Amy Westcott, Costume Designer

Amy Westcott, Costume Designer

the 10
things I always bring on location


Costume designer AMY WESTCOTT might be best known for her undeniably dramatic work on movies like Black Swan (for which she won a Costume Designers Guild Award) and The Wrestler, but in real life, she plays it low-key and fuss-free. Fresh off the set of M. Night Shyamalan's next post-apocalyptic epic, After Earth, we asked her for the list of things that keep her sane during long days on set.

Herewith, the 10 things that Amy Westcott always brings on location.

  • 1

    Diptyque Candle in Tubereuse

    These make even the stalest of hotel rooms smell like the Four Seasons: It's well worth its weight in my carry-on.

  • 2

    Baggu Bags

    I carry a couple of these rolled up in my bag: I never know when I'll need to gather things for a shoot.

  • 3

    Phillip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist

    I LOVE this beach mist. I have tried so, so many, and this one is the best:It leaves my hair wavy and soft, not crispy.

  • 4

    White + Warren Cashmere Wrap

    It's so nice to have a layer to throw on when you're on a plane and to stash in the car for when it gets chilly at night—this one is so luxurious and beautiful, it pairs with jeans or a dress.

  • 5

    Shady Day Sunscreen Wipes

    This is the easiest sunscreen ever: I know it won't explode in my bag, and it always makes it through security. I use it on my three-year-old as well because he is always on the move.

  • 6

    Leslie Stowe Raincoast Crisps

    I'm addicted to these chips! Not only are they delicious, but they're not going to kill you with preservatives.

  • 7

    No 6 Clog Boots

    I've had a black pair for a few years now and wear them constantly. They're easy-off in airports and are completely comfortable. They also save me from looking dumpy with just enough of a heel.

  • 8

    Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed Moisturizer

    This moisturizer works in so many climates. It feels substantial enough when I'm on location in very dry, hot weather, yet it's super light, so it doesn't clog my pores.

  • 9

    Colgate Wisp Brushes

    I can't count the number of times I've brushed my teeth in a car. These little babies are priceless.

  • 10

    Apple iPad

    Schelpping around my computer was killing my back—which is not the case with this tiny godsend. It holds everything I need, from downloaded books to photo presentations.

Diptyque Candle in Tubereuse
Baggu Bags
Phillip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist
Grey White + Warren Cashmere Wrap
Shady Day Sunscreen Wipes
Leslie Stowe Raincoast Crisps
No 6 Clog Boots
Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed Moisturizer
Colgate Wisp Brushes
Apple iPad
 
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