Friends of Brie Leon - Shakirra Rees

In conversation with Fashion Illustrator and Content Creator Shakirra Rees

Friend's of BL - Shakirra Rees

Left: The Antigua Chain, Gold, Organica Curved Earrings, Gold. Right: Chloe Bag, Forest Green & Mini Chloe Bag, Matcha Satin.


Describe what you do for a living? What does a typical day look like for you?

I work casually, but I’m aiming towards working full time creatively. I’m a photographer and mixed media artist focusing on fashion illustration, and textile art. A typical day would be wake up early, coffee and gym/workout if I have time! I like to make sure I get out of the house for at least half an hour before I start my day. And then I might get into replying to emails, do some drawing whilst listening to music, clean the house, make food and end the day with a nice dinner or drink at a bar with friends!


What was some advice you wish you were given when starting out?

Just keep going, don’t compare yourself to others (I still need to take this advice)


Friend's of BL - Shakirra Rees

Above: Chloe Bag, Forest Green & Mini Chloe Bag, Matcha Satin.


What’s your favourite Brie Leon piece and why?

I love the Chloe bag, forest green is one of my favourite colours! I’m really happy you guys made a bag in this shade.


How do you approach your personal style?

I love keeping timeless pieces in my wardrobe, you’ll most likely see me wearing a classic pair of black trousers with an over sized thrifted men’s button up! I love to get dressed everyday, even if I’m not going anywhere. It makes me feel confident!


Friend's of BL - Shakirra Rees

Left: Chloe Bag, Forest Green & Mini Chloe Bag, Matcha Satin. Right: The Antigua Chain Necklace, Gold, Abuelo Signet Ring, Gold


What are you reading, listening to and watching at the moment?

Not currently reading anything —(I'm not the best at reading, but i want to try reading call me by your name. Listening to a lot of IAMBBD, against all logic, SZA, blood orange. Currently watching We Are Who We Are   


What’s something exciting that’s coming up for you in the next couple of weeks?

I’m really excited to send off some artworks to Reese & Molly Blustein (@double3xposure and @accidentalinfluencer) — Those ladies are my fashion and home style inspo.


Thank you Shakirra! @shakirrarees