"My dream is to flourish in my fashion career and start my own business."
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I am Zulfa Tanzanian born and a fashion styling graduate from Southampton Solent University. I'm also a personal shopper and image consultant, based in Southampton England.
Why do you want this fashion stylist job?
I'm a highly motivated, and multi-skilled in fashion styling and creative direction, I have a sincere interest and eye for fashion. I'm talented, creative, focused and innovative. I have ability to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
What have you learned from mistakes on the fashion stylist job?
Mistake I learned from fashion stylist job is if you want your work to be perfect always have plans never do things last minutes.
What challenges are you looking for in this fashion stylist position?
I consider fashion stylist as a highly desirable career in todays world and it is very competitive which means in order to succeed and break through someone has to worker really hard, stay focused, and always make sure your work is standing out.
Describe a typical work week for fashion stylist position?
A fashion stylist week always involve a very busy schedule. Meeting with clients, photographers and models, researching, prepare mood boards for photoshoots, find clothes for photoshoots.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is I take too much responsibility when it comes to work and that can be really stressful.
If clients are reading this interview, why should they hire you as fashion stylist position?
I am a hard worker, highly efficient and am able to maintain a positive attitude. I'm also very passionate about fashion, creative and am excited to share my skills and talents by working in the fashion industry.
What companies have you worked for in the past?
I worked for Arcadia group Ltd as retail sales associate, I worked as a contributor editorial stylist for online Magazine calles Sant, and also worked as fashion intern at Reso Southampton as a magazine features assistant.
Tell us your most recent project.
I'm working on my online fashion magazine called Melange. This Magazine was part of my final year major project at University and I planned to continue with this project after I completed my degree. Melange is created to inspire, highlight, celebrate and embrace different cultures and styles. I live in a multicultural city and I thought there is a reason to start a publication that will examine in a very un-biased way, all cultures that exist within a multi-cultural city such as London. Melange will be filled with articles, editorials and fashion news that celebrate and embrace the styles of various cultures. OUR MISSION: To celebrate different cultures, respect and truly define the unity of ethnic backgrounds
What's the dream?
My dream is to flourish in my fashion career and start my own business.
What was your most challenging experience so far and how did you overcome that?
My challenging experience is to stay within budget when working with clients for photo shoots, sometimes I tend to spend more than what I was planned and I have tried to overcome that and stay within budget to avoid harming myself financially and still make sure my clients are happy with my service.
Tell us your most memorable experience as a fashion stylist?
Most memorable experience is when I was at university I really enjoyed engaging myself on live projects. I participated on two different final year live shows projects as a backstage stylist, it was a really great experience for me to get work as a stylist on live show.
What advice could you give to the aspiring and amateur fashion stylist?
The advice I would like to give to the aspiring fashion stylists is to stay focused, work hard, open up your mind by educating yourself academically and developing your practical skills within fashion industry
Facebook: Melange Magazine
Photographer: John FaMussa
Photographer: Toby Adebogun
Creative direction: Zulfa Mussa
Stylist: Zulfa Mussa
Makeup: Zulfa Mussa
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