Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Lust have item: The book clutch


I'm totally smitten with book clutches at the moment, especially Olympia Le-Tan ones.  I think they are the perfect, quirky accessory for any stylish book-lover. 

I first took notice of the book clutch when I saw Natalie Portman carrying one at the New York premiere of 'Black Swan' in 2010. Since then I have spotted quite a few celebrities rocking book clutches on the red carpet. Most recently, Michelle Williams attended the 2012 BAFTA's holding a book clutch from Olympia Le-Tan ( last image above).

French designer Olympia Le-Tan's book clutches are beautifully hand embroidered and are limited to only 16 of each design. Unfortunately, at around £900 each  (that's about  R10 000) they are a bit too pricey for most people. 

Here are two Olympia Le-Tan clutches I would love to own *le sigh*...


While Olympia Le-Tan book clutches may be the most covetable, there are quite a few other places that sell nice (and more affordable) book clutches. Recently I saw cute book clutches on the Kate Spade website and on Etsy. Alternatively, you could check out THIS awesome DIY video and learn how to make your own book clutch ( If I wasn't so DIY challenged, I would try this)

Would you want a book clutch? If so, which book would you want?


 - most of the above images found on tumblr.com -

10 comments:

  1. Stunning! I,would love one

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  2. I want! But can't afford. Sad face.

    Any places in CT that sell them at reasonable prices???

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  3. Oh WOW!! Those are awesome! Want...NEED!
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  4. That is such a cute idea, love them :)

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  5. Ohhh...I love these, I spotted the one Michelle wore and my heart skipped a beat, they are quite quirky and cute. If you see them in stores here in SA, please do let me know! Thanks!

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  6. These are lovely. What a clever idea!

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