Malaysia’s fash­ion pow­er­house’s life by the num­bers.

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9AM My morn­ings tend to vary. It de­pends on where I wake up be­cause I can be in New York, Lon­don, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Sin­ga­pore or Bali. Right now, I am in trop­i­cal Kuala Lumpur and I usu­ally rise at 9 in the morn­ing; I be­lieve ev­ery­one should have 8 to 10 hours of sleep. My day be­gins with a strong cup of cof­fee and an hour of pi­lates with the most amaz­ing per­sonal trainer. 9.15AM In be­tween wak­ing up and work­ing out, I log on to my phone to re­spond to my e-mails and mes­sages. I try to an­swer as many as I can, as that helps peo­ple get on with their work. In the midst of all this, I cre­ate a daily check­list and sort them out ac­cord­ing to pri­or­i­ties for the day. 10AM Peo­ple al­ways ask me how I get dressed for the day, and the se­cret is to not plan the day be­fore and live in the mo­ment. Well, it also de­pends if I have an im­por­tant meet­ing or if the day calls for some­thing a lit­tle more ca­sual. Com­fort is ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial to me. It’s al­ways flats or no heels at all when I go to work, even at fash­ion week. Run­ning around the streets of Mi­lan in high heels, I can tell you, is just not pos­si­ble! Back home, for days spent in the stu­dio, I will pull up in my gym clothes, but if it’s a cor­po­rate day when I see the board, or meet with any prin­ci­pals, then of course, I will be specif­i­cally dressed for that. At the mo­ment, my cur­rent favourites in­clude an eclec­tic mix of Azze­dine Alaïa, Mary Ka­trant­zou, Roger Vivier, and Tod’s. 11AM I get in to work and head straight into meet­ings and dis­cus­sions. Ev­ery day is a dif­fer­ent work­ing day for me. Mon­days are for fash­ion, Tues­days for F&B, and Wed­nes­days are spent do­ing cre­ative projects. Sun­days are com­pletely chill for me, and I usu­ally spend lots of time with friends for lunches, teas, and din­ners. I love fresh food and fresh pro­duce, and it’s even more fun cook­ing them with my son who adores cook­ing. When I’m at my beach villa in Bali, I’d hop on a bike to ex­plore the is­land. It’s ab­so­lutely glo­ri­ous! 1.20PM Around lunch time, I do things like in­ter­views or lunch meet­ings, and be­cause I come in to work quite

late, I don’t ac­tu­ally eat be­hind my

Farah Khan Spring/ Sum­mer ’16

Founder and pres­i­dent of The Melium Group, Dato’ Sri Farah Khan

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