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Behind the Labels – Bohemian Diesel Marketplace

I discovered France Chaulet and her designs on instagram the other day fell in love right away.
France reworks military wear into one of a kind pieces, inspired by festivals, markets and world travel.
And the best thing is, her amazing customized designs are now also available on Bohemian Diesel Marketplace, yayyy!
Oh I’m swooning over those jackets, sooo rad, you should really check them out!
But first let France tell you a bit about her work and designs:

So who are you and where do you call home?
My name is France and I’m a south London girl , I customise jackets and have been a market stall trader selling woman’s cloths for many years .Ive been blessed to have worked with a lot of interesting creative people in my life , glass blowers , jewellery designers and have  been  everything from tequila slammer girl to a fashion illustration lecturer.

Tell us about your label.
Dressing woman makes you realise how fleeting confidence can be but also how simple it is to put a smile on someone’s face and lift their day . Clothing that can be dressed up or down , that’s easy to wear with a twist and makes you feel good are my favs.

Why military wear?
So I’ve always customised over the years ,re-working garments ,sewing ,dying, patching……Peace Jackets ( made with ❤️ )
It sounds a bit fluffy but the idea of a military jacket symbol of war covered in symbols of peace , and all that good stuff ,really appeals to me when the world seems like it’s gone mad .
I like the contrast .

What goals do you have as a designer?
It would be wonderful to make a living  doing just this and see people I really like wearing my pieces….. that would be lovely ( I get excited just seeing my customers randomly ! )

What are you most proud off?

What does “being free” mean to you?
To be free from self doubt ,Drink 10 tequila shots , dress in feathers , swim naked in my heels and think What the hell I want .

The moments that defined you…
Probably my highest ( my son ) and my lowest moments.

Everyone should read… 
Everyone should read ‘perfume’ by Patrick Suskind , ‘if Beale street could talk’ by James Baldwin ….. However I have a crush on jack Reacher by lee child

Everyone should at least once in their life… 
Everyone should just listen. Failing  that …Music …..and Things that lift you

Everyone should at least once in their life… 
Live outside your comfort box , be a super hero .

Thank you so much France!

You can have a look at her designs on the marketplace now.

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