My Luxury Life: Ivanka Trump

The American heiress and former model has launched a much-lauded bridal and fine-jewellery line and tells us more about her lifestyle.

If you could wake up anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you be?

New York City. It is my home and favourite city in the world.

You’re sitting down to the perfect dinner. What are you eating, where are you dining and who is with you?

I tend to enjoy savoury foods so I love decadent pasta dishes. I indulge on date nights with my husband. We enjoy a wonderful meal and each other.

Which grooming product or treatment do you swear by?

I love any facial products by Tammy Fender and never leave the house without Burt’s Bees’ tinted lip moisturiser in my bag.Natura Bisse is my favourite skincare line.

Are you a collector? If so, what do you collect?

My husband and I love contemporary art and have begun collecting in recent years.

When it comes to real estate, what does luxury mean?

Luxury is always a reflection of the quality of location, physical building and design, but like so much else in today’s world, the standards of luxury are continually evolving and now, incorporate adaptability, convenience, technological advances and distinguished amenities.

YOU’VE PARTNERED WITH DAMAC ON THE NEW AKOYA COMMUNITY IN DUBAI, WHICH OFFERS ‘THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE THE TRUMP LIFESTYLE’. WHAT EXACTLY IS THE TRUMP LIFESTYLE?

The Trump lifestyle offered to our residents is an unparalleled experience combining the very best luxurious locations, design and amenities.

AND WHAT, IN YOUR OPINION, IS THE DEFINITION OF GOOD DESIGN?

For me, design is about incorporating timeless elegance with modern accents to create an ultra-luxury experience.

You’re going on holiday and can only pack 10 items. What would they be?

I never travel without my T Anthony luggage, my iPad, an inbox of emails to catch up on while in-flight, a great piece of statement jewellery to make any outfit more versatile, a miniature bottle of my Ivanka Trump fragrance, a stack of fashion and design magazines, a healthy snack, photos of my children (iPhone!), and a fantastic pair of flats from my collection.

What is the most played music on your iPod right now?

The soundtrack to Frozen. My daughter Arabella can’t get enough.

How do you spend your spare time?

I try to catch up on reading. I also love yoga and cooking. What’s your next must-have purchase? The perfect pair of summer sandals, like the magenta Gelana heel from my collection.

What’s your biggest fashion no-no?

I like to abide by the “less is more” policy. In my opinion, there is nothing more stylish than great accessories and confidence.

sdenman@thenational.ae

Published: May 1, 2014 04:00 AM

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