Camilla Staerk, Designer

Photo: Spencer Heyfron

That is a very large purse.
It’s my everyday bag. It’s one of my designs from years ago, actually. You can put literally everything in it.

Does it hurt?
I try to be sensible about what I put in it, because when I put everything in it, it’s not good for my shoulders.

Where are you off to?
I’m going to brunch with a friend.

Will you please tell me what’s in there?
I just have my smaller clutch inside and my wallet.

So, basically, you have other bags inside the bag?
Um, yeah.

I detect an accent. Where are you from originally?
Denmark, but I’ve lived here for a long time.

Go back often?
Every three months for work, and I get to see my family.

And you take that thing through airport security every time?
Yeah, and I get a lot of … attention.

Interview by Rachel Baker.

Camilla Staerk, Designer