When Nairobi-based fashion designer Anna Trzebinski boards a Tropic Air helicopter or a single-engine Cessna, she’s usually heading for Lemarti’s Camp, the eco-glam safari lodge she owns in the northern frontier of Kenya with her Samburu husband, Loyapan Lemarti. “I have to pack ultralight when traveling this way,” she says. “But that doesn’t mean I leave my favorite pieces behind.” Her look: cross-cultural bohemian. “I love clothes that have harmony and balance,” says Trzebinksi, who pairs a paisley cotton Etro shirt ($525) with stretch-twill Worn Jeans jodhpurs (from $80) and canvas Ed Hardy slip-on sneakers ($59). She never takes off the gold-and-citrine Carolyn Roumeguere snake talisman ($1,950) that hangs around her neck or the stack of beaded bracelets ($45 each) that she designed with the names of her husband and her daughter, Tacha. Trzebinski tops off the ensemble with a vintage suede-and-shearling hoodie vest. And it all works, whether she’s on a game drive in her custom-fitted Land Cruiser or jetting off for one of the African-inspired trunk shows that she hosts from New York City to Aspen, Colorado.
Her Packing Picks:
Bag: Trzebinski just created a fringed leather hobo (from $3,500), but she also loves the basic L.L. Bean canvas duffel (from $60).
Gear: “I never take off without Bose noise-canceling headphones ($300) and a Maglite LED flashlight (from $32). It’s dark out there!”
Beauty Tools: Always in her nylon Prada makeup pouch ($170)? Boots towelettes ($7), Dr. Hauschka moisturizer (from $36), Ren eye gel ($45), and La Mer lip balm ($45).
Shoes: “I designed my beaded suede sandals ($275) to work in the bush or on the coast.”
Book: On her reading list: Oneness with All Life by Eckhart Tolle. “His daily meditations keep me in the present.”
Blanket: When she’s sleeping on the plane or under African skies, Trzebinski wraps up in one of her label’s four-ply cashmere throws ($1,800), which are woven in Kathmandu.