AJ Michalka: What’s in My Bag?

AJ Michalka: What's in My Bag?
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AJ Michalka is a fan of, well, fans. “I overheat on planes,” says the star of ABC’s Schooled, so she carries an old-school handheld style. Bonus: Her Duvelleroy fan is “beautiful and elegant,” which helps her stay chic and cool.

The actress, 28, tells Us more about what’s in her handwoven purse.

AJ Michalka: What's in My Bag?
AJ Michalka schools Us Weekly on the stuff she jams into her Heimat Atlantica. Shana Novak

The Big Picture
“I always keep my Contax camera with me. I just love the look of film.”

Reality Check
“This is grandma-ish of me, but I carry a checkbook. Sometimes I pay people with a check!”

Clean Machine
“I swear by EO’s lavender hand sanitizer. The pull-down trays on airplanes are super dirty, so I use it to wipe everything down before I eat.”

Heaven Sent
“My mom always had framed pictures of angels around our house. So my sister [her Aly & AJ bandmate, Aly Michalka] found this Wildflower iPhone case with angels on it.”

Mutt’s Read
“I’m really into hard-copy books. I’m about to finish Afterglow by Eileen Myles. It’s a memoir about Myles’ dog that passed away. I recently lost my dog, and the book has really helped.”

Lip Service
“I love the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream lip balm. I always trust it. I never dry out.”

What else is inside Michalka’s Heimat Atlantica purse? A Maison Goyard wallet; an iPhone charger; AirPods; Dior So Real sunglasses; a Glossier pick bubblewrap bag; a Diorskin Rosy Glow blush; a Glossier Boy Brow; a Glossier eye liner; a L’Oreal Voluminous mascara; a bar of Dr. Bronner’s lavender soap; L’Oreal Elnett hairspray; a Jo Malone hand lotion; a Prescribed Solutions sunscreen; cash; a screening ticket from the Cinémathèque Française in France; a ticket for Night of the Iguana with Clive Owen; an AAA card; dry cleaning receipts; business cards; Polaroids; a Ralph’s card; a Costco card; a SAG-AFTRA card; a gold card for The Court night club in London; letters; a heart-shaped locket keychain; an RX Bar in berry; Big Red gum; a S’Well bottle; Aleve; Invisibobble scrunchies; a Sylvain Le Hen hair clip and a pen that says “Laney” on it.

Schooled airs on ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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