Stylist Djuna Bel is the true definition of eclectic cool. She’s got a rockin’ vintage collection (literally — she owns a leather jacket that once belonged to Jimi Hendrix), a home that rides the line between a magical treehouse and high-end design, and a career that takes her globetrotting to exotic locations.
With one glance, it’s easy to see why she is one of our Muses. Her laidback and unique vibe is the epitome of California-cool, comprised of a covetable mix of vintage and designer pieces that would make anyone drool.
Constantly on the go from one fantastic place to the next for her various gigs, her global perspective has helped influence and shape her personal style. We were excited to see how her distinctive perspective would influence her styling of our Resort Linen Silk Collection, so we sat down with Djuna to ask her about her must-have travel picks, packing tips, and where she wants to go next:
When outfit planning for summer travels, where do you begin?
I try to pack as light as possible — light fabrics, comfortable pieces.
What are some of your favorite destinations your styling career has taken you?
I feel so lucky that my job has taken me to amazing exotic places. It's always fun when a trip feels like a vacation. I love all the places I have been to — Mexico, South Africa, South of France, Bahamas, Caribbean....I don't know if I have a favorite. If there's good food, beaches, and nice people, I am beyond happy.
The Resort Linen Silk Robe is one of our favorite pieces from the collection. What do you like the most about it?
It's the perfect piece to transition from the beach to dinner.
What's the most important rule when it comes to packing a suitcase?
Make sure there's room for the things you buy while on vacation.
What's always in your carry-on?
Sunscreen! And a bikini (or 5).
Whose travel style do you covet the most?
I've oddly never thought about this. I'm all about beach and adventure time, so it's more about the destination and the activity that I covet.
How do you keep clothes staying fresh and wrinkle-free when traveling?
I try to travel to humid places so I can hang my clothes outside and they de-wrinkle the natural way.
Do you tend towards comfort or style when going on holiday?
What songs are currently on your travel playlist?
"Hot Fun In The Summertime" by Sly & the Family Stone, "Avalon" by Roxy Music, "Bubble Gum" by Kim Fowley, "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" by Baccara
Shoes — what are your rules for packing?
1 day-to-night sandal (Beatrice Valenzuela, usually), 1 sneaker for adventures, and maybe a low heel depending on where I'm traveling.
Dream destination of the moment?
I really want to go to the Maldives.