Considering that mega-bright prints and geometric graphics have become her design signatures, it's no surprise Ellen Van Dusen stores scraps of her punchy fabric treatments in her cool, woven handbag.
We're also keen on Dusen's circular Karen Walker sunnies, which, in a candy shade of bright pink, feel exactly right for summertime.
1. Random fabric swatches - "Always! I don't know how or why they are in there, but I am bound to find at least a few fabric swatches deep in my bag."
2. Sunglasses - "I love my Karen Walker sunnies. They brighten up every outfit."
3. Everyday essentials - "Wallet, keys, cellphone, chapstick, and Band-Aids in case some shoes rub me the wrong way."
4. Notepad - "I always have a pad of paper on me for notes, to-do lists and sketching on the go. I always have a pencil and a good pen; I am obsessed with good pens."