The Five Essentials Featuring Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

With a powerhouse voice and real acting chops, Emmy Rossum is a rare breed of double-threat. Have you watched Shameless yet? It’s my new guilty pleasure: the Gallaghers are the family you love to hate but can’t help but love. Indeed, producers initially feared Emmy was “too pretty” for therole, but she plays Fiona with as much fiery spunk as porcelain-perfect charm, and I honestly can’t imagine anyone else with the part. The new season starts on Sunday (please live-tweet with Emmy here!).

Also, be sure to check out Emmy’s new album, Sentimental Journey, which drops on Jan 29th. I got a preview and am completely in love with the soulful track “Sentimental Journey.” But just before you start feeling too sappy, it leads into a snappy second track, “Object of My Affection.” This is what I’ll be playing during dinner parties at home from now on. Mature beyond her years, Emmy has elevated taste in bags, to boot. Pre-order the CD here and check out Emmy’s five essentials bags now!

Gerard Darel Tote, Tumi Suitcase, Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag, Barbara Bui Trendy Shoulder Bag, Chanel Bow Clutch

Gerard Darel Tote, Five Essentials

Tote: Gerard Darel Tote
I love these bags. I usually get a new GD tote each year. The leather is crazy soft, and the totes come with little matching pouches that clip on in the inside of the bag. I use the pouch for makeup, jewelry, and a passport when traveling.

Tumi Suitcase, Five Essentials

Travel: Tumi Tag Luggage
I love the Tumi graffiti luggage. It’s so bright that I know I can immediately identify my bag, and it’s a good conversation starter if you meet someone cute in the airport!

Ralph Lauren Red Crocodile Ricky Bag, Five Essentials

Treasure: Ralph Lauren Red Crocodile Ricky Bag
Mr. Lauren gave this to me as a present for my 18th birthday. I treasure it.

Barbara Bui Full Moon Trendy Bag

Trendy:  Barbara Bui Full Moon Shoulder Bag
This adds a fun pop of color to any outfit and it’s actually big enough inside to fit my phone, wallet, lipstick, keys and my Fuji x100 camera. On Labor Day, I wore it as a crossbody bag to the Made In America music festival in Philly and it held everything I needed!

Chanel Black Bow Clutch

Clutch: Chanel Black Bow Clutch
So pretty and simple: you can’t go wrong with Chanel. Not sure if the attached picture is actually the Chanel or an online rip off but my Chanel one looks exactly like it.


  1. Melanie
    January 13, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Okay, where can I find that tote?!?!?

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