Travel nourishes the soul, inspires fresh perspectives and opens your eyes to new experiences. I'm thrilled to share with you my latest campaign for Melbourne based brand MIMCO.
Inspired by the freedom, and individuality that comes with travel and experiencing new cities, I've hand-piked my favourite accessories from the latest MIMCO collection to share with you. From the ultimate travel companion - the oversized 'Phenomena Tote', to my favourite Enchantress Hip Bag, each piece is as versatile as it is practical for a life of wanderlust.
I also took the time to sit down with the MIMCO team, to share some of my thoughts and attitude toward travel in a recent interview.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TRAVEL TIPS?
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A STOP-OVER
Being confined to a plane for extended periods is a big ask, regardless of the class you fly. Break up the journey and spend a night or two en-route to and from. Have a stretch, a shower, a sleep (and in my case a shop), it’s worth it and will help you hit the ground running.
Lugging around heavy luggage is a nightmare when traveling across multiple destinations. Pack only essentials and a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched easily. Pack smart, and leave behind heavy items like hair-dryers that can be found easily in most destinations.
CARRY A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PASSPORT
Keep a copy it in a separate (secure) bag, trust me, it will help if you find yourself separated from your passport.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO TRAVEL ACCESSORY?
A great oversized tote bag with separate zippered compartments is a must! Zip away all your important documents in one section, pack a change of shoes for when you’re running around, as well as a wrap/scarf, if you’re stuck out and its gets cold.
The tote is an essential on and off the plane and the Mimco PHENOMENA TOTE is the perfect size, shape and colour (the gold works with every outfit!).
WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER GET ON A PLANE WITHOUT?
A change of clothes (to freshen up when you land), An oversized pair of sunglasses (hides a multitude of sins after long-haul), my Laptop (to get some work done) and a scarf/wrap (to ward off the mid-flight chill).
WHAT DOES ADVENTURE MEAN TO YOU?
To me, adventure signifies no fixed start or end, no solid plans, and a willingness to explore and adapt to what ever is thrown your way.
DESTINATIONS YOU'RE CURRENTLY LUSTING OVER?
I have so many amazing places on my lust list – many I’ve been to and can’t get enough (Maldives, Paris, Greece, Croatia), in terms of bucket list – I’d love to visit Patagonia, the landscape there is so surreal and unique. I’m not much of a cold weather lover, so rugging up would definitely be a must!
WHEN ARE YOU IN YOUR ELEMENT?
When I’m on the go – meeting new people, exploring new places, learning new customs. I love to always be on the move and get bored very easily, which is part of the reason, I love to travel! There is always something new and exciting to uncover.
For me, #beinyourelement represents taking a chance and making magic happen. #beinyourelement
THE MIMCO TRAVEL ACCESSORY EDIT
OUTFIT 1 - Lover Dress, Unreal Fur Coat, Mode Collective heels
OUTFIT 2 - Lover Dress, Kookai Boots
OUTFIT 3 - Keepsake dress