Bazaar takes a look into the everyday life of the American actress, model and entrepreneur …
8:00 pm I’m definitely a morning person and I like to wake up and start the day. I try to get 8 to 10 hours of sleep – wearing my slip silk eye mask helps. I’m obsessed with my coffee machine and as soon as I get up I say hello to Oliver Sprinkles, my toy Goldendoodle, and then make myself an iced latte.
Around 8:30 AM I check texts and emails. I usually get around 50 to 100 emails a day, and then I keep a journal and a to-do list – that way I’m organized, grounded, and prepared for the day ahead. Life can be overwhelming at times, but I can handle it better when I’m calm and focused in the morning.
I love working out in the morning and mine 9.00 Pilates class is my thing right now. There was a time in winter when I ran outside and jumped into my freezing pool as a wake-up call – it sounds crazy, but it gets the circulation going.
After class around at 10:00 a.m. I buy a creation smoothie and go home to shower and get ready. It may take 20 minutes or I may need more time depending on my schedule. In all honesty, my personal style has changed so much in the past year because I had nowhere to go – 50 percent of the time, I wear athleisure. Can’t wait to dress up more! I love combining high-end with accessible fashion. I tend towards Italian designers like Valentino, Bottega Veneta and Fendi, but I also love Dior, Jacquemus and there is nothing more classic than a Chanel bag. I think I like going high-end with bags and shoes, but then I find cool clothes from Zara, H&M and Gap.
By 11:00 I’ll have calls, meetings, or adjustments. Fortunately, my office is at home, but most of the time I’m out and about for shoots, appointments, meetings and events across the country and around the world. I usually drive places, but sometimes I have to fly to work. I have a team of two who work for me and I try to make it fun because we work long hours. I love the idea of being a team player and I always strive for it. I want my employees to understand their strengths and feel valued so that they can build trust to do things on their own. That is always the goal for me – your help is a great asset to my career.
At the 14:00 clock Myself and my team will order a Chinese chicken salad or sandwich through the Postmates delivery service. I tend to stick to the 80/20 rule: 80 percent of the things I eat are healthy, organic, and locally sourced, and 20 percent of what I eat I consider cheat meals. I love carbohydrates, sweets, desserts, but I try my best to be healthy and balanced. For snacks, I love muesli, peanut M & Ms, trail mix, SmartSweets, fruit and kid bars. Chocolate can change my energy when I’m tired. It’s a good cure when I get tired on a long day of press! I’m always “on the clock” because I own multiple companies, so I always make sure they run smoothly too.
Around 8:00 pm Maybe I’ll go out for a nice, intimate dinner with my co-workers or my family. But I also like to watch thrillers with my friends and my dog. My sisters and I love to cook and laugh while we eat together – it’s so special. I grew up helping my mom in the kitchen so it’s one of my favorite places. It’s so nice to be with people who know you so well and you can just be yourself.
I try to be in bed beforehand 23:00, so I’ll finish off with a mint, chamomile or ginger tea and snuggle up in bed with my dog and a book. I’m currently reading Burnout: The Secret To Unlocking The Stress Cycle in cozy Eberjey pajamas. Getting enough sleep is very important to me, so I take magnesium when I go to bed and I think it makes a difference. I feel like it relaxes me as soon as I take it. I try not to scroll my phone before I close my eyes so cuddling my dog and blowing out my Le Labo Santal 26 candle on my bedside table is usually the last thing I do. When I’m super tired, I fall asleep straight away. But sometimes when I can’t sleep I manifest my dreams and think of my to-do list for the next day.
From the July-August 2021 edition of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.