19-year-old artist elevates plain jean jackets with hand-painted celebrity portraits

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An artist is elevating plain jean jackets with her hand-painted celebrity portraits. 

It’s always fun to rock merch from our favorite pop culture icons. But it’s even better when you can find a special way to do it. Katia Scandale is a 19-year-old mixed media artist from Canada. She specializes in realism and portrait art. Scandale has amassed a following on TikTok by sharing her custom denim jackets that feature Hollywood royalty and the skillful process that goes into creating them. 

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For one jacket, she created Gen Z superstar Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album cover. To nab one, it will cost you $800, but there was a lot of care Scandale put into making it. 

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“It takes A LOT of work. I put in 60+ hours of painting and all of my high-quality supplies,” Scandale said in the comment section. 

Another popular denim look featured Harry Styles singing into a microphone. 

Scandale also paid homage to Billie Eilish covered in black tar for one jacket. 

“So much talent,” a user commented

“I’d spend all my money on this,” another said

“This has to be the most amazing jean jacket I’ve ever seen,” a person wrote

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