24 HOURS

… with ac­tor and Bel­staff am­bas­sador Liv Tyler.

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7:00AM There’s me in New York, me when I’m film­ing, and me in Lon­don. Which me do you want?! In New York, I wake up and read all my mes­sages from my fi­ancé [Bri­tish sports agent David Gard­ner]. we’re mov­ing to Lon­don in Septem­ber, but right now I’m in New York and he’s there, so we text all night long. I wake my dog, Neal, and carry him down the stairs to pick up my one-year-old, Sailor, and get my older son, Milo, who’s 11, up for school. 7:10AM Sailor crawls around and tries to break into the fridge while I make break­fast. I have a cup of cof­fee and nib­ble on what­ever Milo’s hav­ing — eggs or french toast. Nor­mally I’m much stricter with my diet, but since I’m preg­nant now, I’m al­lowed to eat what I want, which is re­ally fun. It’s crazy — I’ve been preg­nant for two years straight. I feel more bal­anced when I’m preg­nant, strangely, and less pres­sured. It’s like a nine-month va­ca­tion when I can pri­ori­tise be­ing home. 8:15AM I walk Milo to school. In the morn­ing, it’s all about the kids, so I don’t have time to think about what to wear, which is hard be­cause some­times there are pa­parazzi out­side. I usu­ally end up in my work­out clothes all day. Maybe I’ll put on some red lip­stick. 9:00AM Some days I stop at Bu­vette on Grove Street [Newyork] for a break­fast meet­ing. Or I’ll go home and hang out with Sailor un­til he takes a nap, which is when I shower, catch up on emails and get changed for the day, which takes no more than 20 min­utes. I usu­ally have a bag I’m ob­sessed with for a minute. At the mo­ment, it’s a lit­tle black Valentino with studs. I had a beau­ti­ful leather Givenchy overnight bag, but David stole it. I stuff it with a script and a book I’m read­ing — cur­rently Big Magic by El­iz­a­beth Gil­bert. I take my makeup with me ev­ery­where and put it on in the car be­cause I’m al­ways rush­ing, and I carry a lit­tle col­lec­tion of jew­ellery I love with me, in case I need di­a­monds. 10:00AM In New York, I work out with my trainer, David Kirsch, ei­ther in the morn­ing or later on. Since I’m preg­nant again, we do light weights and the medicine ball, but I take it easy. 10:30AM At least one week per month, I’m in Lon­don [work­ing as a Bel­staff brand am­bas­sador and cre­ative con­trib­u­tor]. It’s the same morn­ing rit­ual, but with David’s son, Gray, who’s eight. David takes Gray to school on his way to work, and I go to Bel­staff, which is so fun be­cause it’s my first time work­ing in an of­fice. In the car, my amaz­ing as­sis­tant, Kate, and I plot and plan. I’m a bit of a dreamer, so I need some­one to keep me on track.we first worked to­gether when I was 17 and made a movie in Lon­don, and she has trav­elled all over the world with me. She was Alexan­der Mcqueen’s as­sis­tant un­til he passed away, so

she’s great at help­ing me un­der­stand the fash­ion side of things. 11:00AM In my new role at Bel­staff, I have a hand in so many projects.we made a short film in which I played [Amer­i­can avi­a­tor] Amelia Earhart, and we’re cre­at­ing a cap­sule col­lec­tion. Ev­ery day we’ll see di­rec­tors and stylists, plan events, or I might have a four-hour de­sign meet­ing with Del­phine [Ni­nous, vice-pres­i­dent of women’s de­sign]. the de­sign process is hard be­cause you have to make huge de­ci­sions re­ally quickly. I’ve of­ten been the girl some­one is pin­ning some­thing on, but I never ac­tu­ally got to take the pins and say, “Can we move the pock­ets?” and “What if we put this on the col­lar?” 1:00PM We eat lunch as a team in the of­fice. In New York, I have this in­cred­i­ble cook and su­per­woman, Clau­dia, so I’ll eat at home and run er­rands while Sailor naps. I love re­dec­o­rat­ing my house, which is full of col­lec­tions: books, ’50s chan­de­liers, old hair flow­ers I never use, Chanel neck­laces and type­writ­ers — my favourite is bub­blegum pink. I try to find 20-minute chunks of time to fo­cus on emails rather than check­ing con­stantly, but I text David all day. I pre­fer to com­mu­ni­cate with pic­tures and songs than words. I take hun­dreds of photos ev­ery day and send David tons of videos of Sailor do­ing some­thing crazy, like right now he’s whirling a pot around. I also love to Face­time with my grand­mother. She is so sweet with her cor­re­spon­dence. She calls me “Baby Girl”, which be­came “BG”, and signs her texts “With de­vo­tion”. 6:00PM In Lon­don, when David and I get home from work, we put our phones away. David gives Sailor a bath while the boys do their home­work and play video games, or we’ll all watch a movie to­gether. Sailor falls asleep in my arms at 7pm on the dot. 7:00PM Some­times we eat at home as a fam­ily or at China Tang at The Dorch­ester; some­times David and I slip out for a movie at the Elec­tric, this beau­ti­ful theatre with cosy chairs. One of my favourite things to do as a fam­ily in Newyork is visit Pioneer Works, my best friend Dustin [Yellin]’s artists’ cen­tre in Brook­lyn. 8:00PM I’m a ma­jor bath per­son. It’s a full-on cou­ple-hour process ev­ery night, while the boys watch foot­ball or af­ter they go to sleep. I add salts and Kneipp oil to the wa­ter, put a face mask on and ex­fo­li­ate my skin with gloves. I wash my hair with Pan­tene ev­ery other day un­less I have gor­geous hair left over from an event. Now that I’m preg­nant, I try to put oil and cream on my belly. I adore Ru­dolph body oil from Den­mark, which He­lena Chris­tensen gave me. But I’m so tired and lazy that I don’t take as good care of my­self as I should. I can read a script in one bath, and some­times I’ll pull up a stool and watch a movie on my com­puter while I soak. It’s the best. 9:30PM Milo reads for 30 min­utes ev­ery night, and some­times I lie with him. If I have time to re­lax, I’ll prac­tise Tran­scen­den­tal Med­i­ta­tion for 20 min­utes (which you’re sup­posed to do twice a day, but I never do). My favourite thing is to get my nails done or get a fa­cial. No­body can find you for an hour. this amaz­ing woman, Gina, comes to the house and does my nails while the kids are asleep, and we sit on the couch and drink wine. 11:00PM In Lon­don, David and I talk or watch a movie as we fall asleep. In Newyork, I’ve been in bed by 10 be­cause I’m so pooped. And, yes, I wake up many times through­out the night.

Liv Tyler wear­ing Bel­staff.

From top: Chanel Fine Jew­ellery neck­lace, price on ap­pli­ca­tion, 1300 242 635; a snap from Tyler’s In­sta­gram. Dreamer

Tyler’s fi­ancé, David Gard­ner, and their chil­dren. Fam­ily

With son Sailor.

At this year’s Crit­ics’ Choice Awards in Cal­i­for­nia.

Clock­wise from above: at Bel­staff’s New York fash­ion week party in Fe­bru­ary; Valentino clutch bag, price on ap­pli­ca­tion, valentino.com; Nars Au­da­cious Lip­stick in Rita, $48; Dior Ver­nis in Rouge, $41.

Left: as Amelia Earhart in a short film for Bel­staff. Be­low: a look from the la­bel’s S/S 2016 col­lec­tion.

Tyler (right) work­ing with Bel­staff de­signer Del­phine Ni­nous.

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