INTERVIEW BY DAMLA BOZOGLU
In our series “In Conversation With” we talk with the young professionals of Istanbul and beyond. Up next, we had a little chat with Naz Kazazoglu.
We met Naz at Turin where she used to live and work. After spending only a day together, we had the chance to get to know her easy going and fun character. She is now living in London and working at a fashion e-commerce platform as a strategist.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? WHAT DOES YOUR JOB AND DAY TO DAY TO-DO'S INCLUDE?
I WORK AT A LUXURY FASHION RETAILER BASED IN LONDON. I'M A HALF DESIGNER / HALF STRATEGIST. I HAVE LONGITUDINAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT FACE SWAP TECHNOLOGIES AND FUNKY SHOES ON THE DAILY.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK ON DESK ALL DAY?
DRINK A LOT OF WATER AND GET UP TO PEE FREQUENTLY.
WHEN YOU TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE WORKING ON, CAN YOU IDENTIFY YOUR “WHY”— THE REASON YOU’RE DEDICATING YOUR LIFE TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING?
I TRY TO AVOID THAT QUESTION AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, BUT WHEN I DO I'D LIKE TO THINK IT'S BECAUSE I'M BETTER AT THIS THAN ANYTHING ELSE.
ARE YOU ADDICTED TO PRODUCTIVITY? IF SO, DO YOU PLAN ANYTHING TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION?
I'M ADDICTED TO HAVING FUN WHILE WORKING. SO AS LITTLE PRODUCTIVITY AS POSSIBLE.
WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST THING ON YOUR FRIDGE NOW?
OH, A HALF EATEN CAKE WITH SPONGE BOB'S FACE ON IT. IT WAS MY BEST FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY. I GOT THIS CAKE FROM AN INDIAN BAKERY NEARBY, GORGEOUS BUT INEDIBLE.
WHAT DOES A PERFECT DAY OFF LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
A DAY OFF WHEN I HAVE A GREAT IDEA TO WORK ON THE FOLLOWING DAY.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GENUINELY TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF IN 2019? DO YOU HAVE ANYONE AROUND YOU WHO IS ABLE TO DO SO WITH EASE?
I GUESS IT MEANS BEING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. I FEEL LIKE EVERYONE I KNOW IS SO TERRIBLE AT THIS LOL.
NAZ ALSO MADE US A PLAYLIST SHE’D PLAY WHILE HER FRIENDS CAME OVER, LISTEN BELOW.