We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaeda Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jaeda, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risks are a necessity to growth both individually and career wise. Four years ago I took a huge risk and what I had known since birth (home- Mississippi) and moved to Atlanta. I instantly enrolled in the Art Institute and decided I wanted to truly invest in my talent. Had I not take that risk( leap of faith) I would not be where I am today. I think if you don’t take risks you don’t see the full potential of yourself or your craft. It is imperative that anyone with a burning desire/passion take major risks, you never no when that risks will turn into pure bliss!

I took a huge risk of quitting my day to day and hosting a huge fashion show in downtown Atlanta. It was a huge success and has since launched me on a platform to begin making custom pieces for artist and influencers! Take the leap, jump risk – it will either reach you or teach to. Also be open to take criticism as advice. In this industry, criticism is probably going to be my best friend. It gives me a chance to see through the eyes of my fellow humans.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve always had a strong passion and connection with art and design. Art was a way for me to get thoughts out of my mind without having to speak them. I struggle with explaining my mind still to this day. Not to go all dragon ball Z, but It’s as almost like when I draw, I’m outside my body. It’s as though my consciousness is separated from the mind and body and my ultra instincts kick in.

I never know what a drawing will turn into until I come back from my sort of trans. That is why when I explain Vū, it’s all things good and all things bad, like voodoo. It’s. However, I’m feeling in that moment. Vū started in January 2020. Once I started to master drawing in this sort of unconscious state, it began to blossom in January of 2021. My thoughts began to pour from my body in a way I haven’t experienced before until now. It was a new way to draw for me, and idk. Maybe other artists have experienced this as well, which allows them to create new waves.

As of now, the only thing that wasn’t smooth sailing for me was me. Once I really got in tune with my unconscious self, I was able to force myself to move with my instincts and not my cluttered mind. This is still the beginning for me, so I’m sure I have plenty more tests waiting for me throughout this journey. It’ll never not be a struggle, but it’s my passion, and it’s my job. It forces me to use the forces within me that I would never have awakened.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Fortunately this is a regular visit with my best friend of 11 years. We are truly the kindred souls. We love being outside and amongst other outsiders, lol, WE OUTSIDEEEE!!!!! We are frequent visitors of local bars and venues. We really wake up and think what’s new to do. We used to bar hop on Edgewood, before growing up, lol. Now we connect with mutual friends and have bomb ass kickbacks, that result in us leaving and continuing the party at places like Atlantis, Red Martini, Medussa and Blue Flame – just to name a few. We have such an eclectic group of friends that have us experiencing all types of establishments that vary in culture.

We live to laugh and love to live. We enjoy each day and know that we must make the most out of each and every one of them. Every where we go we are repping the Vu brand and educating many about it.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give credit to my family who all have inspired me in different ways. Each one of them have invested in me and supported me from day 1 and without them I may have given up a long time ago. My parents have been a critical piece in my individuality, they always had a side eye, but in turn supported me through every phase of my style and artistic ways.

My grandparents have shown me hard work and dedication takes you further than quick come ups. I realized from them that what you reap must come after lots of sowing.

And to the world of art, from visual, fashion, sculpture or music – you have spoke to my soul as far back as I can remember. Too many artists to name but so m any that have inspired me!

Instagram: @inside_vu

Image Credits
2021 Summer ReVu Fashion Show: The Landing of Vu Photos of fashion show Nina Palmieri IG: @ninas.pov All clothing and other images were created by Jaeda Da Creata

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