Essential CEO Style

What Our CEO Packs for Travel

When work takes you to the world’s fashion capitals, you have to show up looking and feeling great – really, nothing less would do when you’re connecting with the who’s who of fashion. Our Founder and CEO Christine Carlton has got the drill down pat with tried-and-true essentials that range from practical pieces to sweet indulgences…

1. David Yurman Sunglasses:“Sunglasses are a must both in the air and on the ground. I love these Cable Classics from David Yurman – flattering, chic and timeless.”

2. Comfy flats: “If I don’t wear a pair of flats to the airport (they’re super easy to kick off at security), then I pack some so I’m ready to walk anywhere.”

3. My iphone 8 Plus in Gold: “Maybe it’s just me, but the gold finish makes this must-have seem more like a piece of jewellery – it’s form meets function.”

4. My passport: “Forget the drawer or home safe, I travel so much I just keep it with me all the time now.”

5. Lip Balm: “Airplanes are so dry so this is a must. I put some on after the meal and before I settle into my in-flight sleep.”

6. Etro scarf: “I always keep one in my bag just in case it gets chilly, especially when I’m travelling on a plane - they get cold and I prefer this to the supplied ones wrapped in plastic!”

7. Chanel LipGloss: “The best! I probably have one in every colour.”

8. Prada Perfume: “Scent is a must but it can’t be overpowering which is why I love Prada’s Infusion d’Iris. It’s layered, yet subtle and has a soft, beautiful freshness.”

9. Lavender Oil: “This really works for calming nerves and, even if the effect is in my mind, it always makes the plane feel just a little bit cleaner and fresher.”

10. Smythson Chelsea Notebook: “I love taking notes and this is my go-to. It comes in gorgeous colours and I like to pick a new shade each year.”

11. My Swarovski Crystal Rosegold Pen: “Old-school alert- I love cursive! And I think everyone should have something beautiful to write with. This one is stunning.”

12. Raw almonds: “An easy and healthy protein snack on-the-go. Although, sometimes I cheat and have the chocolate-covered ones!”