Julia James is a very mysterious woman, so she does not carry a bag on her person. She likes to leave some things up to the imagination. However, there are essentials that she absolutely needs in her everyday life to keep up appearances and do her “job”. In order to detail these items and add depth to this Femme Fatale, I completed the required “What’s in your bag?” assignment, which states:
Your purse, bag, packpack, murse, whatever, is your constant companion throughout your adult life. What are the essentials in your bag that get you through the day? Take a picture of the items and detail each of them with a description.
This assignment is worth 3 points.
“Jewel”, having not earned enough money to buy one yet, drives a company car in which this bag stays. The matching ID holder contains her company ID and driver’s license. This, along with the single car key on the keychain, rotate between being stored in the bag and on her person because of their small capacity. Julia can easily strap them to her thigh, just like her gun, when walking. Also, inside this bag is an agenda and pen. Crucial to any legal secretary’s work, these items do not seem out of the ordinary. However, upon further investigation, this agenda contains meeting dates with her specific clients and separate meetings with their husbands for her “job” away from the job (More on that later). Although part of her seduction technique is her natural look, every woman knows that “natural” does not come completely natural, hence the beauty products. She constantly carries blush, mascara, lip gloss, a mirror, and a hairbrush to maintain her beauty, as it is crucial to her job (and her character as a Femme Fatale). Julia’s classic look is not complete without her black pencil skirt. Therefore, she carries an extra just in case she gets SOMETHING on her first one. Another item that she carries is a cell phone, which is typical of anyone in the twenty-first century. But, if we examine her call log, we might think a little differently about her, given that most of her calls are made to her clients’ husbands. The flashlight comes in handy for everyday occurrences, such as lighting the way as she walks alone on the cold streets of Chicago at night and to her car when she works late at night when the law office is closed. The final item that she keeps in her bag is a very, very, very sharp pair of scissors. Scissors can be used for a variety of things, such as trimming her nails and split ends, and cutting tags off of new, tight outfits. And this particular pair’s sharp edge makes it so they can pretty much puncture anything….and I mean anything.
As one can see, these items are all typical of a beautiful, single woman working as a legal secretary. Or are they…?