Like most kids growing up I never knew what I wanted to do work wise once I’d left school, so I thought until I did know, the option was quite simple = I just wouldn’t work!
From the time I left school until the age of 20 my life was a dark mess that I was lucky to ever survive.
Then from 20-25 I was involved in different activities across my home city of Birmingham, legal or not is irrelevant, I did what I had to do to live the quality of life I wanted to live and let nothing get in my way.
I am no angel and I have done terrible things in my life showing no remorse for 99% of them ….Life goes on!
I was sent away for a while then once I’d been released I began spending a lot of time with an amazing artist. It was through her creativity that I became inspired to continue with my own passion, which was fashion/streetwear. I began making bespoke pieces for myself and friends. One thing quickly lead to two, two lead to ten and Jilted Royalty was born.
In comparison to many other brands, Jilted has only been around a short time but the Family has quickly spread worldwide.…
I have always looked up to and idolised my Dad. I knew I would follow in his footsteps in becoming heavily tattooed, I was 19 when I got my first one, but I never thought that it would go this far! I live my life with NO LIMITS, I act first then think later, so when I look in the mirror I am not at all surprised at what I see, IM JUST ME!
My image will never be the same for more than a few months at a time, whether it be through my constantly changing style or the adding and removing of tattoos. I am constantly evolving as is the brand.
I have multiple personality disorder, at times it may seem like a very fucked up thing and I openly admit that in the past it has destroyed many good things/people in my life, but it also gives me the versatility to mix comfortably in completely different circles anywhere in the world.
I’ve learnt to make the condition beneficial to myself and Jilted. It gives me the capability to look at a design from 7 different angles/states of mind, meaning I can have the style advice of 7 different people working in my office even though in reality I am sitting alone. After I have worked on the same design a number of times the majority vote will always win and then I will finalise the piece.
Every design has an innuendo behind it. Each innuendo is based on one of my many beliefs on life and lifestyle. My belief system has been built from the millions of things that I have experienced/witnessed throughout my life. I have traveled the world and moved in many different circles over the years so I use those memories to inspire me when I’m working on design themes.
To say my life has been diverse would be the biggest understatement i could make, Iv’e basically made the best of a bad situation and so can anybody with a strong mind!
I’ve never let anybody tell me what to do or what is right and wrong because I feel that the best way to learn anything in life is by experiencing it yourself and i have definitely experienced EVERYTHING i need to!
I may seem arrogant saying that but it is not arrogance it is 100% self belief and knowing ones self in all areas, something maybe only 1% of people can truly say, I honestly see the sky as the only limit!
For a long time now I have lived a life of no limits and zero tolerance, never let anybody stand in the way of you getting whatever it is you want or doing whatever you want to do ….no matter what you must do to get past them!
….I do whatever i want, whenever i want, with whoever i want or to whoever i want!