Queen Latifah: What’s In My Bag?

WIMB Queen Latifah
 Michael Pirrocco

Functional fashion only! “My bag has to be more versatile than just a purse,” the New Jersey native says of her Tumi backpack. “I travel a lot, so I have to have something that can fit a laptop, my Bible and a pair of Jimmy Choos.” What else does the star of HBO’s Bessie (May 16, 8 P.M.) stow?


“Generally, there’s only enough cash in my wallet to get my car out of impound in case I get towed. It’s something I was trained to do growing up in the ‘80s.”

Hold’ Em

“When I try on clothes, my eyebrows always wind up losing their shape. So I have CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash eyebrow gel to groom and keep them in the right direction.”

Queen Latifah
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Fine Tuning

“I have a diverse musical background, so I switch up my Pandora stations on my iPad. I like to listen to everything from Avicci to Bob Marley…to Queen Latifah.

Eyes Wide Open

“My Tavat aviators have melanin in the lens so I can protect myself against the sun – and I actually like the way I look in them.”

Woman of Steel

“I usually have a little utility knife that someone gave me as a gift. I hate breaking my nails opening packages!”

More of Queen Latifah’s must-haves for her bag: Goyard credit card wallet, Henri Bendel snakeskin iPad case, iPhone, Original Ghurka makeup bag, Perfect Point Plus eyeliner by CoverGirl, Queen perfume, La Vierge Des Fer perfume by Serge Lutens, Bose noise canceling headphones, La Prairie and Yon-Ka face products, earplugs, photo of her Mom, and a Connor notepad

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