Welcome to Purse Thursdayz! Every week, I'll be looking into the purses, bags, and satchels of some of Seattle's finest women—seeing exactly what they are carrying around all day. Catching purses in their natural environment is very important, so these ladies do not know they are going to be interviewed. Shall we?
This week I figured to give you a good ol' fashioned 3-for-1 special. The ladies of Kaleidoscope Vision were gracious enough to open up their purses for me. These three own KV on Capitol Hill and recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. KV is a lifestyle boutique filled with gorgeous, hand-picked vintage clothes, shoes, and miscellaneous art items throughout. With a forthcoming online shop, these ladies also cater to the community by putting on private events and workshops that include quilting, anointing oils, and styling. These ladies ARE fashion and I have to know what's inside.
So, can I take a look inside your purses? Mackenzie: Sure! Ria: No. Mine is boring and I'm a mom. Sophia: No. Mine is all garbage and broken cigarettes. Let's start with Mackenzie... you other two don't have to unless you really want to. What kind of purse is this? It's a 1960s? 1970s? It's a vintage horse hair purse that I got like two weeks ago. So far, it's been my everyday purse.
"Everybody wants to know what's in a KV girl's purse!"
OK? I don't even understand any of that but it sounds fancy. It's hand lotion. Actually it's diptyque.
• iPhone 5 with leopard case • 90s hoops from Goodwill • White headphones • Hi-Chew mango flavored candies • Sharpie pen
That is the smallest Sharpie I've seen. It's for my eyebrows, well better for eyeliner.
• Comair comb • $5 bill • Western Beauty supply receipt • Tom Ford lipstick in narcotic rouge • Milagros silver pendant
Are there ever narcotics in your purse? Not these days, I am too old for that!
And this? That's a milagros. It's a miracle charm. It was the only thing I transferred from my old purse to this purse. I was hoping that it would bring me luck. Luck in love anyways, and I need it. I need it. Sophia? Can we see what's in your tote? M: C'mon! Everybody wants to know what's in a KV girl's purse! S: Okay okay, but I am not going to dump it out because tobacco will literally go everywhere. But it is from a local designer and I can show my love for them.
• Brown American Apparel beanie • Nars makeup • Giant wooden bracelet • Comme des Garçons wallet • Laura Mercier moisturizer • Laura Mercier mascara
You gals have so much designer French shit I've never even heard of. So fancy! M: I don't think designer mascara is even that good. S: We like nice things.
Anything else in there? S: Everything is just so dirty, but whatever that's just the kind of gal I am. Ria? How about yours? Ready to share? R: Are your ready for six purses within a purse? Are you ready for lipstick town?!? I am. What kind of purse is it? R: It's a black leather '90s backpack that Mackenzie actually gave me because I lost mine.
• Green laptop case • Leather bag (handmade by Ria) • Blue beanie from the gas station • Pink beanie for her daughter • Egyptian 1950s Ray Bans • Multi-tool • $100 bill designed tissue packs
Those are sweet! R: I secretly stole those from our store. Shhhh!
• Blueberry gum • Micron pen #02 • Lait Frais lotion • Keys • Money clip shaped like a big paper clip • Perfume bottle • Lipstick • YSL lipstick • Nars lipstick
"Are your ready for six purses within a purse?"
Man, I was hoping for some dirt besides actual dirt. R: Oh look! I did have perfume in there after all. Ya know, this is really just a good chance for me clean out my purse and see what shit is actually in there. M: There is no dirt. S: No dirt, sorry! M: Maybe five years ago but we are not gonna talk about those days. We are small business owners now! R: I'm a mom! And I'm 47!