Friday, April 24, 2020


In their nearly 100 paper lines, Graphic 45 features about 20 women - beautiful and strong women. One of my favorites is "Couture" which features Coco Chanel. With her trademark suits and little black dress, fashion designer Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today. But do you know that her mother commited suicide when Coco was twelve, and her father put her in an orphanage where the nuns taught her to sew? It took a strong woman to achieve that!

The Gypsy Soul Laser 4 x 5 fold in album was the perfect size for this project.  

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous": Coco Chanel

The edges the book, all the pages and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts were painted with this  metallic powder blue gilding polish:   


"Fashion changes, but style endures": Coco Chanel

The finished album:

Fashionistas: 1930s

The "A" side of the album:


"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different": Coco Chanel

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same": Coco Chanel

The "B" side of the album:

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fasion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening": Coco Chanel


  1. Thus is wonderful. I love the fashionistas. Your layers and content is spot on. Thanks for sharing the quotes and the history of Coco Chanel. We all must rise above our circumstances and be our best selves. Well done!!