When Shoregirl requested that the Ugly team all post the contents of their daily bags, I did wonder whether mine would be at all interesting. I’m still wondering. But here goes…
Because London is such a big place, a small handbag doesn’t really cut it. When I leave the house in the morning I’m almost always out for the whole day and night. On days when I’m going out in the most extreme sense I might carry a change of clothes but usually it’s just accessories and jewelery. And I almost never carry shoes. If I’m in heels, I’m in them for the long haul. That’s probably why I’m getting bunions.
Essentials: My purse is from Urban Outfitters and is falling to pieces. There’s nothing much to say about my keys except to highlight the vintage blur keyring bought from Alton Towers in about 1996. Old skool.
Electricals: iPod, phone, Casio Ex-1000 camera. If you’re wondering how I took a photo of my camera – I know I would be – it’s actually my identical old one which I stupidly smashed in a bar.
Notebooks: Television notebook, fashion notebook and diary, the third of which I admittedly never really use. I should really have some pens too.
Cosmetics: Because I’m always up late I always sleep in and never ever have time to apply make-up in the morning. My make-up bag comes everywhere. Usually I won’t bother even opening it and will spend the whole day looking rough, but sometimes I’ll be one of those annoying people who does their make-up on the tube. And we all know how much everyone hates them. The tiny sephora tub contains decanted Tigi hair gunk for those impromptu big hair moments.
Accessories: I’m always carrying the newest scarf and sunglasses from my collection, because I’m fickle like that. I’ve also been piling on the bangles recently but they tend to get on my nerves whenever I type, which is often. So they’re always coming off. I’m now wondering if Lulu types in all her jewelery??
Sweets: Or should I say ‘candy’. I was really excited to find Tootsie Rolls on my recent trip to Chicago because they always seem to talk about them in American films and no one in the UK knows what they are. I’m simple like that. They’re also quite tasty.
Amazingly, I can fit my full sized laptop into this bag too. But then most of the other stuff has to come out…