Let's be formal for a hot second.
Gigi is a Creative Director, Video Editor, an AfroPunk with Content Marketing Tendencies - and an advocate for girls & women wearing blue lipstick while John Wicking there way through stereotypes in their life and career.
This IS being formal, right?...
After being in the marketing stratosphere for several years, she’s focusing on something she JUST. KEEPS. GOING. BACK TO....
Customizing & painting on stuff.
Just about any stuff. Though her latest obsession - painting on sneakers.
Apparently binge-watching YouTube videos on sneaker customs for 2.5 years while living in Shanghai, China - reeeeeally left an imprint on her.
So when she arrived back in to the "USA!"soil, she got to moving to transforming old, janky sneakers into works of wearable art, and - who knew?!...
she's pretty good at it!
It definitely surprised the sh*t out of her...
So here she is today.
Painting sneakers (and other stuff).
Reimagining thrift clothes.
Teaching about presenting on video.
And just - going for it.
Let's dig into your custom
WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELF "PUCK’N KHAOS"?
Oh, you're in for a liquor filled chocolate treat!
I find it funny when people say it. As if they'll accidentally use an 'F' instead of a 'P' when they say the name. They enunciate very...slowly...Ahahahahaha!
WHY DO YOU PAINT ON YOUR SNEAKERS?
I get bored by a lot of fashion.
I walk into stores and see a lot of gray, black, white, and beige. SOOOOO BORRRRING!
So this is me doing something about it.
Also, I like taking something that already exists and giving it my own flair.
With my new tools and knowledge, now I’m in control.
DOES THE PAINT CHIP OR FALL OFF?
Absolutely not! The prep and finish on the sneakers is pretty intense.
To care for your sneakers - DO NOT throw them in the washer. You can take a damp wash cloth to clean them.
DO YOU OFFER CLASSES ON HOW TO CUSTOM SNEAKERS?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Norfolk/Chesapeake, Virginia. But I'll always consider myself a Naughty-by-Norfolk woman.
WHAT PAINT DO YOU USE TO PAINT YOUR SNEAKERS?
Angelus Leather Paints and sometimes Jacquard Paint. That's the holy grail. Check out my online sneaker course on other materials I use to paint sneakers
DO YOU USE STENCILS?
Everything is hand drawn with a brush.
IF I PUT IN A CUSTOM ORDER OFF OF SOMETHING I SAW ON YOUR INSTAGRAM, WILL IT BE AN EXACT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL?
Nope! I couldn't pull that off if I tried! There will be something a little different for EVERY. SINGLE. PAIR. I create. So if you happen to bump into someone with a similar pair - do the comparison game. See how many differences you can point out! :D