Sticker Frenzy

>> 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.   


51 Replies to “Sticker Frenzy”

  1. I miss those puffy stickers. Are they still easy to find?! I’d love to dive into Etsy or Ebay and dig up some Lisa Frank goodies to put on say, a clear neon pink clutch or something similar. I love that you shared this, because now I’m not going to resist the urge to stickify any of my fashion apparatus anymore! 🙂

  2. I love Louisa’s clutch! You’re absolutely right – it may be a novel idea, and a bit of a blast-from-the-past, but accessorising one’s accessories is most definitely the way to go.
    I really have been inspired to try something like this now… Paperchase sticker section – here I come!
    Best Wishes,

  3. also put those eye sticker on anything and it becomes funny/cute – my friend used to take a pack everywhere to amuse himself. genius.

  4. I must try that, it looks so cute and funny and aren’t we wearing clothes to make us happy, I think so 🙂
    Is it okay, if I mention this story on my own (danish) blog, I just love the idea.
    Thanks for a great blog with lots and lots of inspiration.

  5. Do you know, it was over this very same sticker clutch that I bonded with Louisa at Fashion Week? I spotted that first, couldn’t help staring like a lunatic, and then decided I liked the person attached just as a much.
    Such a brilliantly simple idea too! I’m yet to try this with a clutch, but often adopt much the same approach with a great big pile of brooches and the neckline of an old tee or the lapels of a plain blazer. Instant jewel party!
    Briony xx

  6. This is an awesome idea and has made me feel all nostalgic thinking about my frantic sticker collecting days. Even now, I still can’t bring myself to throw away my sticker albums. Perhaps this would be a good use for them!
    Alice x

  7. Oh! I have to dig out my old sticker album from when I was ten. I actually now have to opportunity to make a *vintage sticker clutch*! I knew there had to be a reason why I hadn’t chucked them 😀

  8. Oh Louisa how I J’ADORE YOUR CLUTCH. I want to make myself one too with Hello Kitty stickers, but then I hate copying people… Unless we can turn it into some kind of amazingly cool sticker-clutch club?

  9. You see, this is why fashion is not mundane. We can only limit our idea of fashion by our notion of what it should be. What a novel idea!

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