♥/ Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Shifty bag
1/ Phone – My iPhone 4S is my lifeline: used for tweeting, taking photos, checking other blogs, filming videos, approving blog comments, and of course the odd phone call or text.
2/ Make up – I am never without red lipstick (in this case MAC matte in Ruby Woo), lip pencil (No7 in Fire), and a lip balm tin (Burt’s Bees)*, plus I always carry a hairbrush (I’ve used Denman brushes for as long as I can remember).
3/ Sunglasses (Ray Bans) and an umbrella – Because in London, you never know.
4/ Business cards (holder from Paperchase) - If you must take only one thing, make it these.
5/ A notebook and pen – To jot down other people’s URLs/Twitter handles/email addresses, important brand/product information and anything else you’d like to remember.
6/ Camera, not pictured for obvious reasons, plus any accessories e.g. spare battery, flash gun, alternative lenses, filters, etc.
7/ Chewing gum or mints – Self-explanatory especially if you’re eating any smelly canapés!
8/ House keys and travelcard – And to make even something this mundane seem more fun a diamanté keyring* and pretty card holder.
A woman’s handbag is as personal to her as a diary. It contains her secrets, stories about where she’s been or where she’s going, what type of person she is, what her hobbies are. I’m pretty organised and carry the minimal amount possible as I hate carrying heavy bags: you won’t see any old receipts or empty chewing gum packets here!
I thought I’d do a quick guide on what I recommend taking to any blogger and/or press events you might be going to. Like I said I carry just the essentials but, depending on the type of event your going to, necessary additions could be anything from hairspray to a spare pair of flats.
I’m about to run out of the door with this exact handbag and contents as I’m going to my first TOWIB event, post to follow!