Lotte, the founder and creative director of MÁDARA, allows us to look into her bag and reveals some of her soul and fashion essentials for this autumn (and where to get them).

THE BAG ITSELF
This Mini Bag by Latvian fashion brand Vaskala is coming from the stylish Paviljons fashion store. Being a passionate admirer of Latvian designer creations, clothing and accessories, I'm a frequent visitor of theirs.

INSTANT PICS
Fobo snapshots from the opening party of the new MÁDARA factory.

PROGRAM OF THE SOUND FOREST 2016 FESTIVAL
The annual Sound Forest Festival (Skaņu Mežs) for adventurous music and arts aims to offer alternatives to dominant views on culture. This year, I definitely suggest to pay special attention to Santa Ratniece and King Midas Sound.

A GOOD READ
The recently published Diary by Alvis Hermanis, the well-known Latvian director. A plus – its pocket size that allows me to carry it with me on my flights, so I'll finish it for sure.

SUNGLASSES
Classics. Ray Ban. Just bought them in Barcelona. I was just passing by the shop, and these really caught my eye. The kind of sunnies you put on, and the world seems a cooler place.

SKINCARE ESSENTIALS
There are two current favourites from MÁDARA I'm always taking with me. The new SOS INSTANT MOISTURE+RADIANCE HYDRA MASK, which I use not only on my face, but also for my hands, as my skin tends to feel so dry and dehydrated after those long flights. And, of course, our new PLUM PLUM lip balm – an autumn must-have that will be available very soon.

NAIL POLISH
I adore grey, nude, sage and earth tones. This grey one is almost of the same colour as my bag. Nail polish from Mavala.

MÁDARA EMPLOYEE ACCESS CARD
No other way to enter the workspace!

And what are some of your autumn can't-live-withouts?