CAROLIN SOPHIE LAFLEUR
1 Who is Carolin Sophie Lafleur?
Not an artist’s name! Inherited it from my French-Canadian father. Born in 1989 (before the wall came down!) to a Canadian father and a German mother.
2 Joni Mitchell or Glenn Gould?
Oy, that’s a tough question! I love Glenn Gould’s interpretation of “The Well-Tempered Clavier” as well as Joni Mitchell’s song “The Circle Game”.
3 Berlin! You are so wonderful!?
Berlin is not Paris, but Berlin can be quite beautiful, too.
5 Boys don’t cry? (The Cure)
Honestly, I love when boys cry. I like when people show their true feelings.
6 You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Cat person over here, but yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks because age doesn’t matter.
7 Home is where the heart is?
100% yes! My second home is Tel Aviv, but I can’t enter Israel right now due to Covid restrictions, so I’m kind of away from home. In the meanwhile I am enjoying life in my super cozy home in Kreuzberg.
9 Do you have a shoe storage cabinet?
Recently got a shoe ladder fairly made by people with disabilities. It holds 7 pairs of shoes. Trying to be minimalistic about what I own.
10 How do you boost your mood on grey, wet or cold days?
Oh I love those days! Rain is my favorite kind of weather (inside or outside!). The more rain the better!
11 Every room needs a touch of black?
I disagree. I do not like black much. It needs to be dark when I sleep, but besides a dark curtain I don’t have anything dark in my home.
13 A balcony, a balcony, my kingdom for a balcony?
Not necessarily. I do not have one, but I have lots of flowers growing on my window sills. So that’s pretty, too!
14 Your look?
Fair trade clothes because it’s important to me that the people who made my clothes, shoes, bags or furniture earn a fair wage.
15 The secret to modeling is not being perfect? (Karl Lagerfeld)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I for my part like natural beauty and imperfection. Also, character and authenticity are more important than beauty in my opinion.
17 You want a hot date, not a hot planet?
18 Your favorite season is the fall of patriarchy?
In general yes, there should be equality. I’m not a big feminist though.
19 What is life going to look like in the year 3000?
If we do not change the way we treat the planet it will look very grim.
20 Your goal in life: to become a millionaire overnight?
Ha! Definitely not! Money can’t buy you happiness.
_Uwe Buschmann (copy editing Silvia Strauch)