She is one of the best selling authors around. Her latest novel to hit her Cavendon Hall series is out now, Secrets of Cavendon. Barbara Taylor Bradford is British writing royalty and I am thrilled to have her on the blog today. Her taste in bags is as regal and stunning as she. Hello Hermes! I can promise you if love a sweeping, British saga then you will adore the Cavendon Hall series.
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, comes a striking, breathtaking saga featuring the aristocratic Inghams and the Swann family, who have loyally served them for generations.
It’s the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. But since the end of World War II, changes have arrived at Cavendon. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.
Told with Bradford’s inimitable deftness of prose and a beloved cast of characters, Secrets of Cavendon is a captivating novel that will draw readers in and grip them until the very last page.
- What is your bag of choice?- purse/tote/backpack and brand that you have?
I definitely prefer a handbag although I do carry a tote from time to time when I travel. Currently, I’m carrying an Hermès Kelly bag that’s about 15 years old and is burgundy, green, and navy. I have about 12 Kelly bags. I’ve been carrying a Kelly bag long before anyone paid attention.
- What are your top favorite beauty picks?
For perfumes, I love Fracas by Robert Piguet and 24, Faubourg by Hermès.
In terms of skincare, Deborah Mitchell Black Bee Venom Mask is great for small wrinkles. I also like Eucerin’s Hyaluron Filler.
I like Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleanser. I also prefer their eye makeup and eye makeup remover.
For lipstick, Guerlain.
I used Estée Lauder pressed power.
I keep a scarf around the handle of my bag like the French.
- What do you always carry in your bag/purse/carry-on for beauty products?
Always dark sunglasses (Gucci) and red lipstick (Guerlain)—my armor against the world. The Guerlain lipstick has a mirror, which is great. My Taurus zodiac compact powder by Estée Lauder, which was given to me as a gift by Hollywood journalist Jeanne Wolf (not pictured as it’s with my other makeup currently).
A notecard holder with custom stationary and some pens—one is mini Louis Vuitton pen given to me by Kathie Lee Gifford.
A leather heart keychain given to me by my husband Bob Bradfrod.
A business card holder.
Two pouches—one with credit cards and one with money.
I don’t carry any books with me. I do most of my reading at home.
My iPhone (not pictured as it’s being charged!)
- What are you currently reading (can be books/magazines)?
I’m currently reading Jack the Ripper by Gyles Brandreth and How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide of Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman. This is for research. My new series takes place in Victorian London.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and raised in England where she began her writing career as a journalist. She has written thirty international bestsellers. Secrets of Cavendon is her thirty-second novel. In 2007 Queen Elizabeth awarded her the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her literary achievements. A Woman of Substance, her first book, has sold more than 32 million copies. She lives in New York with her husband of 54 years, TV and film producer Robert Bradford. Visit barbarataylorbradford.com.