‘I AL­WAYS PACK A TON OF STUFF’

What’s it like trav­el­ling with an In­sta­gram star? From Cam­bo­dia to Ti­bet to Paris, just be glad you’re not the one car­ry­ing her suit­cases

Friday - - Fashion -

What’s the one item you could never travel with­out? My phone charger. For me it’s very im­por­tant to be in­formed about what’s hap­pen­ing in the world, check the map, con­nect with the lo­cals or write to my close ones. My phone is my life! How much lug­gage do you usu­ally take on a week’s trip? It’s Mu­rad’s [her hus­band] favourite topic to rant about, as he car­ries my lug­gage! At the very least, two suit­cases ac­com­pany me ev­ery­where. Even if we go on a small trip for a few days, I al­ways pack a ton of stuff, as you never know what the weather will be like, what places you’ll visit and which clothes will go well with them. That’s why I al­ways try to take sev­eral op­tions for each lo­ca­tion. You al­ways match your out­fits so well to the lo­ca­tion you are in – is this some­thing you have al­ways been able to do or have you got bet­ter at it the more you travel? I al­ways loved fash­ion and was in­ter­ested about it, but there is no limit to per­fec­tion. I get in­spired by people and coun­tries we’re visit­ing, I’m try­ing to take some­thing from each cul­ture and ex­press it in my out­fits. You take a lot with you – what are you top tips for pack­ing in the most eco­nom­i­cal way? First of all, you have to make a list of all the things you want to take and con­sider the weather con­di­tion of the city you’re head­ing to. Se­condly, heavy things should be packed as an equal layer at the bot­tom of the suit­case, while main­tain­ing bal­ance. At the very top, you should put dresses, and suits, which you should pack into a gar­ment bag - this will help main­tain its form and pre­vent wrin­kles. Thirdly, I re­ally like tak­ing travel-sized cos­met­ics, they take up less space and re­duce the lug­gage’s weight. What kind of lug­gage do you take? When it comes to a suit­case it’s im­por­tant for it to be sturdy and min­i­mal­is­tic. My per­sonal choice is a Tumi 19 De­gree in alu­minum. I also try not to take hand lug­gage, aside from my travel-size make-up kit, a sleep­ing mask, a book and a player with my favourite mu­sic. Where is your favourite place to travel to? We re­ally loved Cam­bo­dia, we’ve been there sev­eral times and even spent New Year’s Eve there with our friends. It was one of the most un­usual cel­e­bra­tions – it was quite mod­est, as the real magic hap­pened later. We woke up re­ally early on Jan­uary 1 to see the sun­rise at Angkor Wat. You feel some­thing spe­cial there – I rec­om­mend it to ev­ery­one! How do you man­age to feel com­fort­able but look stylish at the same time? I of­ten leave the house early in the morn­ing and don’t have the time to go back and change my out­fit, so I try to wear clothes that can be eas­ily trans­formed into evening at­tire. Even a sim­ple out­fit can be changed into a stylish look by adding a lit­tle colour. It can be red lip­stick, bright shoes or mas­sive jew­ellery. The most im­por­tant thing is to feel com­fort­able and con­fi­dent, if your out­fit helps you in that, you’ll look great. What is the one piece you’ll be buy­ing to travel with for sum­mer 2017? I’ll pick sun­glasses, as there’s lots of sun­light in sum­mer, which can harm eyes if they’re not pro­tected. Es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing that we’ll travel to sunny Mau­ri­tius and mys­te­ri­ous Ti­bet, where, de­spite the mon­soon sea­son, the sun is shin­ing bright. I will also visit Paris, where sun­glasses will not only pro­tect from the sun, but also ac­cen­tu­ate a stylish out­fit.

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