Meet my team: part 4

February 10, 2016

Now that you’ve met Lacey, Darina and Chelsea, I’d like to introduce you to Ada Yakobi.

Ada has been a long-time contributor for our publication and was one of the key founders when I launched FAJO back in 2009. She has helped me recruit new staff and has worked for the magazine in many capacities, currently serving as our Senior Reporter in Montréal.

Today, she shares her story with us.

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1) What do you enjoy the most about working at FAJO?

I enjoy meeting interesting and beautiful people, attending fun events and discovering new places.

2) Why did you choose to work in the creative industry?

I consider myself a creative person, so the idea of sitting behind a desk is my greatest nightmare. Working in the creative industry is a very dynamic and fun job, which helps you experience new things and meet like-minded individuals. It’s a win-win situation.

3) If you had to create a hashtag to best describe your personality, what would it be and why?


4) How would you describe your personal sense of style?

I think my style is very diverse, sometimes I look like I’m going to a ball and other times I’m just happy in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.

Heels are always an integral part of it, as I feel that they go with everything. But I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing sweatpants. Ever.

I like statement jewelry and clothing that is sometimes “out there” ─ it matches my impulsive personality!

5) Tell us about your biggest fashion or beauty catastrophe.

When I was about 18, I thought it was a great idea to dye my hair jet black and basically wear all black all day, every day. I would only use black eyeliner… I was not a Goth, but I sure looked like one.

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6) What is the most unusual item in your closet?

I have a handmade silk dress, embellished with 1,200 Swarovski crystals and I got it as a birthday present for my 21st birthday from my best friend. It is the most elegantly lavish dress that I owe, which is so simple yet so powerful at the same time.

7) What is your favourite item of clothing and why?

I don’t have one favourite item ─ I think I tend to have a love-hate relationship with my clothes depending on my mood. But my shoes and my fur will always have a special place in my heart. There is just not enough space in the closet.

8) What is your favourite accessory and why?

Big statement necklaces ─ you can dress up even a simple T-shirt and it will make you feel super glam! It’s simple, easy and fun.

9) We can never catch you wearing ______?

Crocs or sweatpants.

10) Who is the most memorable person you ever interviewed? Tell us the story of how you met them and what happened.

I had a lot of fun meeting up with Markus Schulz at the W Hotel in Montréal. It was approximately 3 a.m. and he was getting ready to do a set for Bal en blanc. We were sitting in this meeting room, which was lit up bright blue, and the entire hotel was dead at the time.

It was a chance to really get to know him and ask him all the questions I wanted for the interview. Afterwards, we met up with Ferry Corsten downstairs and the lobby was filled with all the other DJs getting ready to play!

Connect with Ada on Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat (@lalaruski).

By Hannah Yakobi
Photography by Kareen Mallon
Make-up Artist: Amy Pigeon
Hair: Chelsea Collinson

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