STYLE HACK - CREATE YOUR OWN BESPOKE JACKET!
Dressing the way we do, styling our hair, how we accessorise is one of the ways we show the world who we are. Or what we want to seem to be. But have you ever thought there were other ways to express ourselves?
Usually I’d show you a piece of clothing or an outfit that really spoke to me in my Fashion related posts, something that made me feel a certain way. Strong, independent, artistic, business-like or whatever else I was feeling that day. Today however, I’d like to take things to the next level.
I have had this urge to grab a piece of clothing and paint it for years, but for some reason never actually gone and done it. Talk about procrastination.. :)
So naturally when I saw Peter-John was travelling to London for work, I had to grab him and ask to decorate my leather jacket, before he flew back to Norway, where he is based. He is the pro after all, and watching him work on my jacket actually relaxed me about the whole process, as I learned you don’t actually need to make a big fuss about decorating. He was using a single piece of paint marker pen, that’s all.
About Peter-John de Villiers:
I’ve been looking at Peter-John’s website and instagram, trying to describe his work of art properly, but I’d actually like you to go and look for yourself. They will definitely do a better justice than me trying to put the creative genius he is into words. I’ll say one thing tho’: the jackets are just drops in the Ocean.
3 pro TIPS FROM peter-john for your paint session
1. When you are creating, give 100% of your energy to the moment. Make it your meditation and stay focused and disciplined.
2. Keep experimenting so that your work continues to evolve. Stay curious and keep exploring anything new, it will keep your inspiration renewed.
3. Make a list of all the things you’d love to do, knowing exactly what you want is the first step to getting there. Everything is possible.
some images from his instagram to help you get inspired
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