Q: Which scent takes you back to childhood?
My mother’s scent, “Gardenia Passion” by Anique Goutal.
Q: What kind of posters did you have in your room as a teenager?
I was obsessed with Kurt Cobain.
Q: Did you have any childhood heroes?
I loved Jimmy Saville. He did a great show called “Jim’ll fix it,” where kids would go on the show and he would make their dreams come true. It was like real live magic!
Q: What were your “fetishes” while being a teen?
I was very into the psy-trance rave scene, so I wore a lot of really ugly fluo clothes!
Q: Please describe your first kiss.
It was like being thrown into a washing machine!
Q: Which was the first album you bought?
Michael Jackson’s greatest hits.
Q: Do you have any regrets looking back?
Q: Which was your first book?
The “Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams with illustrations by William Nicholson.
Q: What irritated you the most when you were a teenager?
Not being at home. I went to boarding school and it was very frustrating. We were only let out every three weeks, which I hated.
Q: How do you describe your style back then?
Grungy. I wore a lot of floor-length jersey skirts and Nirvana t-shirts.
Q: What kind of memories do you have from your summer holidays?
Long, lazy days in beautiful Europe. I remember walking through markets with my mum in Provence and fishing in Ibiza with my dad. Perfection.
Q: How did you see the world?
As a beautiful place waiting to be explored.
Q: What were your favorite songs from your teenage years?
“Jump for my love” by the Pointer Sisters.
Q: How did you imagine yourself as an adult?
As a mother.
Q: What did you perceive as impossible?
Nothing! Our parents instilled a really strong work ethic in both of us and taught us that anything is possible if you work hard enough.