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Interview: Elle Santos - Little Observationist
I met Elle about two years ago now, over drinks at a local pub. She’s one of those cooly quirky, always funny, tall and beautiful girls who is also creative, entrepreneurial and well-traveled. She also has a three-legged cat that she adopted from Bulgaria. Below, she talks about her Etsy shop where she sells fascinators that would be a talking point at any event, what inspires each of her senses and a few of her favourite London discoveries. LO: Where are you from originally, how long have you been in London and what brought you here? ES: I’m from Lisbon, home of trams, sunshine and Moscatel. I’ve been in London half my adult life (i.e. not that long!), I came here because I wanted to see rain, grey skies and red buses. LO: What are a few of your hobbies and interests outside of creativity? ES: I’m interested in all things handmade, industrial furniture, nouvelle circus. I also like journeys with no destination and Sons of Anarchy. LO: You run a shop called Fascination by Elle Santos on Etsy. What do you create and how has your work evolved over the years? ES: I make fascinators, some jewellery and the very occasional piece of home decor. I’m still working …