The singer and ac­tress shares her typ­i­cal day in a city where noth­ing is ever typ­i­cal.

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8AM I live in New York, but I’m trav­el­ling a lot these days for films and events and other projects. That’s just the na­ture of my life right now. I moved here when I was 15, and I fell in love with the city im­me­di­ately. It al­lowed me to be in­de­pen­dent at a re­ally young age be­cause I didn’t have to drive – I still don’t. It’s a great place to grow up be­cause you’re ex­posed to so much cul­ture and dif­fer­ent kinds of peo­ple. 8.15AM When I’m shoot­ing I some­times have to get up very early for a 4.30 or 5am pickup. But I’m a night owl, so I usu­ally sleep in as late as I can. I’m a big fan of hit­ting the snooze but­ton. I will snooze un­til it’s too late. When I get up, I usu­ally put on mu­sic right away and lis­ten to it while I’m wash­ing my face and get­ting dressed. Jam­ming out is a nice time of the day for me. I stream this ra­dio sta­tion, Ra­dio Nova, that’s based in Paris. They cu­rate a beau­ti­ful set that’s re­ally all over the place – they’ll play blues or some West African mu­sic, then A Tribe Called Quest, then funk from Ethiopia, then James Brown, and then the Bea­tles. It’s an amaz­ing mix. My fa­cial­ist, Dayle Breault, makes fan­tas­tic prod­ucts. They’re all or­ganic and nat­u­ral, and I use all of her ex­fo­liants and serums. That’s my morn­ing rit­ual. If I have time, I’ll make matcha or chai tea, usu­ally the Yogi Tea kind – they have it at Whole Foods – with al­mond milk and honey. I used to be a big cof­fee drinker, but I’ve tried to cut down. 9AM I need time to wake up be­fore I have my break­fast, and some­times it takes my body a while. When I’m work­ing and I have to get up at four o’ clock in the morn­ing, I’ll need, like, two break­fasts. But if I have a nor­mal day when I get up by my­self, some­times as late as 10.30, I usu­ally don’t get hun­gry un­til noon or 1pm. A per­fect break­fast is eggs over easy with toast and av­o­cado. If I’m mak­ing it at home, I’ll do a bowl with quinoa and egg and av­o­cado and sriracha, but I usu­ally go out. I re­ally like Cafe Mo­gador in Wil­liams­burg, or if I’m in Man­hat­tan, Hamp­ton Chut­ney Co. – I love their dosa sand­wiches. I was raised ve­gan. My mom would al­ways make quinoa with squash and kale, hip­pie stuff like that. Now I eat meat, but I try to be con­scious about where it’s com­ing from. But I stick to mostly ve­gan health food just be­cause it’s how I grew up; I re­ally like Souen and An­gel­ica Kitchen in the East Vil­lage. 10AM I try to work out when I first get up. Oth­er­wise, I’ll go late at night, like 10pm. I think it helps me sleep, and it’s very im­por­tant to sweat and move your blood. My gym in Brook­lyn is re­ally small, and I’ll just go on the el­lip­ti­cal for 30 min­utes, long enough to work up a sweat, and then I’m good. I also love steam rooms, be­cause it helps get all the tox­ins out and re­ju­ve­nate your body. And I do stretches and sit-ups at home, like leg ex­er­cises and stuff. I’ve worked with a lot of train­ers over the years for shows and films, so I know enough about fit­ness to do things on my own at this point. 11AM How I get dressed de­pends on my en­ergy in the morn­ing. My vibe varies so much – I can be so­phis­ti­cated or vin­tage-y or play­ful or more sporty. I’m al­ways a big fan of the white T-shirt and jeans or trousers. That’s my go-to, get-it-done thing. I col­lect white T-shirts. Vin­tage ones are the best, or an old ex-boyfriend’s or boyfriend’s. My clos­ets are a mess these days. I just got my apart­ment in Wil­liams­burg last spring, so I’m still fig­ur­ing it out. I have clothes in dif­fer­ent clos­ets in dif­fer­ent rooms, and I’m al­ways run­ning up and down the stairs with, like, one shoe on and no pants, try­ing to find stuff – there are shoes on one floor, shirts in my bed­room, and skirts in the coat closet. I’m try­ing to or­gan­ise. My apart­ment has quite a lot of space for New York. I think it used to be a garage, and it was

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