Natalie Portman’s Book-Inspired Clutch: Olympia Le-Tan’s “Lolita”

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I like featuring unusual and out-of-the-ordinary things once in a while.

Natalie Portman wears a black Christian Dior Resort 2011 dress at the New York Premiere of "Black Swan"Natalie Portman wears a black Christian Dior Resort 2011 dress at the New York Premiere of “Black Swan” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 30, 2010, in New York City (Credit: Andres Otero / WENN)

For instance, today, I want to talk about the book-inspired clutch spotted on Natalie Portman during the New York premiere of Black Swan.

Natalie Portman's unique accessory: a book-inspired clutch at the 'Black Swan' premiereNatalie Portman’s unique accessory: a book-inspired clutch at the ‘Black Swan’ premiere (Credit: Andres Otero / WENN)

Now tell me that hard case doesn’t look unusual. It’s not unusual-looking for a book, but it is for a clutch.

Natalie’s attractive clutch is from Olympia Le-Tan, a French designer who became inspired by books and made an entire collection of handbags and minaudières based on them.

The Lolita clutch is just one among her many book-inspired creations. Here’s a closer look at the Olympia Le-Tan Lolita:

Olympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini Clutch

Olympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini Clutch

Olympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini Clutch

Olympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini Clutch

Olympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini Clutch

Olympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini ClutchOlympia Le-Tan Lolita Mini Clutch, $1,330

Every book clutch or handbag from Olympia Le-Tan is made by hand. If you look at the Lolita closely, you will find that the cover is canvas while the details are embroidered in silk, not printed. The lining is also unique. It uses a Liberty print lining and felt applique.

Can’t afford it? Well, why not go for this book clutch from Kate Spade instead?

Kate Spade Book of the Month ClutchKate Spade Book of the Month Clutch, $325

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