When Yasmine Sabri hung up her Louboutins for some much-needed time out in the Maldives One&Only Reethi Rah resort, we were keen to discover what a movie star’s idea of island essentials are.
The Egyptian actress revealed her must- pack pieces for relaxing amid the crystal-blue lagoons and endless white sandy beaches, with absolutely no red-carpet gowns in sight.
“When I’m travelling, I focus on the destination and not so much on the fashion,” Yasmine told Bazaar as she wafted around barefoot in a yellow floral-print dress she picked up on a recent trip to California. “But of course, that doesn’t stop me packing a few pretty things to wear for the evening – mostly dresses that are perfect for island living.”
For most of us, a trip to paradise would involve whiling away the hours on a sumptuous cabana with our nose in a good novel. But for Yasmine, this break meant more time on her yoga mat. “Yoga is not just a workout, but a way of life for me. I practice every day when I’m on holiday so I’m never without my Nike yoga kit,” she tells us. “The resort setting was so stunning that I found myself spending hours working on my moves and meditating to the sound of the lapping waves in the distance.”
No trip to the Maldives, however, is complete without catching a few rays at the pool, so floaty pieces in lightweight fabrics are a must, especially with temperatures reaching 30°C during the spring months. “For the beach or pool I tend to opt for long sleeves and loose-fit cover-ups in tropical prints,” says the star. “They’re the perfect choice for the Maldives.”
Packing For Paradise...
Bag, Dhs4,480, Miu Miu at Moda Operandi
Sunglasses, Dhs987, Tom Ford
Sports Bra, Dhs279, Nike
Yoga leggings, Dhs385, Nike
Dress, Dhs2,505, Altuzzara at The Outnet
Beach Robe, Dhs1,858, Patbo
From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia February 2020 Issue
Images courtesy of The Maldives One&Only Reethi Rah Resort