Have you ever wondered what you should be bringing in your handbags? Or having difficulty editing your essentials down to the bare minimum? You’re not alone, that happens to us too. With Handbag Edits, we show you what you can throw into different bags of different sizes. We also have celebrities and personalities share their bag must-haves and current favorites.
For 2019, Hedi Slimane’s first order of business as Celine creative director is to release a handbag that’s said to launch the brand’s reboot: the 16 Bag. WWDnoted that this is a smart move on Hedi’s part since 65 percent of Celine’s revenue comes from accessories.
The 16 is named after the brand’s headquarters and atelier at 16 Rue Vivienne in Paris. “The 16 handbag is the ultimate symbol of Hedi Slimane’s vision for Celine: it emphasizes our knowledge of incredible craftsmanship,” said Séverine Merle, Celine CEO. Also, Lady Gaga was the first one to own this bag and debuted it during a press tour for A Star Is Born.
When I look at the medium-sized bag, I feel like I can fit a planner, book, and most items I wouldn’t normally put in my bag because it’s going to take up space. But here’s what we would put in the 16.
Moleskine 12m Planner-Weekly Notebook
You still have time to start using a 2019 planner. This one lets you plan out your weeks and it’s thin enough to fit in your handbag. So whenever you need to schedule meetings or need to list down a reminder, you can just jot them down here. Available at National Bookstore.
Typo Double Archer Pencil Case
I see a dual purpose for this marble-designed pencil case. It has two compartments and if I owned this, I’d use the top part for pens and markers, and the middle part as a wallet. But that’s just me since I don’t like having several pouches in one bag. Available at Bonifacio High Street.
Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
If you’re an avid fan of Game of Thrones and want to know the detailed history of the Targaryens, then you have to grab George R. R. Martin’s new book. It’s 736 pages long (shorter than his other books which reach more than 1,000) and it’s considered a spin-off of A Song of Fire and Ice. Get into this while waiting for the next book in the main series and read it everywhere you go. Available at Fully Booked.
Top-O Topical Oxygen Supplement
Ensure that your skin is hydrated and prevent redness with this facial mist from Top-O. It has an oxygen-enriched formula that “acts on acne-causing bacteria by penetrating the skin to stop their proliferation.” Throw this in your bag and do a couple spritzes when needed. Available at Watsons stores.
Bench Shampoo & Dash Dry Shampoo
Need to go to a meeting after walking under the sun? Then you should have a dry shampoo in handy to make sure that your scalp is fresh and non-oily throughout the day. Available at Glorietta 2.
Sony MDR-ZX310/ZX310AP Headphones
These headphones are lightweight and adjustable. If you prefer this over earphones when you’re watching shows and/or movies in your carpool, you’ll be glad to know that you can fold this and squeeze it next to your GOT book. Available at Landmark Makati.
Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette
You don’t have to bring this every day but having a customizable magnetic makeup palette can prove useful when you’re going from location to location. You can use to touch up or change up your look depending on the occasion. Just bring a couple brushes from your stash and you’ll be good! Available on Shopee.
Art by Marian Hukom
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