Cailin Klohk, who we spotted through Instagram, is 23 years old and was born and raised in Germany. Her mum is Irish, so she grew up speaking English as her first language and moved to London to study here when she was just 19.
Today, Cailin works as the Junior Fashion Writer at Topshop Head Office. Her job includes managing and writing the Topshop blog (find an article here on how she got her job), as well as writing features for the Topshop UK website, newsletters and more. This background got us hocked instantly and we are super happy that we got her to fill out our interview.
When you were a child, what did you dream of being?
I wanted to be an actress when I was younger – I was actually signed with an agency for a while and got quite far in the casting rounds for some big German productions, but I quickly noticed I wasn’t that into it after all, so I gave up that dream. Then I wanted to be a fashion designer because at the time I thought that was the only job in fashion there was, but later I discovered I was actually more interested in writing – so I studied fashion journalism. In my job today I work in fashion, but I also get to write about films and interview actresses, so I guess it’s not too far off from my dreams as a child!
What do you always take with you when you travel?
Definitely a good book and usually way too many clothes and shoes!
What is your favorite spot on earth?
I live in my favourite city in the world, which still makes me feel excited after five years of living in London. But it always warms my heart to return to my small hometown in Germany too, and I’ve travelled to loads of amazing places in the world that I loved! As cheesy as it sounds – home is where the heart is, so I guess it’s wherever I feel the happiest in that moment.
What is one thing left on your bucket list?
So many! There are so many more places in the world I want to see and things I want to do! I have two very ambitious dreams though, which are very unlikely to happen. One is to attend the Oscars at least once in my life, and the other is to fly to space! I’m convinced everyone should have at least one big, unrealistic dream.
What is your favorite indulgence?
I take way too many baths!
What is your ingredient for a happy life?
I’m a firm believer in the power of positivity. If you stay positive and surround yourself with positive people and energy, anything is possible and good things will happen to you. Everything happens for a reason, and life is what you make of it.