Tuesday, March 2, 2010

in the bag

There's a what's in your handbag? theme running around the blogs, so I thought I'd pitch in. I'd rather be less trivial and show you marvellous things I've created to keep up with your one over in Dublin, but unfortunately I've made nothing today, progress least of all.


Money, keys, and a hard-won driving licence for practicality, lipstick and a perfume-tin for vanity, and a small torch and hair elastics for emergencies. A notebook for feigning deep thought.

How terribly bourgeoisie it all is. Would you lend me your pearl-handled revolver or some interestingly misshapen vegetables for added interest?

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  1. A notebook is a must, almost as important as lipstick ;)

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  2. Your Prada bag is just lovely and I love how all your items are all unintentionally pink or white.

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  3. Clearly Pink Daughter takes after Pink Mother.

    In my 20s I used to carry a 1930s silver and ivory stiletto for fending off unwanted advances. This was in my nightclubbing days you understand.

    Don't you have to also carry around jelly beans, sultanas and tissues for managing sugar craved, sneezing, 'I'm bored' children?

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  4. Oh very cool, Jane! Do you still have that stiletto? Did your fending off efforts ever lead to arrest?

    And I furtively removed all the jelly beans etc before photographing the bag's contents. I Have My Pride.

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  5. haha thats awesome....
    mine would be embarassing. ive got this lime green long mortar thing with bacardi logo on it. its used to make mojito. i guess one never knows when they'll need a cocktail on the run! or i suppose it could be a weapon ...
    cheers
    ~laura

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  6. It's a beautiful still life...soft and pretty, like you. Contents of a purse reveal a portrait of the owner! Fun post!

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  7. Love the bag. You have lovely contents! All very nice and neat! I'm looking for a similar shaped bag in turquoise. any suggestions? -Jami

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  8. Hey Mise
    Well I refuse to up end my bag!! Yours is a lovely bag though and full of the prettiest of pink items!!! So You are a Pink Mise... I don't think I realised this till now! but looking back you do have the most gorgeous pink chair!! So was that all of the contents? or are you holding back???? Love the notebook!!! xx Julie

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  9. Look at that pretty bag and those gorgeous pink contents! My own bag is a mess. Well, the bag itself rocks, but its contents? crochet hooks and yarn and coin purse and various lists and a moleskine datebook . . . I could go on. I drag around too much stuff. Maybe I'll do a carefully edited version of mine for my blog. Who said blogs have to be factual, right?

    Jane's stiletto sounds like the coolest thing a gal could have in her purse. I've got a pair of sewing scissors. Not nearly as cool, but rather handy.

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  10. Will hunt for misshapen vegetables tomorrow:).

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  11. Your bag is so classic and lovely! Of course it seems perfectly appropriate for you. And I do enjoy the many hints of pink. Really beautiful, Mise!

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  12. Well Mise, I think your Chinese follower had the best handbag contents of all and beats Jane's stiletto and Pooch Morning Glory's mortar!!

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  13. You may borrow my ubiquitous hip flask and the couple of clothes pegs I unearthed at the bottom of my bag yesterday?

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  14. Oh my goodness Mise. Is that really your bag ? Is it the only one you've got or is your everyday bag hiding in shame somewhere ?!! haha.
    I couldn't possibly show you my bag. I think that there's a family of mice living at the bottom !! There's bits of paper, ipod, gloves, a sweet stuck to a 2p coin, etc., etc., etc !! You have put me to shame and I'm going to have to up my handbag game !! I still can't believe how tidy your bag is.
    I'm off to set traps in mine !! XXXX

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  15. What a lovely blush of pink goodness. The only thing you're missing is an emergency bottle of Campari, I feel.

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  16. How beautifully coordinated! I would love to share the contents of my bag but I don't actually own a wide-angle lens....

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  17. wsa set of epi-pens, mine, a set of epi-pen jr. s , mackenna's, a roll of toilet paper, random coupons, a spanish senorita headband with a big ol' tissue paper flower, my wallet, a pair of knit gloves, my keys, coupons, a mini wallet with allof our insurance cards, three pens, my lottery tickets, some pantyliners and tampons, a few benedryl caplets, and one of the girl's iPods. nothing too dramatic either...


    how sad is it that I was hoping to find a leftover rolo?!??

    day 3 with no candy. :(

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  18. Its very nice to see your lovely bag and contents. Inspiring, thank you:)

    I am definitely in the Gina and Jaquline camp:

    All I can contribute is wadded up receipts, cookie crumbs, mysterious bits of trash and smush. I do like to carry a brightly colored marker, some tiny plastic puppy dogs and sometimes a three days-un-washed germy smelling water bottle.

    I need to upend my bag more often as recently i spent precios time replacing a lost drivers license only to find it the next day burried in a pile of c**p at the bottom of a not recently used bag! sigh.

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  19. Mise, you MAKE me laugh and thats better than any curtain tie back in my book .

    I could never keep up with the elegant simplicity of your handbag haberdashery and I hang my head in bitter shame up above here in Dublin.

    [ps joe is a lesbian trapped in a man's body , its chiffon or nothing }

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  20. I'm seriously hoping that, before you could take your photograph, you had to tip out the real contents of your bag - chewed pens, sticky toffees and random receipts - then replace them with suitable stylish, co-ordinated pieces that suit your wonderful personality, if not your lifestyle.

    If that truly isn't the case, please feel free to lie to me.

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  21. Oh Mise! That bag is so goegeous! Wow. I have a massive bag crammed with laptop, loads of notes scribbled on bits of paper, fig roll bars, passport (incase I need to flee the country)and the driving licence that I also thought I'd never get!And an umbrella, will it ever stop raining? Oh and a camera. I sound like Mary Poppins!

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  22. How do you manage to have a hand bag without girlie's hairclips, various parts of broken toys, odd scraps of paper and found pieces of paraphernalia??? I venerate your orderliness!! Please - more 'how to clean out your hand bag tips' ;-)

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  23. Oh so Lady Penelope, darling! Hope there's a Parker to carry this bag!

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  24. Yours looks like it belongs to a true lady. Love that bag! Mine has heaps candy wrappers in it.

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  25. Oh, mine's just like that too. It really is.

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  26. your purse is so... clean! I have old plane ticket stubs, makeup, usb drives, camera, cell, and a box of crayons... and sooo much more stuff.

    ps. check out my new blog ;)
    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hello Mise, glad I am back online to catch up on your blog and have a few laughs. You are sure to find one or to here.

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  28. Thanks for the tip on the prada! I'll have to check it out!

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  29. I have two handbags. My college bag and my "other life" bag. I was in the bank yesterday having a bit of a strop (about being given mis-information not once but three times). In the middle of this college bag gets upended. Out goes the Winnie the Pooh pencil case, anti-bacterial hand gel, several mini-discs and a zip-lock bag of tea-bags. I was morto.

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  30. The neatness and beauty of your bag and its contents are just thrilling. Yet another thing to aspire to (and most probably fail).

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  31. I say what Jane said - minus the knife part.

    But I understand completely. Certainly the crushed raisins and little rocks and branches given to me by Noah that live at the bottom of my bag would have to be hidden away for a photo shoot. ;)

    xoxo,
    -maria

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  32. Mise...first, what a beautiful bag..big points for that one. I love all your pink items, running on a theme here and I sense someone who like organisation in her life? You have the bits and pieces at the ready for your daughters needs, points for that! You have essentials for yourself, why would you not? I think that pink notebook might be something that you just had to have? I would say the handbag would have been a stronger urge but the notebook would have run a close second. How far am I off?
    Great collection...
    Jeanne :0

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  33. A fellow Prada lover. Aren't there bags like a great piece of chocolate and a glass of wine? Pure happiness when toting one around.

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  34. Funny, funny lady you iz...Luv yer bag though..and is that L'Occitane solid perfume in that tin...my kind of gal pal...keep on keepin on soul sista...Cynthia

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  35. Well, it's official. You are my hero. Not only do you live in a cottage by the sea, surrounded by your adoring family, crocheting tea cozy's, wearing cashmere twin-sets to schoolyard pick up, but now you have the accompanying groovy and fabulous bag to stow all your baubles of delight.

    I just want to know...where is your "hand-crocheted-from-the-Alpacas-I-keep-in-the-back-paddock" Super-Mise cape? Do you not keep it in your handbag, but instead, wear it handily under your cashmere?

    Meredy xo.

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  36. That's the tidiest, most perfect handbag and accoutrements I've seen. Where are the old tickets and receipts, scrunched up tissues, airplane lolly, etc etc that seem to inhabit mine?

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  37. You are so much more classy than I. Your items are all have purpose, and are pretty. I'd be ashamed to show you my contents. Likely unwrapped gum, grocery store receipts, and leaky pens. Thanks for your sweet comments this week. You are the best. I'm am thrilled to be an honorary Irish woman. Visiting Ireland many years ago changed my life. Silly as it sounds, it really did! Yes that old photo was my mom. She was one sophisticated woman living life in a small town. Happy weekend to you Mise.
    Cheers ~

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  38. I'd be too embarrased to share my contents - feminine hygiene products, empty granola bar wrappers, an assortment of Lily's clippies, bobby pins, and then four shades of lipstick. All of which have gone through the dryer and melted - but are still usable -with your finger.

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  39. Is that really a picture of the contents of your handbag? It looks like a photo from a magazine shoot - beautifully co-ordinated and fashionable!

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  40. Ohh I LOVE your bag - I have been looking for a tan bag for soooo long {There was a gorgeous Chloe one but I couldn't justify it at the time!!}

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  41. how about a misshapen stick of gum?

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  42. I LOVE your bag and how everything is so color coordinated.

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  43. wow, the contents of your bag puts mine to shame! mine has receipts, used tissues, little boxes of raisins, numerous biros (that's where they all go) and unknown crumbs and crud....I won't be taking a pic, I shall spare everyone from that horror!
    x

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  44. I think I have an old Lidl till receipt you could mash into the lining?

    I could also loan you a very soft and slightly squashed square of wriggley's extra - or would you prefer something non branded?

    x x x

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  45. I LOVE your bag! And i fell in love with your notebook, I'm so gonna copy that!

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  46. The internet is pretty craptastic sometimes! haha..

    I got myself a notebook today, after I fell in love with your pink one, I saw it in the shop but I bought another one, can't be too copycat either :P

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You're looking particularly well.

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