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!

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, I 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…

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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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Noble Isle: Behind The Scenes With Founder Katy

Noble Isle is a brand I have been following for a while. I love their approach to sourcing; as all of their ingredients come from local British based producers. As someone who struggles with sensitive skin, I need the products that I use to be as natural as possible and that is what Noble Isle aims for too. All of their products are vegan and cruelty-free, as well as free from parabens! I sat down with Katy Simpson; founder and director of Noble Isle, to chat about how the business began, and what her goals are for the future. We…

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Founder Rebecca Udall Chats Business And Homeware

      Need a little Christmas inspo for your home before Santa comes to town? Look no further than Rebecca Udall. Rebecca is the creator and founder of the self-titled homeware brand. Launched only six months ago, the brand specialises in gorgeous, ornate bed and table linens to jazz up your home this Christmas. I was lucky enough to sit down for a chat with her this week. We both hope you enjoy the interview!   Welcome Rebecca! I am always curious to find out how people have got to where they are now. Could you start by telling…

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An Interview with the Founder of Wilson Jewellery; Sarah Wilson

    I tracked Wilson jewellery down after falling completely in love with some of their pieces in Red Magazine’s Christmas shoot. After being a stylist for over 20 years Sarah built Wilson jewellery as the perfect storm of antique high quality details mixed with contemporary styling. Her jewellery uses the highest quality gold plating and vermeil, whilst being super affordable. Read on to find out what made Sarah start up the Wilson and how she makes each piece so unique…     Hi Sarah! Tell me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you…

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An Interview with the Founders of AIKYOU Lingerie

  AIKYOU lingerie is a brand I discovered this past year and have fallen completely in love with. Not only is sustainability at the heart of everything they do, their designs are stunning, soft and so perfectly formed. Using tailoring principles their lingerie pieces fit like nothing else and really do stand the test of time. Read all about Biance & Gabriele’s story on starting up a lingerie brand focusing on small-busts and what makes their pieces so unique!      Hi Bianca! Hi Gabriele! How did you both get started in the fashion industry? The two of us had…

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An Interview with the Founders of BLANK. Sunglasses

BLANK. sunglasses is the brand you have probably seen all over Instagram. Their sunglasses are super cool and edgy, without the huge price tag. Instead of being yet another brand name, with garish logos and branding they have stripped it back just to focus on great, trending design. BLANK. are the ultimate ‘brand’ without labels or branding. Read on to find out more about how they got started…   Tell me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today? We are 3 guys all around 25 years old, who all grew up in slightly…

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An interview with Fashion Designer Steven Tai

    Steven Tai is a designer I have worked with in the past, and have fallen in love with his brand. His pieces are always unique and luxurious in a really relaxed way. In addition, his collections often reference sportswear and use innovative fabrics that really make for the most comfortable, tomboy style. Read on to find out how we got started and what makes his brand unique…   Tell me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today?  I found that I never quite fit in amongst my peers growing up. And…

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An Interview with July Child Jewellery Founder; Sinead Flood

  This Friday I have the pleasure of sharing with you my latest conversation with Sinead Flood; The Founder of July Child Jewellery. I first came across July Child on Instagram where their incredibly fun and playful curated collection of pieces really come to live! Read on to hear all about July Child, how it started, the brands they stock and what’s next!     Hi Sinead! Tell me a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today? Hi Carolina! Thanks for asking me for a chat. Well growing up I’d say I was a…

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An Interview with the CEO of Psycle London; Rhian Stephenson

For the latest interview in this series I got to catch up with Rhian; the CEO of the trendiest spinning studio in London; PSYCLE. Rhian shares what makes PSYCLE different and the role healthy and fitness have had on her life. Read on to find out more… Hi Rhian! First things first; what made you first move to London? I’m originally from Toronto, Canada. I came to London after university with some of my best friends and my boyfriend at the time. The original intention was to have an adventure and see what it would be like to live overseas for…

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An Interview with Anya Lahiri; Barry’s Bootcamp Trainer and Nike NTC Elite Trainer

Today I get to share with you my latest interview with the super inspiring Anya Lahiri; fitness instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp and model. Anya shares exactly what made her become a fitness instructor and what she really loves most about Barry’s classes!   Hi Anya! Can you share a bit about your childhood and how you feel that has influenced you today? I am half Indian and half Finnish, but born and raised in London. I consider myself a girl who has worn many hats as I have had LOTS of different professions over the years.   At 16 I started modelling,…

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An Interview with Sustain Co-Founder; Meika Hollender

    This Friday I have the pleasure of sharing with you my latest conversation with Meika Hollender; Co-Founder of Sustain Natural; who are leading the way with their natural, sexual health products. Meika gives the low-down on sexual health and all of the chemicals currently used to create most condoms & other products. Get ready to be truly blown away by Meika’s ambitious plans to educate and share this knowledge with Sustain. And why sustainable condoms are exactly what this world needs…     Hi Meika! Tell me a bit about your background and how you feel that has influenced…

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6 Tips for Simplifying Your Life by Cassidy from Life_Simplified

    This week for something a bit different. I got the chance a while back to speak to the lovely Cassidy Avalo on her ultimate tips on how to simplify your life. Cassidy is the founder of @Life_Simplified the gorgeous Instagram page known for its inspiring simplicity in all areas; from a capsule wardrobe to green beauty and ideas for a more simple way of living. 1. Prioritise Before you can start clearing mental and physical clutter, you first have to assess what is truly important to you. Once you’ve listed your top priorities, then you can recognize what…

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An Interview with The Founders of True Moringa; Emily Cunningham & Kwami Williams

  This Friday I am really excited to share with you our latest interview with the founders of the vegan, natural beauty brand; True Moringa. Emily and Kwami give us the lowdown on what it’s like working at a start-up, and what inspired them to create True Moringa. Learn more about this beautiful beauty brand and the benefits to your skin, the Ghana community and all the inspiring work that goes on behind each jar.  Hi Emily & Kwami! Tell me a bit about your background and how you feel that has influenced you today? In our undergraduate careers, I…

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An Interview with Lily Soutter; London-Based Nutritionist

  This week I bring you the gorgeous Lily Soutter; a certified nutritionist, nutritional therapist and coach. Lily’s extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, enables her to regularly write for The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan! She has built a career working with individuals, addressing their health concerns and help them to live a healthy lifestyle. Hi Lily! Tell us a bit about yourself, your background and how you got into nutrition? My passion for health and nutrition stems back from when I was a child suffering from chronic psoriasis. No medical treatment seemed…

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An Interview with Sans[ceuticals] Skincare Director Lucy Vincent-Marr

For my latest interview I bring you Lucy Vincent Marr; Director of Sans[ceuticals] beauty. I love getting excited about really gorgeous skincare especially when brands keep it simple and really deliver on their skincare message. This is definitely the case for Sans[ceuticals] beauty! Read on to hear from Lucy from why she started the brand, to what really goes into each product.       Hi Lucy! Tell me a bit about your background and how you feel that has influenced you today? I grew up in the Lake District, which was beautiful. My parents sold a hotel and moved up…

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An Interview with Xtend Barre London founder; Catie Miller

  Happy Friday! Today I get to share with you my latest interview with the lovely Catie Miller; founder of Xtend Barre London. Read the full interview below where Catie talks about achieving her dreams and opening up Xtend Barre in London through much hard work and determination.   Hi Catie! Tell us a bit about your background and how you feel that has influenced you today? My parents were both incredibly hard-working. My mom raised 3 children while my dad supported us as an international pilot. Their constant focus in life was to always provide immense support, normality and…

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An Interview with Soapwalla Founder; Rachel Winard

  Today I am so excited to share with you my interview with the incredibly inspiring Rachel Winard; founder of the natural beauty brand Soapwalla. Rachel tells us all about her background, exciting career path, and why the discovery of an illness really made her re-evaluate what she wanted to do with her life.     Hi Rachel! When did you decide to create Soapwalla and why? I started playing violin when I was 4 years old, and became serious about it quickly. I left the music world at 19, got an undergraduate degree in political theory, and ended up…

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