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September 14 2019
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Angela Missoni, force of nature.

Angela Missoni’s joyful approach to life is most obvious in her work for Missoni, the fashion brand founded by her parents, Rosita and Ottavio “Tai” Missoni, in 1953. Initially known for its zigzag knits, Missoni’s Technicolor creations now include products ranging from quirky bedding to shimmering eveningwear, all very luxurious but unmistakably bohemian as well. The Missoni mode of living plays out most beautifully on the family compound on the craggy, northeastern coast of Sardinia, where Angela spends the summer vacation along with her three children—Margherita, Teresa, and Francesco—and assorted extended-family members. “As long as the children are happy, nothing else matters,” she has said. No wonder she seems to have such a firm grasp on the good life …

AIRPORT: Malpensa, because it’s only 20 minutes from my house
APP: Instagram
BEDTIME: I don’t believe in bedtimes
BOYFRIEND: My partner, Bruno Ragazzi
CAR: My Tesla
CHILD: All three of my children are perfectly imperfect
COCKTAIL: Negroni Sbagliato
COCKTAIL APPETIZER: Deep-fried sage and other herbs from my garden
COUPLE: My parents
DRESS: Any dress that you feel so free in you don’t need to think about it
ENEMY: Boredom
ESCAPE: A weekend in Noto, Sicily
EXCUSE: When it comes to excuses, I’m not very creative, so I usually don’t make any
FAMILY: A big and affectionate one, like mine
FIRST LADY AND PRESIDENT: Michelle and Barack
FLAW: A flaw that makes something one of a kind
FRIEND: A person around whom you don’t need to be perfect
GOOD-BYE: A presto
HIDEAWAY: My house in Sardinia; it’s in a very quiet part of the island tourists almost never visit
HOTEL: The Mezzatorre in Ischia. It’s just been restored while keeping all the character and charm
JACKET: One with lots of pockets
NEIGHBOR: The man who raises chickens next door
NONFICTION BOOK: Becoming, by Michelle Obama
NOVEL: The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
SAYING: Oprah Winfrey once said, “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
SINGER: Sheléa Frazier, a singer and songwriter I learned about from my good friend Quincy Jones

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