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I covet an Olympia Le-Tan minaudière.  They are GORGEOUS.

(minaudière: A small ornamental case for a woman’s cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items that is often carried as a handbag)

Olympia Le-Tan is a self-taught fashion designer based in Paris.

In September 2009 she launched her accessories label, inspired by the first edition covers of classic literary favorites like “Lolita” and “The Catcher in the Rye.”   They combine her “two obsessions, embroidery (a talent she inherited from her grand-mother), and literature (a passion she shares with her father, French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan) to create one of a kind handbags and minaudières. The bags are handmade in France in very limited editions.”

From the painstaking hand embroidery to the Liberty-print lining – every detail is oh-so-beautifully rendered.  So lust-worthy…

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You are Younger Than you Think

Isn’t she a clever and talented woman?

(All images sourced from Olympia Le-Tan’s website here)