina

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! Oh, what an introduction to 2021 this week has been… We at CarolinaGMX hope you are all keeping safe, healthy and positive in spite of all the changes we are already facing this year.  This week, we thought we would bring you our weekly Friday Founder interview but with a special twist.   This week, our Editor Gabriela interviewed our Founder Carolina so that you could all get to know the face behind CAROLINAGMX that little bit better. And yes, they are sisters… So, as ever, grab yourself your favourite morning beverage, find a…

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Countdown to 2021 With Earl of East

[6 MINUTE READ] Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! We know many of you will be rejoicing as this very difficult year comes to a close, and we are too. To help set you all on the right path for 2021 (and because New Year’s Day falls on a Friday this year), we have once again brought our Friday Founder interview forward. This week, we spoke to Paul Firmin and Niko Dafkos, the co-founders of Earl of East, the lifestyle and home fragrance brand that sells everything from candles and books to ceramics.    The Co-Founders reveal how they got the…

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Khali Min To The Rescue (Oil)

[12 MINUTE READ] Happy Wednesday all, and Happy Christmas eve Eve! We are coming to you with your weekly interview a little early this week as, of course, this Friday is Christmas.  We want all our readers to know that whether you celebrate Christmas or not, and whether you are alone or with family, we are thinking of you and sending you love and strength in these hard times. We started these Friday Founder interviews with the intent to champion small businesses and collaborate with new and existing brands we admire. We hoped that the interviews would become an inspiring…

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Rocking Around The Christmas Tree With POPLIN PJs

[9 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all! Hopefully, many of you are starting to wind down for the holidays, resting and able to enjoy some time with family over the coming days and weeks. As of today, we are officially in Christmas mode, and if you ask us, nothing says Christmas like watching movies in your PJs all day and sneaking some chocolates that are supposed to be reserved for the 25th. This week, we were lucky enough to chat to Lucy Guinness, the CEO and Founder of POPLIN PJs, the London-based pyjama brand. Lucy chatted to us about her career…

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Sleep Well With The Laid Club

[7 MINUTE READ] TGIF guys! Not sure about you all, but this week felt long for us, so we could not be more excited for some sleep this weekend.  If you also fancy getting an early night soon, you might be interested in today’s interviewee, Leah Uka. Leah is the CEO and Founder of The Laid Club, a sleepwear company that uses silk in their pillowcases and sleepwear to help your skin as you sleep.  The Laid Club believes silk can help change the way our skin develops fine lines, wrinkles and retains moisture during the night. To hear all…

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Be The Change with Jimmy Fairly Eyewear

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone and welcome back for another Friday Founder interview! This week in the UK our national lockdown has lifted and, although it has been replaced by a tier-based restriction system, in London shops and restaurants can now reopen. That alone is cause for celebration!  In equally exciting news, this week we had the opportunity to chat to Antonin Chartier, the CEO of Jimmy Fairly. Jimmy Fairly is the eyewear brand that creates accessible quality eyewear with a positive social impact. For each pair bought, Jimmy Fairly donates a pair to someone in need.  As someone…

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Elevate Your Hair Game With Crown Affair

[9 MINUTE READ] Happy Black Friday everyone! We are wishing you the happiest day of online sales shopping and no queues – arguably, the only perk of lockdown (apart from keeping us safe, of course). In lockdown 2.0, we’ve been on a mission to embrace our natural hair texture, grow out our hair and get it as healthy as possible. For me, personally, that means embracing the curls and finding a routine that works, preferably one that is not too time-consuming and doesn’t require heat. That’s why we were thrilled to chat to this week’s interviewee Dianna Cohen. Dianna is…

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Pucker Up With Axiology Beauty

[4 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! We are feeling particularly happy and hopeful this week what with the prospect of a vaccine on the horizon, and what better way to way to cheers to the future than with our weekly Friday Founder interview! This week, we were joined by the fabulous Ericka Rodriguez, the Founder of Axiology Beauty. Axiology Beauty is a UK beauty brand that champions sustainability and aims to create the most ethical lipstick on the planet. To hear about how Ericka got the idea for Axiology makeup, where she finds her inspiration and what her day-to-day looks…

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Escape with Beauty & Seoul

[8 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and welcome to this week’s Friday Founder interview. With anxiety levels at an all-time high this week, amidst the US Election and a second lockdown starting here in the UK, you might be needing a little escapism. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. In this week’s interview, we chat to Maree Kinder, the CEO and founder of Beauty & Seoul, the UK’s leading K-skincare curator that aims to bring Korean Skincare into the mainstream here in the UK. To find out how Maree started the brand, the values of Beauty & Seoul…

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Time To De-Stress With Lady A CBD

[5 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! Halloween is almost upon us, so whatever your plans, enjoy your weekend. You deserve it! Our Halloween this year involves a cosy night in; full of horror movies, yummy food and self-care. Someone who knows a thing or two about self-care and de-stressing is Alexandra Dunhill. So much so, she has built her brand Lady A around the healing properties of CBD.  Lady A is a luxury wellness brand offering lifestyle products containing CBD in the form of tinctures, balms, capsules and most recently vapes, formulated to alleviate the stresses and worries of modern…

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Achieving Symbiosis With Symprove

[4 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and thanks for joining us for yet another Friday Founder interview. With all the doom and gloom of a second wave of Covid in Europe, we want our special CAROLINA GMX readers to know that we are thinking of you all. Stay safe! This week, we are delighted to offer you a few minutes of distraction from all the sad news through this week’s interview with Barry Smith, the Founder and Chairman of Symprove. Symprove is a unique water-based food supplement built to support your gut microbiome.  As someone who has experienced gut issues…

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Keeping an Open-Mind with Plenaire Skincare

[12 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! What a week it’s been eh? This week with more and more lockdown restrictions coming into force all over the country, we are going to be spending more time indoors again. And if you’re anything like us, more time indoors means more time that we get to spend on our skincare routines… This week we caught up with Namrata Nayyar-Kamdar, the founder and CEO of Plenaire Skincare. Plenaire Skincare is a brand that is all about celebrating your skin chemistry and providing gentle and effective essentials for everyone. Basically, inclusive, sustainable and championing every…

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Step Into Meenu Graziani’s Shoes

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all! With World Mental Health Day tomorrow, we want to use today’s interview to encourage you to seek help if you are struggling at this time. The COVID-19 crisis has caused a tragic increase in suicide rates all over the world and it is important to look out for one another. Call a friend, reach out if someone doesn’t seem like themselves and take time for yourself too. Stay safe! This week, we hope to uplift our readers through an inspiring interview with Meenu Graziani, the British shoe designer that founded and designed the eponymous…

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From Boredom To Beauty With Sara Rosalie Skincare

[8 MINUTE READ] My goodness, the temperature has dropped quickly or is it just us? As much as we love Autumn, the less glamorous sides of the season have come back to haunt us this week: dry, sensitive skin and chapped lips, and we are not about them. That’s why this week’s chat with Sara Rosalie, the Founder and CEO of Sara Rosalie Skincare came at the perfect time! Sara Rosalie skincare is a dutch skincare brand offering face balms, eye balms and lip balms for even the most hypersensitive skin and chapped lips. Sara reveals what drove her decision…

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La Collection On Finding Beauty In The Everyday

[8 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! Welcome back to our Friday Founder segment. This week we have started to allow ourselves to get excited about the most inspiring fashion season of them all: Autumn *jazz hands*. With Autumn comes the possibility to wear suede boots and dresses, comfy layers with peep-toe shoes and even a cheeky, unessential scarf. If you are anything like us though, we like to consider the clothing that we are bringing into our wardrobes these days, because of the effect fabrics have, not only on our sensitive skin but also, on the planet. This week, we…

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The Last Days of Summer With Fruity Booty Underwear

[6 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all! We have absolutely been loving the heat in London this week and hope you all got to enjoy it too! These last days of summer have us wanting to strip off again. Okay, so maybe it’s not quite the right time to go bikini shopping, but it has got us thinking about lingerie. After all, lingerie and sleepwear is something that we can enjoy all year long regardless of temperature and, one of the real joys of the at-home office… business on top and chilling on the bottom. In light of our latest lingerie…

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Chatting To The Woman Behind The MAMATER Jewellery

[14 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! With Autumn very much in the air you might be feeling like it’s time to switch up your wardrobe and, what better place to start than with your jewellery? This week we chatted with the founder and CEO of MAMATER Jewellery Marilyne Kekeli. MAMATER Jewellery is an ethical jewellery brand for spirited women who want to look good and live well. Well, that definitely sounds like something we want to channel this Autumn… Just grab your morning brew and let’s get into the interview! Welcome to CAROLINA GMX Marilyne! Could you begin by telling…

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Trust Not Fear With Abel Fragrance

[6 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone and welcome to a brand spanking new month and dare we say it… season! We’re not sure whether it is that nip in the air or the hopefulness that comes with the arrival of a new season, but this week we have been feeling some major “back-to-school” vibes.  Some companies are returning to offices, some people are continuing to work from home on a more permanent basis and some people may have managed to escape for a quick, last-minute holiday. Whatever your situation, we want you to feel inspired and hopeful to tackle whatever…

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