Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Olympia Le-Tan

Indie Alert!
I have been seeing a lot of Olympia Le-Tan handbags lately around the web. So as far as this blog is concerned, I'm calling it a trend. A very cute and frenchie one. My favorite kind!

April's Brit Vogue includes this trend piece on Kooky Style. Defined as where cute and eccentric style meet. Geeky... Nerdy... Cardigans, Glasses, Tavi Gevinson, Late-Nineties Chloë Sevigny, Jason Schwartzman, The Royal Tenenbaums, Meadham Kirchhoff, Rochas and a little bit of Rodarte, all put into the mix. And I believe that Olympia's handbags are just the perfect fit for kooky girls allover. Apparently Le-Tan is a super cool Parisian kooky girl herself, counting Olivier Zahm and Lou Doillon as good friends...

Olympia's book-cover clutches are inspired by first editions of classic novels, and as a girl that pretty much grew up with her face stuck in a book, I find her designs delicious and hard to resist! Every collection includes 21 different covers, and only 16 copies are made out of each cover-clutch. How's that for special?!

And the fact that you can find Olympia Le-Tan's handbags at Opening Ceremony and Colette should tell you something, right?? You can also find them at Ekseption here in Madrid.

Street Style Certified:
...and from a Tumblr I can't remember anymore... 

OLT purses are all handmade as the label explains:
And much like in printmaking...
They are created in numbered limited-editions

Olympia Le-Tan's launch at Shakespeare & Co in Paris:
Can't think of a more perfect place for its launch!!

At Olympia's studio in Paris

Not all purses are book covers, but most are...
And all the Love and the Hand Made in France
DOES come with a price... of course!
They are all priced between 400 to 1.300 Euros

Finally there's an original and really refreshing option for people who are bored with all the Gucci and LV washed-up sameness that has taken over the world. Could I get a Master and Margarita clutch?? I would also LOVE to see a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy one, with "Don't Panic" written (sawn?) in big letters. But I guess in the mean time, I'll be saving up for a Dracula, which is, after all, also one of my all-time favorite books.

J'adore!

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