We recently met Aisha & Momo (@culpavinum) and got them to pop to our Hanbury Street store for a mini shoot and Q&A. See below for what we got upto with the blogging babes. All pieces BLITZ & BLITZ Remix.

SHOT BY MARIA PEARL @mariapigeon


Hey Girls, thanks for dropping in today! So how did you both meet?

We met at school when we were 11 and became close friends instantly!

When did you both decide to start CULPAVINUM?

Well we first doing it for fun, just taking pictures for tumblr with a group of friends in sixth form. But we both really started getting into it last year when we made a website and instagram for it.

You both are studying very different university courses, tell us what interests bring you together?

We have quite different interests but our values bring us together more than anything else. We both prioritise similar things. But we also like the same films, books, clothing, and art, so we constantly exchange info on what to read/watch/buy.

What do you disagree on?

We used to disagree on a lot! Haha, we still disagree on what we should do in certain situations sometimes, what to eat (we usually cook together because we live together). We have quite different personalities, but we’re so used to each other now.

What’s your favourite thing about vintage shopping?

Finding and owning things no one else will have

What was the last song you listened to?

Slide- Frank Ocean, Migos, Calvin Harris (Momo)

Incredible by Future (Aisha)

Who are your top five influencers in life/art/music/fashion etc?

Solange Knowles

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Kristen Crawley (Fashion)

Yagazie Emezi (photoraphy)

A$AP Rocky (Fashion)

Tell us a childhood secret!

Well we went to a really anal/strict boarding school together, and apart from the standard sneaking out, sneaking into the headteacher’s bathrooms etc we once snuck into the school visitor’s room and “stole” the glasses, snacks, bottles of water laid out for the guests. It was a huge thing in school which we found hilarious, we got sent emails for weeks after with threats that the perpetrators would be found (we never were).


We recently visited the Saatchi Gallery to see the 'Painter's Painter' Installation featuring work from artists Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle. The free exhibition will be on until the 22nd March so make sure you get yourselves down!




BLITZ London Accessories Launch

We recently shot an editorial for our brand new launch of accessories and we're super excited to show you! See below for images of our shoot with babe Clausia draped in our BLING BLING available now in store #hanburystreet. 


STYLING MARIA PEARL + LEANNE BEBBINGTON // @mariapigeon @_leannejapan

MUA CHLOE @ceedae

MODEL CLAUSIA // @_playboyc



Checked our DEPOP shop yet? You should! With new drops every week, one off vintage designer pieces and our new range of accessories you are sure to find yourself or somebody else the perfect treat! See below for our mini shoot and search blitzlondon on DEPOP to find these pieces on our shop!

SHOT BY // MARIA PEARL @mariapigeon

STYLED BY // MARIA PEARL & LEANNE BEBBINGTON @mariapigeon @_leannejapan









HAIR & GROOMING MONNIE KAUR // @monnie.k.makeupartist using M.A.C


MODELS JAKE // @jakebarratt1 at PREMIER MODELS & TED // @tednowell at Wilhelmina





We recently hung out with @itari.inemi (Jennifer & Victoria) in our Hanbury Street store for our Twin Series. See below for our mini shoot and Q&A with the sisters! You can also find the pieces they are wearing over on our DEPOP. #blitzlondon

SHOT BY: MARIA PEARL @mariapigeon

STYLED BY: MARIA PEARL & LEANNE BEBBINGTON @mariapigeon @_leannejapan








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How did you both get started?

Well, we've been on social media from the age of about 15 and weren't really taking it seriously at all - we just uploaded selfies from our iPod Touch and played around with Instagram filters haha! but once we decided that we wanted fashion to be our vocation, we started using Instagram as a platform to display what interested us, and what we wanted to represent. At this point we merged our Instagram to a shared space  for the both of us to upload outfit pics and all the rest of it - before then we had our own separate accounts but it was futile because we literally posted the same kind of things.

How identical are you in terms of looks/personality/interests etc?

We grew up being dressed by our mother, so we wore identical outfits, but with different colours so she was able to tell the difference! The time we started spotting our differences was when we moved out years later, and stayed in separate bedrooms for the first time. The majority of our interests are the same, but circumstances make us experience different things, e.g. working in different stores to each other, going to different places on our own (which is really new to us because we usually go everywhere together!) But mainly we enjoy doing the same things - we are very close! But we definitely are our own person and we are slowly finding our own personalities.

Who's the older twin?

Victoria is the older twin! A lot of people usually confuse Jennifer for being the oldest because she's a bit bigger and is a bit taller (by 1 inch) but in Nigerian culture the younger twin usually looks older (confusing af right?). 

Were you ever dressed the same when you were younger?

We looked VERY identical when we were younger, so to avoid confusing our primary school teachers our mum would give Jenn the pink scrunchie and Vicky the purple! But we would generally wear the same things, just with different colours. Cute!!!

Do you encourage each other to dress differently now?

The only reason we'd ever encourage each other to dress differently is so we can borrow each other's outfits for work or any other occasion when we're not together haha! But generally, we do dress quite alike in terms of style - we're not particularly the most 'girly-girls' either so the silhouettes tend to be oversized.

What are your favourite things about vintage shopping?

I just love how you can transport yourself into a different decade through what you wear. It fascinates us a lot! The styles can also be super super rare, so when your friends ask you where you got your clothes from you know they'll never ever find it. (;

What was the last song you listened to?

Vicky - The Lung - Hiatus Kaiyote

Jenn - Walking on The Moon - The Police

Tell us a childhood secret.

WE ADMIT IT!! We tricked our teachers and swapped classes in yr 5, ok!!! (Vicky's teacher made us do it!)

Who are your top 5 influencers in life/art/music/fashion etc?

It's hard to put it down to just 5 because our influences are so eclectic, but in terms of art, Jean-Michel Basquiat is a huge influencer to the way I think about black people or (POC) in the creative industries. In terms of modern - day social media influencers, I would say @yagazieemezie (photographer), @tony_gum (artist), and for music at the moment it would be @saintrecords (Solange) and an old but incredibly important classic (since we are Nigerian!!) Fela Kuti.


BLITZ Introduces: Yinka Bokinni

We recently hung out with mega babe and Capital Xtra DJ Yinka Bokinni! See below for our mini shoot using new pieces from Blitz Remix Party and why she chose the songs she did for her playlist in our store.

STYLED BY: MARIA PIGEON & LEANNE BEBBINGTON // @mariapigeon @_leannejapan

SHOT BY: MARIA PIGEON @mariapigeon

MODEL: YINKA BOKINNI @yinkabokinni


Questions, questions, questions.

How did you get started?

When I graduated from Uni I realised I didn't want to be a lawyer (lol), so I auditioned for a show at RinseFM and the rest is history I guess! I started the blog as a hobbie and now it has a life of it's own.

What was the last song you listened to?

Shakka - Pain (Promise me).

To be fair, I listen to the Lost Boys EP every single Day!!!

If you weren't a DJ, what would you be doing?

Anything but law (haha). Honestly I don't know, I genuinely love my job so it's hard to think of anything else I would do. Hmmmm maybe a teacher? Kids kinda like me!

What made you choose the songs on your playlist for us?

I wanted the perfect mix of old classics and new bangers. I don't think listening to music should be a chore so I have picked songs that I find easy to listen to. 

Who are your top 5 influences in life/art/music etc?

David Attenborough, Louis Theroux, Annie Mac, Beyonce (obviously she is a MACHINE) and The Queen. (She is sooooo sassy).

Whats your favourite thing about vintage shopping?

The fact that you never know what you're going to get. It's easy to go to High street and pick the same thing that everyone else has, but it's another to actually get stuck in and decide on your style. 

Tell us a childhood secret?

I was the kid who ate mud and worms and ants. (Don't tell anyone). 


You can now shop some of the items Yinka is wearing over on our DEPOP store. #blitzlondon

Competition and Interview with @duppysquadron

We recently hung out with @duppysquadron and  asked him a few questions. Check below for his answers and how to win one of his jackets!


COMPETITION TIME! Wanna win one of these reworked and hand painted denim jackets by @duppysquadron. Head over to our Instagram, LIKE and COMMENT which jacket you would like to win and why! Winner announced Friday 30th September. 

BLITZ @ Moondance Festival 2016

What:      Found Series presents Moondance Festival 2016

Where:    Olympic Park in East London

When:     Sunday 18th September

What’s the deal?

With over 180 acts, 9 Stages and 12 brands, a mixture of Old Skool, Drum & Bass, Garage, Jungle, House and Grime; we’ll be raving till our hearts content!!!

Stages from: Moondance and United, Garage Nation, Breakin Science, Epidemic, Jungle Mania & Roast, Promised Land, Relentless Presents and Analog & Stush.

What should I wear?

Obviously every raver needs a trusty pair of kicks, baggy trousers and shades. We’ve added a few outfit options below. 

Pop in to our Hanbury street store, Topshop Oxford Circus concession or shop online. We are on ASOS marketplace and DEPOP for one off samples. 

Psssst! Last 500 tickets are selling out fast! get yours now!

BLITZ @ Boundary Brighton 2016


What: Boundary Brighton

Where: A new festival to come to Stanmer Park, Brighton

When: Saturday 17th September 2016

What’s the deal?

We’re massively excited for Boundary Brighton festival which is a new festival happening this coming Saturday 17th September taking the best of Brighton’s creative energy, including four stages of music, a vintage fair and fab local food.

Stages hosted by Mixmag X Concorde 2, Elrow X The Arch, LWE X Patterns & Boundary. The bandstand will be full of International DJs and live acts. Bringing together House, Dub, Bashment, Techno, Drum and Bass, Breaks, Electronica and even a bit of Jazz - we seriously cannot wait!

What should I wear?

As the weather is being slightly unpredictable at the mo, we’ve put together a few sassy outfits along with some of our fave raincoats to keep you covered. 

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