What’s In Her Bag? Tina Craig – by Lee Oliveira

What’s In Her Bag? Tina Craig – by Lee Oliveira

My next installment of “What’s In Her Bag” is an exciting one. During Paris Fashion Week I caught up with the queen of bags, my good friend Tina Craig AKA Bagsnob. Tina founded her website www.bagsnob.com in 2004. Her total love of all things “handbags” had placed Tina on my radar for quite sometime. Living by the quote, “Your attitude determines your Altitude” there is a reason why Tina is so successful. In 2014 she co-founded Snob Essentials. The handbag line put her front and centre on HSN in the USA. One of her biggest achievements to date.

I rocked up early one morning before the shows at the Park Hyatt Paris to meet Tina. Once I entered her room, I was greeted with a plethora of bags to choose from.

Some of these included:

Chanel Vintage gold Mini backpack

Nancy Gonzalez pink crocodile bag

Hermes Constance bag in Rouge ostrich

Dior Diorama bag in metallic blue

Shiatzy Chen python top handled bag

Tina Craig X Gianfranco Lotti One piece only crocodile “Collin” Bag. Yes, her own collaboration of course.

Anyone with a love of bags would have been in bag heaven.

I started with my usual pulling of clothes and accessories from her wardrobe. In this case, it also included going through her many suitcases filled to the brim for Paris Fashion Week shows and events. Damn… this lady brings a lot of baggage. Good baggage of course. Not the type of baggage that an Ex would bring to a previous relationship…haha. At the same time, we were listening to her favourite music by twenty one pilots. Tina says she listens to whatever her son listens to and that her music taste has turned her into an 11 year old boy :o)

My eyes zoomed in on the Gucci Studded Leather Platform pumps, the pink lace pants also by Gucci and the J Crew Vintage Pajama set.

As I was styling and shooting Tina, we got down the nitty gritty of what a total bag snob would carry around in her own bag.

This is some of what I found out:

Bobbi brown dark peach corrector for dark circles. This color will cancel out any purple.

Magic foundation by Charlotte Tilbury that she swears by. The name says it all. It’s just magic.

Armani concealer. It’s about the no make up / make up look to having perfect skin. This item she swears by.

Her sickest sunglasses right now. The 70’s inspired Mosaic / black frames by Cutler and Gross

Systane lubricating eye drops to get rid of the sins of Fashion Week.

Le labo custom fragrance

8G greens superfood supplement. Easy to carry around effervescent tablet.

Tina also revealed a hot tip. She carries around 2 different colored foundations in a contact lens container. Therefore she can whip it out at any time. It’s also great for traveling.

Then, I put this question to Tina. What’s your latest, greatest, hottest bag right now. Before I could even finish the sentence, she screamed out “the Ultra Violet Bright Purple Crocodile Hermes”. Of course, me being so excited I just wanted to pick it up. Tina proceeded to politely tell me that I needed to wear gloves for this piece…. woops. Then, I continued with the questioning. What do you do when you are out with this fabulous bag and people want to take a feel.? Answer, no one touches my bags. They know better than to f*#k with me…haha.

To get a closer look at more, click on the images to start the slide show.

Photography & Styling – Lee Oliveira / Edit – JJ / Hair – Desirae Cherie


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