Fresh from their holidays to Bali and Santorini, we caught up with the Belgian mother-daughter duo making silky creations for every occasion.
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Charlotte: I make dresses from drawings.
Bernadette: Enjoy work and life.
What’s the best thing about working with a family member?
Charlotte: Non-verbal communication.
And the worst?
Charlotte: "Mum time" became work time.
Charlotte, what are you most likely to steal from your mother’s closet?
Charlotte: Her vintage jewellery. She’s lucky we don’t have the same shoe size…
They say we all turn into our mothers in the end. Bernadette, do you see yourself in Charlotte?
Bernadette: Yes - I used to have the same figure! I can also see that she’s got that same joie de vivre.
Charlotte, what’s a quality you most admire in your mother?
Charlotte: Being able to be chill about everything.
How does your style differ?
Charlotte: She’s more romantic, I’m more minimal.
Bernadette: I prefer cuteness.
What’s your favourite thing to do together?
Charlotte: Eat lots of Pan Catalan (Spanish garlic bread), drink champagne and follow up with a horror movie.
And the best thing to do alone?
Charlotte: Brushing my bleached hair, it’s a struggle.
Bernadette: Chilling out in my bathtub.
A perfect outfit always needs what?
Charlotte: Stacks of refined golden jewellery.
Bernadette: Some Bernadette.
Do you have any phobias?
Charlotte: Spiders make my hairs stand on end!
Bernadette: I cringe when I touch foam.
Who do you most admire?
Charlotte: Miuccia Prada.
Bernadette: My daughter.
What are your worst habits?
Charotte: I love eating pasta with mayonnaise and ketchup.
Bernadette: Falling asleep in front of the TV.
And your best?
Charlotte: I can work incredibly fast!
Name something you’ll never forget…
Charlotte: The first house I grew up in, where my mum raised my brother and I.
Bernadette: The birth of my two children.
…and something you’re always forgetting?
Astrud Gilberto - Água De Beber
Karen Souza & Jamie Lancaster - Billy Jean
Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori
Triggerfinger - I Follow Rivers
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (played non-stop during our holiday)
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (obsessed with Queen since I saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody on the plane)
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Cigarettes After Sex - Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby
Lana Del Rey - Summer Wine