Hello, thanks for visiting ‘In My Bag’. I’m Candice-Lee Kannemeyer and I live in the inspiringly beautiful
city of Cape Town with my husband and daughter.

I’m a fashion & beauty obsessed writer, stylist and public speaker. I love nothing more than dispensing beauty and fashion advice.

I spent the last 15 years working as a specialist fashion and beauty editor for top South African magazines like True Love, Destiny, Sarie and Fairlady.

I started ‘In My Bag’ because I felt I needed a platform on which to share all the fashion and beauty knowledge I’ve gained over the years.

I really believe that most women are completely overwhelmed by the choice of beauty products and fashion items available. With my blog, I aim to help them navigate the overcrowded isles, guiding them to make the best purchasing decisions when it comes to beauty and fashion items.

I have a penchant for beautiful silk scarves and, like most women; I’m obsessed with shoes – the higher the heel, the better.

I’m still trying to understand why most men dislike wedges (only the most comfortable style of shoe ever!), but think it may have something to do with the fact that the silhouette bears no relevance to the shape of their ‘ahem’ penis.
My ‘beauty cupboard’ is crammed with about 3 465 877 products (I’ve tried almost all of them) – and have the pictures to prove it!

I firmly believe a neutral coloured trench coat paired with big black sunnies and a red lip can make any woman look sophisticated and stylish.

Every day, I grapple with the challenges of being a mom and career woman and hope to one-day find that elusive ‘perfect balance’ – but believe wine (and the odd ciggie) helps.

Oh, and I can’t stop myself from buying vases, even though I have way too many dotted throughout my house.

Did I mention I like wine and the odd ciggie?!