'Becoming Chanel didn\'t happen overnight. And neither did the evolution of her hats, pants, jersey sports wear, perfumes, handbags, or tweed and wool suits. This custom journal is a collection of antique and vintage French fabrics (including an antique beaded trim likely from a Cabaret dress in the early 1900s) and specially procured antique French magazine pages, vintage British ledger pages, and Vogue Covers book pages original to the altered book. The book cover and spine were extended with wool boucle and adorned with vintage French buttons. Authentic ephemera and photographs were collected over time from France, Italy, and friends in the US to help tell the story of Gabrielle Chanel\'s style and influence on lady\'s fashions through the decades. Also included are a few pieces of my original artwork of miniature fabric designs. You can find me on Etsy and Instagram: @jadorelepapier and https://www.etsy.com/shop/jadorelepapier Small business sellers and artists I used for this project: French Chanel ephemera, miniature French ephemera inside the French equestrian playing cards box, antique Rosary, and vintage French fabric swatches by Catherine at French Billet Doux: https://www.etsy.com/shop/frenchbilletdoux Vintage French sewing notions, buttons (including the Czech antique button), and vintage hand woven linens by Meabh at A Brown Paper Parcel:https://www.etsy.com/shop/abrownpaperparcel Vintage and antique wallpapers from RubyandPearlxo: https://www.etsy.com/shop/rubyandpearlxo Vintage French fabrics from Aline on Instagram: @antiquetextileshop Fabrics, lace trims, vintage ephemera and chinoiserie fabric for the floating spine happy mail gifts from Donna Morgan: @donnamorgan4171 on Instagram Antique French indigo fabric with slow stitch, pink linen, hand woven linen on inside from cover from @foragebylisamattock on Instagram Eco dyed papers by Ellyn Martin Originals on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ellynmartinoriginals Wool tweed fabrics and bits from Eryn at upcycledtextileco on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/upcycledtextileco Vintage measuring tape, botanical cards: @junkjournal_paper_sale on Instagram Jibid Neary\'s Book Themed Journal (she shows how adding papers along spine fold of book pages help create space for ephemera throughout the journal): https://youtu.be/WkCaNRQV3Hk'
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