To celebrate the launch of our NEW Name Necklace font, Varsity, we caught up with Team Tatty's very own cheerleader, Meg! Stay tuned for high kicks, wishlist wonders and *whisper it* the best thing about working for Tatty Devine... eek!
GIVE US AN 'M', GIVE US AN 'E', GIVE US A 'G'... SORRY, SO HOW DID YOU GET INTO CHEERLEADING?
Well, I started acrobatic gymnastics when I was 9 and competed regionally and nationally in that for almost 10 years, so I sort of grew up with competitive sport and knew I wanted to carry on with something similar at uni. Cheerleading is like acrobatic gymnastics in a lot of ways and I've been a lifelong fan of 'Bring It On'/love a jazzy uniform so I was really keen to give it a go. I built up the courage to try out for my uni team, the UAL Royals, to find I really loved the sport and the team and have stuck with it since!
JAZZY UNIFORMS? WE CAN DEFINITELY GET INTO THAT... HOW DID YOU DISCOVER TATTY DEVINE?
I grew up in a fairly small village that is pretty much just canals and a Morrisons so my best friend and I spent all our time obsessing over fashion magazines. We saw a piece of Tatty in an editorial and it kick-started our mutual obsession with acrylic jewellery. We used to send each other our favourite pieces from the new collections and the Covent Garden store was actually one of the first places I came when I finally escaped the village and moved to London. It's pretty surreal to now work there every day!
OK, WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Definitely working with all the ladies on Team Tatty! As a feminist gal myself I'm so proud to work for an independent company run by incredible and creative women, who also all happen to be the loveliest bunch of people. I feel very lucky to get to work with my friends and have a behind the scenes look at a brand I've been a huge fan of since I was a keen teen.
HERE'S A TOUGH ONE: WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF TATTY DEVINE?
There's a special place in my heart for the Parakeet Large Necklace - Rainbow. I'm a mirror perspex enthusiast so it really does the trick for me and I've spent many a night polishing mine to perfection over a Netflix marathon. On the throwback front, the Fortune Teller Statement Necklace will forever be my one that got away.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WHIPPING UP LASER CUTTING NAME NECKLACES?
I've been seriously into paper cutting since I saw Rob Ryan and Mia Pearlman's work whilst doing my art foundation. I love making big paper installations and I'm currently illustrating a children's book, so really anything crafty I'm interested! On a less productive note, I'll happily waste my life away watching literally any youtube makeup tutorial and taking my glitter eyeliner too far getting ready to 'RuPaul's Drag Race'.
Thanks, Meg! Design your Name Necklace in Varsity font online and in-store whilst you practice your cheers now!