Filming in Egypt…but what shall I wear?!
I am feeling very lucky as I find myself struggling to pack for my two weeks of winter sun in Egypt. I have been cast as Leah, a woman on honeymoon, in the first of five short films shot by Realm Pictures as part of their Underwater Realm project. Eek how exciting this all is but …Eek…what to pack, what to pack! I am already WELL aware that I will be the only member of the cast and crew giving this so much thought. However, I want to feel comfortable, look good and fit in around Egypt so I feel it deserves some of my attention.
First off, what to wear to the airport and on the plane. This is particularly tricky in winter as I don’t want to freeze this side or boil on the other. So I opt for a casual blue dress, teaming it with a thin cardigan and throwing my leather jacket over the top, both of which can be removed once I’ve arrived. I also threw on some tights which can be removed and wore flats that worked for both bare leg and tights! Problemo solved.
Secondly, I hate strap marks from the sun at the best of times, but being filmed meant it was all the more important I didn’t get any. I got myself onto ASOS and thanks to it now being winter here, picked up some very nice bargains on strapless bikinis in their winter sale…Oh hell yeah!
Next I wanted to make sure I had clothes that covered my legs and chest should we go anywhere that this would offend. Again, the winter sales came through for me and I got myself three lovely maxi dresses from French Connection, ASOS and Vero Moda that worked like a charm and looked stylish. I also threw in some wide-leg floral trousers I got in River Island as they are cool to walk around in and look feminine and stylish too.
As a way to accessorize, I packed a few pretty headscarves as they look good and for practicality…they keep my hair off my face!
Check out what I got up to over there in the blog dedicated to our week of filming!
Love your blog posts Kate- keep it up xx
November 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm
Thanks Sam. I’ll try to!! x
November 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Excellent wardrobe planning Kate! Not only a great person, but a great planner as well.
November 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Aww thank you so much! I knew I’d have to plan ahead if I wanted to keep up my style!! Haha xx
November 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm
I’m off on winter hols soon too, and I have been totally stressing about my travel outfit.. I dont want to take anything that will take up valuable suitcase room without getting worn once I’m there, so the leather jacket, tights and flats are a brilliant idea!
I’m also going to get myself straight onto the ASOS sale!! Great blog Kate, I hope you enjoyed egypt…x
November 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Thanks Laura! Hope you have an awesome holiday!! Very jealous of you…it is SO cold here!! xx
November 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm