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Book Clutches To Behold…

In Daily Musings on October 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

Do you want everyone to know you’re an elegant book-worm? If you’re like me, you always have a book in your bag {though some prefer Kindles or Nooks, I still prefer paper}; well you can with these beautiful quirky reinterpretations of hardcover literary classics; recreated as book clutches by Parisian designer, Olympia Le-Tan.  Chanel and Kate Spade also have their own versions {I love the Chanel one above}.  For those of us who’ve been around a while, we know this trend is not new.

I remember the Vogue magazine clutches of the 80’s, glossy elongated envelopes created with classic Vogue covers.  I wish I had one now! These unique treasures have lately been seen on the red carpet of various events.  The clutches are retailing between $1120 – $1420. What I do love about the Olympia Le-Tan clutches is that they are lined in beautiful Liberty of London fabric.

It appears the  Olympia Le-Tan clutches, which appeared around 2009 are becoming collectors items, because the more popular titles have become hard to come by, and of course are selling on eBay at ridiculous prices.  If you are DIY inclined (the route I would go!), here is a link by Scibbit which shows you step by step how to create your own book clutch for a fraction of the price. click hereand here’s another tutorial from the Huffington Post; creating a clutch from an actual book. click here

To view the lovely Olympia Le-Tan collection click here

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Oh Louie… “An Objects of Desire” Posting

In Daily Musings, Object's of Desire on July 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

Happy Monday Dahhlings… I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had a headache most of Saturday, but perked up again yesterday.

My sister and I have been discussing our upcoming birthdays, and we’re floating a few ideas around.  There will definitely be travel involved; so for my 2nd Objects of Desire posting, I decided that a full set of Louis Vuitton Luggage would be the perfect post, since we’re discussing travel.  Of course, we’d need our own private G5 plane (You can’t fly commercial with luggage like this!).  Louis Vuitton is one of the most timeless and classic luxury brands around.  The company has been in existence since 1854.

Mr. Vuitton was first commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife as her personal box-maker and packer in 1852.  The signature monogram canvas above, was launched by Louis Vuitton’s son Georges Vuitton in 1896.

For those of you not familiar with my Objects of Desire postings, I started this series about a month ago, to be posted at the end of each month.  It’s my way of expressing to you, all of the extravagant things I would buy if money were no object (Hey a girl can dream can’t she!).  Now… where shall we go?

To read last month’s’ post  “A Bentley Passion” Click Here

Wishing you the most amazing, extraordinary and fabulous week.

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Funky Ruby…

In Daily Musings on April 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

There is an exhibit in the southeast gallery at the Grand Palais in Paris for the photographer Helmut Newton, who is well-known for his sensual and racy photos.  Do you remember a fabulously naked Grace Jones curved around a body builder; the stark contrast in skin tones creating a brain searing image to remember; or a smoking Linda Evangelista standing in the middle of a NYC street, among many others.  A lot of Newtons work appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and other high-end media.   Well to coincide with this exhibit; the most gorgeous red lipstick has been created, you know I’m in heaven

 The lipstick named Funky Ruby by Terry  is only being sold exclusively in the US at Barney’s, and retailing for $49.  A strong red pout always screams “I’m sexy and I’m confident” so, with its elegant casing, scripted monogram and beautiful colour this is the ideal match for a Helmut Newton exhibition; after all the man was all about sexuality in all of its many forms. 

 I think I’m going to satisfy my red lipstick fetish and order one!

 Helmut Newton exhibition at Grand Palais: http://www.rmn.fr/english/les-musees-et-leurs-expositions-238/museums-paris/expositions-340/helmut-newton-grand-palais

 

 

Have a fabulous Hersday Dahhlings! 

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