As I mentioned to you HERE, I’ve been coming at you from China for the past week, where I’m exploring ancient ruins and learning about the country’s culture and rich jewelry heritage. I have lots of stories in store! But first, a quick peek into my carry-on luggage, just for fun.
I brought everything I’d need to stay comfortable and entertained for the 17-hour flight in 2 bags: my beloved Nina Ricci Ballet, (which stashes my laptop, chargers, wallet, gum, the works) and this great, monogrammed John Hart duffel that my mom gave me for Christmas. I’m sort of obsessive about organization, so inside the big bag you’ll find a change of clothes and lots of smaller bags. The marigold and rust-striped Chief Trunk pouch holds all the little toiletries that keep me feeling human after a night spent inflight, while the Tom Ford number contains my makeup. Between the two, I figure I can survive for a few days in the event that I arrive at my destination but my luggage does not. I always like to bring my own blanket, and this RVCA one is my current favorite. Love a little tassel action, wherever I can get it. I read three books on Egyptian mythology in order to prepare for THIS SHOOT, and I brought them with me to refer back to while writing the resulting posts. I’m pretty nerdy about research, but I love when fashion actually gives me the opportunity to learn something new about the world. After China, I’m continuing on to Vietnam and Cambodia. In order to pull that off, I had to collect all sorts of paperwork and visas. These are being kept organized in a chic, chevron JVDF sleeve. Finally, there’s a bright little JCrew bag tucked in there which protects all my Young Living essential oils, a new obsession that Donna Karan turned me onto. I had a raging cold when I boarded that plane, and I swear those oils are solely responsible for getting me through it.
We’ve talked a lot about responsible fashion around here lately, and in that spirit I have to give a big high-five to Teysha, the Austin, Texas-based company who made the slippers I’m wearing and who are doing really fantastic things for the cause of sustainable style. Besides those, I wore a soft, oversized T by Alexander Wang shirt and a divine pair of Donna Karan leggings. More on those coming up next!
|PHOTOGRAPHY| by Zachary Lynd