LIGHTS! CAM­ERA! CHECK-IN BAGS

Look­ing the part on TV takes more than cabin bag­gage can carry

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - HOW I PACK -

Afix­ture on our TV screens for years, Ten’s en­ter­tain­ment ed­i­tor An­gela Bishop has in­ter­viewed ev­ery­one from Ni­cole Kid­man and Oprah, to the late Princess Diana.

Re­port­ing for Eye­wit­ness News, and as a co-host on Chan­nel Ten’s morn­ing show, Stu­dio 10, the rov­ing reporter trav­els the world to cover the big­gest award shows in show­biz. And as such, she packs to en­sure she’s al­ways red car­pet ready.

MY PACK­ING STYLE IS …

Pretty last-minute as of­ten, given the na­ture of my work, my trips are ac­tu­ally last-minute, es­pe­cially when it comes to break­ing news.

I PACK FOR A WORK TRIP BY …

First, check­ing the weather ... I have had to dress for red car­pets at the Emmy Awards that took place in tem­per­a­tures of 44C-plus, and at the BAFTA awards in Lon­don where it had been snow­ing.

MY ES­SEN­TIALS FOR A WORK TRIP IN­CLUDE …

Clothes for in­ter­views or red car­pets, shoes and hand­bags to match, mi­cro­phone for record­ing voiceovers on the run and my Chan­nel 10 and

Stu­dio 10 mic cubes. I’ve flown to Belfast for 26 hours, New York for 16 hours and fre­quently fly to LA for the day or overnight, but even on short trips I of­ten check in lug­gage be­cause of the amount of clothes and shoes I need to wear on cam­era. I pack shoes in boxes, as heels can break in lug­gage. I have clothes that don’t need press­ing, for in­ter­views. I pack red­car­pet gowns in tis­sue to stop creas­ing and I al­ways carry a spare bag that folds into a small square, just in case a spare shop­ping moment pops up!

MY LUG­GAGE IS …

Vic­tori­nox for check-in. Their suit­cases take what I throw at them. For carry-on I like my Pak­lite roller and my Louis Vuit­ton Nev­er­full tote.

I NEVER BOARD A FLIGHT WITH­OUT …

My Bird & Knoll Qan­tas limited edi­tion “Feels Like Home” scarf. It’s light, but has just enough cash­mere to keep me warm when airconditioning gets too cold on-board.

BIG­GEST PACK­ING MIS­TAKE …

When I packed muesli bars into my checked lug­gage on a trip to New York. The snif­fer dogs must have caught a whiff ... my bag ar­rived on the carousel cut open, even though I had a TSA-ap­proved lock that could eas­ily have been re­moved.

MY TOP PACK­ING HACK …

Is to pre­sume that any­thing can and will leak. I wrap ev­ery­thing liq­uid­based in re­us­able plas­tic bags.

WASH BAG STA­PLES IN­CLUDE …

La Mer skin cream and eye cream, plus some vi­ta­min C oil for af­ter each flight to give my skin a mois­ture blast.

MY GO-TO TRAVEL APP IS …

Uber, es­pe­cially in LA. In Venice you can Uber a gon­dola, and at Cannes you can even Uber a chop­per!

I MAKE A HO­TEL ROOM FEEL LIKE HOME BY …

Putting up draw­ings my 10-year-old daugh­ter, Amelia, has done for me.

AS TOLD TO PAUL EWART

PIC­TURES: BEV­ERLY HILLS HO­TEL AND BUN­GA­LOWS, CHAN­NEL TEN

Hol­ly­wood is a fre­quent overnight des­ti­na­tion for An­gela Bishop (in­set), Chan­nel 10’s rov­ing en­ter­tain­ment ed­i­tor.

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