TLC CUSTOMS X
RUBY TUESDAY MATHEWS
I'm so excited to finally be able to share this collaboration with everyone. This is definitely tlc custom's biggest achievement and i'm so proud that my little passion project has come this far.
When naughty booch contacted me to do this collab it was really a no brainer. to be given the opportunity to create something really personalised and special for these 5 individuals, was such a pleasure!
each pair of shoes has been designed with the influencers personality and personal style in mind, to create a shoe that is not only wearable but also really unique and exclusive to each person.
Enormous amounts of love went into this project and I am so excited for the shoes to finally find their new homes.
Thank you so much to converse for providing my favourite shoe to paint the chuck 70, and to Naughty booch for the opportunity.
stay tuned for part 2 of this collaboration where I customise something a little out of the ordinary...
converse chuck 70
clean n Preme
converse chuck 70
For collaboration enquiries email
Sometimes on Mondays I get ridiculously dressed up for no particular reason at all... gardening is way more fulfilling when you're in your fanciest of fancy's!
This is a shoot I did for Coastal Creatives', Monday Mood blog. To see the rest of the blog post click here.
Coastal Creatives are an insanely talented group of Photographers and Videographers who create content for Australia's biggest and best! When they asked what my Monday Mood was, I said "Well something like this..."
- Jess Linton -
SCARF/ GLASSES: VINTAGE
PANTS/ JACKET: ASOS
NECKLACES: PANDORA + MINC COLLECTIONS
PHOTOGRAPHY/ video: @coastal_creatives
CREATIVE DIRECTION / STYLING:
STYLE: TIA - BONE TUMBLE
STYLE: KNIFE - TAN CRINKLE PATENT
STYLE: ZALI - TAUPE CRINKLE PATENT
STYLE: VILLA - BONE LEATHER
Throw your boring black ankle boots to the side because these babies are killer! Meet 'ALIAS MAE' my all time favourite place to shop for booties.
I know it might feel like we're never going to be able to leave the house in anything but ugg boots at the moment, but believe me the day will come and when it does my boots are ready for walking.
We are in autumn and that means my favourite colour palette is in abundance. Bring on the earthy tones, burnt oranges, oatmeals and steel greys. Alias Mae doesn't only offer a huge selection of boot styles, they also have colours and textures to suit anyone and any occasion.
My personal favourites at the moment are the patent leathers seen on the 'Knife' and 'Zali' styles.
A good boot is an investment and one that will be with you for years. So I say it's the perfect time to treat yourself to a piece of stylish, comfort that can walk you out of isolation!
This silky set is deliciously comfy and at an equally yummy price this H&M Studio collection was a stand out.
I couldn't walk past this watercolor print, it makes me look like a work of art from head to toe. It's the perfect work outfit for a creative like myself who spends a lot of time on my feet, or if you're anything like myself, this is the ideal clubbing outfit.... comfort first what can I say!
This PJ worthy comfort is made elegant with it's silk fabric and tailored details. I've said it before and i'll say it again, if you're coordinated, you have an outfit. Dress it up with a heel or dress it down with a sneaker, you don't have to think about it, just know it looks good and feels good!
- SILK SET: H&M Studio S/S 2020 // @hm
- SHOES: Converse Chuck 70 - Parchment // @converse
- EARRINGS: Brie Leon - Enlazar Earrings // @brie_leon
NIKE AIR FORCE 1
tlc CUSTOM EDIT.
AUTUMN - indoors it would seem...
This Air Force One was a gift, so I wanted to paint something for myself that would go with my Autumn wardrobe.
It is the season of neutrals and earthy tones, the time to layer your browns with your browns and your creams with your creams!
These shoes are an extension of the tonal look but with a pop of colour to turn heads twice.
If you need a little something to light up your toots or even just make your Autumn feel a little brighter, I got you!
These shoes are now available to pre order in your size on the 'TLC Customs' shop page. Just select your size and I will get to work hand painting a special something for you or a friend.
NOTE: The shoe will not have the 'LINTON' detail on the side. This was just a personal touch for my pair.
CREATIVE DIRECTION / STYLING:
SWEATER: TOMMY JEANS
TRACK PANTS: ADIDAS
BAG: TOMMY JEANS
I'm pretty sure the entire world is living in Sweats at the moment... Is anyone else putting on an earing and a little bit of lippy just to grab some TP from the shops?
Sometimes we just have to do the little things to keep us sane!
We actually shot these pics a while before the epidemic began, but it seemed like a fitting time to talk about how cute and comfy you can make an Iso outfit.
- TIP #1 // Matching sweat sets are the easiest way to make it look like a complete outfit! CLAIRE is wearing a Nike tracksuit from ASOS.
- TIP #2 // To elevate the look add an oversized shopping bag and chunky white Sneaker. CLAIRE is carrying a 'Tommy Jeans' tote bag.
- TIP #3 // Add a hoop and slick back that greasy hair! Make the unwashed hair intentional and wear it with confidence.
- TIP #4 // Men don't be afraid to accessories! Add a watch, a chain and maybe even a cross body bag.
- TIP #5 // Freshen up your sneakers! You all have the time now.... so show your shoes some love. There's nothing better than a crisp pair of kicks to finish of a clean trackie look. If you want to know what I use to clean up my kicks, check out my latest custom video.
- TIP #6 // Vintage sweatshirts are and forever will be a classic. Not only are they comfy, oversized, pre worn in and cosy as hell... but they are also a great hero piece to make a basic pair of sweatpants feel more elevated. If wearing someone else's seconds isn't your vibe then try out a vintage inspired sweat like the one CYRUS is wearing from 'Tommy Jeans.'
- TIP #7 // Get yourself a pair of nice, black trackie pants. Something a little more elevated like these 'Adidas' pants on CYRUS. They are super easy to dress up or down and work with every colour.
CREATIVE DIRECTION / STYLING:
@THELINTON.CO. // @JESSLINTON_
MODELS: @CYRUSVILL // @ITMECHARLEY
HOW TO... SWEATS ADDITION
I'M IN CHAINS
- I'M IN CHAINS -
There a two ways a person can take isolation... 1. Become a lazy Mi Goreng eating, nap taking, toilet paper hoarder... or 2. Set up a studio in your living room, start shooting gifs of bumbling coffee and playing dress ups with your favourite gold jewellry brand.
I was lucky enough to take the option 2. route this week and these were the results!
"Don't hold me to this, option 1 is looking more and more likely everyday..."
For me the decision isn't whether to wear a chain or not, it's which one and how many is too many?
I am a massive fan of gold jewellry, I often find myself removing necklaces after getting a little too excited. There's a fine line between elegant and "When's the rap album coming out?"
brie leon - my number one pick for gold jewellry at the moment!!.
The thing I love most about the 'BRIE LEON' collection, is that all of the gold pieces are wearable together. They are all the same shade of gold, and I know that might sound petti, but I have a serious pet hate for rose gold jewellry... :(
The brand is perfectly elegant with classic shapes and a vintage feel, yet at the same time the silhouettes are so current.
These pieces are the perfect accessory to the 90's stylings we have all welcomed back recently with open arms.
A little gold hoop and delicate chain can give any outfit a touch of 90's glam!
CREATIVE DIRECTION AND STYLING: @jesslinton_ / @thelinton.co
Introducing TLC. CUSTOMS
"I am so excited to finally be able to introduce TLC. Customs! This is a project i've been working on for a while and it really started as a passion project. I have always loved art and painting and when I realised I could put my artworks on a very unusual, new form of canvas, I approached the challenge with open arms."
TLC CUSTOMS. is the first brand to fall under 'The Linton. Co'. Specialising in hand painted custom sneakers and tutorials, TLC Customs has become not only a brand but a community! Jess Linton, the founder of "The Linton. Co," hand paints and designs every shoe herself, pulling inspiration from her everyday experiences in the fashion and pop culture industry.
"What a dream to be able to combine two of my greatest loves, design and shoes! Every shoe I create is made with absolute Tender Loving Care xxx
- JESS LINTON -
I'm so excited to finally be sharing this special shoot with everyone. It has only taken me about 3 years to post... but we're here now! I shot this while on holiday with my family in South Africa where I was given the opportunity to shoot at a location most aren't allowed to set foot on.
We were lucky enough to be allocated a safari guide who was a passionate nature photographer. He was excited to have an inexperienced yet very ambitious young photographer in his landcruiser, so when I asked if I could shoot my sister in a bikini, in the middle of the african wild, he struggled to say no.
At 5:00am on our final day in the game park Candice pressed her bare feet into the mud of the ground shared by some of the world's most dangerous animals. Thank god my sister is as committed as me to getting a great shot, as she willingly stepped off a vehicle most aren't allowed to exit without a shotgun.
These images will never do this morning the justice it deserved. I can only try and explain the expression on my sisters face when I squealed because two hyena's had just crossed the dirt road behind her, or the expression on my dad's face when he saw a 2 metre long alligator slide into the water his first born was posing next too in a bikini.
Some special moments are priceless and only the people involved will truely understand, however if I learnt anything about capturing a special moment on this morning it was that it will never be possible if you don't ask and try and do something crazy!
Thank you for taking a leap Candice, here are some special memories for you.
All my love,
SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI
WITH CANDICE LINTON
" it will never be possible if you don't ask and try and do something crazy!"
ONE PIECE: @thelinton.co
A DODGY STUDIO, PIECE OF RED CELLOPHANE AND A CHAIR... BUT MISS CLAIRE HOWELL KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO WITH IT.
HAIR AND MAKEUP: @CLAIREHOWELLGLAM
THE COMMON GROUND
"I simply drank the coffee, Kelly told me how to wear the dress"
THE OPENING OF THE COMMON GROUND BOUTIQUE ON MOOLOOLABA ESPLANADE, SUNSHINE COAST GOT ME EXCITED. THE COAST HAS BEEN LACKING IN SPECIALTY CLOTHING BOUTIQUES FOR A LONG TIME AND IF ANYONE COULD BRING SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THIS SMALL TOWN IT WOULD BE MY GORGEOUS FRIENDS KELLY AND HARRY. THIS POWER COUPLE HAVE CREATED THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING DESTINATION, CATERING FOR THE FASHION FORWARD MEN, WOMEN AND COFFEE DRINKERS OF THE SUNSHINE COAST. YES THEY SERVE SOME REAL NICE COFFEE!!
Model: Elke Kahler | @elkekahler
Photographer: Jess LINTON. | @jesslinton_
Clothing: The Common Ground Store | @thecommongroundstore
Styling: Jess LINTON. | @jesslinton_
WE FOUND A RED WALL
THIS SHOOT WAS THE DEFINITION OF SPORADIC.
I DRIVE PAST THIS RED WALL EVERYDAY ON MY WAY TO WORK. IT ACTUALLY BELONGS TO BONDI BRIDGESTONE TYRES... ONE AFTERNOON I DROVE PAST AS THE SUN HIT THE CORNER OF THIS BUILDING AND SUDDENLY I SAW IT IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT. I DROVE STRAIGHT HOME AND FOUND JANA SITTING ON MY LIVING ROOM FLOOR (INCREDIBLY CONVENIENTLY). I THREW HER A SUIT, SAID PUT THIS ON AND GET IN THE CAR I'VE FOUND A RED WALL. WE GOT THERE WITH ABOUT 5 MINUTES OF SUNLIGHT TO WORK WITH... THIS WAS THE RESULT.
MODEL: JANA KRUGER | @jana_kruger
STYLING/ PHOTOGRAPHER: JESS LINTON. | @jesslinton_
paint me in colour
singer/ song writer
It's amazing how fast people change... I just deleted every word I had originally written for this post and have started again. I wrote this for the first time 12 months ago, yes I have been putting off making my website live for 12 months but that's a completely different story! The point is that those words no longer fit.. they don't fit Cyrus or fit Me anymore, we've changed. I second guessed whether I should even post this shoot anymore but here we are!
The first words I ever spoke to Cyrus were at the time mortifying and completely awkward. We were face to face (literally), I was attempting to sew the top button of his shirt back on moments before he had to run on stage. Sweaty palmed and shitting myself, he had his head tilted back to allow me room to sew incredibly close to his neck. I remember thinking to myself if you stab this kid in the throat with this needle you are history woman! Just incase the situation wasn't awkward enough I decided to open my big mouth... and in true Linton style the only thing I managed to spit out was lyrics to a song I had stuck in my head all day. Yes I started singing to the potential winner of a singing competition!!
He started chuckling at me.. but not the kind of chuckle that said stop embarrassing yourself strange human it was more the chuckle of someone who was happy to know they weren't the weirdest person in the room anymore.
Today we're best friends and I guess the rest is history!!
When we first met I think we were both a little lost... we weren't really sure of the people we were or the people we wanted to be, we didn't really know how we wanted to dress or where we were going to fit into our industries. We've been on each others journeys ever since. Sometimes it takes a person to help find a person in yourself. Cy was that person for me, and it's funny looking back at this shoot we did months ago cause it represents that time so accurately.
This was one of the first times I ever picked up my camera and one of the first times Cy ever let me style him. God bless him for taking on the pink dinosaur socks like such a champ! I like to think they had something to do with influencing his current beloved cartoon shirt collection..
We've both changed a lot since then but I still find myself leaning on this kid.. but that's what you get for being one of the kindest, most talented and humble people I know.
Love you x
PANTS: I LOVE UGLY
HAT: SAINT MORTA
Friday Fox Hats
FRIDAY FOX HATS
The other LINTON.
THIS IS CANDICE:
SHE IS MOST COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH UNICORNS, PIXIES AND MERMAIDS. SHE IS AN AQUARIUS WHICH EXPLAINS A LOT.. SHE IS THE OLDEST YET NO ONE EVER PICKS THAT, AND SHE IS FRICKEN GORGEOUS!! IF YOU DIDN'T ALREADY NOTICE..
ALL HATS ARE FROM 'FRIDAY FOX' AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SHAPE WHICH IS THE 'WOODY.'
hat:Friday Fox - Woody / Chocolate
sunnies:Le Specs - The Last Lolita
HAT:Friday Fox - Woody / Grey Heather
TOP:Her boyfriends wardrobe... Thanks Tom!
SUNNIES:Le specs - The Last Lolita
She dresses in a way that ignites her free spirit, she lives by the theory that less is more. . and well on her it is!!