Your New Instagram Stalk: Carlotta Kohl

Meet Carlotta Kohl. You probably recognise her from your Instagram feed; if not here's your Sparknotes. Carlotta is a 23-year-old model and photographer. Best friend to model Paloma Elsesser and nail artist Madeline Poole of MPNails, she's in one of the hippest girl gangs there is. Even Vogue wrote a piece about how cool they are as a bunch of BFFs – that was the angle.

Carlotta has also been besties with photographer Petra Collins since they took a road trip together to Santa Fe. The feminist artist then appeared in Petra Collins' photography book Babe and stole our hearts. The German-born, bleached bombshell is fast becoming our favourite style stalk. We love her for her car-boot chic, her modern True Romance style and her trigger-happy attitude towards glittery eye makeup. Think shrunk-in-the-wash vintage T-shirts, houndstooth skirts, gingham trousers and platform Mary Janes. We caught up with Carlotta and chatted brunch, best friends and having a sick and twisted sense of humour.
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Name, age, occupation, location:

Carlotta Kohl, 23, model/photographer, New York

Who’s your best buddy?

Paloma Elsesser and Madeline Poole

Where’s your happy place?

Anywhere my friends are.

What do you love about the city you live in?

Where to start? It’s the best city in the world. You can feel a great sense of anonymity while feeling like you’re still part of something.

How does NYC impact your style?

You can always reinvent yourself. Every day I try something new.

Where’s your favourite place to shop?

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What item of clothing are you still hunting out?

I really want a '70s knitted sweater with some amazing landscape motif or rainbow. I can only find patterns to make them! Guess I have to take up knitting to fulfil my fantasy.

What item of clothing best sums you up?

A cropped top.

The best new brand you’ve discovered?

Eve Denim! They have the most amazing retro cuts.

What brand do you miss from your youth?


What do you have too much of?

Underwear. Lol.

Is there anything you won’t wear?

Tevas. I just can't do it.
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What three items should every woman own?

A vibrator, Levi's, a selfie stick.

How would you sum your style up in three words?

'70s, confused, Lolita

What’s your favourite pair of shoes?

I love my pink Reeboks.

Favourite item of clothing you’re currently wearing?

I love Dickies. The original work pant cut; I have them in an array of colours. You can dress them up or down. They're great and make a phenomenal booty.
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How did you maintain bleached hair?

Silvia Cincotta is my hair shaman. She works from home and I’m the lucky one that lives in the apartment beneath. She's always there for hair emergencies. I use shimmer lights to keep my hair icy blonde.

What’s your most important beauty rule?

Honestly as annoying as it sounds, it's drinking lots of water and moisturising. If your skin looks healthy, you're already halfway there.

Favourite beauty product of all time?

This Covergirl brow and eye pencil in midnight brown.

Ultimate TBT babe?

Paris Hilton
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?

Blueberry pancakes!

Who makes you laugh?

My friend Paloma has the same freak humour I do. I’m always crying from laughter when I'm with her.

What quality do you most admire in other people?

Being extremely passionate about something.

Your biggest fear?

Losing my identity.
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What do you want from your career?

The opportunity to delve into different mediums while still maintaining my voice.

What are your hopes for the year ahead?

I want to explore writing more. I’ve recently discovered how much I enjoy it.

Who do you stalk on Instagram?

You mean besides my boyfriend?
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How do you look after your skin?

I try to take it easy with the junk food, I exercise and drink tons of water.

What foundation do you wear?

Makeup Forever

Where are we most likely to find you on a Friday night/ Sunday morning?

Friday night I'm probably hanging with my girls getting dinner. Sunday morning I’m definitely in bed devising a plan to acquire breakfast.

Your favourite place to eat?

I love Siggy’s
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What's your favourite picture you've posted on Instagram?

A photo of myself in front of a cutout of three women.

What's your most liked Instagram post?

A photo of my friend with her butt cheek peeking out of her leopard skirt at the counter of a tanning booth.

What caption are you most proud of Instagram?

[Picture of me in the nude on swan pool raft]: “Swans are better than boys because they are monogamous and carry the weight of my bleeding heart on their back.”

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