Travel Series 1: Travel Tips From Packing Pros
W+W: What are 3 items you can’t live without? At home or on the road?
Georgie: Earplugs, coconut water and my husband.
W+W: You directed Florence + The Machine’s music video Dog Days Are Over. What gets you through your big projects and what are you wearing to stay comfortable?
Georgie: I wrote and directed that video with my husband, Geremy Jasper and it was produced by our production studio, Legs http://welcometolegs.com. Drinking lots of water, wearing layers and comfortable shoes gets me through shoot days. I have a black leather Rick Owens gilet I wear a lot on shoots and for shoes it is either Clarks Wallabees, vintage vans or Golden Goose sneakers. And if the shoot is extra physical, occasionally I wear my hot pink and electric blue Nike trainers.
My rules of shooting are always to eat a big breakfast, space out coffee throughout the day, lie down on the floor with feet directly up at the wall at a 90 degree angle for at least 10 minutes to refresh my blood- my feet feel brand new and stretching in any down time. Also, I practice TM (transcendental meditation) twice a day and we have a ritual of having a secret beer before the last shot (if everything is under control)- ice cold Stellas, preferably.
W+W: What is your go-to travel outfit?
Gerogie: Jeans, Isabel Marant sneakers, Rick Owens zip up sweatshirt, Acne leather jacket, Falerio Sarti scarf, face mask and 2 pairs of thick socks. Or I wear a convertible Electric Feathers dress which can be worn many ways, layered cashmere cardigans, tights and flats. If I am wearing a dress I bring wool knee socks to wear during the flight.
W+W: Any upcoming projects you can you tell us about and where in the world will they take you?
Georgie: We shoot regularly in NYC, LA, Paris and London and are heading to Paris next. We are developing an original sit-com concept, an underground TV station and are regularly reading feature scripts from our agents at United Talent in LA.
W+W: What is your packing strategy – do you pack in outfits or do you just put pieces together on the spot when you’ve arrived?
Georgie: I pack lots of versatile key pieces but I also always pack my most fun, favorite clothes to travel. Its not very safe, but I believe that since you can’t bring your whole closet, every piece should count and make you feel amazing. I love dressing up when I am in a different city, even to go get coffee. When I am in NYC, I am a little more casual. I always bring loads of Electric Feathers jackets, a solid pair of walkable platform heels, workout gear and a bikini, just in case.
W+W: What do you read when you are on the road?
Georgie: I always have a stack of books next to my bed and the bath. I read lots of biographies and autobiographies as well as fiction and interview books with film directors. I am always interested in different ways of living and working creatively. Life is an art. The books I just finished are all over the place, however, they are:
Like A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes
Role Models by John Waters
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune While Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (I have just started this- Murakami books are always amazing buddy’s to travel with- his writing is so dense and nourishing and the books are often super long)
Isadora: A Sensational Life by Peter Kurth
Be Here Now by Ram Dass
I, Fellini by Charlotte Chandler
Federico Fellini: Interviews by Bert Cardullo from the Interviews with Filmmakers series
W+W: Do you have any favorite shops or restaurants that you really you want to let White + Warren readers in on?
Georgie: My favorite shops for fashion in NYC are:
Assembly NY- chic, high concept yet wearable amazingness for men and women
Maryam Nassir Zadeh- incredible jewelry finds and unique pieces as well as objets d’art to spruce up your place-
No.6- great vintage and new
For food in NYC, I love:
Rubirosa- best thin crust pizza ever!!
Angelika’s Kitchen- most tasty and satisfying vegan
Diner and Marlow and Sons- my absolute favorite restaurants
Samurai Mama- amazing authentic Japanese in Williamsburg
Dokebi Brooklyn- perfect Korean made with good quality meats
La Esquina in Williamsburg- best fish tacos, salads and tortilla soup
I am obsessed with M Cafe De Chaya on Melrose (I go directly there from the airport)
Georgie and her husband and partner Geremy Jasper are founding members of Legs Media, a creative and production house based out of Milk Studios in NYC and LA. They are a writing and directing duo known for their surreal and visually stunning music videos, film and commercial work. In 2010, their video for Florence and The Machine’s “Dog Days are Over” was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards and won for Best Art Direction. Their direction for the “Target Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular”, which transformed the Standard Hotel into an electrifying light and dance show, has won numerous advertising awards including a Cannes Gold Lion and was recently inducted into the MOMA’s permanent collection. Georgie and Geremy’s recent work includes videos for musical artists Goldfrapp, La Roux and Selena Gomez as well as the latest international campaign for Evian and Diet Coke.