We had the good fortune of connecting with Vicky Adegbola and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vicky, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work life balance is something I’m still figuring out because I tend to be a workaholic. For example, when I’m really excited about a concept it’s all I can think about until I bring it to fruition. I’m mood boarding, searching for the right props and fashion pieces, and I’m finding ways to bring something fresh to the table. These are all good things, but most times leads to overworking myself because my brain doesn’t stop. However, recently I’ve realized that taking trips or a short staycation allows me to truly disconnect. In the time I disconnect, I watch a movie or read a book because it takes me out of my reality and allows me to focus on something completely unrelated. I’m much more intentional about this than when I first started. I think ‘balance’ isn’t a destination. I think it’s a journey. I think it’s listening to your body and what it needs. It’s also learning the art of saying ‘no.’

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I love doing all things creative. This is a broad description, but it’s also hard to narrow down what I do. Primarily, my work includes fashion styling, art and creative direction, fashion design, and even brand consulting. I’ve worked on music videos to fashion editorials. I love translating ideas and concepts into reality for the camera, and inserting unusual elements that make the final product memorable. When I’m creating, there’s an excitement in doing something that isn’t comfortable. I like to push the envelope–it helps me discover what works or what doesn’t work. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned during this journey is the art of organization and preparation, especially since I’m a one woman show. On shoot days, there aren’t second chances, so you have to be prepared for everything that could go wrong.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I frequent a local coffee shop in East Downtown called Brass Tacks. I love to get my matcha from there and they have great lite bites. I also discovered a great burger joint (my weakness) downtown called Rodeo Goat. I’m pretty low-key so I prefer going to art exhibits, parks or the movies than hitting up bars or clubs.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be where I am if not for GOD and anyone who has ever truly believed in me and encouraged me on my worst days. Also, the strangers who unexpectedly bet on me. Hard work is a given to success, but having a community who gets you and what you do is truly a game changer.

Website: www.vickyadegbola.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/shotsfiredva

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicky-adegbola-776b0a11

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsebR-bKaGp11Y6mnx8mZ1Q


1. https://youtu.be/1KbS5LwNeFI
Directed by Kwadwo Agyapong
Co-Directed & Styled by Vicky Adegbola

2. https://youtu.be/mpXIRW5LpBM
Directed by Kwadwo Agyapong
Styled by Vicky Adegbola

3. https://youtu.be/Gxv47Pt7Srg
Directed & Designed by Vicky Adegbola
Cinematography by Kwadwo Agyapong

4. https://youtu.be/fgy2cvU97lU
Artist- Leven
Directed by Kwadwo Agyapong
Styled by Vicky Adegbola

Image Credits
Photographer: Mani Olaniyan

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