We had the good fortune of connecting with Symone Sade and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Symone, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think risk are important. Without them, everything is boring. Risk have played a big role in my career so far. I think you get to a point as a creative where you have to make choice between working for someone and going full force independent or freelance as some of us call it. For me, life is all about living in your purpose and I know styling & design are apart of God’s plan for me so I decided to leave a comfortable position to take a shot at what I love and I’m so happy that I did.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a wardrobe stylist based in Los Angeles but I spend a lot of time working in New York as well. I got started by assisting a few high profile stylist and eventually started to branch off on my own. It hasn’t been easy trying to make a name for myself, it’s a tough, and very competitive field with a selected amount of spots. I’ve had many lessons and challenges along the way but I would say one of the most important ones is to simply not beat yourself up or give up because of mistakes along the way. Just do your best to not make the same one again. Grow from experiences and go above and beyond each time. Everyone notices.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am so grateful to be from LA. There is so much to see and do. If I had friends visiting and wanted to show them around the city, I would start our day at Simply Wholesome for a juice, maybe go for a hike to the Hollywood Sign at Runyon, and then take Sunset to the beach. After that we could do brunch on any day at any time at Sweet Chick on Fairfax (they have the best music, the best shrimp & grits, and mimosas everyday…after that maybe shopping at The Grove and dinner at Nobu in Malibu and why not enjoy the ride on the way there? That sounds perfect! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my parents, clients, and anyone who has rooted and pushed me this far. This is year 3 or 4 for me with styling and it hasn’t been easy- and I still have a long way to go. I’m aware that you’re only as good as the team of people that you keep around you and I’m so grateful for mine.
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