TWIN SERIES // JENNIFER AND VICTORIA // @itari.inemi

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 Itari 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

MODELS: JENNIFER & VICTORIA ITARI @itari.inemi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 yinkabokinni.com 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!

http://www.moondancefestival.co.uk/

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. 

Link to website here --> http://boundarybrighton.com/

 

Saatchi Gallery

Last weekend we headed down to the Saatchi Gallery on King’s Road.

The mix and match nature of the exhibitions there always make for an interesting view. 

Have a look at some of the pieces we enjoyed most. 

Champagne Life, 2014

By Julia Wachtel

Food For Thought “Almuallaqat 4”, 2016

By Maha Malluh

Moje Sabz, 2011

By Soheila Sokhanvari

Alise Lange, 2014, Ljubica, 2012

By Jelena Bulajic

TYLA 13_Tourists, 2014, TYLA_23 Famous Replica, 2014

By Marie Angeletti