Show Us Your Purse

■ Who? Alison Victoria Gramenos, creative director at Silverton, host and designer of HGTV’s "Kitchen Crashers," president and designer of Alison Victoria Interiors

■ Location: Silverton

■ Handbag: Balenciaga Motorcycle bag

■ Are handbags status symbols? Absolutely a status symbol, as well as a direct reflection of who you are and what you do. Women dress for other women, and we know bags, so I think they could be either a great divider or a great uniter.

■ What does this bag say about you? I love the Balenciaga Motorcycle bag because it says I’m a little rough around the edges but I know how to class it up when I need to.

■ If someone found your bag and looked inside, what would he/she think of you? They would most likely think this girl is a secret slob or maybe that I was on my way to a CoinStar because I have, like, $200 in loose change at all times in every one of my bags.

■ What’s the most important item you’ve carried in your bag? A picture of me and my older brother with Tupac Shakur

■ What’s the strangest item you’ve carried in your bag? I always carry a fake mustache.

■ Tell us about the first special bag you owned. It was the Gucci bucket bag and I’ll never forget it. My first boss had it and I wanted to be just like her so I saved up my first four paychecks and got it, but I would never wear it to work. I was embarrassed that she might think I was a copycat.

■ Knockoffs: Love ’em or hate ’em? I personally can’t stand them because I know it’s fake so I could never be confident wearing it. I know confidence is all in the way you carry yourself, so I must not carry knockoffs well.

■ Image is … EVERYTHING!

■ What’s in your bag? 1. Twenty lip balms, 2. Fish oil pills, 3. Mace spray, 4. Fake mustache, 5. Flashlight (to find everything in my bag), 6. Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, 7. Note pad and Swarovski pen (I’m always sketching or taking notes). (In a weird way, I’m like Mary Poppins.)

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Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
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Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
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