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F we’re do­ing fit­tings, I’ll leave my phone at my desk. That’s some­thing I ex­pect from other peo­ple as well.” – Peter Cop­ping

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for­tu­nate to have an in-house ate­lier, which is a real lux­ury. 1PM Some­times, I go out for lunch; I think it’s good to make that hap­pen. I go to the Lambs Club oc­ca­sion­ally with friends who are in town or with my staff or edi­tors. I al­ways have the Cobb salad. But on a daily ba­sis, I’ll just have Pret A Manger. I like soups through the win­ter, and a salad or a sand­wich in the sum­mer. Any­thing but shell­fish – and I don’t like oys­ters. Ev­ery so of­ten, I’ll have grilled fish, though. 3PM I drink only hot wa­ter and lemon through­out the day – I don’t drink coffee. I find that if I have caf­feine af­ter a cer­tain time, it af­fects me when I get to sleep. If it’s close to a show and we’re do­ing fit­tings, I’ll leave my phone at my desk. That’s some­thing I ex­pect from other peo­ple as well. I know it’s a lit­tle harder for them be­cause they have to fol­low up on things, but I like to feel that ev­ery­one is present and con­cen­trat­ing. 8.30PM I leave the of­fice quite late. Ram­bert and I prob­a­bly go out more than we stay in. In New York, we go to a lot of black tie events. That wasn’t a big part of our so­cial life in Paris. Through­out the year, we’d at­tend prob­a­bly three or four events, but here, there are some­times three in a week. We live in the West Vil­lage, so if we eat out, there are a lot of good choices. I like En Ja­panese Brasserie, Cook­shop, and the Waverly Inn. If we’re home, Ram­bert will cook. 10PM I spend time with Ram­bert af­ter din­ner, and we talk about our day. I never re­ally work at home. That’s some­thing I don’t do, apart from look­ing at my Pin­ter­est and go­ing through books. Lau­ren Santo Domingo in­tro­duced me to Pin­ter­est. I like it a lot. I can get very lost in it – it’s so in­spi­ra­tional. I stay up re­ally late; I do a lot of re­search on­line, par­tic­u­larly if we’re go­ing on va­ca­tion. I also like to look at books. When we came from Paris, I think I shipped about 120 boxes of them. I love books on in­te­ri­ors, his­tor­i­cal fig­ures, and gar­dens. Had I not been in fash­ion, I’d def­i­nitely be work­ing with an­tiques or in­te­ri­ors or some­thing in those ar­eas. I also col­lect porce­lain plates. I re­ally love china and tea ser­vices and plates from the 17th cen­tury. Any­time Ram­bert and I go to a flea mar­ket, we can al­ways find some­thing to buy. 12AM I head to bed about an hour af­ter Ram­bert. I set my alarm, maybe have an her­bal tea – usu­ally fen­nel or licorice – and look at In­sta­gram one last time.

Some­times, I’ll go to bed around 1.30am. I don’t need a great deal of sleep.

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