Last summer was when Toyin first discovered the style bloggers/filmmakers Those Damn Twins on tumblr. Feels like yesterday when we were both gushing over the videos and pictures of Jalan and Jibril (it was love at first sight, I mean.. come on, they speak french). Having been born in Paris, the two brothers made a very big move to LA to study film; I remember one of the first things I ever said to Jibril (on facebook) was something along the lines of "Hey, I have like the biggest crush on you, but anyways.. how is LA?" For this interview of course I had to sweep away all the unprofessional talk and get down to business.
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The Divided: You two are tumblr famous, whats the craziest message you've gotten?
Jibril: I don’t think we’re tumblr famous, that sounds funny lol umm let’s see… someone said – I want twins so one of you are going to have to decide who is going to “deflower” me and make me a pair of twins.
TD: Who is the biggest spender between the two of you?
TD: Style wise, who would you say are your biggest inspirations
Jalan: It’s a whole blend, maybe not one person particularly. A few bloggers, a few celebs, and a few foreign cultures.
TD: Artist you're loving right now?
Jibril: Of monsters and men, and T-rex!
TD: If we were to check your history what would your most visited website be?
Jibril: American Apparel, and lookbook.nu lol
TD: Spotted any celebrities since moving to California?
Jalan: It’s weird here. Sometimes in public and sometimes you can end up at a party and see some there.
TD: How does the style in California differ from that of Paris?
Jalan: Parisian style is a lot about fit and traditional wear, and here there’s a lot of bohemian and American vintage style
TD: How did you guys get scouted by American Apparel ?
Jibril: We went to the factory’s store and asked to, and they called this lady down and we asked her.
TD: What are your 5 spring must-haves?
Jibril + Jalan: Cool sunglasses, sexy above knee shorts lol, light knit sweaters, print scarves, and our camera I guess
TD: What is your most worn item in your closet?
Jibril: My dyed denim jacket
Jalan: My red Hawaiian shirt
TD: If you could pick anyone, who's closet would you raid?
Jalan + Jibril: Pelayo Diaz’s or Nick Wooster’s
TD: When not working on your various social platforms, what do you do in your free time?
Jibril: Shoot for our blog or go to school. I guess shooting for our blog is still kind of working on our social platforms. haha
TD: You two have created a brand for yourselves, would you say you're a package deal when making any business moves?
Jalan: Yeah definetly.
TD: What is the typical day like in the life of a Durimel ?
Jibril: Wake up, argue about something, work on our blog, cook something good and do work for school
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