We talk to the epitome of Boho about her ultimate holiday destination, lost luggage & post-flight skincare!
1. Melissa debuts her handbag collection for SS15, which will you be rocking on the beach this year?
I'm loving Melissa's handbag collection! They are so perfect for carrying all your beach necessities and completing your beach look; I'll be rocking the Ikat Over-Sized Clutch this summer.
2. Favourite sun-seeking destination & why?
Australia. I can't get enough of the clean beautiful beaches and fun mix of people you meet! There are some great restaurants that really embrace the healthy lifestyle and most importantly, it's home for me. I've also been going to the Bahamas for years; living in Miami means I can get a taste of Paradise in under an hour flight!
3. In case you lose your luggage at the airport, what emergency items do you always make sure are in your travel holdall?
I'm advocate for an alkaline diet so the travel sachets of my Super Elixir help me maintain this even when I'm abroad and my shaker makes everything travel-friendly.
I'm never without my Melissa Odabash Brazil Bikini in Black - it's the bikini I'm photographed in every year and my favourite go-to bikini. My iPhone 6+ and charger, Dr. Sebagh's Night Cream, Invisible Zinc sun cream & Jouer cheek tints which are great multi-taskers! I also pack my Banjo & Matilda 'Surfer Cable' sweater for chilly aeroplanes and of course my 'Elle' hat!
4. Post-flight beauty – how do you refresh your skin after a long flight?
I try to drink as much water as possible in the hours following the flight (aim for 3 litres!) and then i'll exfoliate my skin with the Dr. Brant Microdermabrasion Scrub & moisturise with the Dr. Sebagh Rose de Vie Serum. If I'm visiting London I'll book a lymphatic drainage massage with Anna Maria at Dr. Sebagh's Clinic; it's so good to de-puff and rejuvenate the skin! I also love RMS makeup for a dewy base that immediately boosts the complexion.
5. What’s on your wish list from the Melissa Odabash SS15 Collection?
As always, I love the entire collection but this year I'll be pairing the Caracas Bikini in Rust with the Stephanie Lace Kaftan for a touch of a boho and my Over-Sized Aztec Clutch.