Spend A Moment With…Malaika Carr

Malaika Carr

What does a typical day look like for you?
I wake at 7:00am and either do the Insanity workout for 30 minutes or start planning my day. I have a shower breakfast and then leave for work. I start work at 9:00am. My full time job is in architecture, I work at Platform 5 Architects. My days vary depending on what deadlines are looming. I am currently working on a housing development in Whitechapel which is really exciting as its my first. As senior architect I am the first point of contact for the project. I coordinate and manage the design team as well as my own team in the office. I generally finish work at 6:00pm and either go home and make dinner or eat out.

When I get home my second job begins. I check my emails for Chalk, and organise any orders that have been placed. I am in bed by 11:00pm.  On weekends I tend to make my jewellery so that when orders are made the jewellery is ready for shipping.

Why did you start Chalk Jewellery?

I was inspired at university by the techniques I was using to create my architectural models. I thought these skills could be transferred into making jewellery pieces.

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Whose work ethic inspires you and why?
My mother. I’ve seen how hard she has worked to be successful in her field.

I love being a designer and creating pieces that people enjoy wearing. Other loves: fashion, architecture and food. Love cats.

Cucumber, banana, watermelon and bad weaves!

What do you do to relax?
I like to read and watch my programmes to relax during the week. On weekends I enjoy spending the day outdoors going to markets or exhibitions to get inspiration.

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Aziza necklace








Most memorable moment?
White water rafting in Thailand, it was so exhilarating!

Childhood dream vs Adult dream
Childhood dream: I wanted to be a hair dresser.
Adult dream: To own a boutique and Chalk jewellery to be successful.

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All photos courtesy of Malaika Carr & Chalk Jewellery

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