At just 24, Teresa Lim (aka Teeteeheehee) joins the company of Karl Lagerfeld and Jason Wu as artists who have collaborated with Brazilian shoe label Melissa.

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From American Marcela Gutierrez’s paintings for Another magazine to Australian Kerrie Hess’ work for Lancome, illustrators are having their moment. The one to know here: Teresa Lim aka Teeteeheehee (above). The 24-year-old recently customised three pairs from shoe brand Melissa’s S/S ’15 collection. Here’s the 101 on her:

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She graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts in 2013 with a degree in fashion and design textiles. Her latest project “Sew Wanderlust” (above) depicts places she’s travelled to in old-school style embroidery (an article on it even went viral).

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Her favourite subjects are people and landscapes, interpreted in her signature whimsical, girlie aesthetic. For her Melissa tie-up, she painted playful doughnuts, watermelons and flowers on a pair of sandals, platforms and pumps (each took two to three hours to complete). 

And brands dig working with her – previous tie-ups include a capsule collection with local label Yesah, a workshop on recycling denim with H&M, and a specially commissioned dress for Swarovski.

Follow her Instagram here:


Bettie at Kult’s > show.

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An adapted version of this story first appeared in Female’s April issue, out on newsstands now.