I have this saying, “if it’s not customized, it’s probably not mine.” It’s very true.
Why do I say such things? Well, for a reason my father loves to mock me for: I can’t help it, nor do I want to.
I found myself buying cheap clothes from retailers and completely reconstructing them. I would cut them up, sew them back together, paint on them, and enhance them to be totally my own. One of a kind pieces are my kind of pieces.
After some time, I found that I did not want to keep spending money buying clothes that I was going to spend more money to alter with paints, brushes, embroidery, etc. This led to me taking items from my own stores and working with those. WIN-WIN.
I took multimedia jackets and painted all over them, blouses to be embroidered, and purses to be decorated. Random people on the street in NYC would call me by my name, leaving me beyond confused, until I noticed my choker said ‘NORA’ across my neck or my jacket said ‘NORA’ on the side. My dad literally made so much fun of me before he realized it would never stop and hopped on board.
I ended up selling a bunch of the purses in my stores, which was awesome. I could never part with some of my clothing for plenty of reasons, but ultimately it was because I put my name on so much of it that it simply couldn’t be sold.
Today, I make custom pieces for friends, and friends of friends. It’s really awesome to see how happy people are because of things I make for them.
HEY @MA, guess those art classes didn’t really go to waste! Scroll down for pictures of some of my pieces, and even further down for links to some. Note: the links are to the original items, not the customized ones. Grab a brush and get to work!
All purses are painted using Angelus Paints, available for purchase here.
The “WOKE UP AND FELT THE VIBE” original jacket will be available this spring here.
The “PATRIZIA LUCA” original jacket is un/fortunately SOLD out, but will be back here soon!
All iron on letters and acrylic paints are available for purchase here.
The personalized charm choker, along with other customizable jewelry, is available for purchase here.