ANATOMY OF A KOKESHI

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Bri­tish artist Becky Kemp’s hand­made Ja­panese- style wooden dolls are ba­si­cally the ul­ti­mate tchotchke for the fash­ion set. (Af­ter all, why buy a Chanel pock­et­book when you could have Coco her­self in your pocket?) We asked the brush be­hind Sketch.inc for the deets on th­ese tiny trea­sures ($85 each, sketch­inc.big­car­tel.com).

COCO CHANEL

Brush strokes

148

To­tal time 1 hour 7 min­utes

Trick­i­est part “The brooch—it’s a tiny de­tail that re­quires hold­ing your breath and a steady hand.”

KARL LAGER­FELD

Brush strokes

106

To­tal time

57 min­utes

What a pair “Karl and Coco

never met in real life, so it’s nice to see them side by side on my work­bench.”

IRIS APFEL

Brush strokes

289

To­tal time 1 hour 25 min­utes

The en­sem­ble “Plenty of out­fits came and went be­fore I set­tled on the big red fur­trimmed coat.”

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