#carcelpeople - Zehay & Cecilie

A long warm summer, sunshine, beers and boys brought together Zehay and Cecilie. Today, they have a close friendship and connect by their strong believes towards people, nature and the future. Talented Olivia Rohde captured the two in Cecilie's collective in the North West part of Copenhagen on a cold day in February. 

Zehay, 24 on March 18th, Copenhagen/Amsterdam
Cecilie Bøcher Carlsen, 21, Copenhagen


How did you grow up?

Z: Very locally in Copenhagen. Both my mom and dad, my kindergarten and school were based in the same neighbourhood. I remember visiting my grandmothers house, sunbathing and playing in her garden. It seemed very exotic to go there, it is in a small village and I got to feed the neighbours’ horses.

C: In an old house with a big cherry tree in the garden, a mum and a dad, a dog and a cat and my beloved sister


What have take you to where you are today?

Z: I guess just a bunch of random stuff honestly. I feel like it is very hard to pinpoint any specific moments. But I am definitely shaped by my family and friends.

C: Not stressing and thankfully grabbing the chances I am given.

What’s your most important turning point?

Z: Working at a shitty cafe for a shitty boss and then deciding I didn’t want to work for anybody who felt above me ever again.

C: Might be the first time I tried fried halloumi.


What’s your relation to Carcel?

Z: I first heard of Carcel through friends and when I looked into it, I felt that Carcel have a very sympathetic way of producing quality items.

C: I heard of Carcel though friends and really like their way of pushing the fashion industry into a more sustainable direction.


What’s your hopes for the future?

Z: Doing something useful for others. Not just working or creating for myself.

C: That my grandchildren will have green grass between their toes.

All imagery by Olivia Rohde