Camila Alves empties her purse for Us. Credit: Michael Pirrocco

Ola, sunshine! "My passport case is yellow, to remind me of Brazil," says Matthew McConaughey's missus, Camila Alves, 30, mom to Levi, 5, Vida, 3, and Livingston, 9 months. "It's the color of our flag!" What else does the Muxo bag designer (who is debuting her new collection September 13 at 7 P.M. on QVC) keep handy?

Makes Cents

"I'm reading a book on the economy. It sounds kind of boring, but I'm fascinated by business and want to know how the industry works."

Honey, Hold This?

"I've gotten used to carrying Matthew's things! His snus, the tobacco chew, always wind up in my purse. And I have his wallet and iPhone."

Covering Her Bases

"I have a princess coloring book for Vida, one with trucks for Levi and an activity book they're both into."

Magic Wand

"I use Avon Mega Effects mascara. The applicator brush is tiny but makes my lashes look huge."


"I don't want to embarrass myself too much, but if I'm going to a photo shoot, I bring my own Spanx and panties. Honestly, I would be terrified if someone opened my bag and saw them!"