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What’s in Your Work Bag?

Fifteen discarded coffee receipts, one loose chewing gum and some suspicious undetermined fluff… our 9-5 bags are our daily survival kits, and the keeper of our deepest secrets too. In a bid to find out more about some of our favourite HQ gals, we convinced them to give us a peek inside the new season bags they’ll be carrying to the office and tell us more about their work day too…

My 9-5 style is… relaxed and monochrome: t-shirts, boyfriend jeans and cute flats.

My average day is… never the same, I’m either styling or shoot prepping, the rest of the time I’m out of the office shooting – it’s what makes my job super interesting. 

I can’t come to work without… my styling kit, mirror and a magazine for extra styling references.

My office snack is… usually chocolate.

The word/phrase I always say is… “that’s cute”

The best thing about working at RI is… my team, and meeting lots of new and inspiring people on set.

If you could pack a bag for any other occasion what would it be… for a long summer weekend away; RI bikini, massive shades and a good book.


In Jennifer’s bag…

My 9-5 style is …Jeans and a nice top

My average day is… Varied! I start with my emails, twice a week I have fits in the morning! Then I spend my days designing, researching, sending out specs etc! Catching up with the buying team daily on any new in samples!!

I can’t come to work without… Coffee, my glasses and headphones. And the Naughties From The Noughties playlist if I need a little motivation.

My office snack is… The protein balls in the canteen are just the best!

The word/phrase I always say… “Grateful for you!”  as I’m always grateful for people around me at work.

Best thing about working at RI…The people! I love the environment we have in design and all the amazing, inspirational people I get to work with.

If you could pack a bag for any other occasion what would it be… A suitcase - for a fun holiday with my girls!


In Courtney’s bag…


My 9-5 style is… Low key glam, I love being girly but comfort is important too… I’ll always choose a bright lip with a casual outfit to add a little something.

My average day is… all about getting that perfect social media feed, planning future content and campaigns, working with the studio and buying teams and snapping pictures at every opportunity.

I can’t come to work without… My power bank, lip balm and a book to read on the underground

My office snack is… A latte with coconut milk and some sort of sweet treat.

The word/phrase I always say is… You ok hun? 

The best thing about working at RI is… The people!

If you could pack a bag for any other occasion what would it be…
Vacay! My must-haves would be headphones and a great playlist for travelling, plus my instax camera to take lots of snaps, and a good sunscreen is vital too

In Stephanie’s bag…

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