Today we are meeting the London based fashion blogger, as well as a regular Blitz shopper, Hackney Rose (http://hackneyrose.blogspot.co.uk/). We choose her as our June’s Instagram competition winner, and she came today to the store to spend her £50 Blitz voucher. It was nice to meet her and to have a chat about her life and fashion of course..

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What do you do in your life?

I am full time product manager for a high street retailer, so that takes quiet a lot of my time. Visual merchandising is a big part of my job, so in this way I have combined my passions with my everyday job, in terms of styling and keeping on trend.

In my spare time I like doing shopping and looking for bargains; I’m a big thriftier, today for example I went for a browse in many charity shops to get some random bits for about £3 each.

Why did you call your blog ‘Hackeny Rose’?

I was living in Hackney, I still sort of live there actually, and my name is Rose so it makes a nice combination!

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When did you start blogging?

I started in January, my blog is not that old, I am learning as I do it. It’s good fun though!

What is your blog about?

It’s mainly about how I style my items and where I find my clothes. It’s always fun to find bargains and I like telling my readers about the story behind a good purchase. I do a little bit of lifestyle too, like my holidays and what I wear when I am on a trip.

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How would you describe your style?

Definitely vintage! It can be from about the 20s to the 70s. I like wearing a different period depending on my mood. 

Who is your inspiration?

In terms of style icons I love Dita Von Teese and film star Veronica Lake. But I also get inspiration from the web, from Instagram profiles @rougeyourknees @callthestudentnurse and fashion bloggers, like gracefullyvintagekayla.blogspot.co.uk and Roseandvintage.blogspot.co.uk.

What is your best find at BLITZ?

I like looking through all the shoes that you have, I have quiet a big feet as I am tall, so it’s hard to find my size. I spend hours searching for shoes and I always find a good pair in BLITZ! Also the selection of vintage brooches you have is amazing, I think it’s the best in town! I collect them and I have to get one every time I come to the store!

Where and when do you go shopping?

My main sources are BLITZ, Beyond Retro and The Eastern Thrift store. Ebay is quiet good as well, but I like to try my clothes on. I go shopping mainly on Sunday or on weekdays. I always have a day off during the week and I like that because the stores are quieter and I have more time to search. I never shop on Saturday, it’s too busy! I come to Blitz a lot, probably twice a week, as I live down the corner and you always have new stuff in the store!

What did you get with your £50 Blitz voucher?

I got all the pieces from the sale area: two dresses for £10, a pair of shoes for £2, a kimono for £10 and two vintage brooches. Thank you very much for choosing me!

 

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Thank you Hackney Rose for the interview and if you want to enter our competition for the chance to win £50 voucher just #blitzlondon in your Instagram photos while wearing any Blitz piece!