Rising Egyptian actor and model Salma Abu Deif leads a jet-set life thanks to her work, flying around the world for shoots, premieres and parties. So the Sheikh Jackson star surely knows a thing or two about packing smartly and with style? We quizzed the 25-year-old on her holiday essentials, most beloved destinations, and top traveling tips, ready to inspire your summer vacation…
What are your favorite holiday destinations?
I have many, to be honest, but Bali is my ultimate favorite place on Earth. I like anywhere that has a beach with some authentic flavor.
What are the three beauty products you always pack?
A moisturizer for the face (I’m currently using the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream), a hair serum (I like Kérastase’s Chronologiste Parfum en Huile), and a lip balm.
What else do you always take in your suitcase?
A hair brush, a book, a bottle of water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and tanning oil.
What are your in-flight beauty essentials?
Wipes, a perfume, my toothbrush and deodorant, and a moisturizer.
Hydrating Gel Cream
White Show Runner Sneakers
Chronologiste Parfum en Huile
Stargazers Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses
Printed Silk-Twill Culottes
Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self
Ivory Bunny Embellished Hat
Clarke Two-Tone Cotton-Poplin Shirt
What do you wear for traveling?
Sneakers, comfy pants if I’m on a long-haul flights, and a long, loose shirt. Sometimes I add a large hat, and I always carry a huge bag.
What outfits will you be packing for your summer vacation?
I like to wear skirts and dresses in the summer, using different shades and accessories to spice the outfit up. I pick my outfits based on the destination I’m going to, because every spot has its own unique style.
What are your top tips for dressing in the heat?
Wear chic, minimal pieces made out of cotton and linen. Always avoid polyester! Add cool flip flops, and try to stick to light colors.
What books will you be reading this summer?
I’m currently reading Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness & the Essential Self by Edmund Kabir Helminski.
What music will you be listening to this summer?
What has been your favorite ever holiday?
Every new adventure is a favorite of mine.