Waking Up with Mimi

7:45 Wake up to the song "I Need a Dollar", gotta make that dollar! I snooze it (with vengeance)

Name: Mimi Jung

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Founder and designer, Brook&Lyn

7:45 Wake up to the song “I Need a Dollar“, gotta make that dollar! I snooze it (with vengeance).

8:00 a.m. Open my eyes to Truffle (my chihuahua) staring at me. Mornings are the only time when she’s affectionate so I take advantage and cuddle with her while checking my email on my iPhone.

8:15 am Walk into the kitchen as my dogs (Truffle, Stitch and Sunday) do circles around me. Feed them our homemade doggie chow. Ingredients include chicken breast, lima beans, carrots, kale, spinach, flax seed, squash and peas. Watch dogs inhale the food…making sure Truffle doesn’t eat all the leftover lima beans that Sunday tossed aside.

8:30 a.m. Prepare my Vietnamese coffee, still amazed that such things can be enjoyed at the comfort of one’s home. Shovel some musli in my mouth while the dogs look up at me as if they’ve never eaten before, ever.

9:00 a.m. Shower while thinking about various projects. I solve real problems here! I use Biolage hydrating shampoo and conditioning balm and Dr.Bronner peppermint body wash.

9:15 a.m. Depending on the type of day ahead, I’ll wear makeup. I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Bare Minerals powder, Laura Mercier black eyeliner on my eyes and brows, curls lashes with Shu Uemura curler, and finish with Maybelline lash discovery mascara. That is as far as my makeup skills can stretch!

9:25 a.m Pick out my outfit: oversized Marni sweater, Phillip Lim pants, a pair of black zipper minimarket wedges and of course, a small circle necklace from my second collection. Check mirror to make sure I look presentable, making mental note to self to get a haircut already.

9:45 a.m -10:30 a.m. Sit in living room to have my morning meeting with Brian (partner/husband) about our immediate to-dos for Brook&Lyn studio as well as various tasks for Brook&Lyn jewelry. Nowadays, we’re mostly consumed with planning our new LA retail space, set to open September 2012. Our next project getting the most chatter, Brook&Lyn shoes!

10:30 a.m. Toss my sketchbook and jewelry samples in my Celine tote and head out to meet our caster for my Fall/Winter 2012 collection in the diamond district. And the day begins!