Framed size 17.75”x14.25”
Valentino is one of my favorite designers and one of the things that I love about them is that the boxes for their shoes, handbags and other items come in limited edition boxes. They periodically change them and this makes creating pieces of art with them truly unique. This box had a very unique native American headdress pattern. I started by embroidering all of the details of the pattern onto the box in corresponding colors. Each of the feathers and beads are outlined to create a very subtle background effect. I then embroidered a pug applique design separately and attached it to the box. The inspiration for the pug came from Valentino himself who is a dog lover with a family of, you guessed it, pugs!