Environmental campaigner Trudie Styler has defended her decision to fly a beauty expert from New York to Washington, D.C. on a private jet - to look after her hair and make-up for a White House dinner.
Styler, the wife of rocker Sting, co-founded the Rainforest Foundation to champion green issues.
But she has risked criticism after admitting she and an entourage of eight jetted to the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on Saturday (09May09) by private plane.
The team included her hair stylist Antonio Prieto, who is based in Manhattan.
A rep for Styler tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "The stylist was added to a previous scheduled flight to DC and flew back commercially."
And Styler adds: "Yes, I do take planes. My life is to travel and my life is also to speak out about the horrors of an environment that is being abused at the hands of oil companies."