This week we’re sipping ice lattes at attendant cafe in Shoreditch, whilst chatting about tattoos, travel and pet peeves…
Here is our quick Q&A with twenty-six year old fashion designer and entrepreneur, Charli Cohen.
First up, let’s find out the about the really important stuff . . .
Sweet or Savoury? – Sweet
Cats or Dogs? – Dogs
Home or Away? – Away
Day or Night? – Night
Who was the last person you called? – My boyfriend, Ben.
What was the last lie you told? – Giving someone a deadline a week ahead of the actual deadline.
Where are your three favourite places in the world? – Tokyo, London, on the sofa with Ben and Suki.
What three artists are you loving right now? Wolf Alice, The Fling, Cherry Glazerr.
Can you tell us three of your favourite hot spots in London? – Manuka Kitchen in Fulham, Shoreditch House rooftop, The Design Museum (always has great contemporary exhibitions).
Which three celebs would you most like to invite for dinner? – Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry and Yohji Yamamoto.
What are your three favourite wardrobe pieces right now? – I have a customised military jacket from Kita-Kore in Tokyo that I love. My Karen Walker One Splash sunglasses and the Charli Cohen Rogues Parka (available from December !)
We all know that you love superhero’s, if you could have one super power, what would it be? – Teleporting (obvs)
Do you have any tattoos? – One tattoo on my back that I got when I was 14, whilst sailing to New Zealand. No regrets.
What is the biggest life lesson you have learned? – Patience.
What are your pet peeves? – Slow walking people and loud chewing!
What has been you biggest achievement so far? – Very shortly after laughing my first collection was shot by Mario Testino for British Vogue – worn by Kate Upton across three full pages. Pretty cool.
Finally . . .
If you could write a note to yourself, five years ago, what would it say? – Five years ago I was in my second year at Kingston University studying fashion. It was a pretty soul destroying year and I was very close to quitting. So my note would probably say, ‘This is as shit as it’s going to get – hang in there – next year will be epic.’
Where do you see yourself five years from now? – Probably living between London and Tokyo. Working with a bigger team at CC. More dogs, more tattoos and…my own airline?
That’s it for now, if you want to know more, add Charli on snapchat @ realcharlicohen