Bathing suit designer Lisa Fernandez insists that she cannot travel without her special Dupont lighter. Apparently, her husband gave the sentimental piece to Lisa after the couple fought in St. Tropez so he can um… accelerate the makeup. “I was being a jerk” he confessed with a grin as we all admired the sturdy lighter in The Standard, Miami hotel room during Swim Week.
“The one problem with traveling with such a piece is I have to make sure to pack it in my suitcase and not in my carry-on bag” explains the former Elle Fashion Editor about the fact that airports confiscate lighters due to safety issues. So what if they bust her at security check? She takes a deep breathe and firmly states, “I’d rather miss the plane than have them take my lighter away”.