>> In the spirit of all things overdone, over the top, pile-it-on and stick-em-on today with the launch of Louise Gray's collection for Topshop, I had to post this picture of this DIY sticker clutch belonging to my sister Louisa Lau (who runs Lust and Found Magazine), which she carried with her to the Topshop party last night. Some of the London folk will have seen it since she carried it around during the last London Fashion Week but it's always good to remind everyone of what a stupendously simple idea this is – take a clutch (hers is a cheapie ¬£8 ASOS one) and cover it with stickers – puffies, glitteries, gellies, flaties, felties – whatever you fancy. Take every memory you've ever had of filling your sticker albums, decorating your A4 ring binders or exercise books and then lovingly apply them to a clutch. An instant conversation starter. A clever invitation to would-be friends and acquaintances to come and touch your clutch. An economical and harmless bit of fun that perks up sales-bin-bottom accessories. The plus points go on and on. If you do hear a snigger from pee-wee-minded grown-ups, it's just because they haven't experienced the sensation of a clutch covered in googly eyes and Doraemon stickers. Poor them, I say.
August 23, 2012