Keep Some Items on Hangers
There are some things that will wrinkle just by sitting down. For those items, I find the best way to pack is to keep them on the hanger and place them inside a garment bag.
Knits are great when traveling – T-shirts, leggings, sweater pieces (all things that you can layer on and off) and, of course, I always travel with a black signature Herve Leger dress.
Consider the Climate
When packing for warm weather I bring tunics in every color imaginable, sunscreen, leggings, a great dress that can translate from day to night with the change of shoes and a statement necklace and a swimsuit.
When packing for cold weather I take comfortable boots, leggings and pashminas. It's important, however, to remember that often the colder outside, the warmer inside – so dress in layers so you can regulate your temperature.
Beauty-wise a confident attitude is always the key, I say, but I also always pack Aquaphor Lip Balm, Dr. Lancer products and a Bon Chic Fragrance.
Nylon Bags are Key
As for my carry-on and luggage, I like to grab an oversized nylon bag because it's easy to fill up, but just as easy to empty and pack away. I should say, however, that if I had the time and could travel by ship…I could easily fill a steam trunk.