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My List: Angela Missoni In 24 hours
7:00 A.M.I wake up around 7; I don't need an alarm. The first thing I do is open the window to look at the mountain outside. My home is in Sumirago, which is a rural area about 40 minutes north of Milan. I'm on a hill with a view of the Alps, and I can see Lake Varese down the hill. Our house is a modernist one—it was originally built at the end of the '60s. I found it by a very lucky chance. It's in the same village where my parents live, but it was hidden, and I never knew of the existence of that house. It took me years to find it, but now I am living in my dream house.
8:00 A.M.Two days a week, I do my aqua gym for an hour. I have a little indoor swimming pool, and an instructor comes to my house to do aqua exercises. I've been on this workout system for three years; I like working out in a pool because I feel light, like a ballet dancer. On the days I don't exercise I like to take a bath. I put a lot of sea salt in the bathtub—maybe three or four kilos, then I put in celery, onion … No, I'm joking about that last part, but I do sit in salted water for about 40 minutes, continually adding hot water, so that I can read the news while I'm in there.
9:00 A.M.I make an espresso and take it to my partner, Bruno [Ragazzi], to wake him up. He wakes up kind of late. I have coffee for 10 to 15 minutes with him, then I have a shower and get dressed. In the past years I've developed a kind of a uniform: Trousers, a tank top, and a shirt are what I wear most days. I don't have a lot of time to go shopping, so everything is mainly Missoni. One of my most famous phrases is "What am I going to wear?" There is a saying in Italy, "The shoemaker always has holes in his shoes." That sums me up perfectly.
9:30 A.M.Bruno and I have breakfast together. I have oatmeal with soy milk, and I like to make my own juice. The vegetables and fruit often come from my garden, which is better for you. I also try to make another juice, which I take to work with me. I like to change the ingredients from season to season. This season might be pomegranate, and the next it will be green vegetables.
10:00 A.M.I drive to work; it's only about two minutes away. I take a really lovely street from my house and turn onto another little road lined with linden flowers. I like to work in the atelier. Though I have an office, I don't spend a lot of my time in there. I never stay at the same table, I never have a computer in front of me, and I never have my phone charged—which can be a problem because all my life is on my phone, basically. I'm always trying to escape from my assistant, so if she doesn't see me by 10:30, she'll come find me. My office has a big table that's a bit of a mess; it's always full of samples, and there are clothes all around. During the day I might have some meetings, then maybe in between I have to answer phone calls, especially from my daughters. I speak to them maybe two or three times a day. I spend a lot of time solving problems. I'm a problem solver—I hope. I still very much enjoy my work. Especially when I am under stress, when there is an urge to deliver a project, that's probably the moment I get my best ideas.
11:00 A.M.Around mid-morning, I have the fresh juice I brought from home. Depending on the time of year, each day at work is completely different. If I have to work on the collection, I'm in the atelier for most of the day, but I don't work only as a designer. I am like the president of the company, so I work in every single field of the business. When I'm designing a collection, I discuss with the head designers about the themes I'm interested in exploring, and then they'll prepare a mood board. We also have to work like fabric designers, not just fashion designers, because we must prepare all our own fabric and materials. We work about four months ahead of most other fashion houses.
1:30 P.M.For lunch, I either go back home or to my mother, Rosita's, house, which is next door to our offices. I like to have vegetables, maybe fresh eggs from my mother's chickens. I have been told that I am a good cook—it's a tradition from my family. What we cook depends on the season, and every season has its own dishes. So if asparagus is in season, we eat asparagus in every single way for that month. I realized when I was 13 or 14 that I already knew how to cook all of the important dishes from my family, because I grew up in an environment where it was natural to cook. But you need to have a real passion or curiosity for it.
3:00 P.M.I go back to the office. My afternoon is much the same as the morning. I started at the company when I was 16 and wanted to get some pocket money. I was helping with sales, but then I really began assisting my mom around the age of 20 or 21. Then I wanted to do other things, so I had my children, and my family was my priority. Then I started my own collection, and after a few seasons I was asked by my mother to do the main collection.
"I don't work only as a designer. I am like the president of the company, so I work in every single field of the business."
6:00 P.M.On a regular night I might finish at 6:30 or 7, but if have to go see my two grandsons, I try to leave at 6. Sometimes I take one home with me to stay the night. I am really privileged and super lucky to spend so much time with my family. My daughter Margherita moved from Italy when she was about 19 and went to the States, but when she was 25 or 26 she decided to come back. She said, "I don't want to live my whole life in New York, so either I come back now or I don't come back at all, because I would like to have a family and would like my children to grow up the way I did." As a mom I was happy, of course, because she now lives two minutes away.
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