Inside my London Fashion Week Handbag

I sometimes wish I could use a clutch bag more often, unfortunately this has, and I presume, will never be the case!  Like many women, m...

I sometimes wish I could use a clutch bag more often, unfortunately this has, and I presume, will never be the case!  Like many women, my handbag contains lots of important possessions which cannot be apart from me, hence my passion for spacious beautiful bags. 

My handbag collection, which I have built up over the years, boasts designers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Coach, to Chloe, Prada, Mulberry and Smythson.  Each bag possesses their own charm and suit a whole range of looks.

For AW11 London Fashion Week (LFW), I opted for one of my favourite bags in my collection, The Smythson ‘Agatha’, a classic graceful bag, in a stunning hibiscus shade with a contrast shagreen slide closure.

It is wonderfully generous in size, featuring two side pockets and a further second layer because of the frame.  The balance of the bright coral against the turquoise works wonderfully and creates a real focus point.

For LFW my bag actually accumulated more, here I will reveal my favourite products on the move and items I carry everywhere.

Handbag must-haves..

iPod - I think I wouldn't survive a day without listening to Cee Lo Green or Rumer! I bought mine from John Lewis in Watford.

Notable Notes & Address Book - As you may tell Smythson is also one of my favourite luxury stationers.  My Panama Notebook in red grained lambskin leather is one of the most used items in my bag.  It is the perfect size for writing my inspiration and very handy at press appointments. The address book also from Smythson is again the perfect portable size.

Water - One of my New Year's resolutions is to keep myself hydrated and at Fashion Weeks I completely neglect it. Therefore this season I was determined to carry a bottle around, luckily the show space at Somerset House offers the necessary vitamin water.  Although my water of choice is Fiji water which I buy from Partridge's in Sloane Square

Umbrella - With the weather changing from minute to minute a small and practical umbrella is a must.  This Umbrella was a gift and by Lisbeth Dahl, she designs pretty lifestyle accessories.  More can be found at beautiful girly paradise Law and Co, in Stow on the Wold.  

Purse - This beautiful purse was a gift for Christmas, however it was bought from a shop housing a selection of vintage and sparkly heaven. As long as it Sparkles, in Stow on the Wold, contains authentic period beaded bags in exquisite condition.

Handbag make-up...

Benefit Stay don’t Stray - I officially cannot live without this brilliant product.  A power primer that works 360 degrees around the eyes allowing eye shadows to stay just where you want them without dulling and creasing!

MAC Lipstick -  I always carry two shades, Lady Danger in the lipstick collection, a vibrant red and Clingpeach, a shimmering, long wear peach.

Compact and Perfume - One word...Chanel! My current perfume of choice is Coco Mademoiselle, a light floral fragrance.  This practical travel set makes it so easy to be fresh and fragrant all through the day. I bought mine from Boots and it is ultimately one of the best items I have bought.   The double perfection compact features a great large mirror and a flawless matte finish that is everlasting - great for last minute touch-ups!

Nail Varnish - Porchester Square is the most covetable varnish I possess.  This limited edition darling from Nails Inc is the perfect neutral shade and the handy bottle size means it can fit inside my bag wonderfully. (Look out for my top SS11 varnish shades feature coming soon)

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