As the designer of Marchesa, dreaming up the most glamorous evening dresses that even Hollywood has ever seen; a mother of one adorable little girl named India and the wife of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman is no stranger juggling it all. And with a career and personal life that required her to take no fewer than 36 flights in 2011 alone, the brunette beauty has become an expert in traveling in style.
Here, the glamorous designer shares tips in time for your winter holiday:
Miles flown in 2011… “I’ve been on at least 36 flights this year…so far.”
Most frequent destination… “London, France, the Amalfi Coast in the summers. This year I went to Croatia.”
Travel must-haves… “Blanket, ear plugs and a feather down pillow with a Frette pillow case. I hate hotel pillows.”
Ready to go… “I wear skinny jeans, flats and a leather biker jacket or leggings and a T-shirt on a plane. I don’t always pack something to change into, but I should.”
Best airport to for shopping…” You can spend a lot of money at Heathrow. There is a Chanel store there! I do buy a lot of cosmetics at New York airports.”
In-flight activity… “I listen to my friend Karen Elson’s album [The Ghost Who Walks], for books I’m reading The Vulture and also books by Frances Osborne.
Most I ever packed… “I packed 12 pieces of luggage, plus two mannequins and two sewing machines for the Cannes Film Festival. The woman at customs asked me if I was moving (I was working) and I just said ‘No, I’m terribly indecisive.”
Forever lost…. “I went to the Venice film Festival and my luggage was lost. They [the airline] gave me 50 Euros and a toothbrush and I said ‘that’s not going to get me very far.’” Hotel Cipriani in Venice kept the stores open for me so I could get what I needed,”
Main Image: Georgina Chapman in the Marchesa New York headquarters. Photographed by Kristen Somody Whalen.