Welcome to TAS Interviews!
Tas Interviews is an Interview series where I interview at least six fashion and lifestyle bloggers like myself. I’ll ask six questions, 4 based on their blog and two questions based on fashion and lifestyle trends. This interview series will last for six weeks.
Every interview will be published on the 6th day of the week.
- 6 fashion and lifestyle bloggers
- 6 questions
- Published on the 6th day which is Saturday
- 6 weeks
Today’s Interviewee is Ishafou Fatty, an aspiring blogger/youtuber from America and 1st gen Afromerican. Her birthday is on March 2nd like myself! and she wants to start a business based on African fashion.
Sharifah: In your recent Instagram post, why were you hesitant to be a fashion blogger?
Ishatou: I was hesitant for many reasons.
Sharifah: Who Inspired you to start an African fashion company?
Ishatou: Actually, I was inspired by an experience it was around Eid ( a Muslim celebration) and I wanted to wear African clothes but I couldn’t afford to get it custom made and I couldn’t find ready-made outfits that were accessible anywhere. I am originally from West Africa (Gambia + Senegal) and I believe that African fashion is beautiful. The fabrics, the designs, they all tell stories and they could be made into so many things.
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Sharifah: Why do you want to start a fashion business?
Isahtou: I want to start a fashion business because I love fashion and I believe that my business will be inventive and bring a new perspective to the fashion world that others can benefit from.
Sharifah: Will you ever start a fashion blog?
Ishatou: I’m not sure about a blog, but I do aim to start a fashion and lifestyle youtube channel with lookbooks, DIYs and poetry videos.
Sharifah: What is your favourite going out outfit?
Ishatou: Ooh, that’s a hard one. I think my favorite outfit would be a long loose skirt, a long sleeve T-shirt with a blouse, wedged ankle boots, and a plain colored hijab.
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Sharifah: What are the five fashion trends you love?
Ishatou: To be completely honest, I really do struggle to pick up on trends. But I will try to name some.