24HOURS ALEX A CHUNG

The Bri­tish It girl shares her New York day. Styled by Joanna Hill­man. Pho­tographed by Mark Abra­hams.

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I don’t sleep well, and be­cause I travel so much, when I wake up I of­ten don’t know where I am. The other morn­ing I woke up in Paris and I was like, “What? Why am I here? Should I be at an air­port?” When my alarm goes off, I look at it and won­der what it’s go­ing on for. It’s like a de­tec­tive se­ries – I have to un­ravel the mys­tery of the beep­ing phone. 9.13AM I sur­vey the floor and find an item and build an out­fit around it. Some­thing will catch my eye – a flo­ral shirt or a pair of boots – and I’ll be like, “Okay, how do I make that into a look?” I try to keep things pretty min­i­mal. I don’t even carry an um­brella. It’s very English. If it’s rain­ing, I’ll just put up with it. I’m not very good at look­ing af­ter my­self and be­ing a grown-up. I roam free like a ter­ri­fied lone wolf. If I’m go­ing to a shoot, they do my make-up there, but on my days off I don’t wear any, so I just shower and wash my hair. I’ve got, like, three strands, so it takes about one minute to wash. I hate peo­ple who take ages to get ready and are late. I mea­sure dis­re­spect in min­utes. 9.30AM The prob­lem lately is that the pa­parazzi are wait­ing out­side my house in New York, prob­a­bly for my out­fits more than my ex­cit­ing dat­ing life. I’m no Justin Bieber. I go to Aroma to get cof­fee, and the pa­parazzi walk me to ballet class. I drink one or two cap­puc­ci­nos a day. I think that’s bad, but I have worse habits. I just gave up smok­ing be­cause I was deathly ill and couldn’t fit the smoke in my lungs. Whisky is my main in­dul­gence. 10AM In Eng­land, there’s no ex­er­cise el­e­ment, whereas in Amer­ica I start my day – when I have one off – by do­ing Ballet Beau­ti­ful with my friend Har­ley Vier­aNew­ton. In LA, it’s all de­sign for my col­lec­tion with AG. I’m al­ways trav­el­ling for work, and 70 per­cent of the time I’m jet-lagged. This month I’ve been in Lon­don, Paris, New York, LA, and back to New York. The past year has been a real learn­ing curve. If my di­ary doesn’t have set things in it, it seems that peo­ple on other teams will take

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