Balancing family and work — in a single day — with the designer behind Baby CZ and Carolina Zapf Cashmere6:30 AM
Wake up and make breakfast for my three children, Sophie, Lily and Nicholas — toast, oatmeal, pancakes, fruit, fresh orange juice…. It is like a restaurant, but I believe children need to have a good breakfast at home. Rush to get them all ready to catch school bus.
Power walk around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. It is a time for me to focus on the day ahead, all while enjoying the sun rise and being in nature. Followed by daily gym workout.
Get ready — my day is long and diverse. Right now, as it is so cold, I favor skinny pants, Chanel flat boots, a J.Crew cropped blazer, a cashmere turtleneck from my own company, Carolina Zapf Cashmere, and I add one great piece of large jewelry by Janis Savitt.
Go to the office, which is — thank, God — across the street from our home. Plan the day with my team. Work on planning our upcoming Fall 2013 fashion show and prints for Spring 2014.
Stop by Madison Avenue store to discuss Spring 2013 arrival and merchandising. I love being at the store meeting customers and their children. It's always such a joy.
Lunch with my friend Brian Atwood. Always so much fun!
Meet with Korean rep to plan our Fall 2013 campaign, have a quick coffee and a piece of dark chocolate I cannot live without.
Drive to pick up my son from fencing. Believe me, there is nothing cuter than an 8 year old in a fencing uniform.
Do homework with my children. Catch up with their day with a fun, Lego-building session.
Slip into an Alaïa dress and meet my husband for dinner at Sant Ambroeus.
And eventually… SLEEP
Carolina Zapf, wearing Tory's Kimball skirt, photographed by Mimi Ritzen Crawford.