Sonia Rykiel in 24 Hours

"Sonia Rykiel"
Sonia Rykiel

To know exact fashion trends need to know what sort of things done by a celebrity in 24 hours in a week. There has many secrets we can reveal if we go for judge a celebrity for 24 hours. There we had a chance to observe Sonia Rykiel for 24 hours that what sort of things she have done in a day as a celebrity.

7:00 A.M. As soon as I am up, I brush my hair. I eat breakfast first: tea and brown bread, and sometimes a fresh fruit juice like orange or grapefruit. I write notes on the previous day in my notebook, then I shower. I use only very high-quality products custom-made for me in Évian-les-Bains. There is no brand; they are by a specialist who stopped making them but makes an exception for me. I receive them every month in my mailbox. After my shower I drink a big glass of tea while inspecting the flowers in the flat and changing their water. My first conversation of the day is with my daughter, Nathalie. I call her every morning; it is a ritual. I love the telephone—my iPhone 5s is my only gadget. I don’t read e-mails because I hate them. I try to stay away from all that technology, which I find amazing, but it’s not for me. I protect myself from all that. Getting dressed takes me about 20 minutes. Every day I wear the same suit, a long jersey or a crepe coat with wide short pants. The color goes from black to dark brown. Only the jewels change. My accessories are all in a big basket, and I make up my mind according to the mood of the day. In general, a strand of pearls and les faux diamants [rhinestones] have a nice effect. Currently on my fingers I am wearing rubies from Marie-Hélène de Taillac over my rubies from Tiffany’s—très chic!

10:30 A.M. I give the drawings I’ve done in the morning to my assistant. I don’t have meetings. People call me and ask if they can come and visit me in my apartment. I say yes, and sometimes I say no. It depends on the day. I talk face-to-face about the world, the fashion, the kids, the news, the future.

12:30 P.M. I eat lunch rather early. I love Japanese. On Sundays I usually have lunch with my granddaughters and sisters. I drink thé de Chine from Mariage Frères all day long, 10 glasses at least. I work out every day with my personal trainer, who used to be a soloist at the Opéra de Paris. But the best thing is to walk, which I do every day at the Jardin du Luxembourg right after lunch for an hour.

2:30 P.M. My daughter knows what I like and does most of the shopping for me. I love bags, shoes, accessories, books. My favorite bookstores are L’Écume des Pages on St.-Germain-des-Prés and Rizzoli in New York. I am currently rereading Madame Bovary.

6:00 P.M. I read the press and relax. I look at Women’s Wear Daily and all the fashion magazines, all the political newspapers, The New York Times, Le Monde, Libération, Le Figaro, and a lot of magazines about art auctions and galleries. I also listen to music. I love opera! And I love antique silver objects; I own quite a lot of them. My biggest indulgences are dark chocolate from Pierre Hermé, les soufflés au fromage from Cigale Récamier, le gâteau au fromage from Jean-Paul Hévin (sublime), and going to le salon de thé Angelina. I just can’t live without chocolate—I have between two and six pieces every day.

8:00 P.M. I usually have a light dinner that always ends with dark chocolate. My favorite cocktail is a Bellini from Harry’s Bar in Venice. My son, Jean-Philippe, comes to have dinner with me twice a week. I see my daughter, my assistant, and the news on TV every day! I love to stay home watching a good TV program, or if I go out, a quick dinner tête-à-tête.

10:00 P.M. My facialist comes to visit every night to do a long cleaning and face massage.

12:00 A.M. My bedroom is dark-lacquered navy blue from top to bottom. There are books everywhere and a big-screen TV and pictures of my family. I go to sleep around midnight.

Quotes of Sonia Rykiel

“My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It’s a question of survival.”

“You have to be luxurious nude. It’s difficult to move in the nude in front of a mirror. It’s much easier to move when you’re dressed. But if you can walk around in the nude easily in front of your man, if you can be luxurious in the nude, then you’ve really got it.”

“Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead.”

“First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn’t like anyone else’s.”

“At hotels, you are an actress. Absolutely. You can do what you want. Go where you want. I love my home too. But I love to arrive in a hotel. They have books, chocolate, food. I put things in the little refrigerator.”

“People said making clothes inside out was not proper. I disagreed, because clothes that are inside out are as beautiful as a cathedral.”

“I love chocolate. Black chocolate with marshmallow inside, caramel inside. If I could only have two foods, I’d take some fantastic chocolate. And some terrible chocolate. I love the Clark Bar.”

Courtesy: Christine Whitney