Montana Cox is one of the country’s biggest style exports.

After winning Australia’s Next Top Model in 2011, the Melbournian model has walked international runways – including Valentino couture, Lanvin and Givenchy – and is constantly on the road for work.

Sydney this week for the David Jones Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Launch, the frequent flyer shares her secret to dealing with jet lag – “It’s all in your head!” – and the most luxurious place she’s ever stayed. 

What’s always in your suitcase?
A black blazer, white t-shirt, black t-shirt, a nice blouse, jeans, a good pair of boots, and a nice pair of sandals. My style is quite relaxed. I love Jac + Jack and bassike sweaters.

Do you have a secret for travelling light?
I’m really bad at travelling light. I’m one of those people that pack everything, but then wear the same pair of denim jeans for two weeks. 

What’s in your in-flight beauty bag?
SK-II masks, a rose spray, a hydrating spray and Papaw cream. Also, I usually take Pringles on the plane. They get me through the flight!

How often do you travel?
All the time, I travel a ridiculous amount. I travel every week, even if it’s Sydney to Melbourne, or London, or New York, or from New York to LA. It’s a lot… 

How do you stay fresh on a flight?
Moisturising and drinking plenty of water. I don’t drink alcohol on planes, ever. And although you look like a crazy person when you put one of those SK-II masks on, it helps with your skin.

What is your secret to a stress free journey?
I think it is all about being organised. Make sure you get to the airport early!

Do you have any make-up quick fixes if you are looking tired after a flight?
Cleanse your face and moisturise. After that, I put a bit of concealer on under the eyes and a bit of mascara. Don’t get on the plane with make-up and don’t get off the plane with too much make-up.

What is the most luxurious place you have ever stayed in?
I stayed at Hotel Il Pellicano in Tuscany. It was incredible. It’s a hotel on a cliff, with an elevator to go down to the beach. It felt like a scene from a James Bond movie. 

How do you deal with jet lag?
I just tell myself I don’t get jet lag, and then I don’t get jet lag. It’s all in your head! If you get tired you just need to go out. Usually a glass of wine somewhere helps. For me, it’s a mental thing.

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