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7 things every woman should have in her purse

An Emmy award winning stylist told me exactly what I should carry in my purse this party season.

By Glamour Magazine Dec 14, 2012 6:39PM

by Nikki Ogunnaike

I caught up with two-time Emmy award winning stylist and costume designer, Soyon An, and she gave me the scoop on exactly what I should be carrying (aside from minimal makeup) in my purse this holiday party season. Since she's worked with everyone from Jordin Sparks and Mariah Carey to Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift we should all consider this advice as a gift from the styling gods. Here's what she suggested:

Photo: Courtesy of Glamour





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Travel size Static Guard
: Aside from its keep-clothes-cling-free use, you can also tame flyaway hair by spraying Static Guard on a brush before styling your hair or you can spray it on your fingertips and use it to tease and add volume to your hair. Who doesn't love a 3-in-1 product?

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Static Guard, $3, drugstores nationwide

Fashion tape: Strapless dress on the move? Use this to keep your top in place. If you hem falls out, you can also use this to reinforce it. As for that pesky lint or dog hair on your shirt, sticky tape will remove it in a snap. Soyon recommends keeping about six pieces in your purse.

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Hollywood Fashion Tape, $9, walgreens.com

Mini brush or comb: After dance (or drink) number 3 you'll probably want to get your hair in order.

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John Frieda mini hair brush, $6, target.com

A small notebook and pen: I love my iPhone as much as the next gal, but let's be honest -- sometimes it fails you. Keep these old school instruments of communication on you so you can slip that cute guy your number.

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Moleskine, $10, threadsence.com

Mints: Quick! You're caught under the mistletoe. Pop one and you'll be ready to go.

Emergen C packets: Well...because you can never be too careful with all of those mistletoe-induced smooches.

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Emergen C, $5, walgreens.com

Travel size Crazy Glue: 'Tis the season of rhinestones, but one false move and those suckers will pop off. A tiny dab will put it right back in its place.

And if you're wondering what size bag you should carry all this stuff in, allow me to introduce you to this grey glitter Camridge Satchel number. A little splurg-y, but trust me, you'll get a ton of use out of it.

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The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel Glitter, $180, bloomingdales.com

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Did Soyon leave anything off the list? What sort of essentials do you carry in your purse during this busy party season?

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Jan 9, 2013 3:53AM
Jan 8, 2013 6:21PM
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Wallet, keys, and money to function. Makeup, personal care items, panties, and pantyhose for fashion. Cell phone, tablet, and notebook to communicate. Book, magazine, and appointment calendar for ignoring boring friend/spouse. Mirror to admire my beauty.

Jan 8, 2013 5:07PM
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Wipes!!!  All women should carry them to cleanse oneself after using the restroom.  Females these days are so digustingly nasty!!!  They don't flush the toilet, they leave urine and fecal matter on the toilet, not to mention inside and they don't wash their hands after using the toilet.  So if they are this disgusting u know they are not cleaning themselves after using the restroom.  This has happened so frrequently that I'd rather use athe bathroom outside in the bushes or wait until I get home.
Jan 8, 2013 11:19AM
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For the more adventurous, a personal massager.
Dec 15, 2012 3:06PM
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