Its Not Me Its You, London

Jems jumped at this very late opportunity which presented itself but that is because she is the country-bumpkin of the three. She gets a bit homesick sometimes. It is understandable, though. She comes from a small village in Cambridgeshire. Her local newsagent actually knows her name. Her parents leave their house unlocked and also do that 'open garden day' every year. Nowadays she sits at a sewing-machine in a small, drafty factory in grey, old East London, day in day out. Brrrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrrr, snip. Brrrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrrr, snip. Brrrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrrrr, brrrrrrrr, snip. But she has never been happier. She is doing what she loves. Without a boss. Well, Kitty and I can be a bit bossy sometimes, but that is just because Jems is the youngest. We are like three sisters. But you can be very happy and still miss your childhood home from time to time. So, when we were invited by some of our friends to have a bit of a pop-up at their street's traditional fête next Sunday we thought it would be nice, especially for nostalgic Jems.

The Amwell Street Fête is an annual occurrence now for some years. This quiet, little street nestled between King's Cross and Angel stations is rammed with an array of small, peculiar shops run by the owners themselves - some just as peculiar as their shops. Next Sunday, the 30th of June, they will open their doors and let the sounds from the fête stalls outside and those wandering around come in and see their wares. And in number 33 we will be showing some of our leather stuff. We will also have a wander around the stalls, take part in the raffle, see the 2.30pm puppy show, sit in the fire-engine or maybe on a fireman, and definitely check out the vintage make-up workshop. I have told Kitty that Daft Punk will be playing on the 5x10 foot music stage, it is the only way I can get her to come. They're not, of course, but I bet she will probably end up really enjoying the vintage-village-vibe (VVV, which came before WWW) that will engulf this beautiful little hidden corner of North London for a whole afternoon. Right then, we will be there and so will some of our stuff. Hope to see you there!

INMIY. x. 


Written by Billi Trentin — June 26, 2013

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Its Not Me Its You is a brand of leather stuff to carry other stuff, made and printed by hand in East London. Each piece comes with a slogan. Set up in late 2012 we pride ourselves on the quality of the leather, the craftsmanship and the foil-embossed slogans. Your bag is a statement, we believe, and with a 'Its Not Me Its You' bag you will be making that very clear for all to see. You can find us here and in Topshop (London).