In my bag . . .
PUBLISHED: 10:03 19 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:06 19 May 2014
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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.
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.
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