Isabella Rossellini, style icon and onetime companion of Twin Peaks director David Lynch taught me everything I need to know about packing for a luxury trip.
I was interviewing Rossellini as she lauched her role as brand ambassador of Silversea Cruises. Her staterooms contained her suitcases for the two week cruise to Vietnam--actually one small carry-on bag.
"Less is more," she told me. "I take a few elegant pieces that can go from day to night and then for makeup, I bring two lipsticks: a nude for day and a crimson for night."
Personally, I'd prefer to travel like a turn-of-the-century diva, with steamer cases and a greyhound on a diamond leash--but since I have yet to prove a familial connection with one of the crowned heads of Europe, I try to go with Isabella's advice.
If you're thinking, how can I choose two lipsticks for everything, think Tom Ford, king of elegant understatement. I love his Spanish Pink lipstick and a crimson pout of Wild Ginger is calling my name this summer.