International stylist Melissa Levy’s impressive portfolio is filled with the likes of Dion Lee, Emilia Wickstead and Givenchy. She shares her iso-life insights.


Panic: the Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis

Melissa, tell us — the best TV show/s you’ve recently binged.

HyperNormalisation (BBC), Panic: the Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis (VICE/HBO) and Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire.

What film would you highly recommend to watch while pretending to work?

Divines and Waves.

What book has helped you get to sleep during the quiet nights of late?

The Economist.

Name your go-to comfort dish to ease the worst feelings of existential despair.

Blueberries, raspberries, pineapple and coconut yoghurt. Keep it light.

We all need new procrastination tools in these uncertain times, what exhilarating hobby have you recently added to your resume?

Catching up on reading and research, and embracing the opportunity to slow down and sit still.

Increased mindfulness is essential in this climate — name your top tips for getting out of your head.

Running up the Westside Highway to Central Park and back down empty Fifth Avenue. In Sydney — sitting outside with the birds, sun on my face and the fresh air.

Give a piece of advice to those trying to work from home.

Be gentle on yourself.

What does a post-Covid-19 world look like?

I hope for a more empathetic and considered world.

Melissa Levy

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