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You can’t judge a book by its cover…


I covet an Olympia Le-Tan minaudière.  They are GORGEOUS.

(minaudière: A small ornamental case for a woman’s cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items that is often carried as a handbag)

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Olympia Le-Tan is a self-taught fashion designer based in Paris.

In September 2009 she launched her accessories label, inspired by the first edition covers of classic literary favorites like “Lolita” and “The Catcher in the Rye.”   They combine her “two obsessions, embroidery (a talent she inherited from her grand-mother), and literature (a passion she shares with her father, French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan) to create one of a kind handbags and minaudières. The bags are handmade in France in very limited editions.”

From the painstaking hand embroidery to the Liberty-print lining – every detail is oh-so-beautifully rendered.  So lust-worthy…

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Isn’t she a clever and talented woman?

(All images sourced from Olympia Le-Tan’s website here)

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Comments (3)

I agree, very talented, and an interesting idea. 🙂

Hello! You’ll be so please to know that here in Sydney we have them!
The new collection is beautiful and it’ll be arriving later in the year. At the moment we have about 3 of the current season left (including The Misfits, as seen on Michelle Williams). Check it out on of you’re interested.
(love your blog!)

Woohoo! Thanks Michelle – LOVE your site. 🙂

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