The Verbatim By. Sir Kempson Ari weYulu
The question who is Fay has perhaps been posed many times, but away from the limelight and the runway what makes Fay tick? For example, not everyone knows she’s pursuing a degree in fashion with the Shanghai International Fashion Academy (IFA) or that she plays video games. Its’ amazing the gems and wit you can dig out of people if you just smile and ask.
Fay Answers The Complete 7
What has been the most challenging moment in your career?
Fay: The lack and cost of tools and machinery to do certain things or wok with certain fabrics has been a challenge. Tailors can also prove very stressful when they do not cooperate in fulfilling the vision. And when you succeeding or pursuing your dream, your friends can become your enemies, the fashion industry is not for the faint hearted.
How did you overcome adversity and turn tragedy into triumph?
Fay: Only you can stand up for your vision and yourself. Hence I stood behind my goal and vision of becoming a renowned brand and did what I had to do.
What advice can you give the hungry and talented youth?
Fay: I could have bought the X5 I now drive in the first two years of my business, but I had to discipline myself and invest in growing my brand. The moral of the story is building a brand takes time and you need patience to grow.
What has been the weirdest experience in your career?
Fay: My first time in showcasing in Paris, I had to adjust my three favourite pieces of the collection. I didn’t like how they looked after the adjustments with a needle and thread in my hotel room. Much to my surprise however, the crowd loved them. That was wired *She laughs*
What has been the lowest point in your career/memories?
Fay: When you put in your all and do your best and people diss your work/designs.
What have you learnt from all your success?
Fay: It is not always you are standing hence you need to stand up when you fall.
Before we wrapped up, I had a few more questions in form of his here Proust questionnaire….
What is your Idea of perfect happiness?
Fay: Loving yourself: no one can love you like yourself.
What is your current state of mind?
Fay: So much to do, but the projects are opportunities that must be ceased.
What is your greatest fear?
Fay: Dying before accomplishing my mission on earth.
What fashion icon do you most identify with?
Fay: Louis Vuitton. I’ve been to his Paris studio which was amazing, and I’m inspired by the brand.
What is the trait you most criticize in yourself?
Fay: Being too nice.
What character trait do you most disapprove of in others?
Fay: Bad attitudes.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Fay: I love everything about myself.
What phrase do you most overuse?
Fay: Seriously or really
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Fay: My three sons. *laughs* can I add my husband as the fourth child also *giggles*
When and where are you happiest?
Fay: At home playing video games with the kids.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Fay: I would like to be a pilot.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Fay: My character, being too nice.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Fay: The Fay Designs brand.
What is your most treasured possession?
Fay: My Louis V bag from the Louis V store in Paris.
Where would you like to live?
What is your favourite activity?
Fay: Cooking. I have a special “Fay Magic” Beef or Chicken marinade and recipe.
Who are your favourite music icons/entertainers?
Fay: Zambian musicians. I can’t mention my favorite because most of them are my clients *winks*
What is your most marked characteristic?
Fay: Happiness, I’m always happy.
What do you most value I your friends?
Fay: Good character.
Who is your favourite fictional character?
Fay: Bani from the promise.
What do you most dislike?
Fay: Sarcastic people.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
Fay: I would like to come back as Fay.
How would you like to die?
Fay: Anyhow, as long as it’s my day.
What is you motto?
Fay: Live like there’s no tomorrow and enjoy everything without holding back for later.
Fay also had some sound advice and some wisdom which also taught me a thing or two:
“The best measure of growth is patience.”
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