Welcome to “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” GO Magazine’s brand new interview series that profiles a different queer lady each day, by asking her seven unique (and sometimes random) questions. Get to know the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of the groundbreaking, fierce forces-of-nature in the queer community.
London as a city, just seems to ~ooze~ fashion and style, doesn’t it? The royal family sets the stage the whole world watches in awe as chic Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton struts around with perfectly coiffed hair and prim navy-colored dresses. It’s all very “pretty” but what about the underground queer creatives? That’s more of our jam, babes.
Which is why we were thrilled to learn about Laura Kanplue, who works to highlight the queer forces of fashion nature, at the annual London Queer Fashion Show—happening on September 20, 2017, at Hackney Showrooms. The London Queer Fashion Show is a true showcase of fashion, identity, and unabashed self-expression.
Kanaplue hopes to show that queer style follows no rules. It paves the way towards a more creative, innovative and wildly diverse future. Get to know the magic behind the scenes in our ~seven minutes in heaven~ with Laura Kanaplue.
GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?
Laura Kanaplue: I’m Laura Kanaplue, I am a producer for the London Queer Fashion Show.
GO: Where do you go for inspiration when you’re feeling discouraged or depleted?
LK: My wife. She is my rock. She inspires me every single day. Even at my weakest.
GO: Who are your queer role models?
LK: To be honest? My friends. Lauren Perlstein is a bad ass photographer, Adrienne Katz is an executive producer, and Jess Farrenkopf is a farmer! All bad ass queer ladies.
GO: Describe yourself in three word.
LK: Young at heart.
GO: What are you listening to right now?
LK: Paramore’s new album “After Laughter.” I’ve seen them 18 times live. No shame.
GO: What is the driving force behind your career/activism/work?
LK: I’ve done a lot of work with the LGBTQ community whether it’s as a social worker or in fashion, and honestly just the connections I make with young people all over this world. I’m lucky to have met some incredible people from New York to London. I feel very privileged to be on this journey I’m on.
GO: Where can people find you?
LK: Anywhere that serves cold brew.