2011 sees the introduction of a new bit of brandsluttery to my blog: Brandbag. Each week I’ll list the brands that comprise the handbags of the special/strong/funny/influential/intelligent women in my life. Some will be friends, others family, a few famous. Brandbag aims paint a picture, through brands, of the women attached to the handbags they use to organise/accessorise their lives.

I’ll end 2010 by featuring mine, the Mulberry Bayswater in oak, and her previously undisclosed treasures. I wrote this post on a  recent flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the contents are therefore slightly more robust than normal. Please enjoy the hand-written post on an air-sick bag.

My Brandbag
  1. iPod Mini (the original, in pink)
  2. BlackBerry Bold
  3. Cath Kidston BlackBerry case
  4. Moleskine Diary 2010
  5. Miu Miu sunglasses
  6. Converse sunglasses
  7. Versace reading glasses
  8. Labello Active Care for men (huh?)
  9. Sandisk memory stick adapter
  10. Cath Kidston purse with the following cards: Clicks, Boost, Kauai, ABSA, Barclays, Garden Rewards, Woolworths gift card, Vitality/Pick n Pay, Gautrain, license
  11. Dentyne Sugar-free (strawberry)
  12. Fizz Pop (grape)
  13. Allergex
  14. Moisture-Eyes
  15. Europcar complimentary mints
  16. Staedtler Fineliner (black)
  17. Cath Kidston make-up bag
  18. Revlon Fire & Ice red lipstick
  19. MAC plush glass, blusher, base, concealer, blotting powder, eye-shadow pallette, brushes
  20. Rapid Lash
  21. Benefit Erase Paste
  22. Rimmel mascara
  23. Marc Jacobs Daisy sample
  24. J’adore perfume
  25. L’Occitane hand cream
  26. Viral Choice
  27. Lomography Diana F+ flash filters
  28. What is the What by Dave Eggars
  29. A jewellery bag with an Ida Elsje ring and other unbranded items
  30. Jeep car-keys
  31. Essie nailpolish (Turquoise & Caicos)

Cripes. I had no idea one small handbag could contain such an array of brandsluttery. If you enjoyed this, you’ll also enjoy the work of French artist Nathalie Lecroc who paints women’s handbags and their contents in an effort to discover the personalities behind them. We both have Cath Kidston purses. Obviously.

brandslut xoxo


      1. Thanks Donna! I typically don’t carry make-up with me, bar lip gloss, so the cheeky little Cath Kidston make-up bag bulked it up alot. Still an interesting exercise though and I’m looking forward to delving into more of these previously unchartered territories.

        I’m glad you liked it.

        brandslut xoxo

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