SE­CRETS OF A MODEL PACKER

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - HOW I PACK -

Split­ting her time be­tween her na­tive Australia and her home in Los Angeles, model Ash­ley Hart is no stranger to travel. Whether she’s hop­ping across the world from one glam­orous photoshoot to the next, lead­ing a yoga re­treat by a sun-soaked beach, or film­ing for her lat­est project – she’s a pre­sen­ter for Hel­loworld’s new travel show – the jet­set­ter knows that prepa­ra­tion leads to pack­ing per­fec­tion.

MY PACK­ING STYLE IS …

Well thought out. I write down what I’ll be do­ing on each of my days and pack based on that. I work out the num­ber of pairs of un­der­wear I’ll need, vi­ta­mins and so on. I take a min­i­mal num­ber of shoes and ac­ces­sories. I used to over­pack, but af­ter lug­ging so much stuff around air­ports, I’ve learned to be min­i­mal.

I PACK FOR A TRIP BY …

Try­ing to fit ev­ery­thing into a car­ryon. I pride my­self on it! I look at the weather fore­cast and plan ac­cord­ingly.

ESSEN­TIALS FOR A WORK TRIP …

Nor­mally they’re pretty ba­sic as there will be stylists and a hair and make-up team. I al­ways bring beige un­der­wear, sun­screen for un­der my make-up and my favourite snack bars.

Shoot­ing the Hel­loworld travel show was a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. I worked with the stylist in ad­vance, so my wardrobe was lim­ited to re­cy­cled fash­ion or sus­tain­able brands, which meant I wore a lot of my own stuff. So I had to plan dif­fer­ent out­fit changes based on each episode, bring­ing more out­fits with me than usual. I also did my own hair and make up, so I needed to bring a hair iron and make-up.

MY OUT­FIT WHEN I TRAVEL …

Smart, loose-fit­ting clothes. I al­ways wear a hat to cover crazy plane hair. On long flights, I’ll change into my PJs, but gen­er­ally I stay in my out­fit. I like look­ing nice when I travel.

MY LUG­GAGE IS …

Antler. It has been my go-to lug­gage for years. I love the four-wheel, zip­per suit­cases – I have carry-on and checkin bags in gold to match.

MY TOP CARRY-ON TIP IS …

To de­cant liq­uids into travel-sized bot­tles – this was a game-changer for me. Also, wear­ing my heav­i­est jack­ets and shoes to save on lug­gage weight.

I NEVER BOARD WITH­OUT …

A good book, pre­pared healthy food and snacks so I don’t have to eat the plane food, my re­fill­able wa­ter bot­tle and Swisse hy­drat­ing face mask.

I USED TO PACK …

Track­suits, but then I re­alised that I looked like a bum trav­el­ling in them! Plus, they take up too much space.

WASH BAG STA­PLES IN­CLUDE …

Elec­tric tooth­brush – it’s a lit­tle heav­ier, butI can’t live with­out it – Luma’s lip and cheek pod; Swisse rose hip oil – hy­drat­ing and heal­ing – and their BB cream, which feels great and also pro­tects my skin from the sun. Lastly, Olaplex hair treat­ment. I of­ten find with travel my hair gets ex­tra dry.

MY TOP PACK­ING HACK …

Theme your out­fits, so shoes and handbags al­ways match.

MY GO-TO TRAVEL APP IS …

Hap­py­cow. It’s great for look­ing up good healthy food spots.

I MAKE A HO­TEL ROOM FEEL LIKE HOME BY …

Drap­ing a sarong over the end of the bed. I al­ways travel with one and I think it makes the room look a lot more homely. Also, I al­ways pack a sage stick to cleanse the ho­tel room.

MY PACK­ING RES­O­LU­TION IS …

I guess I could lose the books and use a Kin­dle in­stead, but I do love an ac­tual book. Other than that, I’ve got it pretty down pat. AS TOLD TO PAUL EWART

HEL­LOWORLD PRE­MIERES TO­DAY ON CHAN­NEL 9 AND 9NOW AT 4.30PM

PIC­TURE: HEL­LOWORLD TRAVEL

Glo­be­trot­ter Ash­ley Hart vis­its the Golden Gate Bridge for the new travel show.

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