Let's start with your name? It's Assako which means "feather of a parrot" in bulu, a language spoken in Camerun
Where do you live? In Paris. First time I feel settled. I used to move around a lot before COVID!
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? I am a wholesale manager for Baserange. I used to train a lot in athletics (sprint and long jump). I've transitioned to a couch potato who loves reading. Either politics or fiction. One of my favourite books is « White Nights » by Dostoevsky. I like to sing loudly French songs at home. Out of tune of course!
First thing you heard this morning? My alarm, bummer... I am a night bird. Waking up is challenging every single morning!
Screen time up or down this week? Quite high these days! I’ve been working long hours this week.
Do you have a style icon, if so who? My mom, her great ability to mix colours and styles, Katoucha Niane for her natural elegance on catwalk and Florence Griffith-Joyner with her crazy looks on athletics tracks.
Which song can you listen to over and over again? Space Oddity by David Bowie.
Favourite dinner setting, meal and drink? A pique-nique in a flowery field in summer! Checklist: wicker basket, a pissaladière (French tart) and a lot of red wine!
Tell us something nice: I love your conscious brands selection and small in-house collection like the Tie & Dye edit! Being surrounded by kind people like Laura makes me enjoy my work so much!
Big thanks Assako, its always a complete pleasure chatting with you.
Shop 'Introducing...' - featuring our latest Baserange drop and vintage edit styled and modelled by Assako and her beautiful sister Bertille.