"I'm a red-wine person, but in the summer I'll have champagne on the rocks in a big glass. It's called a piscine, a swimming pool."
A GIFT, UNWRAPPED "My fiancé [race-car driver Eugenio Amos] sent me to his tailor to have suits made for me as a Christmas present. I take off all my clothes every time I get fitted at Missoni; I didn't know that men get measured with their clothes on, that they don't get completely naked. My boyfriend said I made the tailor a little nervous. I think he forgot to take some measurements."
WHERE TO EAT IN MILAN "Latteria in Via San Marco. It's tiny, and the menu changes every day. Get the pasta with lemon and peperoncino, if you can."
SHE'S UP FOR EVERYTHING "I'm not a big sleeper. It just feels like wasting time. If I wake up and it's after 5 a.m., I stay up."
FEET FIRST "Shoes are the first thing I notice on a man. I like classic styles—not too square, not too pointy, not too fashiony. There's a fine line between too much and too little effort."
MY TRAVEL ITINERARY "I went to Machu Picchu after Christmas. For my next trip, it's Bhutan and Burma, and then Namibia and Botswana for a bit of safari, a bit of landscape. I'm not a hang-out-on-the-beach type of girl."
LOU REED, WEDDING SINGER "I want to walk down the aisle to Lou Reed singing 'This Magic Moment.' "
MY ROCK "I'm not an easy person to give a ring to, but my boyfriend did a good job. It's 1920s Italian. But this isn't my engagement ring you see here—I wear mine on my middle finger because it looks better."
TOWN AND COUNTRY "I bought a place in Milan, but Missoni headquarters are out in the country, in Sumirago. My whole family eats out of the same vegetable garden; my mother raises chickens. I love the city, but if you're always bombarded with stimulation, you get numb to it. I need to get bored to create."
Margherita Missoni is the 29-year-old face of the Italian fashion house—and a woman who knows exactly what she wants.