Monday, May 07, 2012

Literary Accessorizing

Olympia Le-Tan Clutch Bags
Spring 2012

It's true, you can't judge a book by it's cover, because it may reveal far more than the eyes can see. That's the thought behind the wonderful and whimsical book-clutch collection by Olympia Le-Tan. The creative French designer has blurred the line between fashion and literature by transforming some of the world's most notable and classic novels into stylish pieces of art. 

These imaginative book covers were inspired by Olympia's father's vast collection of antique books. The handmade clutch bags, which are already a celebrity favourite, entice with their exuberant colours and quirky designs. The boxy minaudieres are based on a brass structure, featuring a canvas of felt embroidery and an inner Liberty print floral lining. Accessorizing your outfit with one of these splendid pieces gives new meaning to the word 'Book Smart'. An Olympia Le-Tan book-clutch will set you back about Euros 1 140.






I would love to see some of my personal favourite classic novels churned into a high-fashion accessory. It would be anything by Jane Austin or Charles Dickens. Which one of your favourite books would you like to wear?

44 comments:

Adeola Naomi said...

All my favourites of all decades are up here!
I will also love to see that happen
Have a wonderful week darling!
xoxo

Serena said...

They're amazing!!
I have a magazine clutch but these are so much nicer!
Pity they're so expensive :(

x

VintageDanielle said...

This is so neat. I would love to see "Gone with the wind" or "1984".

LifeStyle Journal said...

What a cool idea!!! I would love to have "Doctor Zhivago" clutch because I'm Russian and "Wuthering Heights" because this is one of my favourites novels :-)

trishie said...

These bookcovers are jsut awesome!

Nicole said...

The Great Gatsby of course!
xxx

Rahul Bhatia said...

A nice way to remember classics through the novel accessory, Sam:)

NaNa said...

i would love to wear My Week with Marilyn ! =)
love from the NANA girls xoxo

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

This is something totally for me, since I am a book-junky! I would like to have maybe The English Patient by M. Ondaatje... Ilina

Lolita in the Mix said...

Funny clutches!

xoxo

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*Glam Chameleon* said...

Those are wonderful and so funny clutches, I loved this original idea from the first moment! The last two I would pick for myself, they're so suitable for the summer. Happy Monday my darling, I hope you had wonderful weekend!!!!! kisses <3
Jelena

Shahrzād said...

La femme amoureuse :D

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Estilo Hedónico said...

I love it!!!


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xoxo

Style Servings said...

I love these sooooo much!!

Fashion-Bridge said...

I saw these clutches at whowhatwear.com I truly would love to own one;)

Xx

Alexandra

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Daniella said...

Hi honey,hope you had a lovely weekend! Aw i think these book clutch bag are so cool,so unique and so original! Genius and so chic! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Amanda Chic said...

I love it! they are amazing :-D

Thanks for your comment

A chic kiss ;-)

Being Brazen said...

LOVE her book clutches madly. Actually did a post about them the other day too. they are too cute. :)

Lisa said...

I knew it yet, but it looks very specially (:

Nuar said...

Hey, Sam!!
OMG, you can't deny this is really original, and funny!! You know, I think it's a cool, nice touch, but at the same time it reminds me of certain snobbish people, who are used to carry fancy books under their arms, as though they could show off how smart they are. LOL! They will sure love this trend!
For me, I would wear Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, for an ironic hint.
Hope you have a wonderful week, darling!
XOXO,
María José
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FashionJazz said...

These are gorgeous and cute! Hope you are having a lovely day xx

Sandra Leiva said...

Looks great! <3

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Wow, what darling clutch bags! Adorable and fashionable conversation starters! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Sam! xo

Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

erica marie said...

Love this fun concept.

xo erica

Gabriele said...

aww, they are so cute and fun!!:)

xx

Zoe Concepción said...

Sorry for my absence Sam! But I've been so bussy these days!!!!!!
Great tips about books, I din't know nothing about those....
xoxo

Helena Resende said...

Cute and fun post! :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

These clutches are super cool!! I'd totally wear one! Love the first few!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

jamie said...

the great gatsby and wuthering heights... both i love!!

Francesca said...

love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
kisses
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i would definitely get Love Story. very cute :)
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Leslie Quiros said...

this is very cute... great gatsby ws my favorite book by far!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The "One Flew" cover is super cool!

Elle Sees said...

i just love these, having an english degree and all

The Jones said...

I NEED to ahve one of these bags...it is an absolute must! I love each of these books and would love to see even more of my favourites.

<3 Cambria
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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

These are just fabulous and want them all.


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Miss Jota said...

Hello dear. Love the post. Kisses from Brazil ~.~



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Miška said...

They look so interesting <3

Jenna Hughes said...

cute!

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Sada said...

LOVE this post! There is something about combining literature and fashion that makes my heart LEAP!! (Maybe I feel literature legitimises it???) I'm not sure, but sign me up!!! Anything for a rockin' clutch with Atlas Shrugged emblazoned on it! Ohhhhh, I'm in heaven just thinking about it!! FAB POST Sam!! I'll take that Gatsby as a runner-up!!
xo
Sada
Dressology HQ

The Chic Sheet said...

Hmmmm. There are so many great books that would be good choices, but I really love the classics :)

XX,
Miranda

Well... said...

Wuthering Heights for me! Haha, wow this is such a cute idea :)

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I still prefer the Kate Spade ones, but these are pretty awesome!

Paris said...

I love this!! Being a lit nerd, this idea is totally me haha
I love the Love Story bag (bc of the book) but the top two bags are probably my favorite by design :)

xoxo,
Paris

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