Olivia Chantecaille's Holiday Essentials
Creative Director of family-run beauty brand, Chantecaille, Olivia Chantecaille offers a peek inside her summer suitcase and reveals her holiday essentials...
"During the summer, nothing is more important than protecting yourself from the sun and you will rarely find me without a hat on. I have always loved a wide-brimmed straw sunhat. My favourite thing to do is to buy one on holiday as a nice memory of my trip."
"When the sun is out, the most important thing you can wear on your face is SPF, but oversized sunglasses add a great and stylish shield from harmful rays."
"I love a vibrant bikini - particularly vivid prints which complement a bright eyeshadow. They add a hint of shine and colour that can be worn poolside or while sightseeing."
"When I think of Morocco, I can’t help but think of Yves Saint Laurent. A cool and breezy maxi dress is ideal for exploring the Souks of Marrakech."
"I love to wear flats, especially if I am walking a lot. Sandals are comfortable and won’t be hot in a sun-soaked city. Plus, they work with any outfit."
"Traveling with my own robe and slippers is a complete indulgence and helps me to feel at home wherever I am staying. I love to throw on a robe in the morning while eating room service breakfast."
"I have a weakness for Charlotte Olympia’s slippers! I prefer them to the ones the hotel provides when walking to the spa or pool. I’m also hoping they come out with matching mummy/daughter ones soon!"
"An elegant jumpsuit is great for a night out. They are on-trend right now and they happen to pack very well."
"I have a great passion for flowers and I love a pretty floral clutch; it adds just the right colour touch to a holiday look."
The Skin Saviour
"I can’t travel without the Chantecaille Vitamin C-packed Pure Rosewater, it saves my skin - especially on the plane. Our beautiful Rose de Mai is packed with many benefits: it's soothing, calming, anti-ageing and anti-bacterial. I use it morning, day and night."
The Sun Protection
"SPF is the number one thing we can do to protect our skin. The Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50 keeps me fully protected and is strong enough to withstand the heat. The texture is amazing, never greasy or chalky and it acts as the most incredible smoothing primer for my no-make-up days."
"If I could only bring one song with me on vacation, it would be the song from my first dance at my wedding, Plus Je T’embrasse by Blossom Dearie. It instantly brings me back to a wonderful moment in my life."
"I carry a notebook with me wherever I go to jot down inspiration notes, thoughts for new collections and idea sketches. I bring a small notebook from Smythson, that fits into a small bag or pocket."
The Luxury Beauty Must-Have
"If I had to choose only one, I would bring our Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duo in Gardens of Marrakech. The duo has two shades inspired by the mesmerising colours of Morocco: a delicate, golden lavender sheen that reflects the amazing colour of the saffron crocus and a warm, golden brown infused with light-reflecting pearl and a satin finish. Our Lip Chic in Moroccan Rose also pairs really well with the eye shadow shades."
The Ultimate Family Holiday Vacation
"We love to go to warm destinations where we can explore new places as well as get some much needed rest. We love to swim, it’s incredibly relaxing and de-stressing so an ocean or pool are a must. My mother always taught us to pack a bathing suit in our carry on bag incase you lose your luggage!"
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