Hello hello! We have something a little different for you today. Those stylish Style Rawr girls kindly tagged us in their very own The Friendship is Magic blogger tag, which they started to celebrate four fabulous years of blogging together. Congratulations ladies! So, without further ado… this is us!
How and where did you meet?
We met in a muddy field in Oxford at the 2007 Truck Music Festival, so called because the main stage was the back of a truck. Yes, we’ve always been this sophisticated.
First impressions of each other?
J: I had an instant girl crush. She had great clothes, great hair, great taste in music and one fabulous Essex accent. She still has all of those things, obviously. Apart from the accent which she lost slightly after moving to Bristol. Where I live! Convenient.
V: Aside from being totally gorgeous and super hip, a stand out thing I remember about hanging with old pyjama features was that (unlike a lot of other totally gorgeous super hip girls) she was a fantastic listener and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. This is extremely commendable as I spent, and continue to spend, a lot of time talking about Tom from McFly.
What’s your favourite memory together?
J: My favourite memory of Victoria is, without a doubt, the time she ran smack into a glass door in Majorca. She got so overexcited whilst playing pin the tail on the donkey (this is true) that she wanted to grab the camera and forgot the door existed. I was blind folded at the time and the sound of her hitting that door will stay with me forever.
V: My absolute favourite memories of spending time with Jo are not just She and Hem related, but often revolve around the times we spend with our lovely bunch of chums. In terms of blogging together, our first ‘big’ blogging event that we attended for Osiris will always be really special and memorable because although we didn’t know what to expect, it turned out to be a tip top time!
Favourite inside joke?
We have a lot! The one that makes us giggle without fail is ‘after dinner fart tart’ which came about as the result of a lengthy discussion about Yankee Candle scents.
What are your favourite pieces from each other’s wardrobes?
J: I love Victoria’s Cath Kidston train print dress! She looks so amazing in it and the print is ridiculously great. She also has endless amounts of pretty coats that I am forever coveting.
V: Jo’s wardrobe is full of such stuff that dreams are made of. I would happily take my Poptarts and go live in there. If I had to choose, it would be her beautiful vintage wedding dress. She could not have looked any lovelier on her wedding day. I tried to say this to her mum at one point during the ceremony, but I was left quite speechless with all the emotions!
Who do you both crush on (man crushes count too!)?
We have a Pinterest board dedicated to this!
If you could set up a business together, what would it be?
Thanks to Totnes, we are very into cat cafes and we would probably set one up given half the chance. Perhaps we could have ours on a boat in Bristol harbour and offer cream tea cat cruises. With gin.
What would your band name be, and what would your debut album be called?
I think She and Him might sue us if we started a band called She and Hem. We would probably be called Live by the Snooze, Die by the Snooze and our album would be called Jo’s Gangrenous Appendix. There you go, two more in-jokes for your confused amusement.
Great blogging accomplishment?
We’ve been writing She and Hem for almost a year now and we do feel incredibly proud by what we have achieved. We have made some fantastic new friends and have got to work with lots of brands that we love! Stand out moments would be attending London Fashion Week with Orla Kiely, hobnobbing at Vogue Festival with Boden and getting to represent Bristol with Cath Kidston. At times it has been very surreal! You could make our year even more special by nominating us for a Company Style Blogger Award in the Best Duo category!
Best thing about blogging as a duo/team?
In the words of style icons PJ and Duncan “There is always someone there to pull your skirt out of your knickers”.
We would like to tag the gorgeous sisters from Saints on a Plane to do this tag next.