As I get organized for my buying trip to NYC, I’m realizing, eleven years in, that I have some key essentials figured out. There are certain things that I need on hand at all times. Every day is a non stop circus, rushing from one showroom to another, spotting and forecasting the latest trends that my customers are going to want to buy five months from now. That means chasing down cabs and navigating cobbled streets, all while looking effortlessly chic. I also need to be ready to photograph or illustrate inspirations in my note pad, that are unique to the places I’m in. While heels are a must for me to feel put together, they are ridiculously impractical for fourteen hour days. My trick is, when in transit between appointments by cab or on foot, give your feet a breather and throw on a pair of flats (that you have handily placed in your bag).
In flight essentials: Anya Hindmarch Travel Case. Call 1 877 342 6474 to special order. Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes here. These are so great for freshening up your face during the flight. Smythson Bright Ideas notebook here. Muji pen here. Pantofola d’Oro flats (similar). JVC headphones here.
Arrival essentials: Oliver Peoples Hayley sunglasses. Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information. Leica D-Lux 5 camera (similar).
Anya Hindmarch thinks of everything and always creates useful compartments in her bags and accessories. Her travel case is two-sided. Zip open one side for all of your “take-off” needs, and flip it over for your “touch-down” essentials. Genius!