My Fashionable Week: Richard Nicoll

28 August 2009

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As we wind down towards the long weekend, the lovely fashion design star Richard Nicoll takes us through his fashionable week that was, and talks cat-sitting, Sienna Miller and desert boots...

Best and worst moments of the week?
Best: my ad in Frieze magazine coming out, re-watching the video of Sienna Miller wearing my clothes on Jimmy Kimmel live and being invited to Ryan McGinley's exhibition dinner (I'm a big fan). Worst: having the cats that I’m cat-sitting waking me up at 5.45 every morning and dealing with work problems.

Is there anything like an average day for you, and if so what does it look like?
Most days are different but I normally start at the studio on Kingsland Road at 9am, do 2 hours of emailing, then meetings/designing, then lunch, then more emailing and self-led design and finally the gym if I make it in time before it closes... then I'll meet a friend for dinner or a drink and drag myself home.

What’s the most unexpected thing you have done this week?
I've been to the gym twice and Bikram Yoga once.

How do you wind down at the end of the day?
I watch TV or look at Facebook.

Guiltiest pleasure of the week?
I don't believe in guilty pleasures, just pleasure.

Last three things you bought?
Pair of Church's Desert Boots, a samosa and an Oyster top-up.

What are you lusting after this week?
Some peace.

What newspapers/magazines/websites do you look at each week?
Facebook, Gmail,, Showstudio, The Independent, Fashionologie.

Favourite outfit you wore this week?
Church's desert boots, b store jeans, striped black and grey Breton T and spotty black and grey silk neck-chief and Moscot Originals sunglasses (kind of 50's beatnik art student).

What’s your favourite day of the week and why?
Friday because I know there are two days ahead with no phones or emails to answer unless I want to - unless it is 3 weeks before the show (which it is!).

What’s your perfect day ever?
I don't think you can plan it?

Soundtrack of the week?
Animal Collective and Florence and the Machine.

Best resturant/party/bar you’ve hung out in?
I haven't been to any this week but I did have a beer last night at the studio if that counts.

What are you watching on TV?
Nothing, I don't have time at the moment, sometimes I catch the 10 o'clock news.

What are you most looking forward to next week?
A barbeque at Jonathan Saunders's house and a Maureen Paley exhibition opening.

BlackBerry or iPhone and how addicted are you?
BlackBerry, very addicted.


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