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!

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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Talking Diamonds and Gold With EC One

Happy Friday! With Spring on the horizon (well, it is in my mind), you may have begun to think about Spring-cleaning and how you can make those changes to become more sustainable and conscious about what you are buying this year. This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Alison Skeates, the co-founder of EC One to discuss all things jewelry and sustainability. EC One were the first company in the world to register and make fair-trade jewelry and continue to lead the way in ethically sourced diamonds and recycled gold. Honestly, they had me at hello… We…

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Jacob from LimeLife by Alcone Shares His Story

Happy Friday! With Winter very much in full swing (thank you Storm Ciara), I know you guys might be needing a little inspo to get yourselves out of the house this weekend. Well, look no further than this week’s interview. This week, I had the pleasure of chatting to Jacob Hyzer, CEO of Emerging Markets at LimeLife by Alcone. Jacob talks all things beauty, empowerment, and what a healthy work/life balance looks like. We hope this week’s chat gives you the boost you need to head brightly into the weekend, even if that storm comes back for round two…  …

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Andrea Hurst Reflexology On Finding Her Calling

Happy Friday everyone! This week, I had the opportunity to chat to ‘London’s Leading Practitioner’ in the healing art of Reflexology and Reflexologist to the stars, Andrea Hurst. Andrea’s mission is to heal her clients through reflexology treatments and natural-based skincare.       I have been lucky enough to receive a treatment from Andrea myself and can vouch for the powerful results. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up or a reset this February, you know where to go. Now go grab yourself a tea, get cozy, it’s time for this week’s chat. Hi Andrea, welcome! If you could…

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A Cup of Joe With Upcircle Beauty

Well, we made it to the end of January! Time to check in with those New Year’s Resolutions. If you, like myself, vowed to make a conscious effort to become more sustainable in all aspects of your life this year, then look no further than this week’s interview.     This week I sat down with Anna Brightman, co-founder of Upcircle Beauty; a beauty and skincare brand hell-bent on paving the way to a brighter, more sustainable future for your skin and the planet. So grab a cup of joe and get comfy. We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation!

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How Doris Dalton Became the Founder of Doll10 Makeup

Happy Friday everyone! As we reach the end of the month, you may be starting to feel a little run down. If so, you may need to take some ‘me time’. Even if it is just 10 minutes…   This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Doris Dalton; the Founder and President of Doll10 Makeup. Doll10 is a cruelty-free beauty brand that aims to get you looking fabulous in only 10 minutes. So, if you’re in dire need of some ‘me time’ but you have limited time, you won’t want to miss this week’s chat! Hi Doris!…

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Talking To The Culthread Leader

        Congrats for making it to the middle of Jan! The blues are finally starting to lift, Dry Jan is almost over and if you, (like myself) are getting excited about what 2020 has in store, I have an extra little treat for you.       This week I had the opportunity to chat to Rina L. Einy, the founder of Culthread. Culthread is a luxury, vegan outerwear brand that creates top quality, practical and gorgeous jackets from mainly recycled materials. To find out more about the brand and the woman behind it all, keep reading.…

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Get To Know The Girls Behind Sleeper

    Anyone else struggling to transition back to real life post-Christmas? As we navigate the cold, early morning wake-up calls, attempt to motivate ourselves to head to the gym, and steer clear of alcohol this month, it can all begin to feel a little overwhelming. If you’re in need of some extra comfort this January as you attempt to keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions, then look no further than this week’s interview.         This week I had the pleasure of chatting to Asya and Kate, co-founders of fashion brand Sleeper. Sleeper uniquely brings the…

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Rockett St George Co-founders Talk Interiors

    Happy New Year everyone! To kick off the new year (and new decade) this week, we chatted with the co-founders of Rockett St George about all things interiors.     Rockett St George is an online homeware emporium that channels quirks and brings personality to your home. We hope you enjoy the conversation with Jane Rockett and Lucy St George! Welcome ladies! To start, could you tell me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today? Lucy: My childhood home was fabulous; my parents were antique dealers, hippies and great fun. Our…

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Jasper Living: Founder Tells All

    This week I had the opportunity to interview Louise Werling Jasper; the founder and designer behind Singapore-based fashion brand Jasper Living.     Jasper Living is a brand that focuses on creating unique, limited-edition products in a sustainable way. The clothes and accessories are gorgeous, chic and a closet staple for any hippie-at-heart like myself. I hope you enjoy this week’s inspiring chat!     So, let’s start at the beginning. Tell me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today? I grew up in a fashion family. My great-grandfather imported fabrics…

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