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What's in your bag - Mariya Dykalo

Ever wondered what's inside the bag of fashions insiders? This season we'll be delving into the bags of fashions elite, seeing what must-have items they hold.

We're starting off this season's exposition with none other than Aspinal of London's Creative Director, Mariya Dykalo, as we examine the contents of her Marylebone Tech Tote.

Why the bag?

I just fell in love with the structured, clean- lines of the Marylebone - it has a traditionally British feel about it, and I can accessorise it with anything to make my outfit look more formal. The size of the bag also played an important role in my choosing it. It's big enough to fit everything I need for my hectic day-to-day schedule, while it's structured shape and pockets allows me to remain organised.

What the most surprising thing in your bag?

It always changes. My children are always playing with my bag, so there are often loom bracelets, lego bricks or in this case a two-headed dinosaur thrown in there. It's always an amusing talking point if ever one falls out during a meeting!

What's usually in your bag?

I like to keep my mind active, so normally carry a book with me, in the off-chance that I have time to spare. Also, games for my children are always in there to keep them entertained, as well as a few make-up must-haves, for when I need to touch-up throughout the day or before a meeting. I'm in love with YSL's Touche Eclait, it's perfect for quick-working, on-the-go touch-ups. Of course my phone and tablet are with me at all times, which is why I love the Marylebone Tote, as it has a juice pack to keep my tech charged!

What essentials do you always carry with you?

For me, it's got to be my Hermes perfume. I've been wearing it for 5 years and it's become my signature scent- I'd be lost without it.

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