Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nerdly Couture

Hello lambs!  It's been a long sabbatical, mostly because this clinging, lung-bruising sickness is stalking me like a gollum, but I have too many things to share to wait any more.

First, one of my friends (the friend I need to live nearby again eventually because, among many, many other reasons, I miss borrowing her clothes like I did when we lived together while we rambled on and on about film and art and love, and whatever else happened to catch our education-expanded minds.  Sigh, college: where you meet people to love for their wonderful minds and better fashion sense) sent me an email alerting me about these clutches by French designer Olympia Le-Tan.
  Natalie Portman had one during a Black Swan (wanna see it) junket:
It's a shame she looks so hungry and cranky.
I think I love these, but I also think I'd be a little irked when I absentmindedly opened the clutch during a lull to read a few pages of Nineteen Eighty-Four and just found my keys and lip gloss.  And, yes, I bring books with me almost everywhere, so I could totally see myself doing that.  I squeezed my gigantic copy of The Brothers Karamazov into the precious little space I had in my book bag for my trip to Berlin.  I read like 150 pages of that sucker on the train, and I would have been really bummed out if my copy had morphed into a clutch halfway through.  But still!  Books!  Books as fashion accessories!  I just don't know.  What are your thoughts?     


Black Mona said...

It's definitely different. But I think a lot of people will look at you and think....why is she carrying a book at a major movie premier?

at least.....that's what would go through my head. I love the idea of them, but I don't know if they'd work in real life.

does this mean you're feeling better? <3

Meghan McNally said...

People WOULD ask why I was carrying a book with me TO A FILM premier, but it would either be an actual book, in which case I would look like an anti-social bookworm, or it would be a clutch in which case it would look like I am at the cusp of haute couture, well-read, edgy and a tiny bit pretentious.

And no, I think I'm dying, I'm just getting bored with being sick.

Anonymous said...

I do like the idea...but the execution and practical implications are kinda ... wierd.

One, a book is kinda hard to accessorize.

Two, this would totally be used as a coffee mug holder by any dude who happens to see it on a table. and hello coffee stains!

I dont hate it, i just think it is a bit odd!

Meghan McNally said...

Yes, I'm still torn. I want one, especially because they are hand-stitched and look really cool up close AND I tend to wear neutrals anyway which makes the accessorizing easier, but I could also totally see someone using this as a handy flat surface as well.