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Kitty Devereux

Posts: 67

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Bit of a random question but I was wondering if you carry around a few bare essentails in your purses/handbag/bags. If so what is it that you carry around with you on a day to day basis?

I am prone to carry everything bar the kitchen sink in what can only be desribed as one of my many Mary Poppins bottomless pit bags aha.

Jan 29 13 09:13 pm Link

Model

E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Tampons. Boby pins. Hair tie. A perfume mini. house keys. And my i.d/debit card. That's about it really. For shoots its a lot greater of a list but day to day stuff I dont wear much make up and just keep it simple.

Jan 29 13 09:17 pm Link

Model

shaunileigh

Posts: 2

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Bobby pins, deodorant, perfume, bb cream, wallet, house keys and my iPhone.

Jan 29 13 09:31 pm Link

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Rachel-Elise

Posts: 1650

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Yay! A purse-dump! :-D

Hm... I usually try to keep it down in there, but that hardly ever works. There are ALWAYS more old papers and bus tickets than I need in the bottom of my bags! wink

Currently, I don't have nearly as much, because I haven't been going many places, due to injury. Right now I have:

lip balm and lipstick in neutral colors
pens
hair tie in a blonde color
wallet
bus card and insurance card
my Israeli ID B-)
my Michigan ID (for no good reason)
a mirror compact with a shamrock on it
one of those purse holder-hangy thingies for restaurants
PEPPER SPRAY.

I also usually have some sort of prescription pain meds, my phone, and, oftentimes, my ipod and a small, healthy snack. (Soon, I won't have as much need for the ipod, because I'm working on getting my music onto my new phone. smile )

Jan 30 13 09:50 am Link

Model

Sabine Luise

Posts: 890

Boston, Massachusetts, US

lip gloss
pocket mirror
hair tie
tissues
pen
business cards
mini mta map

Jan 30 13 11:25 am Link

Model

Jojo West

Posts: 972

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Ha, I think my purse weighs like 10 lbs mostly because of my make-up bag. I don't really wear make-up unless I'm going out or for shoots, so I'm forcing myself to wear it daily now to practice, bleh. I also have my wallet, lint roller (3 cats), cell phone, earbuds, extra pair of undies and tampons, oh and receipts, they just get thrown in there.

Jan 30 13 11:27 am Link

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Rachel-Elise

Posts: 1650

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Jojo West wrote:
Ha, I think my purse weighs like 10 lbs mostly because of my make-up bag. I don't really wear make-up unless I'm going out or for shoots, so I'm forcing myself to wear it daily now to practice, bleh. I also have my wallet, lint roller (3 cats), cell phone, earbuds, extra pair of undies and tampons, oh and receipts, they just get thrown in there.

You keep 3 cats in your purse? ;-P

Jan 30 13 02:41 pm Link

Model

DEACTIVATED ACCOUNT

Posts: 1294

Čaġčarān, Ġawr, Afghanistan

My 'purse' is my wallet/phone case. It holds my HTC One XL and then has three card slots. My drivers license, student card and MasterCard live there. I only carry notes in cash and they get folded up and hidden under my phone.

If I need anything else, say tampons or red lipstick I will use the smallest hard case clutch I can find. I hate clutter.

Jan 30 13 03:05 pm Link

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Bunny Bombshell

Posts: 11752

Huntington, West Virginia, US

Compact mirror
Lipstick
Photo I.D.
Lotion

Jan 30 13 03:08 pm Link

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Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

Phone, wallet(ID, debit/credit cards, cash) blue tooth in a case, sometimes depending on the time of the day glasses or sunglasses in a case, chap stick, comb, a few hair items, sometimes lip gloss or lipstick, mini containers with face and eye cream(if I find it insufficient from when I put on some at home I'll add on my way or sometimes it saves me time).

Jan 30 13 03:13 pm Link

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Jojo West

Posts: 972

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Rachel-Elise  wrote:

You keep 3 cats in your purse? ;-P

sad my cats like my purses, they can't see one without wanting to get inside them! So in a way yeah lol

Jan 30 13 04:15 pm Link

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NicoleNudes

Posts: 3960

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wallet
Camera
Sunglasses
Keys
Lighter
Lip chap
Tampons

That's about it for my every-day.

For shoots I bring my make-up bag with me which has every piece of make-up I own plus some brushes, hair ties, rings, a necklace, and make-up wipes. Also always bring a couple pairs of heels as well.

Jan 30 13 04:27 pm Link

Photographer

HO Photo

Posts: 522

Los Angeles, California, US

Time for a non-model (and non-female) to chime in about his non-purse:

Camera
Vertical Grip
Lenses
Spare AA batteries
Spare AAA batteries
Radio triggers
Radio receivers
iPad
Card reader
Camera strap
Six zillion CF cards
Oh look, more AA and AAA batteries
USB cables
iPod cables
Business cards
WTF? Apparently my social security card is in here...

Jan 30 13 05:39 pm Link

Model

Kelleth

Posts: 2531

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

iphone
wallet
hair tie
sunglasses
makeup
tweezers
tiny scissors
keys
headphones
tylenol
agency vouchers

That's my day-to-day purse shit.

Jan 31 13 04:53 pm Link

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Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8271

Tucson, Arizona, US

My everyday bag and my model-mode bag are way different.

Jan 31 13 06:49 pm Link

Model

Lady Alice Ayers

Posts: 61

Austin, Texas, US

Alabaster Crowley wrote:
My everyday bag and my model-mode bag are way different.

This. My everyday bag consists of nothing because I don't carry a purse. I have my wallet, keys, and phone.

My shoot bag consists of a giant ass suitcase full of every fucking thing imaginable so that I never ever have to hear a photographer say "oh damn, you don't have XYZ?" Even if they do I can be like nope, but I do have the entire Canadian army in my bag, so we can shoot with them if you like. cool

Either way, I ain't got no purse. tongue

Feb 01 13 12:36 am Link

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J Emma

Posts: 51

MONROE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, US

My 302 tubes of chap stick that go everywhere with me, bobby pins, eyeliner, and my cell smile

Feb 02 13 10:43 am Link

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Rhiannon Davis

Posts: 945

Denton, Texas, US

I have a little bag in my purse that has everything I could possibly need in a pinch: sewing kit, hand sanitizer, soft cups, Burt's Bees tinted lip balm, lotion, panty liners.

Feb 02 13 12:59 pm Link

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Carmilla Jo

Posts: 276

Berkeley, California, US

Alabaster Crowley wrote:
My everyday bag and my model-mode bag are way different.

I second this sentiment.

For my model-mode bag, I carry...

Keys
Wallet
Cell phone
iPod
Business cards
Makeup bag
Sunscreen

Feb 02 13 01:55 pm Link

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Anna Kl

Posts: 192

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

wallet and cell of course
mini makeup purse (essentials)
hairbrush/hair oil
cigarettes (even though i dont smoke, theyre always in there)
water bottle

Feb 02 13 02:03 pm Link

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Carmilla Jo

Posts: 276

Berkeley, California, US

Anna Kl wrote:
wallet and cell of course
mini makeup purse (essentials)
hairbrush/hair oil
cigarettes (even though i dont smoke, theyre always in there)
water bottle

I am curious, but why do you have cigarettes if you don't smoke?

Feb 02 13 02:32 pm Link

Model

Lanna_

Posts: 829

Seattle, Washington, US

I don't use a purse.

My phone case allows me to carry 3 cards with me. 

(http://www.speckproducts.com/candyshell … one-4.html)

So it's just my phone and 3 cards.  The end.

Feb 02 13 02:54 pm Link

Photographer

Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Mary Thomson wrote:
My 'purse' is my wallet/phone case. It holds my HTC One XL and then has three card slots. My drivers license, student card and MasterCard live there. I only carry notes in cash and they get folded up and hidden under my phone.

If I need anything else, say tampons or red lipstick I will use the smallest hard case clutch I can find. I hate clutter.

I love you! You can go anywhere with me, anytime! wink


Haseeb Omar Photo wrote:
Time for a non-model (and non-female) to chime in about his non-purse:

Camera
Vertical Grip
Lenses
Spare AA batteries
Spare AAA batteries
Radio triggers
Radio receivers
iPad
Card reader
Camera strap
Six zillion CF cards
Oh look, more AA and AAA batteries
USB cables
iPod cables
Business cards
WTF? Apparently my social security card is in here...

Dude. That European shoulder bag get heavy much? I don't carry that much crap in the trunk of my car much less in a carry bag! Unless I'm shooting. That's a different animal. neutral

Feb 02 13 07:40 pm Link

Model

Mz Muse

Posts: 286

Los Angeles, California, US

Kitty Devereux wrote:
Bit of a random question but I was wondering if you carry around a few bare essentails in your purses/handbag/bags. If so what is it that you carry around with you on a day to day basis?

I am prone to carry everything bar the kitchen sink in what can only be desribed as one of my many Mary Poppins bottomless pit bags aha.

Lipstick
Lipgloss
Lipstain
......and different size mirrors smile I keep it simple smile

Feb 02 13 07:47 pm Link

Photographer

HO Photo

Posts: 522

Los Angeles, California, US

Marc Damon wrote:

Dude. That European shoulder bag get heavy much? I don't carry that much crap in the trunk of my car much less in a carry bag! Unless I'm shooting. That's a different animal. neutral

wink I eventually had to ditch the European shoulder bag and go to a Crumpler 9 Million Dollar Home. I only CARRY it when I'm shooting, but it's almost always in my car... just in case!

Feb 04 13 01:29 pm Link

Model

MichelleDModel

Posts: 98

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

An organized chaos:

Galaxy S3
Sunglasses
Keys
Wallet/coin purse
I-Pod
Hand lotion
Makeup
Hand sanitizer
Ear phones
Camera
Mini straightener
Cards
Hair ties/clips
Pens/Pencils/Notepad
Tampons

And much more. Call it my everyday-student-model handbag big_smile Can never be too prepared!

EDIT: and business cards.

Feb 04 13 06:25 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4200

Los Angeles, California, US

Samsung Galaxy S3
Wallet
Lipstick
Chewing gum
Mini umbrella
Hair ties
Feminine hygiene products
Foundation to touch up occasionally and other makeup when I know I'll be out for a long time
5 Hour Energy

Feb 04 13 06:46 pm Link