Ever wondered what a typical – or not so typical – day is like for fashion’s finest designers and creatives? From catwalk castings, creating collections, arguments with taxi drivers and jet-setting all over the place, VOGUE.COM caught up with them to find out exactly what a day in their life is really like – spilling the stylish and sartorial beans throughout the month of April. Today, Beatrix Ong.
“Since arriving back from holiday in the New Year, it’s been pretty full-on:
06:30 I do a bit of yoga as I’m determined to keep my holiday exercise routine for as long as I can. On my way out I make my daily smoothie with vitamin supplements, minerals and probiotics.
08:45 Have a team meeting to catch up on what everyone is working on in retail, wholesale and PR. There is a lot happening in the next three months – our collaboration with Dover Street Market and the opening of our space in Knightsbridge.
09:45 I check my emails. I don’t have a remote email device (on purpose). I speak to my product developer in Italy – our production is on time and the new limited edition boxes by Neal Murren look amazing and I’m really happy with them. I start putting together my ideas for spring/summer 2010 – my ideas are still small scribbles in my sketch book and on random bits of paper. I also start researching for a few ideas for new projects.
11:00 We are expecting our new autumn/winter 2009-10 samples in a couple of days so I have a meeting with a stylist to discuss the new season’s shots, which involves the English National Ballet. I’m really excited about working with them as I’m a huge fan.
12:30 Have an early lunch at my desk – a selection of sushi from The Japan Centre which is conveniently down the road.
13:00 Have a meeting with Nike on the new project we’re working on for summer 2009.
14:00 Have a meeting with my accountant and finance director.
15:30 Make my way to Knightsbridge to have a meeting with the retail and visual merchandising team there on our new retail space on Brompton Road.
17:00 I brief my assistant on some of the research I’ll need for the new projects I’m working on and update my diary for the week.
19:30 Dinner with Harold Tillman and Belinda Earl at the Notting Hill Brasserie.
22:30 It’s Lisa Moorish’s birthday at the Met Bar, so my night carries on!” – Beatrix Ong
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