Model Liya Kebede's summer essentials edit

Model Liya Kebede's summer essentials edit

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Ethiopan-born model Liya Kebede has spent the last 15 years at the top of the modelling game. Naturally, she's travelled to some of the world's coolest locales, so who better to recommend a travel essential list?

Despite being a model, mum, actress and founder of ethical women's clothing line Lemlem Liya Kebede still found time in her packed schedele to star in time to star in The Outnet's campaign for their Postcards From... line. An edit made up of 17 limited-edition holiday essentials from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Matthew Williamson, Current/Elliott and Suno, Postcards From... features swimsuits, printed kaftans, leather sandals and other summer must-haves, and is available to purchase at now.

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We caught up with Kebede to chat about her own summer wardrobe edit.

You travel a lot. Where are your favourite destinations?
I absolutely love Turkey! I think Istanbul is incredibly magical. The South of France where we shot the Postcards From... campaign is beautiful and I'm very fond of Positano in Italy. All those Mediterranean places I simply love. I also just travelled to Bali, I went there after seeing - and this is totally cheesy but I'm going to say it - after seeing Eat Pray Love! I thought, 'I need to go to Bali, I need to experience that!' It is really, really beautiful and so picturesque.

Where was your last holiday?
I went to St. Barths. I was just there for work, fortunately enough, and it is also really nice.

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Model Liya Kebede's summer essentials edit (фото 1)

What are your packing essentials?
I'm really not good at packing! I'm not organised in a way where I'll know what I'm going to wear this on this day and that day, you know? It's about what I feel on the day and it never works out. So I always just throw all my things in that I always wear, just to be safe.

And what are the pieces that you always wear?
Lot's of T-shirts and lot's of white. Then there are my essentials like summer pants, flats and shorts. I'm quite casual. I take a lot of Lemlem stuff as well.

Do you tend to over or under pack?
Overpack, always! I then later realise I've only used about a tenth of what I packed and it'a always just the top layer.

You live in New York. Where do you go to take a mini vacation when you need some time out?
I'm testing it out a little bit. With the kids, we've gone to Connecticut and The Hamptons a few times. I think with New York, it can be hard - you almost need to get on a plane to really escape and relax.

What has been your most memorable holiday?
I think every time you get to go on holiday somewhere beautiful it's always memorable.

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