Ever wondered how other women start their day? We have. So we thought we'd quiz Sydney-based Jamie Blakey, creative director and founder of OneTeaspoon on how she starts her day…
Having established OneTeaspoon in 2000, Jamie has made waves internationally for her line of denim cut-offs, loved by Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid just to name a few. And as a mother of three children, it only seems natural that her latest venture is a collection of children’s denim, OneTeaspoon Kid.
We caught up with her to talk about her morning routine, how she fits it all in before heading to work and got a peek at the new kids’ collection (hint: it’s ridiculously cute)…
Words: Annabelle Dickson | Holding image: Vincent Fahey
Talk us through your morning routine?
I’ve come to learn about myself that I have two routines that are pretty evenly used. I don’t like to do the same thing every day so this kind of sums it up for me…. The Go-Getter Routine: 6:00 am I wake up, have coffee, do the overnight emails. 6:30 am I go to Pilates (1 minute from my house, which is perfect) 7:30 am Back from Pilates, I make lunches for the three kids and do breaky for them. 8:00 am – 9:00 am I get ready for work, do some washing, make beds and hustle the kids to do their chores. 9:00 am School drop off and head to work. The Chilled Routine: 6:00 am I wake up have coffee and make lunches and chill on the lounge doing emails and browsing while the house is still quiet. 7:00 am Kids wake up, do breaky, maybe a load of washing (for sure no folding). All get ready. 8:00 am Take the kids for coffee and hot choccy before school drop off. 8:45 am Head to work. Summer is a whole different story. We head to the beach before school and work.
Shop the new OneTeaspoon Kids’ collection here
What’s a typical outfit for you?
What beauty products do you use in the morning?
Cosmedix Cleanser, Clarity Serum & Humidify Deep Moisture and Firming Hydrator. Société Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum every couple of days. Colorescience Tint du Soleil SPF30. Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush. Chanel mascara. For perfume, I wear Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu. I wash my hair once a week and I’ll just spray Wella Ocean Spritz Sea Salt Spray and every few days restyle it.
Tips for getting your kids dressed quickly in the morning?
Lay the clothes out at night on their bed and tell them before they go to sleep to get dressed as soon as they wake up.
Their favourite pieces from the new kids collection?
Top three time management tips for getting out the door in the morning?
There’s just two. Stay up late to get everything done or get up super early to get it done.
What do you eat for breakfast?
Nothing normally. If I know I won’t have time for lunch I’ll do a couple of boiled eggs with heaps of salt and pepper to keep me going.
What do your kids eat for breakfast?
Minnie – Weetabix, eggs and yoghurt. Mickey – Muesli and yoghurt. Eddie – Weetabix or he makes himself eggs on toast.