Πέμπτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2012

The third wedding - The outfit

Hello, there again! Another outfit post. This time inspired by my new diy book clutch. 

Top Zara, pants Bershka, belt vintage, diy clutch, bracelet Dimoulitsa.

This bracelet is hand made and it belongs to my mom. We bought it as a gift for her in a small jewelry shop in Parga, a very beatiful city of Northern Greece. Miss Dimoulitsa runs the shop herself. She is a very creative person and really friendly and polite.You should definitely visit it whenever you go there!


As already mentioned the idea to make a book clutch came when i read the post of 'The cherry blossom girl'. So after a small research on the web i gathered a few ideas from a plethora of tutorials on how to make my book clutch. You can find a few examples here, here and here.


I added a more luxurius touch by painting the exterior of the pages with a gold permanent marker. 



Unfortunately, i didn't keep any photos during the procedure. The outcome is surprisingly pleasing, don't you think?


Last but not least i was a little bit curious on clutch bags, so i gathered a few info on their history in women's fashion. One thing is for sure, clutches are not a modern invention.They first came out during the early 1800's and they were first named reticules. A lady of quality carried her handkerchief and smelling salts in her reticule, along with, perhaps, a packet of rice papers to dull a shiny spot on the face. They gradually came out of fashion in early 1900's, but experienced a resurgence in popularity during World War II. With rationing, the smaller clutch required less material for manufacture and fit in well with a wartime mindset (source 1,2)



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