As the editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful has a front-row seat to the stylish life. In his wide-ranging new memoir, A Visible Man, Enninful looks back on his childhood in Ghana, his adolescence in London, and his early days in magazines. Ever since his days as the 18-year-old fashion director at the edgy title i-D, Enninful has been a champion of inclusivity. Today, his expansive vision of British Vogue has been a commercial and critical success. With the publication of A Visible Man, he’s about to become a literary one as well. Herewith, he shares his key components to the good life. —Ashley Baker

Airline: British Airways, which feels like I’m going home.
Airport: Heathrow.
App: Deliveroo or booking into a VersaClimber class at BXR.
Bag: A Jil Sander leather pouch that was inspired by a brown paper bag.
Bedtime: 10:00 p.m., when I’m not out somewhere.
Bike: A tricycle.
Birthday: Fiftieth.
Breakfast, weekday: I don’t usually eat until lunch.
Breakfast, weekend: A brunch treat would be pancakes.
Children: All of my nieces, nephews, and godchildren. That’s a lot in total.
Cocktail: A daily cocktail of vitamins and supplements.
Date: It’s either dinner and a movie or February 22, 2022, my wedding day.
Diet: A cleanse by Rosemary Ferguson.
Dinner, weekday: A seafood platter.

Dinner, weekend: Fish with jollof rice.
Disguise: Mask, a cap, and sunglasses. You are invisible and conspicuous at the same time.
Dress: The Schiaparelli one Natasha Poonawalla wore to my wedding.
Drive: I love a long drive through Europe or across America.
Enemy: Too many carbs.
Escape: Watching a series like Fauda.
Excuse: “I need to go walk Ru.”

Always. Blood and chosen.

First Lady: Michelle Obama.
Fit: Loose.
Friends: Naomi and Kate.
Hideaway: Home.
Hotel: Hôtel de Crillon, in Paris.
Indulgence: Ferrero Rocher.
: “So tired.”

Jacket: Prada.
Last Meal: Sushi.
Lunch, weekday: Sashimi.
Lunch, weekend: Roast.
Movie: Blade Runner can take me back to my childhood in an instant.
Name: Ru, a name shared by the drag icon and my pet.
Nonfiction book: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson, for a real insight into human hierarchy.
Novel: The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.
Pants: Flat fronts.
Shoes: My Charvet slides, perfect for inside and outside the house.
Pet: Ru.
Piece of advice: As I always tell my team, “If I can do it, so can you.”

Podcast: Oprah’s Super Soul.
President: Obama.
Restaurant: The River Cafe in London.
Saying: “Just you wait!”
Second spouse: Naomi Campbell.
Singer: Aretha Franklin.
Spouse: Alec.
Street: I love to sit and people-watch on Old Compton Street.
Vacation: Hawaii.
Victim: Fashion.
View: From a tall building in New York.
Wake-up time: 6:00 a.m.
Work of art
: Pink Nails, by Steve McQueen.

Edward’s Essentials

Clockwise from top left: Aretha Franklin; The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison; a Jil Sander paper-bag clutch; Ferrero Rocher chocolates; Pink Nails, by Steve McQueen; Charvet slides.