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PACK­ING LIST Moda Operandi’s artis­tic di­rec­tor shares her travel plans.


One of the best as­pects of my job is find­ing new in­ter­na­tional tal­ent to fea­ture. I have the chance to see the lat­est col­lec­tions from Pa­trí­cia Viera and Isolda when I go to Brazil, and from Josh Goot when I’m in Aus­tralia.


Back home in New York, I take road trips up­state with my hus­band. We stop at lit­tle towns in the Hud­son Val­ley. We love to ex­plore and shop for vin­tage items. I can’t wait to wear my Stella Jean sun­dresses and Christopher Kane pieces. I’m also ob­sessed with the Fritz wooden sun­glasses I found.


When I go to Aus­tralia, I stop by Bas­sike, which car­ries my favourite pants: A drop-crotch skinny jean. In Brazil, I ex­plore the vin­tage stores. I found so much beau­ti­ful jewellery the last time I was there. Ev­ery trip to Paris I make sure there’s time, even if it’s just an hour, to visit the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen. I re­cently re­dis­cov­ered one of my favourite artists, Do­minique Du­bien, there. I need more pieces from him.


A high­light in Brazil is din­ner with my favourite Brazil­ians: The Isolda sis­ters, Alessan­dra and Ju­liana Af­fonso Fer­reira. In Paris, I have a great power lunch with jew­eller Tom Binns and his CEO, Cristina Viera New­ton, Erin Dean from Equip­ment, de­signer Pa­trí­cia Viera, and Ramya Gian­gola from Go­goluxe. When­ever I’m in Paris I have din­ner with my edi­tor friends at Ferdi; I al­ways book at least three reser­va­tions a month be­fore trav­el­ling. In Syd­ney, I never leave with­out go­ing to Bill’s. They have the best break­fast ever! In São Paulo, Spot is the place to be. Aptly named, it has a cool at­mos­phere – and a very hand­some wait­staff. In Brazil, I look for­ward to eat­ing fresh hearts of palm. They’re like candy – you even can find them in the ho­tel mini­bar!


Ga­le­ria Fortes Vi­laça in São Paulo has the best avant-garde art scene. It will al­ways have some­thing crazy and in­spi­ra­tional.


In Syd­ney, I like Ice­bergs on Bondi Beach. It’s a swim­ming club where you can get a re­lax­ing mas­sage right on the beach. Ice­bergs, Bondi Beach, Aus­tralia

Pumps, Char­lotte Olympia at Net-a-Porter.com

Tay­lor To­masi Hill

Shirt, Christopher Kane

Dress, Stella Jean

Necklace, J.Crew at Net-a-Porter.com

Art­work by Do­minique Du­bien

São Paulo

Sun­glasses, Fritz Frames

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