American designer Tanya Taylor’s design philosophy has always been rooted in art, color and creativity. She hand-paints all the prints featured in each size-inclusive collection, ranging from US women’s sizes 0 to 22.
Her styles have been worn by a host of influential women, from first ladies Dr. Jill Biden and Michelle Obama to Hollywood celebrities including Meryl Streep, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kacey Musgraves, Gigi Hadid and Aidy Bryant.
Taylor has a special family trip this summer, from Belfast and Dublin for the sights in London for Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix (not to mention a Rolling Stones concert), and then to Port Helios in Greece for some beach vacations. . The variety of climates, events and venues (not to mention packing for two small children) present an interesting packing challenge.
Taylor recently shared more with wealth for the must-haves she never leaves home without.
“I get my best ideas when I’m exposed to new sights and sounds on my travels, and when that happens, it’s so helpful to have my iPad and pencil to sketch it all out.”
“Even in my everyday life, I like products that do double duty (it’s also one of my design philosophies), and even more so when it comes to travel. This two-in-one hydrating cleanser and makeup remover has been my favorite and I’ve gone through many bottles. It’s really gentle on my skin and yet effective, a soothing and refreshing way to end a day out in the sun.”
“After every trip, my kids and I would make a collage of Polaroids and postcards from the art museums we’ve visited. We do a lot of creative projects in our family and I believe it’s helping them grow into curious and expressive individuals.”
“I’ve been wearing these handmade sandals all summer. I can’t resist a bold, stylish sandal and these happen to be very comfortable even for long walks. I believe that style and functionality can coexist.”
“A stylish and durable bag that holds everything I would need on a day of exploring the city not only for myself but also for my two young children.”
A good book
“I don’t have much free time to read, but I like to curl up with a good book. You’ll definitely find me buried deep in one when I’m on vacation. One of the movies I loved last year was Maggie Gyllenhaal’s [adaptation of] The Lost Girlso i have [the novel] on my list to read on my next trip. I love how Elena Ferrante’s books explore complex female relationships and inspire people to travel.”
“When we were designing our summer swim collection, I specifically wanted a style that would work as a body for a fun night out. My family is spending time in Greece this summer, and I can’t wait to hit the beach in this swimsuit paired with our cute taffeta pants. All of our swimwear is made from eco-friendly, high-performance Italian fabrics.”
This is an installment of Baggage Claim, formerly known as 5 to Pack, a series featuring celebrities from all backgrounds and industries revealing what they always pack when they travel, whether for business or pleasure. pleasure