I recently took part in a Fall Blog Tour with Traci Sanders, an author friend of mine. You can read the FULL blog post here
It includes a character interview with the radiant Chloe Matthews. I’m pasting the “interview” here so nobody misses out…
So, Chloe, thanks for speaking with us today. We’ve all watched your rise in the fashion world with intrigue but what we really want to know is, how did you meet Cai Matthews? Or more importantly, how did he romance you?
Well, we met when we were both working at Media Solutions, a print and digital media company in London. He was a freelance photographer and I was a showbiz journalist. We went on one date and really liked each other but Cai’s work took him back home to New York. Eventually, fate intervened and here we are now.
Do you have Frame editor Jennifer Matthews to thank for your job as a Chanel model?
Not really. Her name opened doors for me, yes, but I think more than ten years in journalism helped me get where I am now. I was a model in my youth but illness forced my retirement, until now of course.
Does your husband talk about his tragic mother, Claudia Matthews, Jennifer’s sister?
He told me she was very sad and depressed, yes, but extremely beautiful and a wonderful, talented artist, just like him. He loved her.
What about the death of Klaus Häuser? Wasn’t he a friend of yours?
He was once a friend of mine and recommended me for the job at Media Solutions. As for his death, you’ll have to ask the police for the particulars. Goodness knows Klaus was a very naughty boy. I always thought he had a dark side, but I never knew how dark, obviously.
What is your opinion of your husband’s work?
Objective or subjective?
Both. I guess?
He didn’t reveal his work to me at first. He was entirely reticent to. It’s very personal to him and obviously, much of what he does is inspired by his mother. When he first showed me his photographs, I was staggered. I knew he had to showcase and I pushed him to, even though he didn’t want to. When I knew he could paint, too, I was terrified. He’s got so much talent for someone so young, it made me realise he’s carried a lot of pain over the years to be able to funnel it into his work so clearly.
You must have been worried after you heard Cai’s father was a Mexican drug lord?
He’s dead. What’s there to be worried about?
How is married life?
Not much different to how it’s always been… perfect.
How do you balance work life with family life?
Cai’s a very domestic man, you wouldn’t believe. He also doesn’t know how to sleep or sit still. I’m fine with it.
What about your ex-colleague Carl Sorensen? He was meant to be in love with you?
It’s total nonsense. We’re more like brother and sister.
And what about your best friend, Kayla Tate? Doesn’t she work for Frame magazine’s biggest rival?
I think this interview is over…
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