OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert’s Kenneth Cole Purse Holds It All

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So much for packing light. Miranda Lambert is admitting that her purse — a fake snakeskin Kenneth Cole — is full of all kinds of crap that she always carries around with her. Like loose cash, cheap Forever 21 earrings, hand sanitizer, a Fujifilm camera, Midol, aviator sunglasses and lots and lots of pink lip gloss. It’s all part of a regular feature, “What’s in My Bag,” in Us magazine. Lambert also tells the magazine how she is always cocktail-ready: “I carry a few packets of Crystal Light. I’ll order Bacardi and water at a bar, add it and make my own cocktail.” And there’s also her iPhone, which helps her counteract any annoying silence so she can get a good night’s sleep. “I have a white-noise app on my iPhone to help me fall asleep in hotel rooms. I can’t stand the quiet,” she said. I never believe girls when they say all they ever need in their purse is lipstick and a phone, so I’m happy to see Lambert being honest about all the real essentials she’s packing.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.