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We meet the Blooming Gorgeous Charlotte Pearl

Co-founder and Creative Director of Pink Lining, Charlotte Pearl, tells us all about looking for fairy treasure in the garden and tips a red woollen hat as next season's fashion 'must-have'

Charlotte Pearl & the highly commended Blooming Gorgeous bag
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What is your name and where did you grow up?

Charlotte Pearl – I grew up in London, then Kent, followed by Surrey

What is your job?

I’m the co-founder and Creative Director of (changing bag label) Pink Lining - *which was highly commended in our Best Changing Bag category*

Do you have a nickname?


What did you want to be when you grew up?

An artist, writer and mummy

What were your favourite pastimes as a child?

I loved writing stories, looking for fairy treasure at the bottom of the garden and reading sitting up in a tree!

At what age and how did you start to notice fashion?

I remember being 14 years old and wearing my mother’s purple suede waistcoat thinking I looked the height of fashion!

What was your favourite thing to wear as a child?

I loved either wearing a very girly dress or being a total tomboy running around outside in my jeans and wellies

Who would you most like to design an amazing creation for? (preferably a child!)

My three children – I have one daughter and two sons (aged 7 years old, 4 years old and 2 years old) who are always my design focus

What is your hot fashion tip for winter 2011?

A bright red woolly hat

Can you tell us a joke…

Q. What’s brown and sticky? A. A stick!!

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