Interview: Saffy Needham

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Saffy is a blogger and Instagram addict. She has a love for photography and fashion, whilst creating her blog posts and YouTube videos. I was lucky enough to have a little chat with her about her career plan and blog.

Hello Saffy! Thank you so much for letting me interview you. How are you? 

Heya, Ah no worries at all, I’m really happy you’re interviewing me! And i’m very well thank you.

I adore your blog posts. What inspired you to create your blog? 

Aw thank you so much! Well a few years back I started to evolve my style more and I started watching a lot more fashion Youtubers, so I was feeling a lot more inspired. I remember my friend asking me if I was a blogger as she saw my Instagram. Before then I never really thought about creating my own blog but after that I really grew on the idea of creating SapphireSays.

Why did you choose Sapphire Says as the name? 

Well, it’s funny because I remember sitting in my bedroom writing down a variety of ideas for names and my brother ran into my room and was like SAPPHIRE SAYS.. you know like Simon Says and as soon as I heard it I thought that was the perfect name for my blog.

Why did you choose a handwritten title for your blog? 

I’m not sure really, I guess it kinda makes it more personal rather than making my blog look professional.

What is an important design element to have for a blog? 

For me I like simplicity and minimal style but I think it’s different for everyone, you just have to link it to your style and make sure it influences that.

What equipment do you use for your photography and YouTube?

I usually use my Canon 600D and standard 50mm lens, however now and then it will be different as a lot of my friends are photographers so they would use their own cameras to take pictures.

Why has social media been an important platform for you to use?

Personally I think Instagram and Twitter has been the most important platform to use as it allows you to interact with other bloggers and become part of the blogging community.

Who inspires your blog and YouTube?

I think definitely Samantha Maria, especially as she was the first fashion/beauty blogger that I started watching another blogger that influences me would have to be SunbeamsJess, I am in love with her personal style, it’s literally goals haha! 

What do we hope to see in this up and coming year for both your YouTube and Blog? 

I am hoping to do a lot more beauty and lifestyle posts as that is something I am lacking and would love to share, also uploading a lot more regularly. I haven’t posted as much as I wish due to college and not having enough time, but as soon as I finish for summer, I will be posting all the time! 

When did you start getting into fashion?

I think i’ve always liked fashion but I mainly started to grow a passion for it from the end of secondary school to the beginning of college, that was kinda the main stage where I was finding my personal style.

Have you always been into fashion and photography? 

Definitely, although when I was younger I was a lot more into filmmaking, making my own videos, that was all I ever did!

What are your favourite pieces of clothing?

Ooh, this is always a really hard question, but anything denim is definitely a winner!

What could you not live without? 

Probably my camera, I don’t know what I would do without it or Spotify, what is life without my favourite playlists!

Do you have any career plans? 

I’m not sure, I ask myself this question nearly everyday, but at the moment I enjoy doing fashion photography and I feel that is something I am good at. But who knows, maybe soon I find myself wanting to do something completely different?

Do you have any advice for anyone who would like to set up their own blog and YouTube?

I would say always be yourself, that is such an important element to your channel/blog, that’s what people are mainly attracted to is your personality! 

Make sure to check out Saffy Needham on both YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Not forgetting her blog Saffy Says. There are always dreamy posts about fashion, photography and quirky YouTube videos.