If you are starting to work out and diet to get ready for summer, and planning summer vacations, spring break getaways, long weekend mini-breaks, or a honeymoon its a good time to start thinking about how you will be traveling your makeup, skin care and haircare products.
|Chic air travel
I travel all the time both for work and for pleasure, and being that I am a makeup artist and a devotee of makeup, skin care and hair products its really important to me that I have an organized system to move everything around the country and around the world, and have it all arrive in one piece. Anyone who has ever traveled anywhere knows what a nuisance it is to arrive somewhere and find your makeup has broken, lotions and potions have leaked, or even worse the debris from this has migrated into your suitcase.
I have found that the key is to have incredibly well made, structured, strong cosmetic bags that are designed to hold up to the rigors of travel. Years ago I started to realize that all the celebrities I was working with traveled with beautiful, stylish travel cosmetic bags by Stephanie Johnson. Allowing for the fact that my actors and musicians traveled even more than I did, I knew they had to be onto something!
|Gelato in Turin
Consequently I too became a devotee of Stephanie Johnson travel makeup bags. I have used them for years, and if you have been a follower of this blog you will know that I have blogged about them frequently.
I’m busy organizing spending the summer in Italy again this year, so was super excited to see the new Stephanie Johnson Torino collection.
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection
Isn’t it lovely?
It’s an update of the Turin collection. The gelato hued zigzag weave is offset by a luscious raspberry patent leather trim and raspberry tassle zipper pulls. Inside the lining is fresh lemon.
Each bag is available individually, or if you’re like me you can choose an assortment, or the full collection.
I sometimes use the smaller bags as chic little clutch purses when I go out at night, and love to use the smaller bags as cosmetic purses inside my handbag year round.
Here are the bags individually
I use the Jenny Train Case to death when I travel. Its super sturdy and is easy to organize all my items and see them clearly.
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection Jenny Train Case
Hanging bags are ideal for travel. You can clearly see all your things and don’t lose valuable counter space.
|Stephanie Johnson Hillary Hanging Bag, Torino Collection
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection Hillary Hanging Bag
The Large Fiona Trapezoid sits upright on your bathroom counter, and is surprisingly spacious.
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection, Laura Trapezoid Bag
The Fiona Dome Cosmetic case slips into your handbag and is nice and slim. The extended zipper opening enables you to not only fit a lot inside, but to access it easily, as it opens wider than most bags.
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection Fiona Cosmetic Bag
The Mary Brush Case hold both makeup and brushes
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection, Mary Brush Case
And a girl has to have a color co-ordinated iPad case when she travels!
|Stephanie Johnson Torino Collection iPad case
For those of you getting married this spring/summer, Stephanie Johnson Travel Cosmetic bags are ideal to take on your honeymoon, and also make deliciously stylish and chic bridesmaids gifts.
|Everyone knows that kisses taste better in Italy!! ~ Kissing in Turin…
If you are a travel enthusiast (like me!) or if you just enjoy looking at other people’s travel, Stephanie Johnson has a fantastic blog that gives you a window into her chic and exciting life of travel, called
Stephanie Johnson Style Compass. In her blog she introduces you to fabulous places to go, where to stay and what to wear. Last year my entire wardrobe for Capri was based on the advice in Stephanie’s blog!
If you are an Italophile (like me!) and want to look at life in Turin,another blog I adore is
All Roads Lead To Pecetto. This is the lifestyle blog of an expat American girl now living in Turin with her handsome Italian man. It doesn’t get much better than that!