Thursday, 28 July 2011

chick lit

via streetfsn
Ms. Olympia Le-Tan put books back on the fashion list so I had to do an interview with her. Summer reading and cheezy music!

Would you say you're a bookworm? Have you read all the books before turning them into clutches?
I am kind of a bookworm but wish I had time to read a bit more. I have read most of them but not all of them.

How long does it take to make a Moby Dick bag – longer than to read it?
No, I think it takes less time to make the embroidery (about 8 hours) than to read the book but that's a particularly long book!

Is there a book you wouldn't dare make into a bag?
Mein Kampf.

You said somewhere that you were always attracted to the idea of the cut-out pages in a book where you can hide a key. What would you like to see hidden in your clutches? A Kindle perhaps?
I like the idea of putting the real first edition book in the book clutch but they don't always fit.

There is something about the whole idea of turning book covers into bags that reminds me of the photo of Marilyn Monroe reading the last page of Joyce's Ulysses.
I love those pictures of Marilyn Monroe reading. Actually the last picture I did for my lookbook with Camille Bidault Waddington was inspired by a picture of Marilyn.

Your fw11 collection is dedicated to the housewives from the 50s. Do you ever feel like them when you are at a studio sawing the covers on your bags?
Yes! That's exactly why I dedicated my collection to them!

What is on Olympia Le-Tan playlist?

Gospodična Le-Tan je hči Pierra Le-Tana, ki je ilustriral naslovnice New Yorkerja, in je že pri devetnajstih delala za Chanel. Po sedmih letih je odvihrala na Balmain, kjer je med drugim na pisto poslala Claudio Schiffer z napisom Balmain Bitch na majici. Bila je tudi hišna didžejka pariškega kluba Le Baron. Kmalu so nanjo plesali na zabavah Louisa Vuittona, Balenciage, YSL, Purple Magazina, med snemanjem Marie Antoinette so baje na plesišču vsak večer pristali Sofia Coppola, Dunstova in Marc Jacobs. Potem je prišel čas, da se zresni – začela je ustvarjati torbice iz, no, knjig. Ročno izvezene naslovnice prvih izdaj, podložene s cvetličnim vzorcem liberty, so hitro postale nepogrešljive prijateljice kvazi intelektualk (kako zelo jaz!). Mimogrede, mimo Le-Tanove sem to poletje preživela z Velikim Gatsbyjem in Perecovim Življenje, navodila za uporabo, obe knjigi bi rade volje videla nagačeni v torbici, sploh Perecovo, ki je ravno prav bajsasta, da bi pogoltnila vse moje nepotrebne nujnosti.

2 comments:

  1. nice, razmišljam, če bi bilo kul met torbico "no longer at ease" ali "things fall apart" od Achebe-ja, ampak z 950 evri bi jaz lahko nahranila eno afrisko druzino za vsaj eno leto in pol, al pa poslala ene 15 otrok v osnovno solo, tko da zame odpade
    Wuthering heights od Miss Bush pa vedno na listi vseh pravih kvazi intelektualk (tudi mene)

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