NAME: Charlotte Cannon | HOME GROWN: Born in Queens, New York; but raised in Florida and Arizona. | DAY JOB: Maker + Product Designer + Graphic Designer. | DREAM JOB: Architect (with a splash of product design).
MEAL: Dinner, anything made with love. | SEASON: Fall. The crisp, cool evenings. The colors. The peaceful lull just before the holidays. My birthday! | ERA: Edwardian (thank you, Downton Abbey). | CITY: Savannah | WORD: Yes | SOUND: Laughter | SCENT: Jasmine
Q & A.
Q: Who would portray you in the movie version of your life? Feature film, straight to DVD, or Lifetime Movie?
A: Feature film for sure! So many twists and turns! Possibly portrayed by Naomie Harris, Sanaa Lathan, or Thandie Newton.
Q: What artists or songs would contribute to the film's soundtrack?
A: Vance Joy, Mumford and Sons, CeeLo Green, John Legend, Ellie Goulding, and, wait for it... ABBA.
Q: What's the best advice you didn't take?
A: "Be patient, everything will work out." I think if it doesn't feel right there's not much sense in waiting for something to change. Your life will go in the direction you take it.
Q: What film title sums up your experiences with love thus far?
A: Grease (read into that however you see fit).
Q: If your beauty routine had to be condensed, what three products make the cut?
A: Mascara, Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner, and Shea Butter Lip Balm.
Q: What is your alter ego's name? Describe her in one word.
A: Luciana Fire. Hot.
Q: What's the title of your autobiography – using one color and one emotion?
A: Restless Girl, Scarlet Dreams.
Q: Would you rather have no regrets or no fears?
A: No fears. I'd do everything I've ever wanted without reservation or hesitation. Also, I think regret is sourced in fear. Eradicate them both by being fearless.
Q: What's your definition of dime?
A: To me a dime is someone who is open, kind, yet unashamed and determined. She doesn't put limits on herself. She believes, she loves, she grows; but she's also an encourager and builds up those around her.
Q: What words do you live by?
A: Can't never could.
Photography provided courtesy of Charlotte Cannon. | editor's note: Charlotte's illustrations (Girl Gang series) and homeware designs (Rain Coasters, Rain Wood Tray, Alpaca Wood Display Dish) were featured in the photography, but not mentioned in the interview.