In my bag . . .
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Interior designer Morag Christy is a self-confessed lover of glamorous handbags – but when it comes to everyday life, practicality comes first. She moved to Norfolk 10 years ago with her business Silver Leaf Interiors, based in Holt.
“I worked as a flight attendant for many years, which is when I developed my love of beautifully designed clothes and bags. When I finished, I started a high-end fashion business but when a friend asked me to help me with some interiors work as she thought I had a good eye for colour. I really enjoyed it and my business grew from there.
“My clients are really varied and all want something different, which I love, but my job always remains the same - to get them where they want to be.”
Her work bag – currently an olive green design from Jaeger – needs to accommodate her notes and equipment, including her trusty iPad and tape measure.
“I do love handbags and my favourites are my three classic Chanel bags which I bought in the 1980s. They have been the most amazing investment and never ever go out of fashion.”
Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick, exotic, £25
I have used Chanel since my flying days, the quality is amazing. When I was working as a flight attendant I won a competition to visit Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment, I was only 18 and I think that was when I fell in love with the brand.
- 1 10 excellent fish and chip shops in Kent
- 2 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 3 Win the full range of Bashall Spirits Gins
- 4 16 beautiful beaches in Devon you have to visit
- 5 11 of the most Instagrammble locations in Hampshire
- 6 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 7 17 of the best things to do in Essex for free
- 8 18 things to do in the Cotswolds in August
- 9 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 10 Win a three nights stay at Nydsley Hall in Pateley Bridge
Stanley five-metre steel tape measure, £6.99.
I carry one everywhere and like it to be at least five metres. There is always something I need to measure when I am working on a project, so I need to know it is there at hand.
Anya Hindmarsh metallic make-up bag, £140.
This was a gift from a friend and I really love it. It feels really tactile and is a great size and shape. I don’t use much make-up so this is perfect for my blusher, lipstick and the few bits I have.
Chanel sunglasses, white £150.
I absolutely love sunglasses and have all sorts of pairs. These white ones are my favourites though, they are classics. I bought them in France about three years ago when I was skiing.
Orla Kiely wallet, £99.
I bought it about four years ago as I needed a big, practical purse. I always have so many work receipts, so I stuff them in there rather than leaving them loose everywhere in my bag.
A little something else . . .
I always have a little first aid bag, full of all sorts, such as Lemsip, headache tablets, plasters, anti-allergy medicine and a wasp sting treatment. I like that friends now ask me if I’ve got a plaster or tablet, as in the past it was always me asking them.
Silver Leaf Interiors, 18a Chapel Yard, Holt, NR25 6HG; 01263 712193; www.silverleafinteriors.co.uk