Sunday, August 8, 2010

Elle Collections a/w 2010

Have you seen the latest issue of Elle Collections yet? You get a lot for £6... a round-up of the season's best catwalk shows, a summary of a/w 2010's key trends (aka the looks you'll be working in the next few months), a beautiful colour pull-out, a special tribute to Alexander McQueen by one of my favourite artists Rob Ryan and even contributions from Team Elle's progeny.

There's lots to read, too, from a debate on fur and people in fashion talking about the new-season looks they love to a 'What's in my bag...?' feature. I love the nosy nature of the latter (a follow-on from Elle Collections s/s 2010 where the question posed was 'What's on my desk...?'). And, as it inspired me to blog about 'What's in my laundry basket...?' last season, this time round I thought I'd stick with the format and reveal what's in my bag. I've taken a picture, too, to show that despite my bag's diminutive dimensions (20 x 18 at widest point x 9cm), it is actually quite Tardis-like - I just have to be neat and methodical in packing it!

What's in my bag...?
Bag: vintage leather bag bought on eBay for £1.24 (see Fab finds for under a fiver)
01. Book of stamps
02. Homemade Bargainista Fashionista business cards (must get some real ones made up!)
03. Paracetamol
04. Wasabi KitKat that friends bought back from Japan
05. Chewing gum
06. Security pass for work
07. Very old Nokia phone (I pay peanuts for my phone so I can spend more on clothes! I do want the new iPhone though; I'm impatiently waiting for the white version to hit the UK)
08. Smythson fuchsia Fashionista notebook, customised with additional 'Bargainista' wording (maybe one day I'll get a proper personalised version, but at £5.95 per letter not right now!)
09. House keys
10. Blue Welsh tweed frame purse with two compartments - one for loose change, one for my mini make-up kit comprising:
Bare Minerals sample-size mineral foundation and brush
Chanel sample-size mascara
Elizabeth Arden sample-size Eight Hour Cream
Miller Harris Figue Amère eau de parfum sample (my favourite summer scent)
11. Zoe & Morgan necklace
12. Lara Bohinc tan leather wallet (from a sample sale)
13. iPod and pink iPod sock
14. Muji pens in pink and black
15. Travelcard
16. Nivea Cherry Kiss Lip Balm (I love this as it's cherry tinted, but annoyingly it's now discontinued)
17. Weleda Lip Balm
18. Black hairbands


  1. That is quite impressive for a bag that size. Good work! :)

  2. wasabi kit kat? yikes!! that's sick!

  3. I dont know what it is about knowing whats in someones bag but i love it ! just love reading about all the different stuff! and it makes me feel better about all the stuff i carry around with me! Love you blog!



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