Yea or Nay: Tilda Swinton’s Olympia Le-Tan Clutch

Posted on May 15, 2011

God bless Tilda. She always gives us something to talk about. Since we all had so much fun YEAing or NAYing her shoes the other day, why not do the same to her latest bag?Here’s our girl attending the “We Need to Talk about Kevin” premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in a Haider Ackermann fall 2011 dress paired with an Olympia Le-Tan clutch. The dress is gorgeous and she looks fabulous in it but let’s get a closer look at that clutch, shall we?

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We featured Olympia Le-Tan’s book-inspired handbags before and we said back then that we weren’t entirely sure we loved seeing something so artsy-craftsy paired with an evening look. But Swinton operates on a whole ‘nother fashion sphere and somehow she’s making this look like the height of chic. It helps that it’s so tiny. Some of Le-Tan’s bags are as big as a hardcover novel, but the tiny size of this clutch somehow makes it look elegant rather than crafty. And speaking of crafty, we can’t help thinking, given Tilda’s history as a fashion provocateur, that this bag, with its juvenile theme, is somehow a (rather dark, we have to admit) wink at the subject matter of the film she’s promoting. But bitchy minions have claimed we can’t be objective about Tilda (confusing us perhaps with Supreme Court Justices or editors of newspapers), so we’re turning it over to you:

 

Tilda’s crafty purse: YEA or NAY?


[Photo Credit: getty, wireimage, Olympia Le-Tan via tumblr]

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  • kaycem

    i can’t be objective about tilda, either ~ everything she does is YEA in my book.  off topic: i think mia wasikowska = the new tilda, fashionistically-speaking.  she takes similar risks and has the ability to pull of quite a range of looks… i’m SO GLAD y’all post about her.

  • Anonymous

     i can’t be objective about tilda, either ~ everything she does is YEA in my book.  off topic: i think mia wasikowska = the new tilda, fashionistically-speaking.  she takes similar risks and has the ability to pull of quite a lot of looks ranging from high fashion androgyny to sweetly feminine.

  • queenofsheebah

     yea! its fantastic and i want to make my own… brb googling how to cross stitch — o.O

    • Andrea Sclafani

      I’m pretty sure embroidery is what you want to be googling… 

    • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

      Much of her stuff appears to be done with a chain stitch, which is relatively easy to master.  I’ve used it (with a disappearing ink marker) to embroider all kinds of things (Christmas stockings, pillowcases, etc.).

      This clutch makes me want to make one with a used cigar box.  

  • stchoo

     Yea! Just the perfect size!

  • queenofsheebah

     yea! its fantastic and i want to make my own… brb googling how to cross stitch — o.O

  • Anonymous

     Yea! Just the perfect size!

  • Long Tall Sally

    Yea!   Also, I covet.

  • Long Tall Sally

    Yea!   Also, I covet.

  • Noelle

    Yay!!
     

  • Noelle

    Yay!!
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    I say yea. I really like it. The dress is wonderful but on the heavy side. Adding the clever little clutch lightens the mood without seeming kitschy. 

  • Jsrockga

    Eh

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    I say yea. I really like it. The dress is wonderful but on the heavy side. Adding the clever little clutch lightens the mood without seeming kitschy. 

  • Jsrockga

    Eh

  • Must_smile

     Yea!!! I loved this bag. It doesn’t really match the dress but it does because Tilda is holding it! Am I understood? :P

  • Miss Heather

    YEA – love.

  • Must_smile

     Yea!!! I loved this bag. It doesn’t really match the dress but it does because Tilda is holding it! Am I understood? :P

  • Miss Heather

    YEA – love.

  • SatelliteAlice

    Yea!
    Possibly because I tend to think she can do no wrong and possibly because I am a huge book nerd and actual book shaped bags make me happy in any context.

  • Anonymous

    Yea!
    Possibly because I tend to think she can do no wrong and possibly because I am a huge book nerd and actual book shaped bags makek me happy in any context.

  • JRZGRL1

    Love it – it’s great with this dress because it says, at least to me, “I’m not taking myself too seriously, and you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously either”. 

  • akprincess72

     Yea, I love it!!!

  • JRZGRL1

    Love it – it’s great with this dress because it says, at least to me, “I’m not taking myself too seriously, and you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously either”. 

  • akprincess72

     Yea, I love it!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/nancy.waldman nancy waldman

     YEA! Love it X 3!

  • http://profiles.google.com/nancy.waldman nancy waldman

     YEA! Love it X 3!

  • ERICERICERIC

     This is totally working, it’s something about the flowiness of the top combined with the squareness of the small clutch.  YUM.  She’s working it out.  YEA! 

  • ERICERICERIC

     This is totally working, it’s something about the flowiness of the top combined with the squareness of the small clutch.  YUM.  She’s working it out.  YEA! 

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    The outfit she’s wearing is so fabulous that it pretty much relegates the clutch to obscurity.  Alone, I don’t think much of it.   In Tilda’s hand, where you can barely see it, meh.

  • Judy S

    YEA. Right about the tiny size as a plus. Also somehow the ring which appears to be about the same size as ant + bee….

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    The outfit she’s wearing is so fabulous that it pretty much relegates the clutch to obscurity.  Alone, I don’t think much of it.   In Tilda’s hand, where you can barely see it, meh.

  • Judy S

    YEA. Right about the tiny size as a plus. Also somehow the ring which appears to be about the same size as ant + bee….

  • http://twitter.com/project_pandora Rachel S.

     I like it. It’s something different from the norm (which is what SWINTON is all about). *bows before her majesty*

  • http://twitter.com/project_pandora Rachel S.

     I like it. It’s something different from the norm (which is what SWINTON is all about). *bows before her majesty*

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    Yea! I love it.

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    Yea! I love it.

  • Alzarius Star

     HEY! I made one of those book purses when i was 10, out of an actual book may I say.

  • Joey

    yea! — maybe you can do a post about her haider ackerman — 

  • Alzarius Star

     HEY! I made one of those book purses when i was 10, out of an actual book may I say.

  • Joey

    yea! — maybe you can do a post about her haider ackerman — 

  • Anathema_Device

    Absolute Yea! I like the book-inspired bags, big or small. It adds a touch of fun to the look. Also, she looks freaking amazing in that blue-on-blue ensemble. Gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    Absolute Yea! I like the book-inspired bags, big or small. It adds a touch of fun to the look. Also, she looks freaking amazing in that blue-on-blue ensemble. Gorgeous.

  • Anonymoth

     Yea, clearly! I’ll be honest, I can’t be objective about her either. She’s just too fabulous. But I really love these book purses. I loved Portman’s (and the others you showed in that post) and I love this one. They’re just so bloody cute. I think I love this one a bit more just because it was used so thoughtfully. I adore the little nod to the movie. And while I prefer the size of this one with an evening dress, I didn’t mind the larger one.

  • anon

    Ordinarily I’d say nay. Those Olympia Le Tan things were supercute for exactly five minutes a year ago… But Tilda is looking AMAZING and she picked the exact right “book” to complete the look. HUGE YEA FOR TILDA!

  • Anonymous

     Yea, clearly! I’ll be honest, I can’t be objective about her either. She’s just too fabulous. But I really love these book purses. I loved Portman’s (and the others you showed in that post) and I love this one. They’re just so bloody cute. I think I love this one a bit more just because it was used so thoughtfully. I adore the little nod to the movie. And while I prefer the size of this one with an evening dress, I didn’t mind the larger one.

  • anon

    Ordinarily I’d say nay. Those Olympia Le Tan things were supercute for exactly five minutes a year ago… But Tilda is looking AMAZING and she picked the exact right “book” to complete the look. HUGE YEA FOR TILDA!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

     YAY!  Probably partly because I had an Ant and Bee book (Ant and Bee Go Shopping) when I was a wean and I loved it but also because Tilda is simply fabulous.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

     YAY!  Probably partly because I had an Ant and Bee book (Ant and Bee Go Shopping) when I was a wean and I loved it but also because Tilda is simply fabulous.

  • DaringMiss

     I had that book as a child.  I even had their other book “Around the World with Ant and Bee” and I credit it as the genesis of my love of travel.  

    So this gets a big “IN” from me.

  • SewingSiren

    I liked the bags before, felt is not so elegant but the embroidery and applique work are so flawless that the bags  are very suit able for evening She always look exquisite 

  • DaringMiss

     I had that book as a child.  I even had their other book “Around the World with Ant and Bee” and I credit it as the genesis of my love of travel.  

    So this gets a big “IN” from me.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the bags before, felt is not so elegant but the embroidery and applique work are so flawless that the bags  are very suit able for evening She always look exquisite 

  • Nancy

    I love it.  And that dress! 

  • Nancy

    I love it.  And that dress! 

  • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

     I think the artsy craftsy-ness of it works here because of the scale; not just the size, but also because everything else she’s wearing is so simple and chic. And she just has this innate ability to look fabulous wearing things that would make lesser mortals look ridiculous. It’s that X factor thing (the real X thing, not the dumb tv show).

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

     I think the artsy craftsy-ness of it works here because of the scale; not just the size, but also because everything else she’s wearing is so simple and chic. And she just has this innate ability to look fabulous wearing things that would make lesser mortals look ridiculous. It’s that X factor thing (the real X thing, not the dumb tv show).

    –GothamTomato

  • LittleKarnak

    Not too objective about Tilda myself so of course it’s a YAY. Very clever but I’m sort of dreading this movie, that book was sort of awful…. as in very much a downer w/no likeable characters, IMHO. But of course I’ll see it due to my Tilda crush…. 

    • bees

      Kevin was a pick for my book club once, and we ALL hated it. The author is a helluva writer, but yeah, what you said.

      • clc

        I’m glad I am not the only one who thinks that is a terrible book.  I can’t believe it’s been made into a movie.

  • LittleKarnak

    Not too objective about Tilda myself so of course it’s a YAY. Very clever but I’m sort of dreading this movie, that book was sort of awful…. as in very much a downer w/no likeable characters, IMHO. But of course I’ll see it due to my Tilda crush…. 

  • LittleKarnak

    Not too objective about Tilda myself so of course it’s a YAY. Very clever but I’m sort of dreading this movie, that book was sort of awful…. as in very much a downer w/no likeable characters, IMHO. But of course I’ll see it due to my Tilda crush…. 

  • LittleKarnak

    Not too objective about Tilda myself so of course it’s a YAY. Very clever but I’m sort of dreading this movie, that book was sort of awful…. as in very much a downer w/no likeable characters, IMHO. But of course I’ll see it due to my Tilda crush…. 

  • LittleKarnak

    Not too objective about Tilda myself so of course it’s a YAY. Very clever but I’m sort of dreading this movie, that book was sort of awful…. as in very much a downer w/no likeable characters, IMHO. But of course I’ll see it due to my Tilda crush…. 

  • LittleKarnak

    Not too objective about Tilda myself so of course it’s a YAY. Very clever but I’m sort of dreading this movie, that book was sort of awful…. as in very much a downer w/no likeable characters, IMHO. But of course I’ll see it due to my Tilda crush…. 

  • Theplasticmouse

    Yea! Tilda is forever Yea! Objectivity be damned!

  • Theplasticmouse

    Yea! Tilda is forever Yea! Objectivity be damned!

  • Moi

    Sorry, but I can’t get past the silliness of it. I like whimsy as much as most, but this kind of frou-frou just doesn’t do it for me on a grown woman… 

  • Moi

    Sorry, but I can’t get past the silliness of it. I like whimsy as much as most, but this kind of frou-frou just doesn’t do it for me on a grown woman… 

  • bees

    Kevin was a pick for my book club once, and we ALL hated it. The author is a helluva writer, but yeah, what you said.

  • http://www.lifeinspice.com/ rose88

    I’m in love with that clutch and her whole look!  YEA!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rose-Roby/100000591627220 Rose Roby

    I’m in love with that clutch and her whole look!  YEA!!!!

  • Terry

    I love these book clutches but they cost over a $1000 so its completely out of my reach (sigh) not that I think Tilda paid anywhere near that price (or anything at all actually).  It may look like a well-excuted etsy project but its priced as couture.

  • Terry

    I love these book clutches but they cost over a $1000 so its completely out of my reach (sigh) not that I think Tilda paid anywhere near that price (or anything at all actually).  It may look like a well-excuted etsy project but its priced as couture.

  • Lilak

     This might have been Affected or Twee with anyone else, but I’ve never known Swinton to go near either of those places — and the proportion here keeps it from going into Statement.   But hey, considering that glorious custom Haider A. (+ suitable makeup!), I’d have been OK with a sale clutch from Ross.

  • Anonymous

     This might have been Affected or Twee with anyone else, but I’ve never known Swinton to go near either of those places — and the proportion here keeps it from going into Statement.   But hey, considering that glorious custom Haider A. (+ suitable makeup!), I’d have been OK with a sale clutch from Ross.

  • Aafje

    Ant and Bee were my favourite children’s books, so I have to love it even if it looks ridiculous!

  • Aafje

    Ant and Bee were my favourite children’s books, so I have to love it even if it looks ridiculous!

  • SweetCaroline

    Fabulous!

    I want that clutch. And I love the way it looks with the evening gown (although the fabric looks a little heavy)

    YAY of course

  • SweetCaroline

    Fabulous!

    I want that clutch. And I love the way it looks with the evening gown (although the fabric looks a little heavy)

    YAY of course

  • Cynica

     She is perfection. The bag comes off as witty rather than inappropriate or juvenile. I would bet it is an intentional sardonic nod to her film, as you suggest, because Tilda is nothing if not the intellectual’s fashion icon. 

  • Anonymous

     She is perfection. The bag comes off as witty rather than inappropriate or juvenile. I would bet it is an intentional sardonic nod to her film, as you suggest, because Tilda is nothing if not the intellectual’s fashion icon. 

  • Jill

    I am completely incapable of being objective about her either. I am also completely incapable of being objective about anything that has to do with books. So double YAY for me! You’re absolutely right about the tiny size of the purse. Makes it much more chic, and wittier, I’d say.

  • Jill

    I am completely incapable of being objective about her either. I am also completely incapable of being objective about anything that has to do with books. So double YAY for me! You’re absolutely right about the tiny size of the purse. Makes it much more chic, and wittier, I’d say.

  • velofemme

    Love books, love fashion, love Tilda – Inny in in in!

  • velofemme

    Love books, love fashion, love Tilda – Inny in in in!

  • velofemme

    Love books, love fashion, love Tilda – Inny in in in!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    nay.  It’s a cute clutch, but not for her.  The dress is fabulous though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    nay.  It’s a cute clutch, but not for her.  The dress is fabulous though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    nay.  It’s a cute clutch, but not for her.  The dress is fabulous though.

  • EH

    YEA! And I love the colors of her dress.

  • EH

    YEA! And I love the colors of her dress.

  • merrigator

     SHE is making that purse chic.  Another “yea” for Tilda!

  • Merrigator

     SHE is making that purse chic.  Another “yea” for Tilda!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20401589 Michelle Jackson

    A complete YEA and YAY! I think the fact that she’s not holding the purse awkwardly and deliberately to show off the front does a lot of favors. You can only see the craftines as you get in REAL close. I adore this entire outfit on her… and look at that fun sparkly ring!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20401589 Michelle Jackson

    A complete YEA and YAY! I think the fact that she’s not holding the purse awkwardly and deliberately to show off the front does a lot of favors. You can only see the craftines as you get in REAL close. I adore this entire outfit on her… and look at that fun sparkly ring!

  • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

     She looks stunning, and I’ll always yay literature inspired accessories. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

     She looks stunning, and I’ll always yay literature inspired accessories. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmarrazzo Joe Marrazzo

     Everything about her is a yay.  EVERYTHING.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmarrazzo Joe Marrazzo

     Everything about her is a yay.  EVERYTHING.

  • MrsKrause

     I think that she can pull it off because she looks like she’s smart enough to actually read.  Some starlets don’t look like they’ve even read “Ant and Bee.”

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrs.krause314 Mrs. Krause

     I think that she can pull it off because she looks like she’s smart enough to actually read.  Some starlets don’t look like they’ve even read “Ant and Bee.”

  • http://www.mikellestreet.blogspot.com/ Mikelle S

     For some reason I kinda like it, adds the right amount of fun.

  • http://www.markese91.blogspot.com Mikelle S

     For some reason I kinda like it, adds the right amount of fun.

  • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

    The first word that comes to mind is incongruous, but that could be a description of Tilda herself. So it’s a yea from me.

  • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

    The first word that comes to mind is incongruous, but that could be a description of Tilda herself. So it’s a yea from me.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    Seeing as how my own handbag choices would usually get a Nay (unless I’m wearing jeans, boots and a blazer); and seeing as how I don’t care what kind of bag someone carries, I can’t criticize this. It’s silly without being precious. YEA

    P.S. She looks absolutely fabulous here. The blues are perfectly coordinated. And I love her hair.

  • Anonymous

    Seeing as how my own handbag choices would usually get a Nay (unless I’m wearing jeans, boots and a blazer); and seeing as how I don’t care what kind of bag someone carries, I can’t criticize this. It’s silly without being precious. YEA

    P.S. She looks absolutely fabulous here. The blues are perfectly coordinated. And I love her hair.

  • Samantha Ritchie

     YEA! i love those things as artsy-farsty as they may be

  • Samantha Ritchie

     YEA! i love those things as artsy-farsty as they may be

  • Foxy

     Yea!  I loved Ant and Bee books so it’s great to see them coming to the party.

  • Foxy

     Yea!  I loved Ant and Bee books so it’s great to see them coming to the party.

  • dress_up_doll

    Yea to the purse and the outfit. Love her. Love it. 

  • Anonymous

    Yea to the purse and the outfit. Love her. Love it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/kati.irons Kati Irons

    Yea!!!  She works it.  It complements rather than distracts, and it’s sweet and whimsical.  Tilda rules.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/kati.irons Kati Irons

    Yea!!!  She works it.  It complements rather than distracts, and it’s sweet and whimsical.  Tilda rules.  

  • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

    Yes, because there’s a high-waisted pencil skirt thing going on with the dress, which sort of gives it an academic look.  Also because she’s Tilda F-ing Swinton and can do whatever she wants.

  • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

    Yes, because there’s a high-waisted pencil skirt thing going on with the dress, which sort of gives it an academic look.  Also because she’s Tilda F-ing Swinton and can do whatever she wants.

  • anon

    Always yea to Olympia Le-Tan clutches!

  • anon

    Always yea to Olympia Le-Tan clutches!

  • Laughinglizard

    I LOVED Ant & Bee books when I was little.  She wins!  

  • Carolyn

    Sorry, I’ve got to with Nay. I love her and this dress, but not the bag.

  • Laughinglizard

    I LOVED Ant & Bee books when I was little.  She wins!  

  • Carolyn

    Sorry, I’ve got to with Nay. I love her and this dress, but not the bag.

  • slightlybitterkitten

    It’s twee.  But, Tilda pulls it off.  Yay!

  • Anonymous

    It’s twee.  But, Tilda pulls it off.  Yay!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Yea!  I love those so much.  If I had a ridiculously fantastic income, I would have one. 
    And she just looks all kinds of drop-dead gorgeous, doesn’t she?!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Yea!  I love those so much.  If I had a ridiculously fantastic income, I would have one. 
    And she just looks all kinds of drop-dead gorgeous, doesn’t she?!

  • Drdirection

    You guys are on my shit list for using “ ’nother “ 

  • Drdirection

    You guys are on my shit list for using “ ’nother “ 

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

     Perfection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

     Perfection.

  • Anonny

     Love love love love.

  • Californiagirl

     I think the purse is fun and is paired well with this dress.

  • Anonny

     Love love love love.

  • Californiagirl

     I think the purse is fun and is paired well with this dress.

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    The clutch is YEA and SO IS THE RING.

  • Anonymous

    The clutch is YEA and SO IS THE RING.

  • Judy_J

     Oh, YEA!!! I love, love, love it!

  • Judy_J

     Oh, YEA!!! I love, love, love it!

  • annrr

     Too crafty

  • annrr

     Too crafty

  • Andrea Sclafani

    I’m pretty sure embroidery is what you want to be googling… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    YAY. It somehow matches the style of the collar and her hairdo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    YAY. It somehow matches the style of the collar and her hairdo.

  • Anon

     I love the Olympia Le-Tan bags madly, truly and deeply. When’s something’s that cute, quirky and gorgeous (and, let’s admit it, EXPENSIVE) why not stick it on the red carpet? Tilda could take or leave, but the bags j’adore.

  • Anon

     I love the Olympia Le-Tan bags madly, truly and deeply. When’s something’s that cute, quirky and gorgeous (and, let’s admit it, EXPENSIVE) why not stick it on the red carpet? Tilda could take or leave, but the bags j’adore.

  • http://twitter.com/tylka5 K S

    Yea! 

  • http://twitter.com/tylka5 K S

    Yea! 

  • Momzilla

    I love her pocketbook purses, and thislooks great with the dress.  A little cher maybe, but not to much. 

  • Momzilla

    I love her pocketbook purses, and thislooks great with the dress.  A little cher maybe, but not to much. 

  • Bunny

    LOVE. HUH.
    (In, in case that wasn’t obvious.)
     

  • Bunny

    LOVE. HUH.
    (In, in case that wasn’t obvious.)
     

  • jw_ny

    I CAN be objective when it comes to Ms. Swinton…and I think it’s a pretty great little clutch with her outfit (which is also pretty great!) 

    But, what do I know…I liked the one that Natalie Portman was carrying too, when so many others criticized her…. whatever.  ;)

    Yea.

  • Anonymous

    I CAN be objective when it comes to Ms. Swinton…and I think it’s a pretty great little clutch with her outfit (which is also pretty great!) 

    But, what do I know…I liked the one that Natalie Portman was carrying too, when so many others criticized her…. whatever.  ;)

  • Coloradowomyn

     YEA

  • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

    Much of her stuff appears to be done with a chain stitch, which is relatively easy to master.  I’ve used it (with a disappearing ink marker) to embroider all kinds of things (Christmas stockings, pillowcases, etc.).

    This clutch makes me want to make one with a used cigar box.  

  • Coloradowomyn

     YEA

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Yea, Yea!

  • PeaceBang

     Very witty. Love it. The pink lipstick, however, is awful.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Yea, Yea!

  • Anonymous

     Very witty. Love it. The pink lipstick, however, is awful.

  • AudreysMom

    the woman could be carrying a brown paper bag and it would be a YEA for me. 

  • Anonymous

    the woman could be carrying a brown paper bag and it would be a YEA for me. 

  • Andrea Weymouth

    I do think you guys go overboard with the Tilda-love sometimes but she looks great in this, the dress is fabulous and I looove the clutch, maybe it’s the gold edging that gives it a more elegant look. A big fat YEA!

  • Andrea Weymouth

    I do think you guys go overboard with the Tilda-love sometimes but she looks great in this, the dress is fabulous and I looove the clutch, maybe it’s the gold edging that gives it a more elegant look. A big fat YEA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000357883139 Lynzee Michelle Lamb

     Still think it’s artsy-crafty and twee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000357883139 Lynzee Michelle Lamb

     Still think it’s artsy-crafty and twee.

  • Motives

     Brilliant!  Much better than the painful shoes she was wearing the other day!

  • Motives

     Brilliant!  Much better than the painful shoes she was wearing the other day!

  • Maisquoi

     i had that book as a child and love the illustrations like of ant and bee chilling by the pool. An in.

  • Maisquoi

     i had that book as a child and love the illustrations like of ant and bee chilling by the pool. An in.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    As an English teacher, I love to see books…anytime, anywhere.  Tilda Swinton promoting literacy (admit it, you googled the title) is a great thing!  

  • Sandye

    From what I can see, I love the ring with the book, too. Love it. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    As an English teacher, I love to see books…anytime, anywhere.  Tilda Swinton promoting literacy (admit it, you googled the title) is a great thing!  

  • Sandye

    From what I can see, I love the ring with the book, too. Love it. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

     She’s doing a movie from We Need to Talk About Kevin?   That is a fascinating book.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

     She’s doing a movie from We Need to Talk About Kevin?   That is a fascinating book.

  • MeganPatterson

    YEA. Love the whole look. I don’t think anyone but Tilda could pull it off, however. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    YEA. Love the whole look. I don’t think anyone but Tilda could pull it off, however. 

  • hgmercurial

     In!  LOVE!  Fun and chic.

  • hgmercurial

     In!  LOVE!  Fun and chic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hutchlover Amye Sabin

    Definitely a confusing look, but it’s Tilda.  On anyone else it would be an automatic NAY (well, maybe not Drew).  I’m not a Tilda fashion fan, but she knows what her style is.  And for her I’d say Ya- or maybe Yeah.

    Hey, why is my name showing up rather than by screen name?  I don’t want my name on here. 

  • Lori Hutchinson

     Love the wee clutch.  It’s a little bit of whimsical.

  • Lori Hutchinson

     Love the wee clutch.  It’s a little bit of whimsical.

  • Lilithcat

    I love it!  But then, I collect abecedaria, so I’m biased.

  • Lilithcat

    I love it!  But then, I collect abecedaria, so I’m biased.

  • jzzy55

     I think  the bag is wonderful but I find it too casual for the dress/event. It needs a bit of sparkle. I would rather have seen her with a vintage beaded or metal mesh bag if she wanted to carry a funky purse. 

  • jzzy55

     I think  the bag is wonderful but I find it too casual for the dress/event. It needs a bit of sparkle. I would rather have seen her with a vintage beaded or metal mesh bag if she wanted to carry a funky purse. 

  • demidaemon

    YEA! It’s cute, it’s chic, it’s subversive. What’s not to like! 

  • Anonymous

    YEA! It’s cute, it’s chic, it’s subversive. What’s not to like! 

  • Joyce

     yea because it’s so whimsical and lovely.

  • Joyce

     yea because it’s so whimsical and lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/mariacarson Maria Carson

     Am I the only one who likes the slightly larger ones better? I think it’s because this doesn’t look like a book as much – not a children’s book, anyway – I don’t think many children’s books would be of that size and thickness, anyway. But perhaps that’s exactly why T and L respond to it better – but I like the bookish quality of these purses. 

    • MilaXX

      I think the smaller size works. It reminds me of the pocket books for kids, the ones made in smaller sizes for tiny hands.

  • http://twitter.com/mariacarson Maria Carson

     Am I the only one who likes the slightly larger ones better? I think it’s because this doesn’t look like a book as much – not a children’s book, anyway – I don’t think many children’s books would be of that size and thickness, anyway. But perhaps that’s exactly why T and L respond to it better – but I like the bookish quality of these purses. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

     I will always YEA book-inspired fashion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

     I will always YEA book-inspired fashion.

  • Margot

    Tilda can do no wrong! Yea!

  • Margot

    Tilda can do no wrong! Yea!

  • ItsDicey

     YEA. On Tilda with that dress I think it works. It would look absurd with anything more elaborate. 

  • Anonymous

     YEA. On Tilda with that dress I think it works. It would look absurd with anything more elaborate. 

  • kit

    Yea! I like quirkyness.  

  • kit

    Yea! I like quirkyness.  

  • CeeQ

     YEA!  I love it all.

  • aussiegal77

     YEA!  I love it all.

  • Sonia Wurzel

     I love those bags in the first place, so when Tilda endorses them I just want one for myself now.

  • Sonia Wurzel

     I love those bags in the first place, so when Tilda endorses them I just want one for myself now.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

     Oh, it’s a YEA! Tilda looks sexier than ever, but of course she can’t do it with a straight face. I love her. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

     Oh, it’s a YEA! Tilda looks sexier than ever, but of course she can’t do it with a straight face. I love her. 

  • zanna6

     I’m totally charmed. Yay!

  • zanna6

     I’m totally charmed. Yay!

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    she always looks the most interesting, therefore most often: best of everyone.

    edited to add: the outfit is really fab.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    she always looks the most interesting, therefore most often: best of everyone.

    edited to add: the outfit is really fab.

  • Interloper

     Tilda and that clutch rock!

  • Interloper

     Tilda and that clutch rock!

  • Anonymous

     YEA!

  • suzanne77

     YEA!

  • http://profiles.google.com/bonzobey Bonzo Bey

     YEA.Tilda Swinton can do no wrong in my book,besds the clutcth is fun.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bonzobey Bonzo Bey

     YEA.Tilda Swinton can do no wrong in my book,besds the clutcth is fun.

  • clc

    I’m glad I am not the only one who thinks that is a terrible book.  I can’t believe it’s been made into a movie.

  • Marieanne

     YEA.  Love her.

  • Marieanne

     YEA.  Love her.

  • Marieanne

     YEA.  Love her.

  • Julaine Morley

    YEA, but only for Tilda, for now. But I’d be interested to see others attempt to make it werq.  

  • Julaine Morley

    YEA, but only for Tilda, for now. But I’d be interested to see others attempt to make it werq.  

  • MilaXX

    YEA and well played. It’s the perfect bag and the perfect size. It adds a bit of whimsy to her outfit and still looks chic. I wish I could afford one of those bags.

  • MilaXX

    YEA and well played. It’s the perfect bag and the perfect size. It adds a bit of whimsy to her outfit and still looks chic. I wish I could afford one of those bags.

  • MilaXX

    I think the smaller size works. It reminds me of the pocket books for kids, the ones made in smaller sizes for tiny hands.

  • guest

    Okay, so the blue of the dress looks AMAZING on her.  Wow!  Wait, we were talking about the clutch… um, sure, I’ll say YEA.  Not sure I love it.  But, it works here.

  • guest

    Okay, so the blue of the dress looks AMAZING on her.  Wow!  Wait, we were talking about the clutch… um, sure, I’ll say YEA.  Not sure I love it.  But, it works here.

  • ccm800

    yea – hell yea

  • SoCalMary

    I am surprised that I like it, but I really do like it with that outfit.

  • SoCalMary

    I am surprised that I like it, but I really do like it with that outfit.

  • meaghan

    Yay! 

  • Meaghan9

    Yay! 

  • Anonymous

    As a dark little fashion statement, given the film, I’d say yea.  It’s twisted, and I like it.  As a general rule? Meh.

    It is giving me a delightful daydream as a librarian though–next season, the in accessory will be a REAL BOOK.  Yes, everyone who’s anyone will be carrying one, maybe with a delightfully fashionable little carrying case that gives just a peek of the cover.  Reporters will ask, “Oo, who wrote your book?” and the dreadfully chic will be able to answer, and tell what’s happening in the story or what the nonfiction writer is going on about.   Everyone will rush out to buy or borrow one, because they just have to be seen sporting this trend.

    Er… never mind.  Off on a tangent. ;p Clearly, mine would be a Jasper Fforde novel.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    As a dark little fashion statement, given the film, I’d say yea.  It’s twisted, and I like it.  As a general rule? Meh.

    It is giving me a delightful daydream as a librarian though–next season, the in accessory will be a REAL BOOK.  Yes, everyone who’s anyone will be carrying one, maybe with a delightfully fashionable little carrying case that gives just a peek of the cover.  Reporters will ask, “Oo, who wrote your book?” and the dreadfully chic will be able to answer, and tell what’s happening in the story or what the nonfiction writer is going on about.   Everyone will rush out to buy or borrow one, because they just have to be seen sporting this trend.

    Er… never mind.  Off on a tangent. ;p Clearly, mine would be a Jasper Fforde novel.

  • KB

    Love it. It’s gorgeous with the look.

  • KB

    Love it. It’s gorgeous with the look.

  • CAT

    Double ‘yea’ for the purse and that cocktail ring.

  • MzzPants

    Double ‘yea’ for the purse and that cocktail ring.

  • banga

    Yea for all the reasons you mentioned + the color blue is like perfect discordant harmony with the blue of her dress.

  • banga

    Yea for all the reasons you mentioned + the color blue is like perfect discordant harmony with the blue of her dress.

  • Al

    It’s a little surprising to see SWINTON rocking the arts and crafts accessory, but, as she is SWINTON, she can do whatever the hell she wants to. I love it, but I don’t think she cares what I think.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

    YEA, because she sees you mortal fools with your $10,000 clutches and she mocks you from her chill and airy goddess perch so far above us all. Fantastic.

  • Al

    It’s a little surprising to see SWINTON rocking the arts and crafts accessory, but, as she is SWINTON, she can do whatever the hell she wants to. I love it, but I don’t think she cares what I think.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

    YEA, because she sees you mortal fools with your $10,000 clutches and she mocks you from her chill and airy goddess perch so far above us all. Fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637520850 Madison Chua

    Oh my… she looks really mannish. Which is great if you are a lesbian. But she isn’t, is she? Not an ounce of femininity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637520850 Madison Chua

    Oh my… she looks really mannish. Which is great if you are a lesbian. But she isn’t, is she? Not an ounce of femininity.

    • carlabarla

       I’ll be sure to throw away all my dresses, since “mannish” is what I should aim for the next time I go to mack on other ladies! Harrumph.

    • Momzilla

      This is her idea of beautiful and interesting clothes (she doesn’t always please me, but I think she pleases herself).  As I recall she lives with TWO men so I think the look is working for her heterosexually.  

    • guest

      I agree – I see Conan O’Brien in a pretty dress

  • marciekr

    I like the handbag much more than the dress.  The dress looks awful.  Just because she is a free spirit on the red carpet doesn’t mean she should get a pass when she totally drops the ball.  Nay on everything.

  • marciekr

    I like the handbag much more than the dress.  The dress looks awful.  Just because she is a free spirit on the red carpet doesn’t mean she should get a pass when she totally drops the ball.  Nay on everything.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cbueno.sanders Carla Bueno-Sanders

     absolute yea to the clutch, yes yes yes, but SCREECH! one of the most read and re-read, dogeared books in my collection! premiering at Cannes!!! excuse me while I run in circles around the room, still undecided as to how dismayed or excited I should be. 

    …I just hope she’s not playing the mother/narrator…? She’s an Armenian character, for chrissakes. 

  • carlabarla

     absolute yea to the clutch, yes yes yes, but SCREECH! one of the most read and re-read, dogeared books in my collection! premiering at Cannes!!! excuse me while I run in circles around the room, still undecided as to how dismayed or excited I should be. 

    …I just hope she’s not playing the mother/narrator…? She’s an Armenian character, for chrissakes. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/cbueno.sanders Carla Bueno-Sanders

     I’ll be sure to throw away all my dresses, since “mannish” is what I should aim for the next time I go to mack on other ladies! Harrumph.

  • Kim

    It’s a little precious for my taste – but if interesting and original clutches are going to become the norm on the red carpet (as recent photos have suggested), Yea all the way!

  • Kim

    It’s a little precious for my taste – but if interesting and original clutches are going to become the norm on the red carpet (as recent photos have suggested), Yea all the way!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jerome.springer Jerome Springer

     Freaking Love it!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jerome.springer Jerome Springer

     Freaking Love it!

  • Christy

    Fantastic, of course.  I never understand her.  Theoretically, I think she should look awful.  But she is always more than the sum of her parts.   There’s probably some terrific quote about never understanding the whims of the gods – but I am too much of a mere mortal to even remember it. 

  • Christy

    Fantastic, of course.  I never understand her.  Theoretically, I think she should look awful.  But she is always more than the sum of her parts.   There’s probably some terrific quote about never understanding the whims of the gods – but I am too much of a mere mortal to even remember it. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

     YES, j’adore the clutch!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

     YES, j’adore the clutch!

  • Momzilla

    This is her idea of beautiful and interesting clothes (she doesn’t always please me, but I think she pleases herself).  As I recall she lives with TWO men so I think the look is working for her heterosexually.  

  • Aline

    Not crazy about those bags.
    BTW: There will be a Eurovision song contest post right, right??? ^^ 

  • Aline

    Not crazy about those bags.
    BTW: There will be a Eurovision song contest post right, right??? ^^ 

  • Anonymous

     Yea, I love it, it works because of the size and most importantly because it is Swinton!

  • mozzer0906

     Yea, I love it, it works because of the size and most importantly because it is Swinton!

  • Michael Jones

    Again, Tilda = Yea!

  • Michael Jones

    Again, Tilda = Yea!

  • Alex

    Yea! 

  • Alex

    Yea! 

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

     I love this, I think it looks great with what she’s wearing. Yea!!! 

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

     I love this, I think it looks great with what she’s wearing. Yea!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

     Yay!  Only Tilda could pull this off, but it’s working! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

     Yay!  Only Tilda could pull this off, but it’s working! 

  • Anonymous

     Fabuloso! Love the clutch and the whole look.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

     Fabuloso! Love the clutch and the whole look.

  • Anonymous

    Yay – because I loved the Ant & Bee books

  • bluerinse

    Yay – because I loved the Ant & Bee books

  • ask

    It is crap and if it were not Tilda, I believe most would be saying so – CHEAP arts and crafts-y  – reminds me of the stuff some little old ladies have loaded on their tables at craft shows – where I usually feel sorry for them when they have no customers

  • ask

    It is crap and if it were not Tilda, I believe most would be saying so – CHEAP arts and crafts-y  – reminds me of the stuff some little old ladies have loaded on their tables at craft shows – where I usually feel sorry for them when they have no customers

  • guest

    I agree – I see Conan O’Brien in a pretty dress

  • Anonymous

     I am having some difficulty seeing a meaningful difference between this clutch and, say, a clutch with the Nike swoosh on it.  Out.

  • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

     I am having some difficulty seeing a meaningful difference between this clutch and, say, a clutch with the Nike swoosh on it.  Out.

  • http://twitter.com/graceishuman Grace

     God, I adore that woman.

  • http://twitter.com/graceishuman Grace

     God, I adore that woman.

  • Guest

    Yea. I loved it and she carried it with such aplomb. As usual.

  • Guest

    Yea. I loved it and she carried it with such aplomb. As usual.

  • Ginger

    Love and want. 

  • Ginger

    Love and want. 

  • DCG

     Yea, and she looks pretty fabulous overall.

  • DCG

     Yea, and she looks pretty fabulous overall.

  • Erin

     I say yea to Tilda….Pretty much constantly, but I actually do like the clutch. It’s cheeky.

  • Erin

     I say yea to Tilda….Pretty much constantly, but I actually do like the clutch. It’s cheeky.

  • mjude

    love it…YEA 

  • mjude

    love it…YEA 

  • http://twitter.com/margcellent Marguerite

     Yea. Love it. 

  • http://twitter.com/margo8461 Marguerite

     Yea. Love it. 

  • ICHUB69

     Tilda’s bag lends a literary panache…to the glamour of Cannes. YEA.

  • ICHUB69

     Tilda’s bag lends a literary panache…to the glamour of Cannes. YEA.

  • Kara Lang

    A solid YEA.

  • Kara Lang

    A solid YEA.

  • JosephLamour

     God these bags are awesome. In, in in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

     God these bags are awesome. In, in in.

  • Lulu

    I agree. I don’t love those handbags either, but I think Tilda pulls it off here.
    What’s NOT working for me here is that hideous shade of pink on her lips. It’s all wrong for her. 

  • Lulu

    I agree. I don’t love those handbags either, but I think Tilda pulls it off here.
    What’s NOT working for me here is that hideous shade of pink on her lips. It’s all wrong for her. 

  • CNM

    YEA

  • CNM

    YEA

  • GSK

    I like it, and, of course, La Swinton wears it beautifully.  However, it still isn’t anything you couldn’t buy on etsy.

  • GSK

    I like it, and, of course, La Swinton wears it beautifully.  However, it still isn’t anything you couldn’t buy on etsy.

  • Dannymac

    right on! 

  • Dannymac

    right on! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/annasimmons Anna Simmons

    YEA! (But I have a hard time being subjective about Ant and Bee.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/annasimmons Anna Simmons

    YEA! (But I have a hard time being subjective about Ant and Bee.)

  • Anonymous

     Yea! I like it, even though it borders on kitsch (and I don’t usually like kitsch). I think the size and the color are just right. A more contrasting color would have looked more, as you say, “artsy-craftsy.”

  • librarygrrl64

     Yea! I like it, even though it borders on kitsch (and I don’t usually like kitsch). I think the size and the color are just right. A more contrasting color would have looked more, as you say, “artsy-craftsy.”

    • librarygrrl64

      Even though I’m a librarian, I don’t necessarily love everything that’s shaped/decorated like a book. Kind of like how I have two cats but run the other direction from cat-themed items. *shudder* 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

    I’m going to say YEA on this one. No doubt the choice is kind of odd, but Tilda can do no wrong (mostly). I think the clutch adds a nice touch of whimsy to a super chic and almost severe look. 

  • Anonymous

    Even though I’m a librarian, I don’t necessarily love everything that’s shaped/decorated like a book. Kind of like how I have two cats but run the other direction from cat-themed items. *shudder* 

  • MarissaLG

    I’m going to say YEA on this one. No doubt the choice is kind of odd, but Tilda can do no wrong (mostly). I think the clutch adds a nice touch of whimsy to a super chic and almost severe look. 

  • EEK/STL

     Yea, but what I REALLY want to talk about is that dress.  To. Die. For. Stunning.

  • EEK/STL

     Yea, but what I REALLY want to talk about is that dress.  To. Die. For. Stunning.

  • Jrittenberg

    YEA. I love those bags. I’m not completely sure about all the blues, though. I’ll just shut up because she is a fashion goddess.  

  • Jrittenberg

    YEA. I love those bags. I’m not completely sure about all the blues, though. I’ll just shut up because she is a fashion goddess.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    yea, quirky-cool
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

    yea, quirky-cool
     

  • suzq

    Love it, love the outfit, love her!

    Hmm…I should rush out to make one sometime soon… 

  • suzq

    Love it, love the outfit, love her!

    Hmm…I should rush out to make one sometime soon… 

  • Roz

    I love it.   But what is wrong with things looking ‘crafty’ as long as they are well crafted?

  • Roz

    I love it.   But what is wrong with things looking ‘crafty’ as long as they are well crafted?

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Yea. It just looks.. fun.

  • Lauren

    Head to toe she is SO FUCKING FAB. 

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Yea. It just looks.. fun.

  • Lauren

    Head to toe she is SO FUCKING FAB. 

  • Aly

    Yea, and I too caught (and liked) the nod to the film she was promoting.

  • Lisa

     I’m almost never ever a fan of what Tilda wears on the red carpet.  Yes, I know, she marches to the beat of her own drummer, but I just normally hate it.  But this?  She looks GOR-JUS!  And I never thought I’d say that about her! 

    As for the clutch, it does add a touch of whimsy and her own oddball style to an otherwise glammed up look for her.  I like it!

  • ben

     YEA

  • LocMama

     Yea!  This may give me the opportunity to smuggle reading material to my next boring social engagement.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cbueno.sanders Carla Bueno-Sanders

    I loved that book :C and I still do.

  • Tired mommy

    Ditto! I still have “Around the World with Ant and Bee”. That is also why the purse is small–the books are too. 

    • Tired mommy

      Side note: it’s funny to read Around the World with Ant and Bee now as some of the countries they visit have dramatically changed (Russia, Arabia). 

  • http://profiles.google.com/cbueno.sanders Carla Bueno-Sanders

    So, I was all polite about it before. But now I’ve had my hypothetical evening wine and I’m feeling a lot less kind. What the fuck does looking butch or femme or anything in between have to do with her sexuality? So now lesbians can only be butch, and straight women can only look hyper-femme? Did you tell this to Agyness Deyn? What about bisexual women, where do we fit into your narrow definition of femininity? Because I am DYING to know how I should rearrange my wardrobe and revamp my makeup to please you. 

    Essentially, shut the fuck up and learn not to drag sexuality where it doesn’t belong. 

  • Rachel B

    YEA all the way! Hey that rhymed!

  • Anonymous

    Totally yeah. Plus, doesn’t she have the greatest face?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

     Yea! Or Yay! Or, oh Hell yes! LOVE the Swinton.

  • http://twitter.com/Carolcdt Carol Terry

    Yea!