Libby Banks is Editor of MyDaily.co.uk and Style Editor of the Huffington Post. She’s getting married to Jon in July, and for her honeymoon they’re heading to New York before spending some time in the Hamptons and the beaches of New England.
Best outfit or fashion item for destination? A high waisted 50s bikini (Diane Von Furstenberg has some amazing styles), Linda Farrow sunglasses, a silk shirt for the evening (Equipment’s hot pink shirt is incredibly flattering), and a vintage turquoise kaftan that was given to me by my flamboyant grandmother.
Beauty tip? Never go out with our some serious SPF on your skin. I’m all about the faux tan (and staving off wrinkles). I love Invisible Zinc – it smells delicious! I also love Miller Harris Terre de Bois. To me it smells of summer.
What will you listen to? Warpaint, The Fool. I’m also slightly addicted to a compilation of early black rock’n’roll called Roll Your Money Maker.
What will you read? I’m going to take a couple of F Scott Fitzgerald titles to get me in the East Coast mindset. Probably The Beautiful And The Damned. I’ve also just been given a copy of Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman, which I reckon will be essential reading for a newlywed.
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran and The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Holiday packing tip? Pack your shoes. Put half of them back in your wardrobe. Bitter experience has show that I bring at least twice as many shoes than is humanly possible to wear on a trip.
What will you be drinking? Campari and tonic. Campari and freshly squeezed orange juice. Gin on the rocks.
What always comes with you? My iPod, a beaten up brown leather holdall that my parents brought back from Morocco.
Hand luggage or hold? Hold – I’m a prolific packer.
When do you feel you need a holiday the most? After fashion weeks and often, strangely, when I’ve just returned from a holiday.
What smells remind you of being on holiday? Adnams beer and fresh crab reminds me of family summers in Walberswick, Suffolk.
Do you keep your phone switched on? Emails off, phone switched on for emergencies.
Do you wear jewellery on holiday? Definitely. I think some serious statement jewellery is the secret to a minimal wardrobe. If you keep the clothes to a tight muted palette of caramel, navy, white, you can go crazy with neon or chunky gold necklaces.
Who is your favourite holiday companion? My boyfriend (soon to be husband!)
I dream of wearing… Head to toe s/s 2011 Jil Sander, a Christopher Kane fluoro cocktail dress for the evening, and an Alexander McQueen feathered ball gown.
Alexander McQueen ss/11