Hailing from Alberta, but living in New York City for the past decade, Nancy Hagen currently works for the fashion production company Dizon Inc, where she produces shows for designers like Mansur Gavriel and Ulla Johnson. On the side, she works with Downtown for Democracy, a political action committee founded by creative people to transform cultural influence into political power. We paid a visit to her vacation home in Rockaway one summer day.

What gets you up in the morning?Cups of black tea.

Do you have a daily routine?Not really, always in motion.

What are you currently reading?'Gilead' by Marilynne Robinson.

What is your favourite meal?Currently, Wu's Wonton King dumpling soup.

Favourite garment that you own?Either my Rachel Comey tranch or my Mansur Gavriel North/South tote in black.

What's the next thing you're going to make?Blueberry pie with my kids.

Go-to karaoke song?Not a singer!

Name one song you will never tire of?Like a Hurricane by Neil Young.

What would you do if you inherited a million dollars?Leave NYC for a blueberry farm in Nova Scotia.

Current obsession?Mary Karr's Poetry Fix on YouTube.

Any recommendations?@downtownfordemocracy