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?

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  1. Stunning! I,would love one

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

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

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

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

  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!

  6. These are lovely. What a clever idea!


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