I”m often asked how many bags I take with me when I go to Italy for two or three weeks. My answer, one carry-on and one personal bag. This seems to be a challenge for most women. When I tell them I only take two pair of shoes they go into defense mode. More shoes is more, right?
Summer fabrics make packing light easy as they take up less space in your luggage. The key is choosing colors and patterns that can be layered and matched with every other piece.
Here’s an example: If your accent color is a strong, vibrant, turquoise blue, but you have a favorite jacket that is a pastel pink, well that’s not really going to work, is it? What do you wear the pink jacket with?
White pants you say. Yes, but the idea is that each piece can be interchanged.
Conclusion: you must leave the pink jacket at home, or change your accent color.
To illustrate this concept I got together with professional model and friend, Rhonda Sargent Chambers. Rhonda supplied her classic travel wardrobe, which she tells me she wears year-after-year, and I supplied the makeup, photographs, and a bottle of prosecco.
Head over to my travel blog Adventures of a Carry-On to see more photos and read the rest of the story.
Here are a few more photos from the shoot, Summer Travel Style.
I have happily married my love of makeup and beauty with a passion for travel in my first published travel story. Wanderingeducators.com is a treasure trove of information for all things travel related; well organized and well written. I’m very proud to be the new, travel/style editor. Read the story here.
A simple but elegant chignon for the Marina film shoot; perfect for a black tie event, wedding or, in this case a night of dinner, dancing, and gambling on a luxury vacation cruise. I really enjoyed the chance to create pretty and classic looks for the Marina film shoot. A bit of glamour mixed into daily life is just so civilized – even if it is staged. To see other hairstyles go here.
As mentioned in an earlier post, I spent two weeks working with a production crew filming marketing materials for a luxury cruise line. Production work normally requires minimal hairstyling, but for this job, I was asked to create very elegant and sophisticated hairstyles. This was challenging and gratifying at the same time as, it forced me to use skills that are not often called on. I was also blessed with a model who had absolutely gorgeous thick hair, with just enough natural wave to help me mold it into a beautiful up style. I am grateful to all the wonderful hairdressers I’ve had the pleasure to work and study with over the years especially Martin Parsons and Guy Kremer. for sharing their knowledge and helping me expand my repertoire.
I recently had the luck to land a two and half week job on board a luxury cruise ship. As part of the hair and makeup team I was asked to create glamorous hairstyles and makeup in keeping with the elegant interiors and upscale clientele of the new ship christened the Marina. Many of you may have seen the news coverage on Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart, the godmother of the the Marina. This was my first time on a cruise ship and I have to say, I am ruined. Absolutely, spoiled. The ship was beyond luxurious and the crew was first class 24 hours a day. As soon as I complete my edit of 1000 plus photos I’ll be back and tell you the rest of the story.