Delve into my Sac de Secrets

wtaf is in my bag

I’ve been in Paris – can you tell? Give me twenty-four hours in France and I start coming out with all of the bad franglais. Actually (and I’m very proud of this) I always get lots of compliments about my very authentic French accent whenever I’m in Paris. Unfortunately I only know one sentence – the rest of my French is a mish-mash of incorrectly used verbs and nonsensical sentence structures – and so they soon retract their compliments when they realise that I have the vocabulary of a two year old.

Whatever; Sac de Secrets sounds all kinds of enticing. Fancy a delve inside? I had absolutely no idea what was in my handbag before I started filming and so the whole video was kind of risky, but I had accidentally deleted half of the footage from the serious skincare video you were supposed to get and so I had to just take le plunge.

And so if you want to see my Wayne’s World impression, find out what I bought from Gucci and hear what I think of Charlotte Tilbury’s eye quads then press that play button – you can find more info below the video pane.

I shot this video in my room at the Raffles hotel in Paris where I had the noisiest neighbours you can imagine – they had a party until 2am, quick break at the bar downstairs and then back up to their lair to make more noise from 5 until 7. I hated them with a passion and wanted to smash my fists on the wall, but when I managed to get a glimpse of them in the corridor through my spy-hole one of the blokes looked like he might be Mafia. Admittedly the 70s Mafia, because he was in a bright white flared suit with his black shirt undone to the waist, but still. You can’t be too careful these days. I mean maybe he was actually an Elvis impersonator or something, but I wasn’t going to take the chance. Being sent to sleep with the fishes or serenaded with a hammy rendition of Suspicious Minds are two very different outcomes.

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T-Shirt is from Hush*: Glasses are Karen Millen at Specsavers:… Bag is Tom Ford, but from 2015, Belt is from Gucci*: Charlotte Tilbury Channel:

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  1. Anja Anton
    October 8, 2018 / 9:30 am

    You can definitely do a few more videos like that! You’re just such a funny and entertaining woman, it’s fun to watch!

  2. October 3, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Hey Ruth – you NEED to find out about ‘Frame-chains’ !! (strings to keep your glasses on your head with) My amazingly cool friend Annie started the company a few years back – and NOW they stock them in MATCHES !! I will see if I can get her to send you some, they are Very Cool X

  3. SomeGirlMel
    October 2, 2018 / 3:57 am

    You don’t look like Garth, but you are on Wayne’s “Top Ten Babes” list

  4. Claire N
    October 2, 2018 / 3:47 am

    Haha loved the informality and humour of this vlog! God I’d forgotten about Garth! Very funny impression of him but you’re much prettier! Yrs more of the same please x

  5. Karen Sadler
    October 1, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this. Yep, more plse :-)

  6. yamyam
    October 1, 2018 / 11:47 am

    Silicone earplugs. That is all.

  7. October 1, 2018 / 12:18 am

    We love you Ruth. These are some of my favorite of your videos.

  8. Jo.C
    September 30, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    I LOVE LISTS, they are my life and I feel super organised.
    I always feel dubious about bathroom mirrors in hotel rooms, I get a creepy 2-way mirror feeling. Looks like you have a WHOLE bathroom of mirrors. Sleep tight LOL

    • September 30, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Honestly, getting out of the bath was an emotionally scarring experience. I saw things I’ve never seen before.

      • Jo.C
        October 1, 2018 / 11:50 am

        My god woman! What on earth were you doing? LOL

  9. Theresa
    September 30, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    I love ALL your videos so much!! It’s better than SNL lol! Really you are witty and funny!
    Keep em coming!! I live in the US. San Francisco Bay Area.

    • September 30, 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Ah, thank you SO much xx

  10. Hannah
    September 30, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I sympathise! I seem to look/sound a bit Spanish because people there always assume I am, which is embarrassing when I exhaust my stock of four sentences. I don’t even LIKE chorizo…

  11. Jayne
    September 30, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I’m intrigued by the metal log?….

    • September 30, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      Ah, forgot to photograph it!!!

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