A Day In the Life of Dennis Basso

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Dennis Basso, who showed his Fall 2013 collection today, caught up with us before Fashion Week to share her daily routine. Here's how the designer prepped for his show:

7:00 AM

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I like to think I wake up at 7AM, but more often than not, it's closer to 8AM.

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7:30 AM

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I start my mornings with a big cup of coffee while I go through every inch of Women's Wear Daily. I read a bit of the Times, and a little more of The Post for variety, but I've never missed an issue of WWD.

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8:00 AM

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I take my dog, Lily for a walk through Central Park. The fresh air gives me a burst of energy to get through fashion week prep.

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8:30 AM

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Arrive back home to shower, shave and get dressed in what has become my uniform: a tailored Navy blazer, crisp white button down shirt and dark jeans.

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9:00 AM

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On my way to my factory in Long Island City, I catch up on emails and make a few necessary calls. Every aspect of my business needs extra attention before fashion week, so it's important to have my phone by me at all times during the day.

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10:30 AM

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After I've checked in on the design team, sewing room and the drapers, I head back to my store on Madison Avenue where I spend most of my day. I like to be around in case any of my clients pop in for a visit!

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11:30 AM

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Conference call with HL Group, my PR firm, to discuss the inspiration for my collection, current RSVP's and upcoming 30th Anniversary press.

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12:30 PM

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Catching up with an old friend over lunch at Match 65 – such fresh, wonderful seafood!

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2:30 PM

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Checking in with my business partner to discuss the upcoming collection and next steps.

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4:15 PM

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Meet to discuss my new designs for QVC–today we're looking at new faux-fur coats and accessories.

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5:00 PM

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Glamorous photo shoot for 30th Anniversary press opportunities.

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8:00 PM

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Dinner with my partner, Michael. We're having my guilty pleasure–a hearty pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce!

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9:30 PM

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Head over to The Pierre for a relaxing nightcap.

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11:30 PM

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Arrive home to answer a few pending emails before I get ready for bed. zzzzzzz

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