The ESSE Purse Project, part 4

Kristin Irène Young of Memphis happily bares her soul – or at least her purse and contents – for ESSE. A licensed clinical social worker, she also owns a vintage clothing business called Le Saispas Vintage. "And in case anyone's suspicious, that red and chrome thing is not drug paraphernalia; that's a 'vaporizer' as I'm quitting smoking cigarettes. It's a godsend.," she adds.

Kristin Irène Young of Memphis happily bares her soul – or at least her purse and contents – for ESSE. A licensed clinical social worker, she also owns a vintage clothing business called Le Saispas Vintage. “And in case anyone’s suspicious, that red and chrome thing is not drug paraphernalia; that’s a ‘vaporizer,’ as I’m quitting smoking cigarettes. It’s a godsend.,” she adds.

And yet another installment of The ESSE Purse Project! In case you missed the first one, the concept is simple:  We believe you can get a feel for a woman’s personality through the contents of her purse, as well as from the purse itself.

What story does your purse hold and tell? Are you willing to share that story with the world, anonymously or proudly proclaimed?

Artist and ESSE shop girl Morgan Hill sells some of her wares in The Store at ESSE and carries her belongings in her beloved Wooly Bison bag she bought at, where else, The Store at ESSE.

Artist and ESSE shop girl Morgan Hill sells some of her fabulous wooden jewelry in The Store at ESSE. She packs her belongings in her beloved Wooly Bison bag from – where else? – The Store at ESSE.

Our last photo for this installment might look familiar, if you’ve heard of Kelly Green.

As editor of "Inviting Arkansas," Kim Meyer-Webb leads "a colorful life – as indicated from the contents of my Sticks and Stones purse. You might recognize the handbag - it's Kelly Green of My ESSE Purse Adventures fame! From the Esse Purse Museum gift shop, she captures the culture + FUN that abounds around town with 'Inviting Arkansas' style."

As editor of “Inviting Arkansas,” Kim Meyer-Webb leads “a colorful life – as indicated from the contents of my Sticks and Stones purse. You might recognize the handbag – it’s Kelly Green of My ESSE Purse Adventures fame! From the Esse Purse Museum gift shop, she captures the culture + FUN that abounds around town with ‘Inviting Arkansas’ style.”

If you’d like to join the fun, please send a clear, medium resolution photo (no whopper files, please) to essepursemuseum@gmail.com with the subject line “ESSE Purse Project.” Make sure the photo includes your purse and its contents artfully displayed (feel free to censor/omit embarrassing or identifying contents).

Please specify whether you want to share your full name, first name, city – or some other category such as age, job title, mother of three. But if you want to be totally anonymous, that’s fine, too. Please also include this statement:  “I give The ESSEntial Blog full permission to use this photo.”

Until next time …

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