Packing and Travel Tips from Supermodel Emme!


Kristina of, Emme and Me!

Kristina of, Emme and Me!

I was a plus size model back in the day (way way back lol) and Emme was the one I looked up to.  So it was a true pleasure to meet her yesterday and as my Mom would say,  she’s a doll!  I was also able to ask her for a few packing and travel tips.  Here’s what Emme shared with me for my favorite ‘Travelin Divas’…You!

Emme’s packing tips:

  • Save the plastic. Take a plastic bag or plastic wrap from your dry cleaning and roll up in the plastic your linens, tops or anything that will wrinkle easily.  This helps prevent wrinkles while traveling.
  • Shake it out! When you arrive at your destination shake your clothes out.
  • Steam  the easy way.  Hang your items in the shower and let them steam out a little while you’re showering.
Maxi dresses are always a fabulous travel accessory!

Maxi dresses are always a fabulous travel accessory!

Remember she’s a supermodel! (lol) So she also offered a few ‘what to pack tips!’  Thank me later…

  • Walking shorts anyone? Going out while on vacay?  Of course!  You don’t want to wear those hot-hot shorts, so pack a pair of walking shorts.  They’ll be perfect for lunch, sight-seeing etc.  Pair them with a button up white linen shirt for a fab look.
  • Accessories…accessories…accessories. Emme said “don’t forget your accessories but not too much bling!”  Pack a few accessories that you can wear with several outfits.
  • Pack a LBD.  According to Emme we also should pack a little black dress even on vacation.  For vacation make it a wrap dress and pair it with fab pair of flats, cork wedges or dress it up with a pair pumps.
  • Pack a shawl. Like your LBD, Emme also urged us to always pack a beautifully colored pashmina shawl to fight off the cool breeze in restaurants.

Emme’s last tip for a fab vacation… “the Mommy in me also says drink a lot of water!”  (lol) We agree.

If you want to add a few fabulous pieces to your travel wardrobe, visit your local Macy’s for the fab looks featured from the fashion and more! Follow the hashtag #MacysEmme on twitter for upcoming dates and locations of future ‘Macy’s Welcomes Emme’ fashion events.

Be Happy.  Be Fabulous.  Be Well Traveled.

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** All images were taken by Kirstin N. Fuller aka ‘The Travelin Diva **


Author: The Travelin Diva

Self proclaimed 'Travelin Diva,' Kirstin is a DC native and graduate of Howard University! Pursuing her dreams in 2007, Kirstin launched the travel magazine Reservations Travel Guide which led her to start the fabulous travel blog to showcase the latest travel news, innovative travel products and the worlds' hottest destinations and deals. Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.

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  1. I never thought to use the plastic from my dry cleaning. That’s a good idea. Now steaming my clothes from the shower, I learned that in Japan because the iron situation at the hotel was horrible.

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    • I agree the plastic bag tip is a great idea. I never trust hotel irons or the fact that they’ll even have one, I carry a travel size steamer on every trip!

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  2. The flower wall was beautiful! So happy for the curvy girls getting positive representation.

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  3. OMMMMGGGGGG!! I love Emme! As if you got to see her in real life!!

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  4. I love a printed pant, it adds so much punch to a look. The bold yellow and print paint look is my absolute favorite.

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  5. I love that floral dress! So cute and versatile for work and date night! And that flower wall looks like it was beautiful

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  6. I guess I need to get up on wrinkle free clothes. LOL. I usually dry everything and hang immediately which helps alot.

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  7. Great fashion preview and packing tips. I never thought about rolling up my garments in a plastic bag I’ll have to try that.

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  8. Great tips. I’m usually a workout clothes person when flying, but all for comfort when I’m on vacation. Definitely second drinking water especially going to hot destinations.

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