ABOUT

GEMINIS GET A BAD REP. THOUGH WE AREN'T GEMINIS (MIYA IS A LIBRA, HANNAH IS A SCORPIO), WE ARE INSPIRED BY EVERYTHING THEY ARE ABOUT. DUALITY AND EVOLVING PERSONAS ARE KEY IN WHAT WE DO - AND WE ALSO ARE OBSESSED WITH ICONIC GEMINI QUEENS, THE OLSEN TWINS.  IT ONLY FEELS RIGHT TO EMBRACE THE POWER OF MULTI DIMENSIONALITY AND MATCHING OUTFITS.

THAT'S WHERE OUR FRIENDSHIP COMES IN.

 

WE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER AND BOTH LOVED BROAD CITY + PLATFORM SNEAKERS- SO NATURALLY, A COLLABORATION NEEDED TO HAPPEN  EVENTUALLY. IDENTITY THIEF IS OUR BABY, AND WE COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED.

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HANNAH IS A WRITER BASED IN TORONTO AND THE CO-EDITOR OF IDENTITY THIEF. SHE LOVES SCARY MOVIES AND POP STARS. FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER AND IG.

MIYA IS A DESIGNER BASED IN TORONTO AND THE CO-EDITOR OF IDENTITY THIEF. SHE LOVES CHEESE AND LOATHES HER LACTOSE INTOLERANCE. FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER AND IG.

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MANIFESTO

IDENTITY THIEF IS AN ARTS AND CULTURE PUBLICATION WITH A FOCUS ON THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN POP CULTURE CONSUMPTION AND EVOLVING PERSONAL IDENTITIES. OUR PERSONALITIES ARE INEVITABLY INFORMED BY THE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS WE WATCH, THE MUSIC WE LISTEN TO, AND THE ART WE CONSUME. THIS TRANSLATES INTO ANYTHING FROM A SONG BEING CONNECTED TO A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, TO THE QUESTIONABLE FASHION CHOICES WE ALL MADE IN GRADE 10 AFTER WATCHING THE CRAFT. THIS JIM JARMUSCH QUOTE ABOUT MOVIE MAKING, IDENTITY, AND INSPIRATION, IS THE BASE OF OUR IDEOLOGY:

 

“NOTHING IS ORIGINAL. STEAL FROM ANYWHERE THAT RESONATES WITH INSPIRATION OR FUELS YOUR IMAGINATION. DEVOUR OLD FILMS, NEW FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, POEMS, DREAMS, RANDOM CONVERSATIONS, ARCHITECTURE, BRIDGES, STREET SIGNS, TREES, CLOUDS, BODIES OF WATER, LIGHT AND SHADOWS. SELECT ONLY THINGS TO STEAL FROM THAT SPEAK DIRECTLY TO YOUR SOUL. IF YOU DO THIS, YOUR WORK (AND THEFT) WILL BE AUTHENTIC."

 

NOTHING IS ORIGINAL, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION CAN LEAD TO AMAZING THINGS.