FROM AFAR YOU COULD BE MISTAKEN FOR THINKING CHARLOTTE IS ROCKING THE LATEST HIGH END CATSUIT. INFACT CHARLOTTE HAS SPENT THE LAST 2.5 YEARS DEDI- CATING HERSELF TO THE BEAUTIFUL BODYSUIT THAT NOW ADORNES HER. WHO'S THE WOMAN BEHIND THE PATTERNS?
The BodySuit is insane what artist do we have to big up? :)
Thank you! The artist is John Fowler at Eastside Tattoo on Bethnal Green Road, you can find his instagram @mrjohntattoo
Did you research for an artist beforehand?
I went to a few different shops beforehand but wasn’t 100% confident that I wanted the bodysuit after speaking with the artists, I then had a couple of pieces tattooed by John, I really loved his work and felt really comfortable at Eastside which I think is a big thing when you’re undertaking such a big project, so I then asked John about getting my bodysuit tattooed by him and the rest is history!
How long did the process take?
I was getting tattooed every two weeks for about a year at one point so I got through it relatively quickly, in total it took about 2 and a half years (I think!) I get really bad OCD with things being uneven and unsymmetrical so I was really on it with wanting to get it finished!
Your body is now covered or is it? What's the plan?
Coverage-wise, my bodysuit is complete but I still have a few bits that I want to get done, I have a few areas that we're going to layer with white details and I may get a couple more little ornaments on my face, nothing too drastic there though!
You have your own jewellery range tell us about that and how’s business?
I do! I started learning to make jewellery last year and created a collection, largely focused on spinner rings which I love - they’re also known as worry rings as they were originally designed as an aid to combatting anxiety, I’m such a fidgeter so I think they’re great! My last collection sold out and I’m now working on the next!
Tell us what you do for a living aside from the jewel- lery design and modelling?
I also have a full-time job working in social media for a fashion brand which I absolutely love, it's a really varied role and I get to be involved in lots of photo- shoots there too where it’s actually really nice to be on the other side of the camera, you get to see things from a different perspective.
What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a journalist, I actually have a degree in Fashion Journalism and worked for a few independ- ent magazines after graduating, I then fell into social media from that as a lot of my jobs began to focus more on reporting through Twitter and Instagram. When I was really young I wanted to be a vet, I would have been awful! I don’t think I quite understood what the job entailed, I just wanted to play with puppies! Also, I’m petrified of birds so that would have been an absolute disaster!
What's the 5 year plan?
That’s a difficult one! I’d like to continue with my mod- elling, it’s been so great to meet so many amazing, creative people through it so that’s something that I can’t see myself giving up just yet! I’d also like to trav- el a lot more in that time and eventually get a place with my boyfriend where we can get a dog! - ideally a log cabin in the country but that may just have to be holiday home with my work schedule! That would be a tricky commute!
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