Packing for Milan fashion week in the European autumn going into spring requires a hefty suitcase. I began thinking of necessity first, which for me is to ensure I am warm – I hate the cold and hate feeling the cold! Taking one or two winter jackets or coats in differing silhouettes is most pre-styling I’ll do for myself with winter dressing; chic on top, Uniqlo heattech underneath.
Shoes and bags are important. Wherever you invest your money, don’t do it on clothing – do it on shoes and bags. Accessories last forever and age like fine wine. I was lucky enough to be loaned a Fendi purse for my week ahead, which was small but surprisingly practical. I was very excited to wear it through the week.
The hard part about traveling from Australia is sometimes spending more than 24 hours on a plane; wanting to feel fresh and ready to go is often slowed by jet-lag, plane break-outs and a tired body. It had been so long since I last did a long-haul European flight, but the main things for me to remember to do is drink plenty of water during a flight as you don’t realise how dehydrated your skin can become up in the air.
When packing for fashion week, bringing a smaller version of my day and night skin care routine is important to do mid-flight or on your stop-over and when almost landed at your final destination. Exercise can be awkward to make happen on a plane but feet stretches, many trips to the bathroom and corner of-the plane stretches are what save me during a long-haul journey.
Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy, Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask and Ella Baché Radiance C Defensive Antioxidant Mask
One week In Milan has given me the revitalisation and energy needed for 2022. The inspiration and life that are absorbed from travel and experiences are such a special thing to have back in our lives.