What’s in Joslyn Taylor’s Bag?

What's in Joslyn Taylor's bag?I’m a Joslyn Taylor groupie. Since she came to work at D Magazine Partners as an editor for D Home and the executive editor of D Moms, I’ve been inserting her into every lackluster part of my life by asking WWJD? (What would Joslyn do with this blank wall? What would Joslyn add to this coffee table? What lip color would Joslyn choose?) Whether you follow her on her personal blog, Simple Lovely, or have had the pleasure of perusing a copy of D Moms, you’ve likely garnered some inspiration. She finds a little magic in every scene and generously shares her enchanting discoveries. Even a look in her handbag makes me want to go shopping for cosmetic cases and pretty pouches. (“I need to go to a pouch support group,” she admits.) Take a look:

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photography courtesy of Barneys New York

1. Gaia pouch. “All of Paula Minnis’ bags are handmade by women in need in Dallas, using vintage, repurposed, or sustainable materials. I stash my own business cards in this one. Right now I carry three (!) one for D Home, one for D Moms, and a personal card.”
2. Clare Vivier Leopard print wallet clutch. “I am obsessed with LA-based designer Clare Vivier’s clutches. I use them to corral everything from coins to cosmetics. This particular one holds all the business cards I collect.”
3. Gold pill case. “This was a gift from my best friend a few years ago. She owns a vintage shop and always finds the coolest stuff. I use it for my Advil (which makes combatting a headache feel infinitely more glamorous).”
4. Graphic Image notebook. “I am never without a notebook for jotting down ideas and taking notes when I’m interviewing subjects. I also use this one to stash ephemera like pretty postcards, notes from my girlies, and photo strips (I am a photo booth junkie) and taking notes when I’m interviewing subjects.”

5. Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers. “I’m trying to wean myself off my iPhone a bit (my Pinterest and Instagram addictions are fierce), so I’ve been keeping a book on hand for times when I have time to kill and am tempted to pull out the phone. I’ve been trying to get my girls to up their game on the manners front of late. This little guide from Tiffany is pretty brilliant.”
6. Graphic Image planner. “I just can’t quit my paper calendar.”
7. Passport/Nasher membership card (“I use my passport as ID and always have my membership cards to the Nasher and DMA so I can run across the street for lunch and a dose of inspiration.”) and tassel key chain (“This was a little DIY project I did after seeing it on my friend Jenny’s blog, Little Green Notebook.“)
8. Barbara Wiggins gold bag. “I got this on a trip to New York last year. I use it for my makeup, and it makes me happy every time I look at it.”
9. Beauty products, clockwise from top: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Rebelle (“I hardly ever have time to go home and change before after work events (plus if I go home, I might not go back out), so I keep a tube of orangy red lipstick on hand for when I need to transition to ‘dressy mode.'”; Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream (“Having dry hands is my personal hell.”); Elizabeth Dehn Face Spray (“A quick spritz of this combats the dry office air + it smells great.”); Tom Ford Lip Lacquer in Pink Lust; Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Caramel Daisy; Nars lip gloss in Metis (“I do a nude lip 99.9% of the time so I can wear lots of black eyeliner without looking crazily overdressed. The Nars/Tom Ford/ Burt’s Bees is my go-to trifecta of nude gloss.”); and Tom’s natural toothpaste
10. Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes. “Grown up baby wipes. I use these to clean my girls’ hands and faces when we’re out and about.”
11. Hail Merry sunflower seeds and apple. “If I don’t eat every 3 hours or so, I get “hangry.” The apple and nuts are my insurance policy.”


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