BOSHBABEXOXO x REMIX BY ATIKA
Hey Kye, we’ve probably followed your @boshbabexoxo account from almost the beginning and now you have a following of over 74k! Your followers even include the likes of Paris Hilton and the famous Instagram account @twogirlsonepizza to name but a few...
What made you start the @boshbabexoxo Instagram account?
I've always been obsessed with the late 90s/early 2000s era, and I had so many pictures saved on my phone. Basically, it started as a way to unload a bunch of storage on my phone.
Where are you based?
I'm currently based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
You’re a singer and songwriter, is your music inspired by the millennium era and what’s your current single “Only Getting Better” about?
It's about flourishing after a breakup. I wrote this after breaking up with a past boyfriend. I was expecting to spend a long time being down, but it felt weirdly refreshing. I was inspired to get out of my comfort zone and better myself.
Where’s the best place to follow you for your music?
Has @boshbabexoxo become almost a full-time job?
I do have to make time to find new and interesting posts that haven't been shared a million times before. I don't mind, though. I really enjoy finding new style inspiration!
What’s your ultimate favourite post from your @boshbabexoxo account?
I think any post with Salem the cat could be my favourite. #salemsaberhagan
Who are your top 5 favourite Y2K influencers?
Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Aaliyah, Devon Aoki, and Kylie Minogue brought so many looks for the millennium era.
Who are your top 3 favourite Instagram accounts to follow?
What interests you about the year 2000 era?
I was pretty young, but I remember there was so much excitement about the new millennium. It was like a new frontier for humanity. The fashion, music, movies, and culture in general was looking toward the future. The trends had moved away from grunge into a shiny, futuristic era that felt very optimistic (aside from the Y2K bug scare.)
Who was your favourite Y2K couple and why?
I remember being so obsessed with Britney and Justin when I was younger. It was pretty tragic how it all ended. I did hear there was a post-breakup dance off though.
Mary-Kate & Ashley or Paris & Nicole?
Paris and Nicole are hysterical. SANASA!
NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?
I've always been an NSYNC girl. Lance Bass was my first crush (Well, and Mark McGrath around the same time).
Describe your style obsession…
Basically everything Alexia Wheaton (Katerine Heigl) wore in 'Wish Upon a Star." I'm also obsessed with adding silver/metallic elements to my wardrobe. Platforms are also a must. :D
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