With our next interview in this series, we chat to Amy Neville @amynevfashiondiaries about what staying at home looks like for a model used to travelling the world.
WHERE IS YOUR CURRENT HOME?
My current home is just outside London, I have the best of both worlds because I have space and country life but only 30 mins into central London.
WHO ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR AT THIS MOMENT?
I would probably say my partner Will, we have been together non-stop for almost 2 months now and this is not the usual norm for us as I am so used to travelling regularly for shoots. We have the company of each other during this period which has been nice, both working from home.
WHAT DOES YOUR ‘AT HOME STYLE’ LOOK LIKE MOST DAYS?
Most days I am in loungewear however I have been lucky enough to carry on doing shoots from home the past few weeks for brands, they are sending me products regularly and my photographer comes to shoot in fields and on my roof terrace and my home studio. Still social distancing of course.
HOW DO YOU WEAR YOUR JEWELLERY AT THIS TIME?
I still get ready daily, my jewellery and watch are the first things to go on, part of my getting ready routine. You will very rarely find me without any jewellery on.
IF YOU WANT TO LOOK LIKE YOU’VE MADE AN EFFORT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO JEWELLERY PIECES?
I religiously wear my watches, I have a lovely collection of Rolex and Audermars Piguet watches. I am a bit of a boy in that sense, I love collecting them and I have lots of vintage jewellery too as well as my fave RUIFIER earrings.
DO YOU HAVE A DAILY ROUTINE OR HAS ALL ROUTINE GONE OUT THE WINDOW?
I still get up at the same time every day as I have been having zoom meetings, phone calls, shoots from home and replying to emails so I am still super busy to be honest. It's just a different way of working.
WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THIS TIME?
It has definitely made me reflect on things and what is important in life. Before all of this I felt like I was living in the rat race and always chasing my tail to get things done and travelling so often. It has been nice to slow down and take time to breathe!
AS A MODEL YOU MUST TRAVEL A LOT, DO YOU MISS IT OR ARE YOU ENJOYING THIS TIME IN ONE PLACE?
I have travelled since I was 16, so over 13 years now. So it has actually been nice to have a break to be at home especially as I have been able to use this time to get the house finished. I was lucky enough to be shooting a campaign in the Maldives before the lockdown happened as well as skiing with a brand.
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU HAVE WANTED TO DO FOR A LONG TIME, WHICH YOU NOW HAVE TIME TO DO?
I have wanted to work on a brand for so long so I have been spending time working on ideas as well as finishing my house @amynevhousediaries, I have been non-stop ordering to get all the furniture sorted for the house so that has kept me busy.
FOR ANYONE WHO MAY BE FINDING STAYING AT HOME HARD CAN YOU LEAVE US WITH THE BEST LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNT FROM THIS TIME?
I think for anyone hating this time at home remember it’s to keep us all safe and it's probably the only time in your lifetime you will have this time to take a breath and reflect on life and spend quality time with family if your isolating with close family.
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