Current Obsession: Jelly Bags and See-Through Purses

Current Obsession: Clear Bags and See Through Purses

Vintage Moschino Clear Bow Tote – AU $165 on Claire Inc.

Remember when see-through bags were all the rage? Whether it was a clear Polo Sport bag, a lime green jelly purse from Delia’s or that tea-colored Louis Vuitton that Stacy Dash rocks in Kanye’s All Falls Down video, these transparent totes were fun statement pieces a few years ago and now I’ve been seeing them all over the pages of spring fashion mags. My favorite ones are the vintage pieces made of lucite and the ones that are slightly tinted so you don’t bare your whole soul – the entire subway car doesn’t need to know that you’re reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. The fact that these crystalline carry-alls are now back “in”, is also a great example of the fact that if you really want to be fashion forward, all you need to do is dig up the stuff in the back of your own (or someone else’s) closet. Flip through the pages below to see and see through all 12 of these vintage and secondhand pieces of eye candy.

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Moss Green Tory Burch Crossbody Bag – SOLD OUT

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Photo by William Chang

This moss green leather crossbody bag is a really special piece because I purchased it from Tory Burch herself when she donated it to one of my favorite consignment shopping sites. It’s got all of the signature Tory Burch touches we love – super supple leather (trust me this is like butter), her classic gold “T” logo, gold buckles, a zippered compartment inside and even a cute mirror that comes with it. The bag is in gently used condition but looks practically new.

SOLD

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Message in a Bottle Valentine’s Day Necklace Charm Kit

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Send your Valentine exactly the right “message” with this beautiful glass bottle charm. This kit has everything you need to create a personalized charm – all you have to supply is the words written inside your rolled up scroll. Make sure you order yours by February 10th, 2012 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.

What’s included in the kit:

– glass bottle charm (if you’d rather buy just the bottle, click here)
– jump ring
– piece of paper to write your message on
– red thread to tie your message


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Looking for our popular Terrarium Garden Charm? Click here.

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Completed Terrarium Necklace with Plant Inside – $35

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If you love the look for our DIY terrarium bottle necklace but would rather entrust us to make it for you, we can! If you know someone who loves plants, these necklaces make really special gifts and will last a heck of a lot longer than flowers.

Bottle is about 1″ tall by .5″ wide. It’s a little bit taller with the cork stopper in.


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Note: Once we ship your terrarium necklace to you, its upkeep will be up to you. Most of the plants we choose are hardy varieties but they can wither or die depending on the climate around you (we’re located in NYC). The good news is that you can always replant a local plant inside your necklace whenever you like.

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CHRISTIAN DIOR Vintage Monogram Bag

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Authentic vintage Christian Dior monogram shoulder bag has been extremely well kept. It is approximately 9 1/2″ Tall x 12″ Wide. This bag strap has been replaced (original twin shoulder straps inside bag) The new strap is approximately 30″ long. This bag closes with a zipper. On the inside of the bag it is stamped in gold Christian Dior/Made in France.

Item: CHRISTIAN DIOR Vintage Burgundy Monogram Shoulder Bag
Do you want to sell it, swap it or are you down for either? Sell it
Category Bags
Brand: Christian Dior
Size: 9 1/2″ Tall x 12″ Wide
Condition: Worn but still looks good
Material: Canvas with burgundy leather trims
Tell us about your item: Authentic vintage Christian Dior monogram shoulder bag has been extremely well kept. It is approximately 9 1/2″ Tall x 12″ Wide. This bag strap has been replaced (original twin shoulder straps inside bag) The new strap is approximately 30″ long. This bag closes with a zipper. On the inside of the bag it is stamped in gold Christian Dior/Made in France.
Asking price: $150.00
Shipping price $10.00
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DIY Olympics Edition: How to Make a Sparkly Patriotic Flag Clutch Out of an Old Video Tape Case

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The Olympics are in full swing, and in addition to watching the games, isn’t it so exciting to see folks donning all kinds of patriotic fashion from star-spangled outfits to union jack nails? I, too, wanted to show my support for team USA and team Japan but I didn’t want to end up buying random tsotchkes that I would only wear once, so I decided to recycle myself a DIY flag clutch out of an old video tape box. This DIY is uber easy (if you start now, you might even have it ready for the next event), and the best thing about it is that you can rep two different teams if your nationality is hyphenated like my own. When you’re at the pub rooting for team USA, just flash the American flag side and when it’s time for your other team to strut its stuff, just flip your clutch to show the other flag!

For the full DIY tutorial, scroll down and click page 2.

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DIY: How to Make a Geometric Neon Bib Necklace to Add a Pop of Color to Your Wardrobe

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So before I get into this DIY, I just want to make it perfectly clear that the design you see for this bib necklace is not my own. It’s actually inspired by the Andean Collection’s Honeycomb Necklace, which I’m absolutely in love with, and the only reason I decided to make my own version instead of purchasing one is that I wanted a particular colorway – neon pink with a spot of tangerine – that they didn’t offer. So I have to give credit where credit is due and lead you to their website if you like this necklace because they’re a company that not only creates striking modern pieces of jewelry, they do it in a way that helps women and men who need it. So purchase this necklace from them if you can!

OK, if, for some reason you’re still here after I said my piece, I’ll show you how I made my own DIY neon version of this bib necklace. Scroll down and click page 2 below for the full DIY tutorial.

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Why a Red Poppy Should be Your Accessory of Choice for Memorial Day

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This article is dedicated to Dave You and the other courageous men and women who protect our country. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the city is swarming with a wonderful servicemen! There are tons of events to attend and let’s face it… you don’t know what to wear. Whether it be casual chic for a BBQ or sexy sultry for a night out, how many times do you have to hear it? It’s all about the accessories!

I’m hoping to see a lot of red, white and blue this weekend as I frolic in the streets of Manhattan and also hoping to bring back a Memorial Day tradition that was forgotten some time ago… the red poppy. No, not the kind of poppy you see every morning on your bagel but the red poppy flower. In 1915 Moina Michaels wrote a poem after being touched by “In Flanders Field” written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada’s First Brigade Artillery.

“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”

Moina Michaels was the first to wear a red poppy on Memorial Day to honor those that gave their lives serving our country and she sold artificial poppies to her friends and family and donated all proceeds to orphans and families of servicemen. This tradition of using red poppies to honor the fallen and to raise money for the families of servicemen has lost its popularity but has not been totally forgotten.

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Small Bottle for Terrarium Necklace – $9

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Tiny glass bottle for making your own terrarium necklace. If you know someone who loves plants, these necklaces make really special gifts and will last a heck of a lot longer than flowers. It’s really easy to make too – check out the DIY instructions here.

If you’d like a pre-made terrarium necklace, click here.

NOTE: This if for purchasing the bottle charm + jump ring only. Chain and plant not included. If you’d like to purchase an already made custom terrarium necklace complete with living plant, please email hello[at]clossette.com to give us your order.

Bottle is about 1″ tall by .5″ wide. It’s a little bit taller with the cork stopper in.


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Fluorescent Green Fluoro Bag by Cambridge Satchel Company

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After much soul searching, I’ve decided to finally sell my beloved green Fluoro bag by the Cambridge Satchel Company. I was obsessed with it for quite some time but it’s such a special bag that I feel like it belongs with a person who will actually wear it out and show it off more than once a month. I love the rarity (Cambridge Satchel bags are lovingly handmade in the UK and can take up to 30 days to craft and ship out) and of course the wild color, but as most of my friends know, I just prefer petite bags. This green Fluoro is in near perfect condition and once it’s in your hands, you will see why these bags cost so darn much – they’re worth it! I hope the pics are big enough for you to see all of the details but if you’d like more photos, please comment on the post and I will be happy to send some to you.

Speaking of the photos, I’d like to express my warm gratitude to lensman extraordinaire William Chang for inviting me along for a fun day of photography. Check out some of the shots taken by Will and Wei Chang in the gallery below.

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Glass Bottle Necklace Charms – The Anything Necklace

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A tiny glass bottle charm for making your own terrarium necklace, or put anything else you like inside from sand, to a tiny message or even a lock of hair. These charms make really special gifts and the recipient can change the contents whenever she feels like it!


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Small bottle is about 1″ tall by .5″ wide.

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Medium bottle is almost 1.5″ tall and 1″ wide.

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Large bottle is almost 2″ tall and .5″ wide.

For international shipping, please contact hello [at] clossette.com

Need instructions on how to make a terrarium necklace? Check out the DIY instructions here.

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Custom-Designed Photo Iron On Transfer Sheet

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What if you could give your loved ones memories they can really hold onto – like, literally? With our custom-designed iron-on transfer sheets, you can turn your favorite photos into pillows and throw cushions that can be displayed proudly (or not so proudly depending on what the pic depicts) in their home. Just send us the artwork and we’ll make the iron-on transfer sheet for you. Then just follow the included instructions to iron it onto whatever you like whether it be a pillowcase, a t-shirt, or a tote bag.

How does it work? Just send us the photo you’d like to use via email along with any special requests you would like. We’ll send you a proof of the custom image we create, and once you approve, we’ll send you the finished transfer sheet in the mail.


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OR, if you want to print the transfer yourself, you can buy blank iron-on transfer sheets and DIY it:

3 pack of iron-on transfer papers – $6:





Have questions? Email hello@clossette.com or comment on this listing with your question and we’ll help you out in a jiffy.

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