Who doesn’t know Camille Charrière? Our interview with the Influencer about her favorite movies and childhood heroes
I take the elevator to the third floor of Soho House Berlin. The doors open and what feels like two-meter-long legs are standing in front of me. Camille Charriere, aka Camille Over The Rainbow, is in town for a press event – “but don’t tell anyone I am here.” I still think that’s going to be difficult, darling. However, her official Instagram account is so well and professionally curated that one could almost actually keep it secret.
Of course, our paths had already crossed numerous times at work-related events. (Impressively, she sat next to me at the Delpozo show in New York and snapped almost casually through our conversation – and half hungover, at that! – the greatest moments. I really took her into my heart on one evening though, when she came to the dinner of a mutual friend who she had gotten to know while queuing for a club.
We became one heart and soul that night, and no one else in attendance understands this spontaneous first date on which we fell a little bit in love with each other. Since then, we look forward to every opportunity we have to meet. A deep spiritual kinship between London and Berlin – it works. And it must, of course, be mentioned: no one handles their sought-after “influencer” status as relaxed and unpretentiously as Camille does. 455k followers are not gonna lie!
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First fashionable memory?
Aged 4 I wanted a pair of salmon pink sandals, which my mom said we could take home to get my dad’s approval. He said no. I am still mourning them.
Your ideal breakfast?
An English fry up with French baguette and jam.
The song that makes you dance?
Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder. I’m smiling just thinking about it.
The book you re-read many times?
Err, Harry Potter? I also love The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie. I wanted her life so badly.
Piece(s) of jewelry you wear every single day?
A diamond-studded, croissant shaped necklace and a signet ring by Marlene Juhl Jorgensen, super thin bands by Grace Lee, the Cartier LOVE bracelet, and a Catbird anklet. All gold.
Designer you expect big things from?
J W Anderson is doing seriously wonderful things right now as part of the new generation of successful names in fashion. In terms of cool new labels, I adore Isa Arfen and Rosie Assoulin. I also can’t wait to see Magda Butrym take her label to the next level.
The designer you would love to wear head-to-toe when you are a granny?
Whatever Phoebe Philo is making.
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White Converse or chic flats.
What’s your dream car?
A baby blue jaguar, please!
A penguin. Not a pet, granted, but my favourite creature alive.
I adore poppy fields.
Top three on your wish list?
A bucket tote by Celine, a crystal studded tux jacket by Racil, and…
Most inspiring movie?
Don’t laugh – Lord of the Rings. It makes me appreciate the beauty of this earth. And I love all the action.
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Jane Birkin, Sarah Harris, and Kate Moss.
Italy. Anywhere where I can eat Vongole and listen to Italian all day long.
Il Brigante pizzeria in Paris (18th) TO. DIE. FOR.
All of Alex Eagle’s spaces.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Hmm, hopefully settled, married with a few kids making me yearn for the easy-going blogging years.
Last (cultural) discovery that blew your mind?
Alexander Calder at Tate Modern was absolutely exquisite, as was the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, which reminded me why I love fashion so much.
Top three magazines (on or offline)?
Styleby (although don’t understand a word), So It Goes, and System Mag.
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Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.