When I am looking for something new and exciting to write about, I always hit Net-A-Porter first! Launched in June 2000, this award-winning website is famous for their huge selection of luxury brands and excellent customer service. Presented in the style of a fashion magazine, shoppers can browse merchandise from the most coveted designers. Each item’s description comes complete with multiple pictures, showing every possible angle. Net-A-Porter even uses live models to show how items look when they are part of an outfit. They really do provide the ultimate online shopping experience. That is why I am picking Net-A-Porter as my favorite boutique for 2012!
Olympia Le-Tan is kind of a big deal over here at BB. We’re huge fans of her literary novelty clutches, replicating actual classic vintage book covers such as ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ in hand embroidered detailing.
This latest season Olympia Le-Tan is trying something new by diving into the world of Italian filmography for her new collection, designing covetable creations like this ‘La Dolce Vita’ clutch. Awesome right? I’ve never seen the flick but IMBD describes the movie as a series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.
Olympia Le-Tan never ceases to amaze me. I was first introduced to her collection back in January when I stumbled across some of her novel clutches. So captivating were her creations, they left huge impressions in my mind. The hand embroidered details, the whimsy, the fact that they reminded me of Kate Spade’s novel clutches only 1000 times better… how could I not dream about them? Interestingly, others seem to share my sentiments. Olympia Le-Tan pieces pop up on Net-A-Porter fairly regularly, only to sell out within a few days (sometimes not even that). But what is this I see? It is what appears to be an Olympia Le-Tan piece, but it is different from what I’m used to seeing. Meet the Olympia Le-Tan Brozac Pill Box Bag!
Does anyone remember the Kate Spade New York Journal Newspaper Clutch? The one that looked like a rolled up newspaper? It has been a little while since it was seen in the pages of fashion magazines. I remember the short-lived frenzy. Everyone seemed to want it, but it was sold out everywhere. Shortly thereafter, Kate Spade produced a variety of book clutches. Each accordion-style framed clutch depicted the designer’s own interpretation of some classic novels’ book covers. Cute? Yes! But it seems Kate Spade was not the first to produce a series of clutches designed to look like books. Olympia Le-Tan has been producing dust jacket-inspired clutches since 2009.