Make a Statement in a Painted Leather Jacket

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I love making a statement! No matter if it’s with my words, creativity, or clothes. I continuously say this over and over again, but I truly love being colorful and classic at the same time. My unique style is definitely a combination of my French-Jamaican family. I enjoy different articles of clothing that are out of the ordinary. When I was home in Los Angeles, I picked up a killer $1 leather jacket at the Sunday vintage sale at Jet Rag (every Sunday all the items are $1). I have accumulated quite a few leather jackets over the years, so I wanted to make this one different. I met an amazing artist and creator in Philadelphia, by the name of Kev. He has some the dopest work I have ever seen and his ability to combine paint with fashion is remarkable. He is owner of Poison Apparel , a clothing line that changes perspective one garment at a time.

This fall I’m hitting the streets with my customized painted leather jacket created by Poison Apparel. I have received so many positive compliments on my eye catching piece. My jacket incorporates Egyptian hieroglyphics and my favorite phrase “BLACK GIRL MAGIC”. Since I am a true believer and representation of Black Girl Magic, this painted leather jacket is perfect for me. The use of the colorful paint on such a classic piece captivates the human eye. I love giving classic styles a twist because it shows me that I have the power to create MY OWN CLASSIC. Don’t be afraid to pick up a paint brush and a vintage leather jacket this season. You too have the power to create your own classic.


Ivy Coco

Photographed by Sydney Ferrara


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