Victoria Pearson

Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Arts Editor, RUSSH Magazine.

Star sign: Cancer.

Favourite Number: Nine.

First thing you did this morning? Drank some water and checked my phone. I’m embarrassed about the latter, but I can’t start this interview with a lie.

What does 'wellness' mean to you? I don’t think wellness is a state any of us can inhabit 100 per cent of the time. I see it as more of a personal quest for physical and emotional balance, whatever that balance looks like to you. For me, it closely resembles a green juice on Friday morning and a wine on Friday night.

Products found in your shower / by your bath? Kora Organics Turmeric Exfoliating Brightening mask, whatever shampoo and conditioner I have in current rotation, a bottle of LESSE Ritual Serum and a small menagerie of razors, exfoliating mitts and hair elastics.

Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard? Olive oil, salt + pepper, spaghetti.

Favourite kitchen utensil? My bright red pasta maker. She’s very sexy

Favourite travel destination? New York, Barcelona, Paris.

Currently reading? Zadie Smith’s Feel Free, Vincent Bigliosi’s Helter Skelter and always something by David Sedaris.

Currently browsing (.com)?, The Paris Review, Into The Gloss interviews, any pieces written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner or Molly Young, and an ever-growing list of recipe websites.

Favourite breakfast food? Soft boiled eggs with soldiers.  

Three items in your make up bag? Concealer, Benefit’s Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, Glossier Boy Brow.

An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Ta-ku’s Songs Top Make Up To.

An album/mix that hypes you up? Anything 90s dance.

Most commonly used apps on your phone? Instagram, Google Maps, Mail.

Favourite form of movement / exercise? Dancing (the incidental, 1am in the living room kind).

One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? Yoga/Pilates/a dedicated time for stretching. I read somewhere that the fitness habits you form by the age of 30 are the one’s you’ll have for life, so I should probably get on that asap.

Nighttime rituals? Wash my face, brush my teeth, drink some water, try to read a book (and not succumb to the phone scroll) and patiently wait for my brain to stop overanalysing the day / month / my entire life.

I feel most creatively fulfilled when... I’m writing.

I'm currently working on... Perfecting my homemade pasta recipe. The next issue of RUSSH Magazine. Remembering to bring my keep cup every single day. My karaoke rendition of Bachelor Girl’s Buses and Trains.

This time last year, I wish I knew... I think I already knew this time last year that things would look quite different, as there was a big groundswell for change brewing at the time. I probably would have relaxed more if I had known that it would all turn out really beautifully.

I'm grateful for...  The many wonderful, intelligent, creative and brave people I have the privilege of knowing and loving. And Google Maps. And non-stick pans.