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Twin Street-Style Bloggers Share Their Inspirations

The 20-something twin sisters from Toronto who are behind street-style blog You Just Got Spotted share their life and style inspo

Double exposure,Michelle and Gabby Jun,The localist

Michelle and Gabby Jun

Michelle and Gabby Jun were fasci­nated with the street-style pioneers who launched an entirely new genre in fashion photography. Little did they know these icons—like Tommy Ton—would soon become their peers. With cameras in hand, the sisters took to the streets in 2011 and started capturing intimate portraits of lesser-known subjects—a contrast to the typical shots of preening style peacocks taken during fashion-week scrums. In 2012, they shifted their focus to photographing men, seeking out fresh faces at Pitti Uomo, the Florence trade show for the men’s collections. Besides stepping away from an over-saturated women’s market, being “surrounded by top male models,” says Michelle, doesn’t hurt.

Check out their blog: You Just Got Spotted

CINEMA STYLE GJ:Shiawase no Pan, a 2012 Japanese film centred on bakers.” MJ: “Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

MOST WORN GJ: “Nike running shoes.” MJ: “White T-shirts.”

CLOSET TREASURES GJ: “A reversible floral jacket from FWK Engineered Garments.” MJ: “Céline runway pieces from the fall 2013 collection—specifically, a white turtleneck and a flesh-tone skirt.”

DESIGNER FAVES GJ: “Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.” MJ: “Phoebe Philo and Nicolas Ghesquière.”

BEDSIDE TABLE READS GJ:A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin.” MJ:The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.”

PLAYLIST PICKS GJ: “Solange, Metric and Interpol.” MJ: “Oasis, Nirvana and Alberta Cross.”

LEISURE-TIME PURSUITS GJ: “I like to bake desserts and breads.” MJ: “Collecting matcha-flavoured anything.”

SAGE ADVICE GJ: “‘Don’t try too hard to be stylish; just be natural’—words from my sister.”

MICHELLE AND GABBY’S FAVOURITE THINGS

Blue Button Shop

The sisters frequent Blue Button Shop for Japanese brands

 

Rosedale Cafe Boxcar Social

Michelle fuels up at Rosedale café Boxcar Social

 

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Arts

For a culture fix, Gabby visits the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Current Elliott cotton elastane jeans

Current/elliott cotton/elastane jeans, $245, currenteliot.com

Rudsak scarf

Rudsak scarf, $65, rudsak.com

HM cotton linen Top

H&M cotton/linen top, $30, select H&M stores (from Sept. 4)

Nike shoes

Nike shoes, $160, sportchek.ca