“I

Find it very frus­trat­ing when peo­ple are writ­ing down notes or stick­ing Post-Its be­cause I feel like they’re not re­ally ex­pe­ri­enc­ing emo­tion­ally what’s go­ing on.” – Francesca Am­fithe­atrof

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wher­ever I may be. It’s sort of like, sud­denly lunch will ap­pear, and I find a mo­ment to eat it while I’m do­ing some­thing. 1PM I then work the stu­dio and go up to ev­ery de­signer at their desk to find out what they are do­ing; to tweak, ad­just, and com­ment on their work. There are roughly 20 de­sign­ers in­volved in all the dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. I’ll then touch base with the stu­dio di­rec­tor, and we’ll dis­cuss to see if there’s any­thing im­por­tant that needs to in­volve the stu­dio. I have a thing about Post-It notes. You know, with a lot of peo­ple, I’ll talk and they’ll be stick­ing Post-It notes, and I’ll be like, “Argh ... Don’t [laughs]!” I like to have things that last; I hate things that are throw­away. I also tend to re­mem­ber things. So I can sit and have a con­ver­sa­tion, and I don’t need to take notes. I’m al­ways in the present. And I find it very frus­trat­ing when peo­ple are writ­ing down notes or stick­ing Post-Its be­cause I feel like they’re not re­ally ex­pe­ri­enc­ing emo­tion­ally what’s go­ing on. 3PM Also, ev­ery Mon­day, there’s a meet­ing with the coloured stones depart­ment. They’ll show us the stones that they have sourced and we’ll work around the stones if they’re very im­por­tant stones. Or we’ll say to them that we have de­signs that need th­ese stones to be sourced. There’s this back­wards and for­wards and they’ll come to us with dif­fer­ent stones; dif­fer­ent colour vari­a­tions; dif­fer­ent ways of cut­ting them. It takes a long time; this may be the long­est process ac­tu­ally, find­ing the right stones. And I tend to de­sign pieces that have a lot of cus­tom cuts. So, ba­si­cally, Mon­days are mainly to get ev­ery­body within the de­sign stu­dio set for the rest of the week. Tues­days and Wed­nes­days, I try mainly to work on de­sign. On Thurs­days, I purely just do meet­ings all day with pro­duc­tion and end with mar­ket­ing. And Fri­days are days that I try and keep free so that I can to go and see some­thing, at mu­se­ums and the like; or have more meet­ings. 7PM I tend to work till about 6 or 7pm be­fore go­ing home and hang­ing out with the kids and look­ing at their home­work. They don’t watch TV dur­ing the week so they’d be sketch­ing or we’d play chess or what­ever. We try to do some­thing be­fore din­ner. 8.30PM I put the kids to bed; it takes about an hour to get that done. I’ll try to not go out; if I do go out, I tend to go straight from work and not from home. So, it just de­pends. I try to keep it to a min­i­mum if I can. 10PM I’d have an early night be­cause I’d be

pretty tired by this time and I’d just fall right to sleep.

Celebri­ties in Tiffany & Co. de­signs: (from top) Rachel Weisz, Reese Witherspoon, and Rachel McA­dams

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