Hello my lovelies! As anyone who follows me on Instagram or Twitter may have noticed, I’ve spent the past month back in Australia (via Bangkok) seeing all my favourite Australian people for the first time in two years (which explains my absence on here; I’m sorry!) and living out of a suitcase in the process.
After hundreds of flights and countless visits to far-flung locations in my lifetime, I’ve got the act of packing down to an art form (although my boyfriend – who points out that my shoes alone weigh as much as his entire luggage every time we travel – would beg to differ).
So when Michael Kors asked me to be a part of their new Instagram campaign (#WhatsInYourKors), it felt only appropriate to share the secrets of my travel bag (the contents of which are still scattered around my living room). Because I want something I can carry on the plane with me (and actually lift into the overhead compartments), but which is still chick enough to land a seat upgrade (if you’re lucky), an oversized handbag is perfect, and this Michael Kors Hamilton tote is about as luxe as travel can get.
I fret at the thought of being without any creature comforts for the duration of a long-haul flight, so my bag is packed with: a paper, book and magazine (a long-haul flight is good for one thing: finally having time to catch up on my reading!), two passports , tickets and a Luxe travel guide for my destination, a notebook for offline inspiration and scribbling, my iphone and ipod,Michael Kors sunglasses (for disembarking in style), Michael Kors metallic pink purse and Anya Hindmarch golden coinpurse, business cards, spare jewels, Michael Kors perfume, Chanel nailpolish and lipstick, Clarins concealer pen, Michael Kors face mist and hand cleanser, snacks and a few random souvenirs collected from my travels.
(Not pictured, but also essential: a Louis Vuitton leopard cashmere scarf for snuggling on chilly planes, lip balm, baby wipes, body lotion and a packet of beauty samples for in-flight hydrating and pampering (because cabin air is horrid), water, sleep mask, ear plugs and socks.)
Win a Michael Kors bag!
To be a part of the #WhatsInYourKors campaign yourself, just snap a picture of your handbag and its contents, share on Instagram and tag @MichaelKors. The team at @StylistMagazine will be hosting a gallery of all their favourites on their site, and the best picture will win a gorgeous Michael Kors Selma handbag.
Michael has also selected his favourite spring essentials for the season, and they could be yours; just sign up here for a chance to win (because after all, a girl can never have enough bags). Good luck!
I’d love to know what you all take with you when you travel? Do you have any savvy tips to make packing and flying a more glamorous affair?