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Saturdaze: Hi Simone! Could you introduce yourself to our readers?
Simone: Hey!! I’m Simone Fae, 19 and from London. At the moment I’m studying art and design, and making cute bags to sell on Depop :)
Saturdaze: How would you describe your style?
Simone: I’m not sure, as it's always changing and developing, but I would say ethereal meets 2000 chick, if that makes sense. Like skater girl meets fairy. At least that’s how I like to see it!
Saturdaze: Who are some of your style icons?
Simone: Internet girl 100% she's a total icon. Seeing her be unapologetically herself and dress however she wants helped me do the same. I would also say my style has been influenced by films and shows I grew up watching, like the eccentric vibes from Tim Burton and colour overload from Lizzy Miguire. And at the moment I’m a bit obsessed with 19th Century corsets and dresses, because of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.
Saturdaze: How did you get started in social media and gain your following, and how has your new following affected you?
Simone: My gain in followers was totally unexpected. I had made a Tik Tok account around February this year and was making videos for my own amusement when one of them got a lot of attention so I kind of just went with it. I’ve had Instagram for ages but it was just for people I knew, but then I made it public because some people were asking me to. I think this sudden following has made me more confident.
Saturdaze: Out of all of the social media platforms you’re on, which do you prefer?
Simone: I think TikTok because the For You Page is so accurate so I'll always see things I think are interesting or funny. [Ironically] it's also the only social media [platform] where I receive hate comments lol but it's fine, I know not to take it personally.
Saturdaze: You have recently started making and selling handmade bags on your Depop, what were some important qualities to you when creating your shop?
Simone: That the bags were good quality! Before I started to sell them, I went through a process of trial and error making and remaking until I figured out the perfect size, shape, fabric, and stitch so they would be durable and look good. My advice to someone who wants to make their own shop is to perfect what you're selling and make/design something you would want yourself.
Saturdaze: What is the process of creating and designing your bags?
Simone: I draw bags I’d want to wear, and what they would look cute with. Then find the fabric, cut out the measurements, and sew it together. It sounds easy but it takes ages!
Saturdaze: What has been your favorite bag you have created so far?
Simone: I think the moo bag is one of the cutest I sell, I wear it all the time. My favourite is probably a furry turquoise bag. I sewed pink fabric in the shape of flowers onto it which makes it very viby.
Saturdaze: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Simone: I like to skateboard around London. I bring my analog camera and sketchbook everywhere with me. I love taking photos and drawing illustrations. It's a kind of visual diary.
Saturdaze: What are some of your current fashion favorites?
Simone: I’m o b s e s s e d with corsets, so much so I made one inspired by Vivian Westwood. I also love those sleeve arm gloves from the late 90s/early 2000s.
Saturdaze: Do you have any goals you would like to complete in the future?
Simone: Yeah, I think it’s important to dream big and not limit yourself, so I have loads. I want to eventually have my own brand/shop with my designs. Direct a film and most of all be a painter.
Saturdaze: Thank you so much Simone!
Simone: Thank you for interviewing me!
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