Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 82
In My Bag
I DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT:
2. My Bric's Life 21-
Raw almonds for onthe-go energy.
inch cargo duffel bag
with wheels ﬁts a ton
8. A soft shawl to
My Figue Zena
Tuk Tuk tote for fun
Miel Grenade lip balm.
keep warm on the plane
and for breezy evenings.
3. Evil eyes - on a
A padded eye mask
with lavender to calm
down after long days.
necklace, bag, or ring -
for good luck.
4. Slip-on shoes,
10. Figue Goa trou-
such as the Figue
Arrow Iris, for ease
at airport security.
sers for day or evening.
Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer to
look energized all day.
My Travel Essentials
Stephanie von Watzdorf fashions an adventurous life.
PORTRAIT BY BALL & ALBANESE
HE COFOUNDER AND CREative director of boho-chic
fashion line Figue travels as
often as she can, with her
photographer husband Michael Lucas,
with friends, or alone. "People, varied
cultures, and color inspire me," she
says. Sparks from her travels to Marrakech, Mexico City, and Kenya's Lamu
Island follow her back to her Chelsea,
NYC, studio, where visitors can shop
for globally inspired caftans, handbags,
V I RT U O S O L I F E
sandals, and more. Von Watzdorf takes
a maximalist approach to her sojourns:
"I tend to overpack," she says. "I like to
have options and usually dress in layers.
I mix Figue with vintage and always
have a few shawls with me." Her travel
advisor, Woodmere, New York-based
Dede Thea, ﬁnds the perfect hotel, every
time. Among von Watzdorf's favorites:
the Four Seasons Hotel Milano for its
courtyard and prime location, and Paris'
Le Meurice, overlooking the Tuileries.