Saturday, 18 May 2013

attempt at the transparent clutch

my attempt at the transparent clutch
In my last post, I shared some inspirations for the transparent clutch. I have decided to give it a go and hoped for the best. I went to my local hardware store and picked up some transparent vinyl (I bought half a metre, although I only needed half of it). I drew out a stencil and cut out the transparent vinyl to form the shape needed. I secured it with a few stitches of white thread and that was it. However, I have found some problems which needed to be corrected. I would definitely buy the thickest vinyl they had, that way it wasn't flimsy. Also, it would have added some studs to make the clutch more secure and added more detail to it. For my first try, this wasn't bad but I am definitely making some adjustments before sharing how I actually made it. What do you think of it and do you have any other suggestions?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

inspiration | the transparent clutch

the transparent clutch (image from here)
I am back. I have found a small amount of time to blog and I thought I could do an inspiration post since I haven't done them in a while. My love for all things lucite in interior design and decor, such as the Philippe Starck Ghost Chair have crossed over into the world of fashion. It has been a while since the transparent clutch has burst onto the scene but they have survived through several seasons and they are trendier than ever. Now I know they are not the most practical bags, especially for that time in the month, but they transparent details gives such an unexpected twist to such a classic accessory. This has definitely given me a push to try and make one of these myself, it doesn't seem too hard to make.

The likes of Charlotte Olympia, have done their own interpretation of the trend and have also added colour to them. Valentino has also done transparent bags as part of their Rockstud collection and if you are looking to take the next step, perhaps a transparent tote by BCBG Max Azria might be the one for you. I might have a go with trying to make a transparent clutch and check back in with the progress. Until then, follow me on my social media channels below!

images from here, herehere and here