A left alone husband and his pet Jimmy are the talk of the town nowadays. The reason is the whimsical drawings starring Brazilian illustrator Rafael Mantesso’s bull terrier named Jimmy Choo attracted the world’s attention, with the images flocking across global media.
It all started when Rafael Mantesso wife left him alone along with their pet dog jimmy a bull terrier. With only Jimmy for company, Rafael found inspiration in his blank walls and his best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. Then, when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, Rafael felt his long-dormant inspiration—for drawing, for art, for life—returning.
Soon they became famous amongst their locality and in no time their fame spread across like fire in online media. This is when Creative Director, Sandra Choi got enchanted by the charming drawings and she approached the artist directly, commissioning him to create a series of fun, tongue-in-cheek illustrations to decorate a selection of Jimmy Choo accessories. The collaboration manifests in a limited edition collection launched in May.