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In the bag: Anya Taylor-Joy upturns her bookworm’s Parisian tote

In this video for British Vogue, Argentine-British actor Anya Taylor-Joy reveals the contents of her Parisian tote bag, sharing the sentimental keepsakes that travel with her, wherever she roams.

From award-ceremony Polaroids to a beloved crystal collection, plus the multiple books she has on rotation, Taylor-Joy entrusts her most precious and personal effects to a tote bag from one from her beloved Parisian bookshops: Shakespeare and Company.

Speaking to the camera mostly in her first language – Spanish – the ‘Last Night In Soho’ star is an avid reader and keeps at least one paperback on hand at all times. At the moment it’s ‘Kink: Stories’ by Garth Greenwell and RO Kwon, and ‘The Dud Avocado’ by Elaine Dundy.

Meanwhile, wherever her career sweeps her off to, one thing the actor keeps close is her journal. “I’m always writing, so I always have a notebook on me,” she explains.

Next, from the cerebral world we segue to beauty. Taylor-Joy’s essentials including a bristle hairbrush, complete with a trusty hair band, as well as mascara and lipstick for her everyday makeup.

Memories, however, take up the most space – the actor packs photographs and a disposable camera in her bag, so she can look back on, and capture, important moments.

As for one of Taylor-Joy’s best kept secrets? Her love of crystals and tarot cards: “You wouldn’t imagine how many crystals I have in this bag and what it weighs,” she laughs.

But, if she had to swap bags with someone, who would it be? Hands down, none other than Cher or David Bowie.

View the original video here.

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