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Carleton Eckhardt: Profile + Interview

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Carleton Eckhardt: Profile

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Full name

Carleton Johanna Eckhardt

Age

31

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

My mom is from Pictou, Nova Scotia and my dad is from The Hague, Netherlands (Dutch).

First Language?

English

What do you do?

Marketing (Social Media), Personal Brand (Instagram Influencer)

How long have you been doing it?

Over 1 year

Fav Song

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

It's hard for me to pick just one.  I listen to everything from Billy Joel to Andrea Bocelli to Biggie to Britney.  I love music and am happy to have Spotify which keeps me up to date with great playlists!

Fav Movie

Vicki Cristina Barcelona, Legends of the Fall, Clueless (I definitely went through a Cher inspired over-the-knee sock fashion phase).

Fav Actor/Actress

Leonardo DiCaprio

Fav Clothing brand

Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton

Fav Artist (in any art form)

I really love Leigh Viner, her fashion illustrations are amazing!

Fav Sport to watch

Soccer, I went to my first Champions League match in Europe last year and it was a great experience!

Fav Sport to play

I'm a runner, it's my favourite form of physical activity.  I'm running my first marathon this fall!

 

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Carleton Eckhardt: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My family

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I love to create things (photography, jewelry, music), I want to see the world and that goes hand in hand with being very passionate about food and drink, my family and close friends are everything to me!  I'm also an animal lover (I have a dog and a bunny at home).  When it comes to fashion my closet is mostly black, white, grey and there's a lot of faux leather and camo in there.

Why do you do what you do?

I love the creative aspect of what I do because I love seeing ideas come to life.  I have also met some amazing people and gotten the opportunity to work with some of my favourite brands.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I love photography and just over a year ago I started taking pictures for my Instagram and they received attention from companies who wanted to collaborate on projects.  I still do content creation through my Instagram and also work in social media marketing.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I've had to overcome a few tough things.  Things can change overnight and often you can't be prepared for them.  The hard times can make you stronger and this mentality helps a lot.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I don't know that I've inspired anyone directly.  I have definitely been inspired by others though.  My mom is really the one who always has my back and is always supporting me and urging me to achieve my goals. She always just says "go for it!"  I'm also inspired by other creatives in the community and anyone who is out there doing something that they love.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I'm can be a perfectionist when it comes to things that I create.  I've learned that sometimes you just need to take a step back at a certain point.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I have a few exciting projects on the go (coming soon) including some great collaborations!

 

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Website // Facebook // Instagram