Coco Chanel Book Giveaway...

Welcome to Fashionable Friday... how more fashionable can you get than Gabriella "Coco" Chanel...
Last summer Fifi Flowers was ask to paint illustrations for a Coco Chanel quote book... Of course I said YES... LOVE working on ILLUSTRATION PROJECTS... and here are my designs that reflect Coco and Paris...

I hope you ENJOY Fifi Flowers' Chanel Inspired Art Work...


Classic Coco pearls...
Included in the book were a few quotes from Karl Lagerfeld... so here are his signature ties...More Coco inspired jewelry...Signature houndstooth... Chanel No 5 bottle...
Lagerfeld sunglasses... Signature Chanel quilting...
Lagerfeld gloves...
Fleur de Lis...
and of course Tour de Eiffel...
This video is NOT part of the book... but J'adore this new Chanel commercial and had to share it...



Now... Here is the book in PRINT... SADLY... the arranger of this book a TRULY LOVELY woman name Carolyn did not give credit anywhere in the book to any of the illustrators... but I assure you the background illustrations are painted by moi!

She recently sent me 5 copies of the book... I will be keeping ONE and I will be giving ONE to my mother... sooooooooo THREE COPIES are AVAILABLE as a GIVEAWAY!!! And should you not win this giveaway... there is a link in my sidebar where the book can be purchased.

Okkkkkkkkkkkk... who wants a COPY of this BOOK... simply leave a comment and THREE winners will be drawn randomly!!! Deadline to enter is June 4th @ noon EDT... WINNER will be announced on June 5th which is the next Fashionable Friday and my wedding anniversary!!!

GOOD LUCK... and should YOU be the winner... I will sign the book to YOU... if you wish!

Now off you go to have MORE Friday FUN... VISIT Melissa’s Beautiful Life and Julia's Hooked on Houses !!!

See you TOMORROW for Beverly's How Sweet the Sound PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY and I will be giving away the ORIGINAL PAINTING in the post!!!

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73 comments:

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Bonjour Fifi! What lovely illustrations and contributions you made to this book. And what a shame no credit was given to vous! Thank you for including the Chanel No 5 commercial, too. I'd not seen it.

Would I like a chance to win a copy of this book? Mais, oui, s'il vous plait!!!

Merci,
~Arleen

flip flops and pearls said...

How exciting!! Yay you for getting your art in the book!!
I was mad at Chanel when I lost ONE of my new earrings....I am getting over it though:) This might help ease the pain! ha
Have a great night Fi!!

Robin said...

Oh Fifi, how fabulous - and fitting - that your art should adorn such a book. Congratulations!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Congratulations!! The drawings look beautiful. The pearls are my favorite. Thank you for hosting and for the great giveaway. :)

teasinglydiverse said...

Your drawings are SO very Chanel! Love them!

Miss Kris said...

Ooooh Fifi ! Comment merveilleux! Seulement vous pourriez peindre ceux-ci pour Mademoiselle Chanel!
So deserved Fifi...Was this your secret rendevous last month in Paree??? ;o)

Je suis si heureux pour vous!
~Miss Kris~

Muffy said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! This is some of your BEST work, no joke!!!! I will shamelessly enter myself in this giveaway! It's TOO good to pass up!!!!

Daly Essentials said...

Oh Fifi - the illustrations are beautiful!!

Linna said...

I love those drawings!! So count me in. And happy anniversary. : )

Paris Atelier said...

Oh Fifi!!!! COunt me in, Chanel & Fifi! That's an unstoppable combination! :) What a great giveaway and so many congratualtions on the book!
Merci mon amie!
Judith~

vicki archer said...

Your illustrations are wonderful Fifi and I am sure the book is a delight - I wish it had a little Fifi signature somewhere though, xv.

janil said...

Hi Fifi!!!! These illustrations are so wonderful! Pick me up pleas (and if I win i want it signed, OF COURSE!!!!!!!).

Hugs!!!!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow this book looks great!! but yea she should have really acknowledged all the illustrator's hard work!!!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Fifi! Ohh j'adore Coco and this book is surely faboulous! I'd like to win it!!! Very nice illustrations you made! Very Parisiennes!!! May be tonight I'll go to the cinema for the last movie on Coco's life...I'm curious!
Have a nice week end!!!
Vale

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Fifi, I can't believe you didn't get credit anywhere in the book?!! What an oversight! Your illustrations are fabulous, of course!

LindaSonia said...

Oh my, I would be THRILLED to win a copy of this book!! Love love love your illustrations!! Tres chic!! LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beautiful these are Fifi!

ButterYum said...

How disappointing it must have been when you found out you weren't given credit for your illustrations - I'm so sorry!!! Thankfully you were able to document it on this blog :).

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

cindy : quaint said...

congratulations on the book, fifi! your illustrations look terrific! have a nice weekend!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How exciting that you got to do the illustrations for this book! I love them. (Too bad you didn't get the proper credit, though. As someone who works in publishing, that really irks me! When I work on a book project, I expect my name to appear somewhere, as I'm sure you do.)

I've written articles on both Chanel and Lagerfeld for Kiki magazine (I write the fashion profiles in each issue for them), so I'd love to have a copy of this book. What a great giveaway! :-)

kate said...

Hey Fifi,
I do love, love , love Chanel and would love to win your Book.....with your illistrations.
Best to you
kate

AllyKatt said...

Oh my, you should have been given credit!!! But the book is lovely and your illustrations are wonderfully charming. I'd love to have a chance to win a copy.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh la la! what a beautiful giveaway Fifi! please count me in! have a wonderful weekend, darling!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

What a generous give-a-way Fifi! Thank you! Happy Anniversary early! We just celebrated our 26th! I had not viewed the Chanel commercial, very hot...ooh la la! Luanne

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Your illustrations are fabulous, Fifi! I'm sorry you didn't get any credit. What a great book and a great giveaway! I enjoyed the video.

Hugs,
Donna

Marsi said...

Your illustrations are ADORABLE! Please enter my name in the draw.

Marion said...

Love your blog. Your creativity blows me away! I would love a copy of the book.
Marion

mindy said...

what a beautiful book thanks for the giveaway

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your illustrations for the book are fabulous -- and you should have gotten credit! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway; I would give the book to my daughter Anne, a costume designer and major Coco Chanel fan!

Lovely post! As always. . . Cass

Vickie H. said...

Simply beautiful work! Perhaps on the re-printing she will finally credit you....this was a fairly egregious oversight to my way of thinking and wreaks of inexperience! Someone should have had some guidance! You are sooo good and deserve mass exposure!
Please count me in for the drawing. Love Coco to this day!!!

Vickie

Beverly said...

I have had Chanel No. 5 bottles in my life since my first one at age sixteen.

Bummer, that no credits were given. That is a pretty big oversight.

Thank you for the opportunity to win. See you tomorrow.

cathy said...

I <3 patterns! especially when they are so simple, yet so beautiful

Fabulously french said...

Bonjour Fifi, so sad that you did not get a mention - love your illustrations and would also love to win a copy of the book (signed of course)

Bon weekend

Leeann x

Anonymous said...

J'adore you Fifi! The fleur des lis is amazing. I myself, only wear Chanel #5. Amazing work, so unfortunate that you were not credited, surely there is recourse. I am a photographer and would have been so upset to not have been credited. You are grace embodied to not have been. Would I like a copy of the book complete with, and if only for, your gorgeous illustrations? Oui! Je m'appelle Collette and my friends call me Coco, so this would be amazing.

Collette -- pocketfulofposes@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

Bonjour Fifi,
Ooh la la..What beautiful illustrations! So sorry there was no acknowledgement of your work in print. I just loved them all:)

Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway.
Crystal

modernemama said...

Je voudrais tellement bien gagner ce livre.
I love your illustration (better luck with the credit in the reprint) and I adored the No.5 video, too.
Hoping for a signed copy, Jane

modernemama said...

I was so carried away with the thought of winning I linked the wrong blog post. Sorry!

A Reader said...

Looks like a beautiful book, sorry that you did not receive proper credit.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becky said...

Lovely illustrations! Congratulations on the book, even though you're not credited! Quite an accomplishment!

leticia-galsintheknow.com said...

oooh!!! i would love this book!! I love books, big time;-)
~leticia
http://galsintheknow.blogspot.com/
I am having a book and makeup giveaway 2, take a look!
I think I need to ask how "fashionable friday" works?

Christy said...

Oh I hope I win...and please please do sign the book, but of course! And I can't wait for tomorrow's post!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh how fun. I would love to win the book. Bummer about not giving you the deserved credit. But of course I would love mine signed. :)
How many years for your Anniversary this year? HAPPY 'A' ahead of time.

alice said...

Fifi, these are fantastic!!!
Very upsetting move by the publisher, but a wonderful accomplishment on your part none the less :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

You are so talented. Oh, how I covet that book. And I would absolutely love it if it were signed by the amazing illustrator (you, of course!). :)

Struggler said...

What a shame about the "oversight" in not crediting you, but how very generous of you to give some copies away.
I loved the Eiffel Tower and Fleur de Lis images, and the gloves/ties/sunglasses are a nice witty touch!
Happy Friday.

Claudia said...

Fifi, Congratulations on your illustrations! They are wonderful. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I just wish you had been given credit in the book!

MIMILEE said...

Oh FIFI how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love a copy of Coco's quotes with your artistic talent inside! Sorry you did not credit for it! You are the BEST!

xoxoxo...Mimilee!

Renae said...

Count me in Miss Fifi...you are FAMOUS and I KNEW YOU WHEN!

Heehee


btw...where has Petunia been?

xo

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Fifi,

Just adore your wonderful illustrations for the Coco Chanel quote book. Sadly though, that your name was not mentioned.

I love Chanel and for my 40th birthday my husband gave me a black Chanel jacket which I still love to wear.

Hugs
Carolyn

Petunia said...

Dearest Fifi:

Just a quick little missive to let you know I am absolutely distraught that your work has been featured in such a lovely book and you were not given any credit! Had I known this you know I would have made a few calls to a few certain someones and had it all corrected! You must share these things with me, Fifi! You put your brush to paper for these people and they should feel fortunate that you even gave their little project the time of day. I suppose Coco should consider herself lucky to have her name mentioned at all in a book of her very own quotes.

I shall request a recall on the book until proper credit is given. It has been several years since I have shaken up the literary world. I do believe today is the perfect day to remind them that I am still here..watching! Oh, it will be fun, Fifi! Sometimes there is nothing better than the sound of a quivering voice on the other end of the phone promising to right all wrongs.

I apologize for my delay in writing you. I have been out to the Hampton's for a spell but am now back in the City monitoring the Astor trial. Her son and daughter in law are either the poster children for birth control or a good example of why some species eat their young. I continue to be grateful that I was not born with a ticking biological clock.

Sincerely,
Petunia who apologizes for her absence and sends out thank yous to those who have hunted her down!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My Goodness! I would love to be a winner of one of these books! I am sorry that you didn't get the credit you deserved in this lovely book. I would be honored to have to autograph a copy if I was lucky enough to win.
Hugs,
Penny

Suzy said...

I would love a chance to when this book. I love Coco!!

. Becca . said...

That's fabulous! Congrats, Fifi! :)

La Gitan Mystique said...

The illustrations you made and contributed are wonderful. I would enjoy the book and love a chance to win a copy from you. Please sign me up for your drawing. Thanks for this opportunity. I'm setting up a new blog and will add your button once I learn how.

Gina

daretadream (at) q (dot) com

Lesley said...

I'm very sorry you weren't given proper credit, but I would LOVE to win a copy--thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Your illustrations are so great as always Fifi. I jump on board with the rest of the band in saying it is such a shame you did not get the credit you so rightly deserve. So sweet you are making sure your mom gets a copy ♥

I dream of Chanel from only a far. I would be honored to have a copy of this terrific giveaway. Happy Anniversary on the 5th too. Ours is on the 2nd!

All my best to you,
deb

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How is it possible that you are not getting credit for your beautiful work?

Well, I hope to win and hope that you will sign the book to correct this awful error.

Be blessed!

debbie said...

Dear Precious FiFi,
I agree with Petunia...we shall demand a recall until they give credit to you and your beautiful work. I think I shall blog about this. I was so glad to hear from your dear friend Petunia.
I love Coco Chanel. I watched the movie about her life and really...it was quite sad and soooo she made a way for her self...and in the end she became rather cold.
I WOULD LOVE...BEG...AND PLEAD TO WIN THIS BOOK AS LONG AS YOU SIGNED IT. I would try to stand on my head but it would be a rather ugly act...lol
HAPPY EARLY ANNIVERSARY and may you and your husband have a wonderful, sensual, reconnection for many, many years to come.
BLESSINGS AND HUGS
YOU ARE AN AMAZING ARTIST
debbie

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Fifi,
Fabulous Chanel illustrations! I need to get my hot little hands on one of these books for my momma and I. She adores all Chanel books. Great work!

annalene said...

ahhh, lovely illustrations! i'm a fashion design student and own zero, nil, zip, zilch, squat(1!) fashion books & would love to add this to my library... cute & inspiring. you did an amazing job here!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the illustrations...however I think it's totally UN-COOL that they didn't give you credit somewhere in the book. How could they leave you out? Especially when the illustrations are such an important part.

Savage Family said...

I love your art! amazing work, and way to go. What a bummer to not be given any credit after such hard work. keep it up, because you are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Your artwork is INCREDIBLE, I love the beautiful illustrations! You are blessed with such talent!Please may I win and would you autograph this if I do? :)

Anonymous said...

I want to enter. This is so great!

Snow
snowfire_100@hotmail.com

Aik said...

Lovely illustrations! I hope you can sign the book for me if I won.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I hope to win this book and I'd love to have you sign the book as well.

Thanks for this giveaway!

~Evelyn~
eggyc@hotmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

beautiful - if it were me i would be walking around adding stickers with appropriate credits Please enter me. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Vivian Deliz said...

You did not get credit but credit is due to you... the illustrations are beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

quiltingreader said...

Wonderful.

Sasha said...

I want the book!!! Congratulations ..your drawing and Chanel's quote..fabulous!!!
I will do a post about the book..I jsut think is Fab!!!

Diann said...

The book looks fabulous! I would love a copy. I wonder why you were not credited. that is just so wrong!

thriftygroove@gmail.com

IRENE said...

Your illustrations are quintessentially French. Deceptively simple and elegant. Please enter my name. Sorry about the link, no FF, but I might join next Friday!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Fifi,
I was just browsing your blog and taking a trip to Paris. This book is stunning, and your work must be gorgeous inside. I love that channel commercial too.

Karen

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