November 10, 2011 08:00 PM

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Inset: Courtesy DVF

Diane von Furstenberg is one of the fashion world’s most treasured designers, and stars love her, too (we’re talking to you, Kate and Katherine!). In fact, some celebs like her so much they’re willing to dish on their most personal items — their handbags — in a new series on her Inside DVF blog, Clutch Confidential.

Because we happen to adore DVF, celebrities and all things style, too, from time to time we’ll be bringing you sneak peeks at Clutch Confidential‘s subjects and the goods inside the handbags they love. This week, Inside DVF continues its new accessories feature with actress Laura Linney. Here, the Big C star reveals her fall bag secrets:

Inside DVF: What do you look for in a bag?
Laura Linney: I’m a lugger … so I need a bag that is big enough to carry all my stuff while, at the same time, it doesn’t resemble a suitcase.

Inside DVF: What do you always keep in your bag no matter what?
LL: Well other than the basics: keys, phone, etc. I always have a makeup bag with a few lip glosses and mascara, and a bag of  “in case” stuff — blister blockers, headache medicine, a Tide stick, breath mints, Band-Aids. And SUNSCREEN!

Inside DVF: What is your bag style? Do you keep it organized, or just throw everything in there?
LL: I like a big bag … but the danger is that I can spend waaaaay too much time rummaging around in there looking for stuff, which is both annoying and embarrassing. So I try to keep it neat in there. Zipper pouches are really helpful, as well as a weekly clean out of the entire bag.

To read the full feature and see Linney’s favorite purse, the DVF Lytton clutch, head to Inside DVF.


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