If you see a beautiful girl in a body-con, surf-inspired swimsuit, it is likely that she’s wearing a piece by designer Lisa Marie Fernandez. Eugenie Niarchos, Bianca Brandolini, Constance Jablonski, Elsa Hosk are just a few of the It girls who rely on the designer for their seaside getaway looks. Although her label is based in New York, Fernandez is frequently jetting off to some of the world’s most exotic locales, from Capri to Ubud, in search of inspiration for her namesake line. Here, the reigning queen of the jet set, talks about the best off-season destinations, the most luxurious hotel bathrooms on the planet, and private jets.
What’s your summer vacation destination? Patmos, Greece. My favorite thing to do is sailing to neighboring islands…Marathi, in particular.
Favorite off-season destination? St Barths.
Favorite mode of travel? Private jet.
Best or worst person you have ever been seated next to on a plane? Best: A sexy man I met who lives in Malibu.
Favorite airport lounge or restaurant? Singapore Airlines.
Go-to travel outfit? My activewear. The Karlie catsuit, in particular.
Best travel shoe? Trainers.
Name five essential pieces of clothing/accessories you can’t travel without: For warm weather: a rather large selection of Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuits, both bikini and one piece; Ancient Greek Sandals; my wrap blankets from Uruguay; Valextra 48-hour bag; Globetrotter luggage.
Best beauty products for travel? I apply any face and body cream before I board a flight.
What’s a big packing mistake to avoid? Not packing for any occasion… You just never know, do you?
Name something that always saves you when you are traveling… Baraboux battery pack for my iPhone.
What’s your favorite hotel in the whole world? I have many favorite hotels. Murtoli in Corsica; Palazzo Margherita in Puglia; La Reserve in Paris; Villa Tre Ville in Positano; Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole; La Colombe D’Or in Saint Paul de Vence; La Mamounia in Marrakech; Como Shambhala Begawan Girl in Ubud.
Most luxurious hotel bathroom you’ve ever seen? It is a close tie: Palazzo Margherita in Puglia or La Reserve in Paris.
Best souvenir you have ever picked up on a trip? On my recent trip to Comporta, I picked up a few beautiful Portuguese straw handbags.
Favorite piece of travel advice you have ever received? Beware of the driving in India.