Surveying the Contents of Susie Bubble's Handbag

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Stationed safely inside the London-based writer's MCM Milla Tote are a curious assortment of style and tech necessities, as AnOther discovers...

TextNatalie RiggPhotographyTina TyrellPhotographic EditorHolly Hay

Susanna Lau has an abiding infatuation with pastel colours (as her Instagram feed attests), but this season a deeper shade of green caught her eye, in the form of an MCM Milla Tote. “It’s a very calming hue, I would call it forest green,” she notes. “I like the colour when combined with the yellow that features on the inside of the long strap – plus, there’s a pop of pastel on the wallet.”

As one might expect, Lau’s carryall of choice contains all the trappings of a globetrotting fashion writer and editor. “I always carry headphones. They’re good for transcribing on-the-go and also being anti-social when you want to be,” she says. Makeup too, provides a pick-me-up: “At the moment, I’m obsessed with lip-stains,” she adds. “This shade is called Baby Doll by Yves Saint Laurent, it’s not a very me name, but the red works.”

The most vital components in her handbag-arsenal are technological, however. “I carry a Bluetooth keyboard that links up to my phone so I can type faster, and I make sure my camera has a WIFI-enabled SD card so I can get photos onto my phone really quickly,” explains Lau. “Catwalk images taken on the phone are generally not that great, which is why I carry a camera – either a compact point and shoot or a DSLR.” And, of course, no bag of Bubble’s would be complete without a charm or two. “I think it’s a really Hong Kong thing to want to carry an animal charm on the bag. I suppose it’s our innate obsession with anything cute or cartoon-esque.” 

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