So that’s how she looks this good.
They say how you spend the moments immediately after waking colours your entire day, so with the intention to improve our morning routines – and with it every facet of our jam-packed and often not-so-serene lives – we’ll be sharing the AM habits of women who combine style with success.
Today’s Morning Glory belongs to Vampire Diaries star and current face/muse of Matteau Swim Phoebe Tonkin. Here the US-based style siren shares how she gets going in the morning – no detail spared.
Over to you, Phoebe:
“I try to be up before 8am. I drink half a litre of water and make a latte with hemp milk. I toast an english muffin or warm up brown rice and avocado which is a weird breakfast I eat a lot and is really delicious. If I am feeling particularly fancy I will throw on the news, otherwise I train over Skype with Mary Helen Bowers at Ballet Beautiful. I try to put on a leotard but I normally work out in pyjama bottoms and a tank top. At 10am I run a bath with epsom salts and a scoop of coconut oil, play some music on my computer (probably Alt-J or Radiohead) and catch up on texts and emails. By 10:45am I have done all my favourite things already so I start bothering other cast mates or friends to see a midday movie or have lunch with me. I work almost every day so if I have a free day I get over-excited and try to cram in as many activities as possible.
I wake up and wash with IS Clinical cleanser, then I use a Chanel moisturiser, and add an oil free sunscreen (Control Corrective Aroma Matte Day Cream SPF 30). I also use Glossier Balm Dotcom. At night I wash with the same IS Clinical cleanser, wash my make up off with Chanel makeup remover, and then use either Shani Darden’s Retinol Reform or IS Clinical Active Serum. I alternate between the two each night. I use a Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask once a week with the Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil underneath. Sometimes I sleep (pass out) in it and your skin is glowing the next day.
I try to walk a lot if I am in NYC. I am not a fan of anything too loud or too aggressive, so cycle classes and gyms are out for me. In LA I train at Ballet Bodies with Andie who uses a reformer machine and I can barely walk afterwards. If I am walking around I always have Spotify on my phone. Lately I have been into Cigarettes after Sex and Daughter, but sometimes when I really want to go for it I will listen to Eminem.
I don’t like normal breakfast foods. I definitely can’t sustain on just a smoothie or what not. I eat weird food for breakfast all the time, like leftover quinoa or brown rice and I will add fresh olive oil and sunflower seeds and avocado. I will even eat hummus on toast, anything savory and filling. Sometimes I like eggs, but egg whites freak me out so I like them scrambled and golden. But my favourite breakfast is definitely a brown rice bowl with lots of extra toppings.
When I am in Atlanta working, I tend to wear a lot of skinny black jeans and ballet flats (or ugg boots, in winter, I am not even guilty about that – they are just so comfortable, especially when you are shooting in the woods at 3am) with oversized V-necks and tees. But when I am not working, I try to look a little more polished. I love the Ellery blazer I’ve have for about five years and I live in Frame cut-offs and jeans. I like to wear a lot of black, it makes my life a lot easier, especially when I have to travel. And I have a couple of Chanel bags that make any outfit look French and cute. I love Isabel Marant for dresses and Christopher Esber for something a little more dressed up. And obviously Matteau when I am at the beach (although their high waisted briefs have come in handy a few times when I have wanted to wear something sheer).
If I am working I could leave work any time between 4:50am and 11pm. Sometimes my call time could be midnight. I always drive myself to work, and I usually listen to Spotify or a TED talk, or talk to friends (mainly Ilona) and my mum on Bluetooth. Sometimes I listen to my US accent tapes. And sometimes I just blast R.E.M and sing my heart out.”
Published May 26, 2016