Award winning actress and star of Showtime’s The Big C, Laura Linney reveals her Fall bag secrets!
Inside DVF: What do you look for in a bag?
LL: I’m a lugger…so I need a bag that is big enough to carry all my stuff while, at the same time, it doesn’t resemble a suitcase.
DVF: What do you always keep in your bag no matter what?
LL: Well other than the basics: keys, phone, etc. I always have a makeup bag with a few lip glosses and mascara, and a bag of “in case” stuff—blister blockers, headache medicine, a Tide stick, breath mints, Band-Aids. And SUNSCREEN!!!!
DVF: What is your bag style? Do you keep it organized, or just throw everything in there?
LL: I like a big bag…but the danger is that I can spend waaaaay too much time rummaging around in there looking for stuff, which is both annoying and embarrassing. So I try to keep it neat in there. Zipper pouches are really helpful, as well as a weekly clean out of the entire bag. And I always love a small, elegant bag for evening, like my DVF Lytton Clutch.
DVF: Do you change bags with the season?
LL: I do tend to change bags with the season. I love switching from a rich leather bag to something lighter and more colorful for spring, and vice versa.
DVF: What is your biggest bag pet-peeve?
LL: That the bottoms of bags wear out too fast and lose their shape. Hate that.