Chic Traveler: Mary Alice Haney
Occupation: Celebrity Stylist
Hometown: Los Angeles
Mary Alice Haney is a stylist, editor and fashion TV producer with visionary talent. Inspired by the gowns in old Hollywood films and on the pages of Vogue, Mary Alice earned her MFA from LA’s prestigious American Film Institute and studied at Parson’s School of Design in Paris. A job at Harper’s Bazaar then led to a mentoring relationship with industry giant Polly Mellen and fashion editor roles for Marie Claire, GQ and Allure. Appearing in front of the camera as a makeover show host and behind it as a producer, Mary Alice’s range ensures that she understands the nuances of style across visual mediums. An avid fan of couture and designers such as Balmain and Tom Ford, Mary Alice also possesses the valuable ability to make elite fashion accessible to viewers of The Today Show and Good Morning America, where she has appeared as a style expert.
What’s always inside your carry on?
Lip gloss, BlackBerry, eye mask for sleeping. One pair of heels that go with everything.
What’s on your plane play list?
Country or Frank Sinatra
Your guilty pleasure while traveling?
The Stephanie Johnson bag/bags that always make the trip?
I only use Stephanie Johnson bags when I travel. I use them for make-up, vitamins and toiletries.
What’s the most stylish city/locale you’ve visited? Anywhere in particular where the fashion/beauty/women’s personal style really blew you away?
Paris always blows me away. The effortless chic that Parisian women embody always amazes me.
Next on your Stephanie Johnson wish list?
A beach bag!
Is there a favorite possession you’ve acquired during your travels? What is it?
I always like picking up jewelry from different destinations.
Your personal travel style: (Do you like a luxury resort? A private hideaway? Do you prefer to lay on the beach? Explore the countryside?)
I love a luxury resort but get bored after a day or two of lying around. My perfect vacation mixes luxury and adventure. Skiing, diving, trekking, safari.
The one thing that you cannot leave home without?
Favorite pre-travel or travel-friendly beauty routine?
I choose each outfit and then pack. I always carry on even when traveling for 2 weeks.
First drink in the air: H2O, champagne or OJ?
Go-to luggage brand?
Favorite in-flight pastime?
Watching movies and catching up on emails.
Plane food or bring your own?
Bring my own. I HATE all plane food.
Current favorite getaway?
Any tips for breezing through airport security?
Don’t bring your children.
Your flight’s delayed: best way to kill time at the airport?
Get a mani-pedi or a massage.
How often do you fly?
Every other week.
Go-to Flying ‘uniform?’
Do you work in-flight or use the time to unwind?