Saturday, 5 November 2011

Celebrity Airport Style: What They Wear

I used to love airports when I was a kid. I loved that on the otherside of the arrival gate were friends or family, ready to welcome you with love, their faces filled with joy when they see you and open arms ready to embrace your hug - very "Love Actually". Ok, you can all go gag now... ;)
I loved the constant buzz amongst other things and spending that waiting time prior to a flight scoring some awesome buys at the Duty Free rather than feel impatient or anxious about getting on the flight. More than anything else, I always got giddy with excitement when nearing the final destination.

Most of you already know about my weeny Celeb Style obsession, so it'll probably come as no surprise to ya'll when I do a post dedicated to Celebrity Airport Style. It's a mammoth one I warn you!
Unlike most of us regular folk, celebrities are a totally different breed when they take to the skies, there are no sweats, snugly or baggy clothing, it's all about looking super stylish. Let's not forget the sneaky paparazzi are always camped out at airports ready to photograph the stars at every opportune moment.

So what do they wear? Here are some of my fave jet-set looks from the stars, complete with serious oversized arm-candy to-die-for.

Black leather jacket and jeans - a favourite flying uniform with the stars! Not sure what Katy Perry was thinking at the airport though.

Absolutely adore Claudia Schiffers & Miranda Kerr's style here.
If you want to hide how shattered you are the A-listers secret weapon is a cool hat and a pair of oversized shades. Leggings are also dead comfy for long-haul flights.

Stripes, another simple formula for stylish airport chic.
Casual Cool-These guys have perfected the art of looking stylish, effortlessly cool and feeling comfy.

There's no sacrificing fashion for comfort for one major celeb, Victoria Beckham knows how to work the runway having covered thousands of endless miles... Seriously, I don't know how she manages to look ultra polished 100% of the time, but she always looks awesome arriving/leaving airports! Let's see, her uniform always consists of oversized glasses, gorgeous bag - YSL, Hermes naturally, and super fierce heels - Louboutin or Brian Atwood.

I think 2010 was when VB went through a hat phase... Loving Posh's pregnant airport style too. For more brilliant airport style evolution for VB check it out via The Sun here.

Cameron & Eva have clearly picked up some styling tricks from Rachel Zoe and Rosie looks model perfect no matter what she throws on.
Lady Gaga's travel looks are definitely not for the faint hearted, but she always gives us a good show, perhaps that's why they cleared her through security with a pair of handcuffs one time. Wonder if she changes into something more comfortable on the plane?

What's your favourite Airport Outfit? Do you have any of your own you wish to share and which of these looks would you steal?

I know that after a hideously long-haul flight our skin may look slightly dull & puffy, we may rock the bleary, red-eye look better than the undead, have crumpled clothing and ultimately not look our best but it's best to be prepared for all situations and stash everything you need in your carry on bag. I mean beauty essentials, statement pieces of jewellery to make your outfit rock.

When flying I generally opt for a mix of comfort with relaxed style when going on long international flights but am happy to mix it up a little for shorter European flights.
Ballerina's, boots or heeled pumps are great & easy for slipping off and on again through security posts, a large pashmina/printed scarf are great for keeping you warm and doubling up as a mini blanket plus some clever layering should keep you comfy and warm too. Monochrome outfits disguise wrinkles and spillages. Other must-have 'make you feel & look darn good' essentials when flying:
  • Facial Spray, moisturizer, hair brush, perfume, toothbrush/paste. Gum.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol if possible and keep rehydrated with plenty of water.
  • Eye drops: break out before landing to avoid red-eye.
  • On long-haul flights keep mobile and stretch.
  • Going somewhere straight from the airport? Yup, I've had my fair share of arriving in the early hours of the morning in Athens and headed straight out. I used to splash my face with cold cold water and apply make up prior to landing & changing into my outfit that i've had hung up. I also try to avoid flat (sometimes static) hair upon arrival to pretty much everywhere, so I now just twist my hair into a high messy bun when I touch down.

A Big No, No at the airport
Forget wearing belts, shoes with lots of buckles or lots of jewellery as you'll only have to take it off at security, instead keep it in your carry on bag.

Hope you enjoyed my Celeb Airport Style Saga...
Have a great weekend lovelies!

Images sources: JustJared, Vogue, Glamour, StyleBistro, Stylelite, Look, The Sun, & People Magazine
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