Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Studio Visit: JACK(et)'s Galore with Jill Skulina

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Playing dress up is one of the best parts of being a blogger, and this was one of the funnest. While hanging out in Dundee for the weekend, we were invited to pop by the wonderful Jill Skulina's studio at the renowned Wasps Artists' Studios in Meadow Mill. Jill is the designer behind JACK(et), among other things. Her jackets are skillfully customised with embellishments, additions and jacket tattoos.
She takes a plain jacket- for men and women- and works with the client to work into it and create individually commissioned pieces. So perhaps you have a beautifully fitting jacket that is boring? Or you'd like to breathe new life into an old favourite? Or you just want to look f***ing awesome? Then you need Jill! Jill's a fabulous purple haired, multitasking creative with many tricks up her sleeve and is just super fun to be around. Some of her jackets are definitely pieces of wearable art but there are some tamer pieces for people who just want a tiny touch of creativity.

NOT US!

We adore a crazy print/ colour combination/ tassel. Although many of the jackets were mens' (and one even had its own pair of breasts), we couldn't resist giving them a whirl. You might be able to tell by the many many photos we've taken. And this only the half of them, we'll be popping the full collection of snaps up on our Facebook page if you fancy a look. What can we say - the awesome jackets, coupled with beautiful backdrops (courtesy of Jill's studio mate, Louise Ritchie) just looked so good and caused us to get a wee bit carried away.

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As well as trying on the fabulous coats, we had a right rake around her studio. Definitely an artist's studio, it's stuffed full of fun cutouts of inspiration, swatches and sketches. Sometimes these are as interesting to look at the finished artwork. (Yeah, we're design geeks. We know.) We particularly loved her wearable art pieces from The Right Man collection. Based on a search for The One and the conclusions that come from romantic meetings, it is as witty as it is stylish, with slogans like "Is It You?", "Not Now", and just plain "Nah". We've all been there.

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While we both had multiple favourites, we found our blazer- shaped lovers. Helen's was the scorpion- backed Drive version in black and gold. So fancy! And did you see that pocket square? Dapper! Kimberley fell for a simpler, but very Kimberley, navy blazer. Boxy shoulders and adorable bird detail. Yes, it was one of the simpler designs but it looks so damn good! Okay that grey and pink one was a dream too, if a little large.

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Thank you so much to Jill for sharing her studio with us (and taking photos of us messing around!). Feeling as inspired by her work as we are? As well as her jackets, she offers sewing classes and workshops so you can get your sew on too.

1 comment:

  1. Your both looking fabulous in these pictures! Kimberley - your pink hair is amazing!! Suits you so much! Xx

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