Monday, March 09, 2009

bag lady


"An Interior is the natural projection of the soul."
Coco Chanel
183-1971














Coco Chanel - Paris, France.
Several bloggers have divulged the contents of their souls, from the inside of their bags.
Mind you, I am desiring a little "Chanel" (bag) in my life and found this image, via 
pure and simple - which says so much.  Can you feel the humor in this photo?  What is she holding and what must she have been saying?   I felt a little like Coco, not wanting to show the contents of my bag, but in the spirit of being a good sport, here we go.























pve design - bag from Twig, Orla Keily
 I would like to share with you my bag, which says Hurry up Spring and give me some fresh green!   























Pretty simple, I carry;
my wallet (cum clutch)
my Leica camera
my i-phone (which took the photos)
NARS lip gloss
NARS cover-up
my pve design business card
hand cream -this one happens to be from one of my fave hotels in Brussels.
keys ( small Coach key case)






















I love this bag which I found on-line at twig - the inside reminds me of things like wall-paper, trim, and money that I had hid on myself - and later found. Do you hide money for the joy of finding it? The bag is an Orla Kiely. The print makes me happy and the fact that I can sponge off the plastic coating fills my o.c.d. side. 
I like contrast linings, button-hole twist stitching, piping, chains, monograms, and details in general which give things a "finished or polished" look. The interior pockets are also nice and there is a zippy little ribbon to attach keys. I think Chanel would approve, but I still covet a Chanel bag.






















Oh and I carry my pens in this little roll up case which I think this crafty gal should make and sell.  The one I have was a gift made by "Crippenworks"and truly intended for knitting needles but I love it for my pens, that way they are not all swimming at the bottom of my bag.(Missing - were my journal and my latest book) which were on my desk. Care to let your cat out of your bag, and show us what is on the inside of your "bag lady?"

Winner of the fab frame giveaway is ~
Congrats to "Sabina" of 
"Barefoot in the Orchard" - who is the winner of the Fab Frame from mrr design.  Thanks to each of you for your positive comments!
More fab giveaways in store.

28 comments:

red ticking said...

such a cute post... love your blog...

pve design said...

red ticking-
aw, thanks for loving my blog. love your shop.
on my list to go to soon.
pve

GrannySmithGreen said...

You are brave! My bag is a wreck right now. It is doubling as a diaper/bottle bag and my purse. I've done that in order to "simplify". I didn't want to carry two bags--one for me and one for babes.

Have a great Monday!

Joyce said...

I love your purse and the color. It so sings spring! This green is one of my favorite greens.
Yes I too hide money in different spots. Sometimes I forget about it so when I discover it, it is like a hidden treasure. xoxo

Frau said...

Great bag I love the colors. Love the pen roll I can never find my pen.Have a great Monday!

M said...

That photo of Coco Chanel always makes me smile. She really looked like a Little Tough Old Lady.

Kwana said...

Great share Patricia. Your bag is way more organized than mine could ever be. Mine would be a much longer post. Handy having a pen holder. I'd never put them back in. I just keep throwing mine in the bottom. You know I love that bag!

Debra said...

Cute bag and love that you do have "tuckies"- a little stash of cold cash for special treats!
I need one of those roll-ups for my Microns now- I shall take a peek. So much easier to find things in a pared-down bag.

Darby said...

Oh Patricia... Yes, that little bag is darling. I need one of those! And I probably could make it... right now there are a few other projects in the pipeline... I'll may just have to add it to the queue.

littlebyrd said...

Great handbag. I am impressed with your lack of clutter inside!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Don't you just love Coco Chanel? Every photo I've ever seen of her just screams "moxie"!

Tamstyles said...

What a neat purse..you would be in horror of what mine holds..its bad when I first get to work.

mimi charmante said...

This is darling! Your bag makes me feel like spring even when I look out at a smattering of snow on the ground~ Thank you for sharing.

Sabina said...

Wow, I am thrilled. I will email you my address asap!! Thank so much for this great giveaway!!

simply seleta said...

Where are the wipes, crumbs, bubble gum wrappers and such? Oh wait, your offspring are older. Love the bag. And love that you're still carrying your hobo. Me too.

allie in g'town said...

years ago, and i can not recall where i saw it, maybe Vogue, there was an artist who did illustrations of just the contents of people's pocketbooks. they were so pretty and personal i retained the idea. sweet little things and hopefully inspirational pour vous. XXOO

ps making progress on the blog

this blessed nest said...

you are so neat & tidy in your bag! i too, carry many diapers, wipes, toys, snacks (for me and the kids), and a couple of lip glosses among MANY other things.
i love that picture of Ms. Chanel herself. what an incredible woman she was. her story is just amazing to me. amazing that she made up most of her childhood stories so that others wouldn't view her childhood in a bad way and that she would be accepted in the fashion world.
love this post. thanks.

Janet said...

Ooooooo...love the green Orla! I have it in the black and navy, which is awfully wintery. Such a great bag though. I love how everything fits into it.

N said...

Positively SCARY...not only do we have very similar Orla Kiely bags but I think we have the same pale spring-green wallet from Anthro!

And NARS lip gloss.

Great minds...

ArchitectDesign said...

Oh i love this little peak into your purse -so cute! I love the green :-) yah for spring!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Incredibly neat bag. I am seriously impressed. My regulars are Laura Mercier lipstick in Garnet, my iPod, and dog biscuits!!

Topsy Turvy said...

Love your purse! I wish mine was as neat as yours, but it wouldn't make such a pretty picture right now. Just maybe when I find that new, perfect bag ....

–Lana

Liz said...

I think I told you I recently bought a green leather bag and blouse. The color is vivid - Granny-smith-on-steroids - but as you wonder...could it get any greener.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Great bag tour Patricia. Love that Chanel photo too!!

CRochon said...

Sorry, a little late to the party. Love your beautiful blog. Been following for a while now. Finally coming out from being an observer to actually being a small part :)

Carol
gatheringshome.com

Flores Hayes said...

your purse is awesome!

my roomate is THRILLED with her bag!
she won’t put it down!!!
hkpanda.freetzi.com

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