IN THE SUITCASE OF @CapucinePlume


All about the all-important suitcase. How and when to do it, how to organise it, how to make it as light as possible, how to avoid creasing your clothes? We ask these questions to a series of international globetrotters and tireless travelers.

By Béatrice Delamotte

In the same style as the PLUME VOYAGE webzine, CAPSULE DE PLUME was created by Capucine Gougenheim Geagea aka CAPUCINE PLUME.

Former lifestyle stylist-editor, journalist, Capucine Plume first created the magazine PLUME VOYAGE to talk about all possible travel styles, the world of discrete luxury and creation: know-how, art, gastronomy, design, hotels, designer, cinema,music, photography, culture with the thread of the emotions and the light travels as a thread.

CAPSULE DE PLUME completes PLUME VOYAGE concept with items created for the brand such as the Parfum de Valise ®, the suitcase belts "M'as Tu Vue", the postcards "Love Check Book" to send out everywhere, and the compartmentalized travel pouches "Elsewhere else".

These creations are part of the Capsule de Plume ® Travel Concept Store put online last spring.

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Are you more of a hand-carry, trunk, suitcase or no baggage person ?
A Rimowa suitcase. It’s soft and hard at the same time, and light too, so it is ideal for long journeys. I use the gros-grain "M'as Tu Vue" suitcase belt around the suitcase to differentiate it. They were created with Christophe d'Aboville from karate belts, so they are solid! Mine is black with a very light red net. And for weekends, a Tsumori Chisato weekend bag that I've had for a long time. When it leaves me, I will choose a 48 hours bag from the brand L’Uniform or the cabin bag, very pretty with its vintage look


Your suitcase transits rather by plane, boat, car, train, on your back or not at all?
All means are good for traveling! But a good book also takes me very far or a photo. Then it makes me want to leave.

What is fantastic about the trip is that there is a departure but always a return home! I love coming back to Paris after each trip!

Suitcase by  Rimowa

Suitcase by Rimowa

Suitcase sticker by  Rimowa

Suitcase sticker by Rimowa

Travel perfumes by  Helmut Lang

Travel perfumes by Helmut Lang

Eye Mask by  Liberty London

Eye Mask by Liberty London

Rinse free hand wash by  Byredo

Rinse free hand wash by Byredo

What are the essentials for your wash-bag ?
All the travel-sized versions of my shampoo, creams and other gels. I also have samples of my Helmut Lang perfume and my usual creams in travel format: La Roche Posay, Joelle Ciocco, Clarins.

Clever TIPS

I recycle the contents: for example, I roll-up my iPod headphones and put them in a little metal “Hello Kitty” candy box, or in one of the little silk and cotton jewellery bags from Aurélie Bidermann. For hygiene reasons, shoes are always packed one by one in garment bags. And to avoid creasing delicate clothes, I fold them in sheets of tissue paper or I put them in one of the very thin plastic bags that you get from the dry cleaner.

Jet Set kit by  Aesop

Jet Set kit by Aesop

Suitcase perfume by  Capsule de Plume

Suitcase perfume by Capsule de Plume

Notebook by  Smythson

Notebook by Smythson

Travel Candle by  Jo Malone

Travel Candle by Jo Malone

Buenos Aires Guide by  Wallpaper Store

Buenos Aires Guide by Wallpaper Store

Is your suitcase very organised or a bit of a jumble ?
I use little objects, like socks, scarves, and belts to fill the empty spots in my suitcase and I put socks inside of shoes to save space. I also wrap socks around the collars of shirts so that they don’t come undone. I separate things using dust bags, garment bags and wash-bags. I choose clothes that are easy to fold and don’t crease much, which usually means things in silk, jersey, and cotton. I always bring my silk lined blanket that I can wear around my neck or over my shoulders. When folded up it can be used as a soft pillow. On the plane, I wrap myself up in it instead of using the airline’s blanket.

Travel cashmere kit by  Johnstons of Elgin

Travel cashmere kit by Johnstons of Elgin

Travel steamer by  Steamery

Travel steamer by Steamery

Stop Spot cream by  Guerlain

Stop Spot cream by Guerlain

Travel Kit by  Men’s Society

Travel Kit by Men’s Society

Travel perfume case by  Byredo

Travel perfume case by Byredo

Klee Pencil case by  MET

Klee Pencil case by MET

What are the essentials for your suitcase ?
Pens, felt tips, lots of pencils for sketching, a small pocket book with a soft cover from Smythson or the passport format from Muji. A closed wallet to keep the cards I collect from shops and restaurants. When I return home, I stick them in a travel notebook, which I have separated into different places. My Leica digital camera, my iPhone. A USB stick. A rinse free hand wash. A travel scented candle, mint sweets and of course my "Parfum de Valise" , the travel perfume created by Capsule de Plume ® which serves to refresh my suitcase and leaves a pleasant scent of clean. A pocket charger, a wireless headphone, a bluetooth speaker Kreafunk or Vifa.

Beauty Case by  Otis Batterbee

Beauty Case by Otis Batterbee

Travel Pouch by  Capsule de Plume

Travel Pouch by Capsule de Plume

Travel perfume leather case by  Frederic Malle

Travel perfume leather case by Frederic Malle

Weekend Bag by  Hershel Supply

Weekend Bag by Hershel Supply

Power travel charger by  Anker

Power travel charger by Anker

Beauty Case by  Liberty London

Beauty Case by Liberty London


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