Georgiana Huddart, aka the queen of crinkle, is the co-founder and creative director of cult swimwear label Hunza G, best known for its uber flattering, crinkly fabric and Instagram friendly designs.
Over three years she’s managed to build one of the most fashionable swimwear labels out there, with stylish superfans including Emily Ratajowski, Alexa Chung and Hailey Baldwin posing on beaches worldwide in her creations and her designs selling out on Net-a-Porter in record time.
When she’s not creating waiting list worthy bikini’s in the Hunza G London office, what does the fashion entrepreneur get up to in her downtime?
We caught up with her to chat all things travel.
What is the first trip you remember taking?
To France with my parents aged five. I ate lemon sherbets and listened to Milly Molly Mandy on a tape recorder for six hours.
If you could sit next to anyone – dead or alive – on a long-haul flight, who would it be?
It’s not very original…but always Marilyn Monroe. She was so funny, intelligent and witty…she would give you some good gossip and life advice at the same time.
How do you usually recover from jet-lag?
Lots of water and exercise.
Your flight’s delayed an hour and your phone’s out of battery. How do you pass the time?
I love airports, its guilt-free ‘you’ time. Trying on sunglasses that I will never wear and buying makeup and perfume that I don’t need.
Biggest lesson from your travels?
It’s not fun when you don’t organise your self properly. Travelling stressfully is not enjoyable.
Do you travel for food, leisure, culture or something else?
All of the above… I don’t think I have ever travelled somewhere specifically for the food or culture- its normally a combination of factors. I also like to be able to relax so somewhere where I can read a book and just switch off is important.
What’s your favourite hotel and why?
The Amangalla in Sri Lanka is really beautiful. I like that it is in a town and I love the colonial architecture of the building – the interiors and general aesthetic feel very timeless which is quite rare. I went there this year and then found out it was where my parents went on their honeymoon. So it’s extra special to me.
What’s your favourite airline and why?
Hmmm not sure…I am not that fussy. I only know the ones I don’t like!
What’s on your travel playlist?
It’s such a mix. I tend to find albums and stick with them for a few days and then get rid of them for a while and revisit them a few months later. It does mean I have created soundtracks to all specific times in my life because I listen to something on repeat for three to seven days. Saint Etienne – Good humour was my most recent murdering of an album. Previous to this time around, I last listened to it when I was 13/14 and I spent a whole summer reading Mallory Towers books.
LA for work.
What are your must-have travel picks?
Currently, I am reading all of Elena Ferrante’s books – my beautiful friend and I don’t leave without the eye and lip balm from Shiseido, the future solution LX.
Georgiana'S TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
First thing that comes to your mind?
Your hand-luggage essential?
Packing: roll or fold?
Time killer on a long-haul flight?
Watching all the movies and writing down my feelings in a notebook at high altitude when I am slightly tipsy…always fun to read back the next day.
On-flight tipple of choice?
Red wine/ gin and tonic.
Bucket list top destination?
Las Pozas, Mexico.
Best shopping gem found abroad?
Marble painted ceramics – they make my morning coffee a total joy.
Beach or City?
60% city but sometimes you just need to go the beach (40%).
The English countryside is more romantic and relaxing than anywhere else in the world.
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