My Fashionable Week: Tibi's Amy Smilovic

10 July 2009

Amy Karlovic

Hot US fashion label Tibi is one of the most contemporary brands around at the moment, which means that founder and designer Amy Smilovic is kept pretty busy most of the time. And with the likes of Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Scarlett Johansson regularly knocking on her door, we decided it was about time to catch up on her fashionable week...
Is there anything like and average day for you, and if so what does it look like?
Check emails from Japan at 6am; Dressed and out the door by 7:30; debate with husband (President of Tibi) whether we need/should (place anything here, we'll debate it); 9am - 1pm fittings for the new spring 10 collection --- LOVE LOVE LOVE everything; 2pm - review models for swim show; 4pm create sketches for new stationary endeavour; 5pm meeting and drinks with the Net-A-Porter girls.
What's the most unexpected thing you have done this week?
Tried pilates - will do anything at this point to get in shape - I just booked travel to Miami for our swim runway show --- must must must get in shape.
How do you wind down at the end of the day?
I have two amazing little creatures at home - the boys are age 8 and 6 and reading to them at night is the last and most favourite part of my day.
Guiltiest pleasure of the week?
Shopping for our new pool house - it's seems overly decadent right now in this economy to be doing this, but I love creating new interiors.
Last three things you bought?
The most incredible bracelet ever - it's spiky and black and uber chic; a rust colored Calvin Klein dress circa 1990 - long sleeve, super low cut; a-ma-zing; and the most super softest ever camel suede dress from Proenza Schouler.
What are you lusting after this week?
I am lusting after a trip to Capri, a Vladimir Kagan sofa that's just beyond, and any piece of art by my new fave artist Anders Oinonen.
What newspapers/magazines/websites do you look at each week?
I'm obsessed with fashion bloggers at the moment - specif Fifi-Lapin.blogspot (the most incredible illustrations ever), Coolandchic.blogspot - crazy original, and - a fashion must! I read every magazine on the planet - starting with Japanese Vogue and ending with LOVE Magazine!
Favourite outfit you wore this week?
White jersey drape dress (Tibi), pink slouch bag (Marni), lavender suede cropped jacket (vintage), and black boot sandals (Margiela)
What's your favourite day of the week and why?
Sunday's the best.  The stress of the weeks forgotten, Monday is still a day away, and it's perfect for laying by the pool, playing tennis and reading the NYTimes.
What's your perfect day ever?
Sitting beachside at the Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, Georgia eating raw oysters with heaps of horse radish.
Soundtrack of the week?
My new soundtrack for the Miami swim show:  Gossip's "Heavy Cross", Stereo Total's "MovieStar" and Chick's on Speed "Super Surfer Girl."
Best resturant/party/bar you've hung out in?
Hanging at the Jati Bar at The Four Seasons Sayan in Bali.  The view, the people, the wildlife are over the top insane!
What are you watching on TV?
The Housewives of New Jersey. If you haven't seen it, download it on Itunes. If you have seen it and say you don't watch it regularly, you're lying!
What are you most looking forward to next week?
Leaving for Sea Island Georgia for a two week vacation!
Blackberry or Iphone and how addicted are you?
Blackberry. Total addiction. It's truly sick.


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