The charming Mackenzie of Design Darling dared me to bare the contents of my handbag and here they are! The only problem was that my fat little pug, Alfred, kept getting his big butt in the way and causing me to giggle and shake the camera—we’re very professional around here… Anyway, I finally decided to give into his vanity and include him. Hello handsome, yes, we see you…
Counterclockwise starting with the bag: the Chanel 2.55 was an extremely generous gift from a client, the wallet my old roommate snatched up for me at a Tory Burch sale (thanks Katy!), original tortoise Wayfarers, a hot pink and orange planner by Coach (found it for next-to-nothing at an outlet, best design I’ve ever seen of theirs…), a long strand of freshwater pearls (a birthday gift from a friend in the Philippines—I wear them long and knot them at the bottom), snail mail from my neo-traditional girlfriends, my current book of choice (Deborah Garrison’s collection of poems A Working Girl Can’t Win—soooo brilliant!), a measuring tape for antiquing, an unreasonable amount of loose change, key ring with an old leather “Budapest” keychain and hot pink Swiss Army knife (engraved “Katya”…long story), red leather compact mirror I picked up somewhere in Milan, purple cosmetic bag to hold bobby pins, cosmetics, etc. The end!
UPDATE: The NARS lipstick is Belle de Jour, the perfect nude. I’m going to have to another post on make-up. I’m addicted.
I’m not going to tag people because I hate to choose and I know everyone is busy, BUT if you do feel so inclined to share the contents of your handbag (and let’s face it, we’re all curious kitties) consider yourself tagged!