Seashell is a symbol that happens to be omnipresent in my life as you may have noticed on my social medias. I’ve got it on a necklace I wear all the time, tattooed in my back, I use some as decoration items and now have it embroidered on this army jacket. To make a long story short about what this means to me I’ll say that it’s the allegory of my childhood and many other things that make me who I am now.
We all go through some periods of our lives when we’re inexplicably drawn to some activities, types of musics, places, etc. And for my part I got into a DIY/crafting mood lately which made me do this seashell beadwork. I’ve always been a creative person without excelling in any field but this time I just threw myself head first into that kind of activity and I have to say I’m really proud of the result. It took me about 40 hours to embroider that piece, I love how it echoes with what’s on my skin underneath and appreciate the fact that nobody’s gonna have the same!
Creating such pieces if beyond fullfilling and outstrips the simple fact of customizing (hate that word). Since then I’ve strated a new DIY project which is gonna take me way more time since I’m crocheting a big poncho/cape. Crochet, sewing and all that jazz are definitely not my sexiest hobbies but I love crafting unique pieces that I can wear in the street afterwards and say with nonchlance “where did I get this?! Well, I did it myself!” so thanks Mom for teaching me the basis! Let me know what you guys think of my work and how you feel about designing one’s own clothes! Bisous.
Mango boots and jeans / Tally Weijl sweater / & Other Stories bracelet / Nelly Jacket / Laparvenue jacket embroidery