I’ve just zipped a carry-on-sized suitcase that holds all the contents necessary for me to look presentable (maybe even good!) for nine days. Bow to me, gods of efficient packing, because my days of checking two huge bags for a one-week trip are dead and gone. Read on to learn how to pack like
an OCD organizer a pro for your next vacation.
- Choose pieces that complement one another both in color and in style. That means choose a color scheme and stick to it, but also choose a general look so that pretty much any and every piece can be mixed and matched. This should be easy for those of you who are more consistent in your dressing, but for those of us who are fans of dress-up days and odd outfits, it can be more of a challenge.
- You get one statement piece, so choose wisely. Something like a great skirt or jacket is better than a dress because it can be mixed in with a handful of the other pieces you’re bringing, in case you need to repeat.
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Deborah Oks, 20, mixes her eclectic sensibility with items she borrowed from her fam. Deborah, an architecture student, is wearing her sister’s tunic from Rapsodia, and, get this, her grandma’s tights. (“It’s true,” she exclaimed and showed us the waistband at her ribcage. “See how high!”) We also heart the red accents from the necklace (a present) and slides, which Deborah picked out while traveling in Cusco, Peru. Keep reading »
When Buenos Aires starts to feel like an outdoor sauna, smart porteñas like Gretel Morús manage to stay cool and pretty in pink. Busy lady Gretel, 32, is a freelance fashion designer who is also working on a line of hair accessories. This lady travels—her dress is from Portobello Road in London, her bag was 29 euros from Sara in Cyprus (“My best buy!” she exclaims), her shoes are handmade from Mandarine in Buenos Aires and her sunglasses are Ray-Ban. We also love her pink camo infinity headphones, and (you guessed it!) pink iPod Nano. Keep reading »
Spotted leaving Buenos Aires Fashion Week at La Rural: Carolina Hornos channeling “90210″ legend Brenda Walsh in her prime—healthy, slightly rebellious and the very best of early ’90s Americana all in one spunky little package. Vest from Rapsodia, belt from Tabatha, skirt by Complot, and boots by Ricky Sarkany. Like Brenda way back when, Carolina is also a student. She attends the Instituto French in Buenos Aires. Keep reading »
Let’s talk about friendship. Friends who go to Buenos Aires Fashion Week together, stay together. Or in this case, pray together. (Left to right) Mariana Choo, 27, Christina Hwang, 25, and Sophie Park, 27, met at church and are all originally from Korea. Guess which cutie is the fashion major (Christina, grey dress from Korea), med student (Mariana, Tommy Hilfiger striped sweater) and potter (Sophie vintage turquoise sweater, dress from Forever 21)? Enough with the games. More importantly, we applaud female bonding in the form of these three insisting on being photographed together! Keep reading »
We adore Belen Sozogni’s colorful and free-spirited style. A painter (of course!), she pulls together her pink cardigan, green pants (from an Indian clothing store at Plaza Italia) and patterned purple top (from a store in San Bernado La Costa) in a fresh new way. Hey, we think her idea of comfort — perfect for strolling through a Buenos Aires street market — is a visual treat for us. Keep reading »
Buenos Aires’ Palermo Soho is teeming with busy cuties like Lola Torres, who was walking briskly to work when we begged her for five minutes of her time. We’re just totally feeling how that bright strawberry dress warms up her skin tone, not to mention that punchy bag (we even like her delicate calf tattoo). The literal icing on the cake is her asymmetrical hairdo, which kind of makes us want to rock a curly, one-sided bob right now. Lola patiently waited as we barely communicated in halting Castellano, and had to book it to work once the pictures were taken. ¡Muchas Gracias Lola! Keep reading »
Florencia Broussain, 22, was strolling through the San Telmo antique market when we got a load of her darling shirt-dress. Florencia, a Chilean design major, told us she made it herself. This young lady must love street purchases—she thinks the scarf around her waist is from another antique market, and is certain she bought her shoes and bag from the Plaza Once street fair in Buenos Aires. Keep reading »
We stopped Anna Crittenden, 23, exiting a shoe store. Initially, she protested about getting her picture taken, saying, “I don’t look very good.” Nonsense! This chick — originally from London and visiting her bro in Argentina–looks like she rolls out of her bed gorgeous and trend savvy—especially with that vintage Chanel bag (from a flea market in Rome), a super worn “I Heart NY” T-shirt from a Manhattan street vendor, shorts from Ebay and Topshop gladiators. Keep reading »
Lately, the supposedly friendly skies have gotten pretty hostile for passengers. Last month, Joan Rivers was detained due to her suspicious-looking passport, and over the weekend, director Kevin Smith got booted from a plane, supposedly for being too fat. Now, The New York Post reports that a New York City doctor was asked to get off a plane yesterday, apparently because he repeatedly asked flight attendants for water to give his 7-month pregnant wife during a two-hour delay on the runway. The flight attendants claimed that giving water to passengers before the plane is in the air goes “against corporate policy.” Rules like this were probably meant to keep passengers safe—but making a thirsty pregnant woman suffer seems like cruel and unusual punishment. [HuffPo] Keep reading »