Get electrified by a seventies vibe. Travel with style like a rock icon.
You heard of Mick Jagger, I'm thinking. Maybe y'heard of his Nicaraguan-born actor wife Bianca. There's a shot floating around the tumblr universe of the pair of 'em in the back of a limo on their wedding day in 1971, B in a white silk suit with conical teat begging to shucked.
See Bianca (and Mick) here!
Anyway, gal knew how to travel. Super fly all the way. No expense spared. Big trouble for Mick!
Bianca epitomised the jet-set lifestyle. And you can too! But how? Here's five pointers that'll not only relieve the monotonous infinity of airplane travel but deliver you a kind of chic as gorgeous as the raucous laughter of bikinied gals on a summer's day.
1. Y'need a leather weekender that'll come aboard: And it ain't going to be from a surf company. You're going to loose a thousand shekels, min, from your purse and get something from the house of Saint Laurent or Mulberry. It's shallow, yeah, but you'll be treated differently, you'll feel different. And jet-set is all about perception and feel.
2. Dress for the wedding of a prince. You'll be surprised how often you get upgraded if you roll into check-in dressed to the heavens. Patent leather kicks, slim-fittin' pants, a good button-up. Whip up the frenzy with a spritz of Tom Ford tobacco-vanille cologne.
3. Bring along a gal with style as well as two languages in her gourd. And she can't work strip bars on the weekend either. No plastic cones. No skin drawings. She'll wear a jumpsuit, a pantsuit, a tuxedo. And she'll be your entry into bars and clubs from Paris to Buenos Aires.
4. Lose the surfboards. You won't be carting a coffin through airports, at least if you wanna appear jet-set. If you can't afford a boy servant (in all-white uniform with box hat) use whatever sleds you can find at your destination. A true jet-setter, of course, has myriad surfboards stashed all over the world.
5. No Dre's. A wise pal o mine (the sunglass designer Graz) likened the Dre-Monster headphone thang to Ed Hardy. Cool, if you were the very first to break 'em open; horrific in every sense now.
Small tips! But so much wow!