J.R. Malpere is an Artist and creator of Millinery and Fashion. A New Jersey native, J.R. earned a BA in Studio Art from Montclair State University. After graduation, he discovered his love of sewing and design. Course work at both Parsons School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology created a deeper love of his craft.
He creates pieces for private clients and has had his work available in fine boutiques. His work has been worn by celebrities such as Zendaya, Storm Reid, Kylie Jenner, Kendal Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Phoebe Robinson, Alan Cumming, and Iman. He loves his work and appreciates all of the beautiful experiences he has had. He loves his family, friends, and is very thankful for his life.
Name : J.R. Malpere
Birthplace : Morristown, N.J.
Métier : Artist/ Creator of Accessories/Fashion
Sources of inspiration : Nature, Music, History, Literature, Love, The stars (the ones in the sky), Spirituality, and so many more.
Sources of motivation : Positivity, All of the people around me, Kindness, Trying new things, Visualizing an end result, even more motivations.
What makes you happy : Seeing people happy.
Favorite reads : “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden, “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov, “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
Favorite tunes : a little of everything from every genre.
Favorite foods : I love Italian, Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, & many more. I have a sweet tooth as well.
Beauty tips : Love yourself as you are.
Favorite ways to unwind : I’m a big advocate for meditation. I also like to unwind by having a coffee in my car and listening to the radio.
Favorite part of living in NJ / NYC : There are so many great opportunities for us in this area. Our history and culture is so rich and deep. It’s hard for me to be bored because I can always find something to do. We have so much at our fingertips.
What gets you in a working flow : A good strong cup of coffee.
What are you working on now : Individual pieces for a production.
Favorite quote : “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost