Among the first of the lucky people to get a hold of Charlotte Olympia's 'Girls' clutch was Lena Dunham from the TV series of the same name - after it was sent to her in bespoke freebie form, as you do! Novelty merchandise and neon nostalgia a-la-80s mightn't appear to say 'high fashion' in the serious if slightly snobbish sense that we know and love and yet this irresistibly fabulous piece would become more than just a bespoke one-off after Lena sported it via Instagram. It can still be yours for a tidy £950, and could have been mine, I suppose, but that plastic chocolate box and set of nail files I had lying around weren't going to upcycle themselves, were they?
You will need...
NB: You will need at least two bottles of black nail polish to cover the box - possibly more, depending on its size.
You will need about 11 nail files.
I used duct tape to make a 'hinge' for the back but that's completely optional.
This project requires a reasonably careful hand... and that's about it.
TimeAbout an hour.
Clutch a load of this!
Cover the inside of the box completely with black nail polish. You might want to use a wide paint brush to speed up the process. Leave it to dry and apply at least one coat of clear lacquer as a fixative.
Using your nail polishes, paint each letter in a different colour and coat them in clear lacquer.
Glue them onto the outside of the clutch and use a thin strip of duct tape to make a 'hinge at the back (optional).