April 30, 2014


I'm really into accessories these days. I used to be the girl who carried around the largest handbag till I discovered that most of the time, my favourite looks are finished off with a really cute clutch or small shoulder bag; hence my undying love for Chanel boy bags.

A more recent crush is the Olympia Le-Tan clutch. Avenue 32  asked me to curate some of my favourite Olympia Le-Tan streetsyle looks that I've seen around. And just because I can't personally afford an Olympia Le-Tan at this moment, I've decided that an actual book as a clutch is a damn good accessory too albeit extremely useless.

Do you think that Olympia Le-Tan clutches apart from being undeniably cute, are a bit of a conscious effort to get us to read? Well, whether or not that was their intention, seeing the clutch makes me want to devour a good book. So while we're at it, what are your favourite books ever and your best more recent reads? I'm trying to build up my summer reading collection and I dream of days on the beach with nothing but a cool cool beverage and a good good book.

Some reads that I would definitely recommend are the Harry Potter books, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, all Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's books (Purple Hibiscus, Half of A Yellow Sun, The Thing Around Your Neck, Americanah), Donnie Brasco, The Secret Life of Bees. The list just goes on and on! I love a good book.

On my current to-read list are Ghana Must Go, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Wallflower at The Orgy and One More Thing. But I need more to add more so please share your recommendations.

So yeah, I'm just out here accessorizing my looks with actual books until I have cash to splash on an Olympia Le-Tan. I think it's a good plan, no? But if you've got the cash, Avenue 32 has got some goods for you.

Images from: Jak and Jil, Man Repeller, Pinterest, Tumblr, The Blonde Salad.

8 thoughts on “OLYMPIA LE-TAN”

  1. Daniella says:

    I adore Olypia le Tan clutches! The street style looks you’ve picked are beautiful, great post my lovely 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xx

  2. Karina So. says:

    Love your choices! The book clutches are divine – but with those prices, I agree, I’d rather have a real book in my hands lol.

    In terms of suggestions, anything by John Green is a guaranteed winner. If you’re in a period drama mood but you’ve already exhausted Austen, the Bronte sisters and the like, Guy de Maupassant’s Bel Ami is such a great read! I find most French classics were literally *made* to be read in the summer breeze lol. Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong is brilliant as well! Hope these help!

    The Chaotic Dreamer | Music + Fashion

  3. Thulile says:

    Nor sure about book clutches …I wondered about them last year but it was a fleeting wonder!
    As for readable books though try 1. House of cards , Amos Martin 2. We need to talk about Kevin ( I’m a mum , it scared the bejesus out of me!) 3. Someday I’ll write about this place 4.

  4. As much as I love reading books, i’d rather not carry them around because it’s a bit uncomfortable having one hand occupied all the time. Something with a long strap does it always.

    That aside, the bags are cute, yes. Nice idea using an actual book for yours.

  5. Kesh says:

    The clutches are absolutely cute. Hopefully like you, I can own one someday. As for good reads, Toni Morrison never fails. Every girl should read the bluest eye. Room by Emma Donoghue and the happiness project by Gretchen Rubin. I agree with Karin above, Maupassants Bel Ami is a must read, Andre Gide has good stuff and oh yea stranger by Albert Camus. I will stop now. Sorry.

  6. Oroma R. R. says:

    I thought that was an actual clutch you were holding, haha. I really love your coat! I’m still not sure if I should get it in black. It looks great on you though x

    O. R. R.

  7. Anita says:

    I recently stumbled upon your blog and I’ve been infatuated since then. Your style is something of a freshly cut refreshing slice of orange. It has the zest you require to fully express yourself. It is obvious your heart is in your art. Keep up the good work.

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      And I just love the way you articulate yourself. Thank you Anita! xxx

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