Your first fashion memory? My granny’s cheap & chic necklaces.
For you vintage is…? Hidden treasure ripe for discovery.
Who is your “Sciura”? The magical Milanese woman who has a rare gift of being able to take care of her home, her wardrobe and her table in that all-Italian style.
Three books you’d recommend to your best friend? The Places that Scare You. A Guide to Fearlessness by Pema Chödrön; The Gene Keys by Richard Rudd; We the Arcturians: A True Experience by Dr Norma J. Milanovich.
Your favourite colour? All of them! Pretty much the whole rainbow.
Your favourite fabric? Silk twill, from Lake Como (produced by Mantero).
People you like to dress? I love dressing strong, free, creative and radiant people like Oprah Winfrey, Gwyneth Paltrow or my spiritual guide Sandra Walter.
Three homes you’d like to dress? A bamboo house in Bali: a convent in Sicily and a villa in Como. Also a villa in Venice!
Your home is …? Brightly coloured, warm, welcoming. And entertaining, characterful, a mix and match of different eras and styles.
Privacy or conviviality? Conviviality, always and forever!
Milan, Los Angeles or New York? Bali!
Your magical place? An island.