Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lancôme's Olympia Le-Tan's Rouge in Love Minaudière

Before we get to see what Alber Elbaz comes up with for Lancôme, the French giant is releasing a stunning minaudière designed by Olympia Le-Tan. For a mere $1800.00 CAD, the beautiful collectible can be yours but you must act fast since only 100 where produced, numbered and signed by the artist and apparently Emma Watson, the face for Lancôme's In Love collection, got no1.

According to Flare magazine's February issue, only 3 of these hand made embroidered book-clutches will come to Canada, available at select Holt Renfrew stores this month and online at lancome.com in February, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Olympia Le Tan clutch

I am not a fan of Lancôme's In Love collection but I do like the lipsticks presentation and find the nail polishes quite stunning. In the minaudière there are 6 of each, selected by Le-Tan herself with among them her favorite lipstick color, Rouge Valentine.

Olympia Le-Tan is a self taught designer who combines her love of embroidery to that of books resulting in one of a kind bags and minaudières, hand made in France and released in limited editions. These are distributed in over 30 select shops around the world and in Canada, one is listed, Secret Location in Vancouver BC.

Her creations have been enjoyed by the likes of Natalie Portman, Tilta Swinton and Michelle Williams and so to say that Lancôme is celebrating the one year anniversary of In Love lipsticks in style, well that would be an understatement. 

Olympia Le-Tan Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Picture of In Love minaudière, Olympia Le-Tan via Vogue
Olympia Le-Tan collection via Olivia Palermo
Olympia Le-Tan website

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