Interview

Muriel Brandolini Sophisticated decorator on the international scene.

Your wake-up time…

I am an early bird. 5 a.m.!

Morning routine…

I have breakfast in bed while reading emails. I usually come up with my best ideas in the quiet hours of the morning.

One activity you do each day without fail…

I drink two liters of Kangen alkaline water daily.

How you stay in shape…

I love to swim, and I have just started doing yoga (even on a paddleboard).

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How you unwind…

I go for long drives and listen to Lou Reed.

Favorite night cream…

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream.

On your desk…

Laguna B murano glasses filled with a rainbow assortment of pens and highlighters.

Favorite quote…

“Let it be” – The Beatles.

One moment that changed your life…

When I met Franca Sozzani and accepted her offer to become a stylist for Italian Vogue.

People are surprised that I…

Am half Vietnamese, a quarter French, and a quarter Venezuelan.

Proudest moment…

When my son Brando graduated from university and my daughter Filippa entered hers.

Favorite fragrance…

Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower.

Photography
B&W: Charles Thompson
Color: Oberto Gili

Katie von Strasser

Katie von Strasser is a former ballerina with a background in fashion and art. She is a devoted advocate for people with disabilities. Katie has a passion for travel and all things beautiful.
She resides in San Francisco with her family. (Photo by Darryl Nitke)

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