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!

Balanced And Active with Cipher Skincare

[9 MINUTE READ] With the new season almost upon us, you might find that your skin is going through some changes. I know mine certainly is! As someone who deals with environmentally-sensitive skin, I have become familiar with the points of the year where I am most likely to experience dry patches, oily skin or breakouts. Spoiler: the end of August is one of them. If you can relate to this, then you might be intrigued to hear about this week’s interviewee. Jenny Hinton is the Founder and Formulator of Cipher Skincare; a skincare brand that refers to itself as…

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Edeline Lee Fashion On Identity Politics & Sustainability

[6 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone and welcome back to another interview. With Summer winding down and the September Issue of Vogue already taking up space on our breakfast table, we can’t help but start looking towards Autumn/Winter Fashion for our inspo. After all, as much as we are Summer babies through and through, Autumn/Winter is basically Christmas in the fashion world. Who better to talk to this week then than Edeline Lee? Edeline Lee is the self-made fashion designer and founder of the eponymously named brand. In this week’s interview, Edeline talked to us about everything from identity politics…

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Affordable Self-Care With Higher Education Skincare

[9 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! Who else didn’t get much sleep this week? With temperatures here in London skyrocketing, it is normal to be feeling slightly off your game. Anytime we start to feel this way, our instinct is to reach out to self-care routines to get us back on track. For us, self-care can mean many different things but, of course, skincare is usually involved. That’s why this week we decided to chat to the Founder of Higher Education Skincare, Deborah Mary Nash. Higher Education is a US Skincare brand formulated with Gen Z’s skin concerns in mind. …

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Keeping Cool With The White Briefs

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday and welcome back to a brand new interview everyone! My oh my! Summer is seriously heating up here in London, and we are all about keeping things simple while we’re soaking up the sun. This week we had a delightful chat with Peter, the Creative Director of The White Briefs. The White Briefs are a Swedish underwear brand for all genders that emphasises sustainability and simplicity through their beautiful pieces.  In this week’s interview, Peter chats to us about the importance of selecting the right fabrics and why meaningful collaborations mean so much to him.…

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Staying Chic & Clean with L’Atelier Green Nail Polish

[8 MINUTE READ] Welcome to the weekend everyone and back to another Friday Founder interview! As we find ourselves slap bang in the middle of the summer, you might be using a little more colour on your nails than usual. We know we are! We love a bright red for summer or some lovely pastel colours that look great with any outfit. Thus, comes the inspiration for this week’s interviewees… This week we were excited to have the opportunity to interview sisters Hamida and Yasmine Smatti, co-founders of L’ATELIER GREEN, the green, biologically-sourced nail polish brand that equally values caring…

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Prioritising Your Wellbeing With Life Armour Nutrition

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday everyone! As we enter into the final weekend of July (WE KNOW!), we have been reflecting a lot about the first half of this crazy year and what it has taught us. While it has been an incredibly tough year for most so far, 2020 has forced us to recognise the importance of taking care of ourselves, both physically and mentally.  This week we are delighted to have been able to pick the brain of Marishka Dunlop, the founder of Life Armour. Life Armour is a new business specialising in 100% natural nutrition, primarily supplements…

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East Meets West With Senteurs D’Orient

[7 MINUTE READ] Happy Friday all and thanks for taking a few moments to come and check out this week’s interview! With the global battle against Covid-19 far from over, we have felt our Friday Founder interviews to be essential. Small businesses need our support now more than ever and we are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with many inspiring brands over the past few months of lockdown, and with Senteurs D’Orient this week.   Stay tuned to the end of this article for an exclusive offer just for CarolinaGMX readers! This week’s interview is a double-whammy…

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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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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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