The Chloé cre­ative direc­tor’s life by the num­bers.

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7AM When I wake I check to see where my dog, Harry, is. He’s a mini dachshund, and of­ten sleeps right next to my bed. He’s kind of old now – 15 – so he doesn’t hear me, and if I’m not care­ful, I’ll accidentally tread on him and he’ll jump up like a horse. He gets a sham­poo and blowout once a month, but he hates it. Now be­cause he’s a bit slower, he’s like a vac­uum across the park when we walk him; his fur picks up ev­ery­thing. I make him food twice a week, cous­cous and fresh chicken. He is a very well-kept dog. Then I go and check on the chil­dren be­cause nor­mally one of them is still asleep. I’ve got twins, Amelia and Char­lotte, who are 11, and a lit­tle one, Har­ri­son, who’s three. 7.15AM I’m off into the kitchen get­ting the kids’ break­fast. They change what they’re in­ter­ested in more or less ev­ery day. So it may be some­thing quite French such as pain au cho­co­lat or a baguette with Nutella, or they might go for a peanut but­ter sand­wich or ce­real – it’s a whole re­volv­ing list of break­fast op­por­tu­ni­ties. I’ll have a cup of tea while I’m with them, and then a fresh fruit juice with vi­ta­mins. 7.30AM I do a fast shower, never more than five min­utes. I use Ae­sop and SkinCeuticals prod­ucts; and a lot of or­ganic things, like Dr. Jack­son’s, a Bri­tish brand; and th­ese French liq­uid vi­ta­mins in glass vials they sell here in Paris. I don’t do a lot of make-up. It’s some quick Laura Mercier cover stick and mas­cara. I am low-main­te­nance when it comes to all that. I tend to over­buy on creams, though. It’s a very French at­ti­tude – the skin is the most im­por­tant thing. 7.45AM I think of what I’m go­ing to wear the night be­fore, or it takes me for­ever. I’d love to be like a guy who can just pick up a pair of trousers and a shirt ev­ery day and off you go, but it takes a lit­tle more ef­fort for a woman in this job. I have about 25 Chloé blouses, a se­ries of greys and neu­trals. With shoes, it’s in­sane. It’s ter­ri­ble to name the num­ber, but it’s prob­a­bly around 130 pairs. 8.15AM I walk Har­ri­son to school. He’s al­ways in a bouncy mood, talk­ing about the things on the street – the birds in the park or the dig­gers or things like that. It’s re­fresh­ing to have that in­no­cent per­spec­tive in the morn­ing and not have to think about the day ahead. The one other time I get any ex­er­cise is on Satur­day morn­ing. I play ten­nis in the woods at nine o’clock come rain, snow – any­thing. 8.25AM I drop Har­ri­son off, jump in a taxi, and head to the of­fice. That’s re­ally the first time I look at e-mail. We have a rule at home that we don’t have any kind of elec­tron­ics at the kitchen ta­ble. Oth­er­wise you can end up be­ing like a zom­bie. I give my hus­band, Philip, a call be­cause I might not have seen him. Oc­ca­sion­ally I’ll go on Instagram. I mostly fol­low friends and a lot of fash­ion peo­ple, Michel Gaubert, and a few surfers. My girls and I do a surf trip ev­ery sum­mer, usu­ally in Corn­wall and a bit in Cal­i­for­nia, where the big waves are and the cold wa­ter. I don’t like the sun so much; it be­comes ir­ri­tat­ing. I much pre­fer cold weather. 9AM When I ar­rive at the of­fice, I check to see what I have on. At the be­gin­ning of the week, it’s a meet­ing with my CEO. Then I come down to the stu­dio and we start work­ing through the sea­son. We re­cently launched a new fragrance, LoveStory. When we’re work­ing on fragrance projects, there’s a day that they come in with the dif­fer­ent for­mu­las. We do an ini­tial test where you spray it, smell it,

and give re­ac­tions, then they

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