Fancy stationery is a total treat, even in this day and age of texts and emails. I personally would be happy to have my phone surgically grafted in my forearm, such is my love of electronic communication – but I still have an abundance of nice stationery for thank you letters and the like, plus when note-taking at swanky events there’s nothing like a nice notebook to show off your shorthand.
Christian Lacroix is the latest designer to turn his hand to the art of posh paper, with a series of notebooks, correspondence cards and writing paper for the V&A. As you can no doubt imagine, Lacroix gives stationery a decidedly decadent look with insects, period costumes and his trademark bows and ribbons all combining for a style which appears to be inspired by the Victorian obsession for collaging.
Prices start at £12.99, available online or at the V&A.