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Designer Sonia Rykiel's Incredible Life Includes No Email

Sonia Rykiel with her daughter Nathalie. Photo via Getty.
Sonia Rykiel with her daughter Nathalie. Photo via Getty.

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Email can be a complete nightmare, which is why Sonia Rykiel has done away with using it. "I don't read e-mails because I hate them," she says. That's just one remarkable takeaway from the French designer, who has detailed her average day for Harper's Bazaar.

Rykiel gets up at 7am and, after eating breakfast and jotting down some notes, she showers. "I use only very high-quality products custom-made for me in Évian-les-Bains," she says. "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." Go on, we're listening.

Then, at 10:30am, she begins work. "I don't have meetings," she says. "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." Someone, anyone, try this and report back. She also takes a break every day to work out with her trainer, who "used to be a soloist at the Opéra de Paris" and enjoys "between two and six pieces" of chocolate. At the end of the day, her facialist drops in "to do a long cleaning and face massage." Wait. That's the definition of the good life, right?
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