Travel Book Clutches

If you are not into real books and were not impressed by yesterday’s reading list, I have another book you might enjoy from my holidays, the Maldives embroidered appliquéd canvas clutch.

Handcrafted in an intricate process that can take up to 300 hours, Olympia Le-Tan‘s signature book-shaped clutches are a must-have among fashionistas. This one inspired by the Maldives is patterned with lush palm trees, turquoise waters and floating beach huts that dot the island coastline. It’s structured with a sturdy gold-tone frame and unlocks to reveal Liberty florals. Gift it to a loved one to commemorate a honeymoon or special birthday trip. It could also be the perfect packaging to surprise someone with a travel experience. Needless to say there are many destinations featured as a book clutch.

YOU CAN FIND A LARGE SELECTION OF TRAVEL BOOK CLUTCHES HERE.icon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and © Olympia Le-Tan
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Matchesfashion Offer Weekend

In the mood for shopping? I have an amazing offer for you from MATCHESFASHION. From September 28, 2022 from 8am BST until October 5, 2022 at 10am BST, you will get 15% off selected full-price items with the promo code: 15OFFER. Minimum spend is £200 / €200 / $250 USD. Only valid on selected full-price items included within dedicated listings below:

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Wether you are looking for a great outfit for the next holiday season, a coat to cherish forever or a fun denim piece, you will find something. Here are some of my favorites:

Camille crystal-bow velvet jumpsuiticon by Saloni
Cat-eye tortoiseshell-acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta
Madame coaticon by Max Mara
Anise 95 crystal-embellished leather sandalsicon by Jimmy Choo
Puff-sleeve distressed denim mini dress by Alessandra Rich
L’Amour embroidered book clutch bagicon by Olympia Le Tan

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Matchesfashion / © Sandra Bauknecht
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Olympia Le-Tan x Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is one of our favorite Parisian style icons. This season, the legendary actress graces the covers of the latest Olympia Le-Tan book clutches.

With four designs, the Maison pays tribute to Brigitte Bardot’s cultural impact, from her glamorous signature choucroute hairstyle to her eye-catching winged eyeliners to her escapades in St. Tropez to even her role in Jean-Luc Godard’s Le mépris’ (Contempt).

TO SHOP THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK CLUTCHES, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Olympia Le-Tan
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My Look: The Cape-Sleeve Coat

A cape-sleeve coat is one of the most practical items you can have in your wardrobe as it always leaves enough space for your sleeves, especially when they are more voluptuous. This coat features powerful cape-like sleeves and a unique sculptural belted silhouette.

My look: Cape-sleeve belted Milano coat by Max Maraiconpaneled cotton-terry and jersey bi-color sweatshirt, and matching paneled cotton-terry and jersey track pants, pink chain-embellished leather slippers, all by JW Anderson, Playboy Lips appliqué canvas book clutch by Olympia Le Tan, shell chain necklace by Jacquemus, and Carrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken at the Clinique La Prairie.

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My Look: Gstaad or St Moritz

Do you enjoy skiing in the most luxurious and sought-after resorts in Switzerland? The dilemma of whether to go to Gstaad, or St. Moritz comes down to personal preference. I used to spend my winters in St. Moritz for many years but today I prefer Gstaad.

The beautiful Gstaad Palace is my home away from home and those photos were taken inside the La Fromagerie restaurant that offers delicious cheese treats and other Swiss specialities. The Alpine resort’s blend of glamour, lifestyle, sport and pristine nature outshines everything. However you are far more certain of getting snow in December in St Moritz than Gstaad. Both have a high profile social scene. St. Moritz, touted as the ski resort «on top of the world,» and Gstaad advertises with «come up and slow down». The choice is yours and the look would work for both.

My look: Argyle-pattern rollneck jumper and matching argyle jacquard midi skirt, both by Balmain, St. Moritz Voyage appliquéd embroidered canvas clutch by Olympia Le Tan, Alminette red suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, and classic large Impatiens earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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Ladurée x Olympia Le-Tan

A match made in heaven! Maison Ladurée and the Olympia Le-Tan brand have teamed up to create a collector’s edition macaron box and an exclusive collection of two embroidered book clutch bags.

Olympia Le-Tan took inspiration from its famous book clutch bags to design a macaron box shaped like a book with gilt-edge pages encasing a cheerful array of scrumptious Ladurée delights. The Ladurée pastry chefs have created a special citrus Rose Champagne macaron for this occasion.

«Le Buffet Festif» box with a selection of 9 macarons is available at Ladurée from September 8th.

The two limited edition Olympia Le-Tan x Ladurée embroidery book clutch bags will be available only from certain Olympia Le-Tan retailers and online olympialetan.com from September 15th.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Olympia Le-Tan / Ladurée

My Look: Energy

Looking good is all about having the right energy. If you feel good about yourself, it’ll be much easier to project that inner contentment into the world. You can wear the most stunning outfit but without the right attitude, you won’t have the same charisma. The best way to get started is taking some time off as I did at the Clinique La Prairie this spring to rewind for an instant energy boost. After my stay, I was ready to kick some … cannot wait to go back soon.

Speaking about fashion, I am in love with this outfit and hope you will be too. This is one of the most comfortable, yet sexy looking jumpsuits in my closet.

My look: Two-tone tulle-trimmed ponte halterneck jumpsuiticon by Balmain, embellished silver-tone belt and silver-tone, crystal and faux pearl clip earrings, both by iconAlessandra Rich, Playboy Lips appliqué canvas book clutch by Olympia Le-TanAngel leather platform sandals by Gucci, and Tank Française 25.05mm medium 18-karat gold and stainless steel watchicon by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

iconPhotos: © David Biedert Photography
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Wasted Rita x Olympia Le-Tan

Another fun and cheeky collaboration from Olympia Le-Tan who joined forces with Portuguese artist and illustrator Rita Gomes a.k.a. Wasted Rita who has been amassing a huge following since starting her blog «Rita Bored» through her self-styled «natural born agent provocateur».

Emotional Iceberg, Girls Just Want to Cum or Sex Toys? Whatever you choose, please, louder for the people in the back!

To shop the collection, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Olympia Le-Tan and © Wasted Rita

Ana Hard x Olympia Le-Tan

Loud, fun, bold, dreamy and even nasty, dive into the world of Ana Hard. The creative designer from Bilbao, Spain, collaborated with Olympia Le-Tan on these four fun bag styles.

«I love details, I think everything is about details», she says. «Small hidden things that have the power to make life more beautiful.»

Personally speaking, I love those clutches – especially the Nasty Women Book Club. So much fun… and all come in limited editions of 77 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Olympia Le-Tan
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My Look: Girls’ Night

I am so happy that finally restaurants are allowed to open at least their outdoor terraces. Switzerland has been pretty soft in terms of lockdown compared to other countries. However, bars, night clubs and indoor restaurants are still closed. I miss my girls’s night out so much, dressing up and enjoying a great evening is something that makes me happy. As I think that it will still take a while, I already planned wearing boots. Just choking, or probably not.

My look: Studded ruched plunge-neck jersey mini dressicon by Alexandre Vauthier, Desida leather knee bootsicon by Manolo Blahnik, Barbie embroidered appliquéd canvas clutchicon by Olympia Le-Tan, Egyptian style necklace by CHANEL (Métiers d’Art Pre-fall 2019 Paris – New York collection).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken at Baur’s in Zurich.
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