Monday, August 25, 2008

A Peek Inside Madonna's Stylist's Carry On Bag

Fresh from the opening night of Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour, we checked in with Andy Le Compte to see what's in his carry on bag. (He's also Lindsay Lohan's go to mane man and the Sunsilk spokesperson.)

Andy's a traditionalist and carries all of his hair essentials in a traditional brown and white striped makeup bag from Henri Bendel's. The bag was created more than 100 years ago by Mr. Bendel himself, back in the days when travel meant hopping on an ocean liner.

He also uses Bendel's bottles you fill yourself to make all his must-have hair products, including Sunsilk's 24/7 Hydra TLC Creme, travel- friendly.

Both bags are available at

Andy always travels with a 1" Chi Ceramic Flat Iron. He likes that it's versatile and he can use it to straighten or curl Madge's hair.

For his personal items, Andy prefers a Smythson of Bond Street Travel Wallet. "I store extra credit cards in here, because you never know when a credit company might put a hold on your account because of suspected fraud. It happens when you travel as much as I do." He also keeps a variety of foreign currency in the zippered wallet. "That way, I always have cash for the taxi when I land."

Not that he's above taking public transportation. Andy relies on the London Tube and carries an Oyster Card with him at all times.

For entertainment, Andy likes to catch up on TV shows. "I'm always getting on to things a little late. Two years ago I discovered Will and Grace. Now I like Gossip Girl and 24." He also likes to watch the movies that the airline is showing.

To watch those episodes or to tune into the plane's movies, Andy prefers Dr. Dre headphones. "My VJ friend, Samantha, gave these to me after my Bose set broke."

Madonna photo from Rolling Stone (tour dates available there as well).


ButterflyDiary said...

Smythson rocks. Love their stuff, altho too expensive for me.

Anonymous said...

Great post!

Unknown said...

Andy LeCompte's opened his own Salon is absolutely Beautiful!

Andy LeCompte Salon
616 N. Almont Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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