Ilaria Resta Talks the Future of Fragrance

Ilaria Resta has always followed her nose.

The executive might never have worked in fine fragrances before recently signing on as president of Firmenich’s perfumery division, but it’s a natural fit, since scent has always played a key role in her life and work.

The Naples, Italy, native with an interest in classical literature and languages, art and history, was the only one of her family members or friends to leave town for good.

“I never thought I would have ended up in the business world,” Resta said. That only happened because while studying economics at the University of Naples, she took a marketing class.

“I totally fell in love with that subject,” explained Resta, who looked into big companies centered around marketing and landed a job at P&G. That was in Rome, as an assistant brand manager for a laundry detergent business.

Five years later, she began her

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Jonny Cota on Being Amazon Fashion’s ‘Guinea Pig’ and His ‘Pandemic-Proof’ Store

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“Making the Cut” winner Jonny Cota knows something about one of the industry’s most burning questions: Is Amazon really interested in fashion?

“It’s tricky…” said the Los Angeles designer outside his retail store opening Aug. 1 at Row DTLA, which will be the exclusive brick-and-mortar store carrying the Jonny Cota Studio “Metamorphosis” collection that launched in April on Amazon after he won the fashion reality competition series and $1 million prize.

“Customers today are responding more to a lifestyle element, the way things are shot, getting rid of the white background, showing a little more realness, and Amazon is not there,” he said, while acknowledging Amazon’s systems (at least pre-pandemic) are exceptional. “Right now, guidelines are very strict, every background needs to be white, there can’t be a single accessory unless the thing is sold in the photo. This caters to an Amazon

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This Often-Despised Perfume Is Actually a Fashion-Girl Favorite

Patchouli is probably one of the most misunderstood scents out there. When you hear or think about the fragrance, “earthy” might come to mind (and possibly not in the most positive light) or perhaps you associate it with the hippie era due to its popularity in the ’60s. But patchouli, which is native to tropical regions in Asia, has been used for centuries as an essential oil.

The scent is musky, a little sweet, and spicy all at once. It’s a strong, statement fragrance that’s not exactly for people who want to fly under the radar. And although it’s gotten an iffy rap in the past, that’s definitely changed in recent years. Now, you’ll find patchouli in many “sophisticated” and “chic” fragrances.

And it’s a fashion-girl favorite. We’ve seen it on the vanities of many influencers, and even our own editor in chief, Kat Collings, is a fan. “I

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The Gunners Squad Reveal Their Best-Dressed Players And Managers In The World

Photo credit: Arsenal
Photo credit: Arsenal

From Esquire

On a frosty morning in January, Esquire rolled up to watch adidas shoot the promo campaign for Arsenal’s new 20/21 home kit. We were ostensibly there to throw some style questions at the squad and escape with as many Gram-worthy photos as possible (three), but we were pretty keen to experience an empty, echoey Emirates Stadium too. The lesson is: be careful what you wish for.

Oh well. Without further ado or any form of social distancing, here is the result: the Arsenal squad opening up about the best dressed players and managers in the world, their favourite brands and greatest style regrets.

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Photo credit: Arsenal

Who’s the most stylish Arsenal player?

Tierney: There are a few who are brave, and I like that. Auba and Hector are probably the most out there. Not for me, but I’d say they’d vote themselves the most stylish.

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