I wrote her an email. She replied in that nice way of hers; rare, polite but not over the top. Then we spoke on the phone: a conversation that lasted half an hour, where we talked about the countryside, children, fashion, work and future projects… in an informal but direct way. How women chat normally. Filippa Lagerbäck is in real life, how you imagine her to be looking at her photos – a sense of femininity and beauty shines through and she approaches life with a smile. Filippa, Swedish by birth, Italian by adoption, ‘Tifernate’ by passion, mum, ex- model, TV personality, neo-writer and blogger, talks about the past, future and her love of the countryside which brought her to Umbria.