03/09/2011 06:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Conversation With the Iconic Ines de la Fressange

With the collections wrapping up in Paris, who better to answer my questionnaire than one of France's most iconic figures, Ines de la Fressange. The former model turned Roger Vivier bigwig opens up about her dislike for aggressive and stingy men who wear short socks, goes cryptic on the topic of her mother, and suggests we all run to the grocery to buy a jar of Nutella

When I wake up... I smile even if I don't want to. It helps transform my ideas.

Before I go to bed... I apply Dior nail cream and Revitalift from L'Oréal. This is a religion.

A well-dressed man/woman... usually they are anonymous but let's say Freida Pinto (sic).

Women should always... have sense of humor and clean teeth.

Men should never... be aggressive and stingy or wear short socks.

The best thing that's been said about me... "she is beyond stunning" but I can't remember who said it!

The biggest misconception about me... is that I have plenty of clothes.

If I weren't doing what I'm doing today... I'd be a psychoanalyst, painter, ebeniste or gardener.

My legacy... is my imagination.

A great idea... is Nutella giving 1€ for every box sold to help alleviate starvation in the world.

Botox is... expensive, ephemeral and awful.

My mother... is not really the grandmother of my children. It's a pity.

The soundtrack of my life... is Douce France by Charles Trenet.

The future... is about trying to stop talking about the past. People always ask me about the past.

Happiness... is having at least an "Ines" in this world!

There's a time and place for... everything you love. Just take time to make a list of your priorities.

There is too much... waste. Waste of food, waste of money, waste of time, waste of words.

In the end... I am happy. I know it and I hope you are too!