24 Hours with Tom Ford: A Day in the Life via Harper’s Bazaar, March 2012

Harper’s Bazaar debuts it’s redesignthe first in 10 yearswith the March 2012 issue.  Along with changes to the overall look and feel of the magazine, a number of content changes are also present, including a variety of “Lists” that will now be featured each month:

The A-List:  The cover star reveals their favorite things of the moment.
Shopping List:  Editors’ and contributors’ share their style picks.
Wish List:  A fashion industry insider shares what they covet.
Wait List:  Features an item that will be a sure sell-out.
My List:  A fashion powerhouse reveals his daily routine.

Tom Ford agreed to be the first subject in the “My List” series and shares what his typical day looks like with readers. Though the hard copy isn’t available yet, you can read the full article online now.

Some of my favorite parts, in his own words:

4:30 A.M. I never really sleep much and often start my day at this time. When I am very lucky and sleep through the night, I might get up at 7:00, but that is rare. The first thing I do when I get out of bed is weigh myself…

… I make myself a tall glass of iced espresso (I don’t like warm drinks), get into a hot bath, and slowly sip my drink as I come to life. Often I lie in the tub for a half hour and just let my mind wander. I find a bath meditative and usually prepare myself for the day in this manner. Once out of the tub, I throw on my gym clothes.

8:00 A.M. Typically, I answer my e-mails. On average, I get about 100 per day. Then I do a bit of work before working out with my trainer at 8:00. The home page on my computer is set to the Daily Beast Cheat Sheet, an excellent summary of the news of the day from different publications around the world….

9:15 A.M.  … I don’t carry a phone with me because I hate talking on the phone and especially hate talking on cell phones. I do have an iPhone, but I use it primarily for music and as a camera. In an emergency, of course, I use it as a phone. I am not really even sure what my number is. I have an iPad but use it just for reading books or screenplays, and I carry my MacBook Air with me everywhere.

10:00 A.M. I usually arrive at the office by 10:00. I have a weakness for doughnuts and often completely ruin my diet by eating a doughnut or two when I arrive…

1:00 P.M. I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.

6:00 P.M. Most nights, I work at the office until anytime between 6:00 and 8:00, depending on whether or not I have to go out to dinner. If I do have to go out at night, which I do about four nights a week, I try to take a 45-minute nap, have another hot bath, and put on a clean shirt.

8:00 P.M. I am not someone who likes cocktail parties or large dinner parties, but I have to attend them often. I much prefer very small dinners with close friends. I eat at the same restaurants in London most nights…

… My favorite evenings are actually spent at home. Richard [Buckley, Ford’s partner of 25 years] is a great cook, and I love dinner in the kitchen with just the two of us and the dogs.

10:30 P.M. … Believe it or not, I usually take another hot bath and wash my face. Then we watch a bit of television (usually things we have recorded) or read and go to sleep. I don’t wear anything in bed. In fact, I rarely wear clothes at all when I am at home.


Reading that makes me want to go take a bath.  Or three!

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

2 comments… add one

  • Judy Feb 15, 2012

    Busy schedule…Thanks for sharing!

    He’s so yummy on this pic…as always! 🙂

  • Eboni Feb 20, 2012

    I finally got around to reading this over the weekend, and I enjoyed it immensely. He just makes me smile! I wanna take 3 – 4 baths a day LOL!
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