Dec 17, 2010

Are you sure this isn't a Canon ad?

I know this has been done by almost everyone already and super cliché, but I've always wanted to do a self-indulgent "What's In My Bag" type post. I tend to stuff way more than I should in my poor bags. It doesn't help that I don't use a real camera bag for my daily carrying needs so my cameras just get tossed around inappropriately. Let's have a looksee...

• My bag of choice is this lightweight Bottega Veneta hobo. When my camera already weighs a ton, I don't need the bag itself to add too much to that! Plus this leather is just godly (like butter, I tell you) and I seriously find myself stroking it sometimes, heh.

• These days I'm either lugging around the Canon EOS 3 (an incredible film SLR) or the 5Dmkii. The EOS 3 is actually a tad bigger than the already behemoth 5Dmkii. It's currently loaded with some Kodak Portra 400NC (can't wait to finish the roll, as it's my first time using the 400NC!). In my bag, I've got another roll of the Portra and some B/W Tri-X waiting impatiently to be shot.

• The Canon S95 is a little guy that packs some serious punch. I like it especially for party snapshots that need flash and macros of food, but it's really just a great backup for all needs.

• Boring essentials: keys, iPhone (aka another backup camera), earbuds, extra battery for the 5dmkii (god forbid I ever run out of batteries!), lens cap.

• Seriously essential essentials: L'Occitane shea butter hand cream, Smith's Rosebud Salve lip balm, cosmetic case carrying mostly eyedrops and usually my contact lenses in case I need to do a Superman switch out of nerdy office girl, bandaids for blisters or my general clumsiness, a pair of thin and light flats (still need to find some roll-up flats for extra compactness) in case I can't handle the heels I'm probably wearing anymore.

• Others: mirror, Make Up For Ever lipstick (currently toting around either "Satin Nude" or "Satin Rosewood"), wallet (birthday gift from a dear friend :)).

Whew, sorry if this became a TLDR post. I'll have to make sure the next few posts are picture-heavy.

Anyway, happy Friday!


  1. Your key ring looks dangerously flimsy!

  2. I love these too! Your bag is delectable!

  3. I love this kind of post!
    There would be so much more mess in mine;)

  4. i always like seeing posts like these. they are fun!

    love those flats!

  5. Love these posts! The things you take with you in your bag don't differ much from what I usually carry in my bag: lip balm, camera, mirror, wallet, phone, ipod,a pen and a little block notes :)

  6. fun post! wow, amazing that they all fit in that bag!

  7. I like your shoes and the happy-coloured bag you have!
    such pretty little things in there

  8. I guess it could be, huh? I need to cull my bag down, seriously.

    Nice read, thanks for sharing a little bit of your world, as bag contents tend to do.

  9. nice. I have WAY more junk in my bag.

    btw, adorable shoes!

  10. i am the same with cameras. i have one (if not 2) with me at all times. and i am like u, a canon geek haha

  11. I love these kinds of posts. It's so fun to see what people tote around!

  12. I love these types of shots for some reason, maybe I'm a bit nosey ;P

  13. So nice to take a look in your bag, I must do one of these myself! (Although my bag would probably look like a Nikon ad!)

  14. Love this post! Nice to see what you're carrying around. Your purse is lovely.

  15. What a wonderful blog!

    I've been reading your other posts and the photos are lovely.

    I thought this might be of help:

    Bloch is another good brand, but they're a bit pricey so you can find good deals on ebay.

    Keep up with the great work!

  16. I love this! I did this too last year, and have always enjoyed seeing others' posts. I think it's a fun way to see what someone's personality is like based on what they carry in their bag. And I LOVE Smith's Rosebud Salve!

    I just found your blog, and it is lovely.

  17. I feel like I'm going to be copying natty's comment, but I too think it's interesting to see someone's personality by looking through their bag!

    It does look like a Canon ad and I love that as I am a Canon shooter/user too!

    I also adore Smith's Rosebud Salve. I have their mint rose lip balm in a tin and carry it everywhere with me. It's awesome!