12.17.2011

Now where are my keys? In my book!

How about going out on a date, or a party and have your favorite book with you? Will everyone call you a geek or a trendsetter? I saw this kind of clutch last week in a bazaar and in my opinion is the best think i saw this year. I actually think that it is preety simple to make one of thoses. I will try this and make sure to inform you about the result!;)















Now the best i such clutches I saw so far are the one's the designer Olympia Le-Tan designs.Her book bags feature a hand-stitched version of the books' covers, usually of titles or editions from the mid-20th century.

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger,
"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, "Strip-Tease" by Georges Simenon, "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, "Dracula" by Bram Stoker and "Letters to a Young Poet" by Rainer Maria Rilke are among the purses in her two first lines. According to her website, Olympia Le-Tan clutches are available in the U.S. in only two New York stores.

Of course, book-style purses are nothing new. Last year we found books-turned-purses for sale on Etsy. And for the truly crafty, we also linked to a video guide for making your own.
Just one thing: if you're going to rip all the pages out of a classic like "Lolita," don't cheat yourself: read it first.


Natalie Portman showed up at the New York premiere of "Black Swan" with a long black Dior gown, immaculate Dior makeup, and a purse made out of a copy of "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov Designed by Olympia Le-Tan
Le-Tan's purses may be one of the hottest things on the red carpet right now -- another one went to the Harry Potter premiere in the hands of French actress Clemence Poesy -- but for most of us, the cost is out of reach. A Le-Tan purse costs about $1,250.













1 comment:

  1. Perfection! You are pretty fantastic!!! I really like your unique point of view. Great post and BRILLIANT blog! :-)

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