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A woman who embodies the spirit of truth, authenticity and ingenuity. She lives her potential, embracing her unique gifts and shining her light to consciously create a better world. As an Agent of beauty and inspiration, she is a woman admired by our founder, Jena Covello.
Meet Agent Woman, Aqustina Bottoni. The Milan based, Argentinian born designer’s diverse projects, range from products, furniture, and textiles, to installations and window displays. Her unique designs embrace a contemporary sensibility and encourage emotional perception as Agustina considers objects to be companions in our lives. Her work has been exhibited at international design and art institutions the Triennale di Milano, London Design Fair, Salone del Mobile, and Maison et Objet.
Name: Agustina Bottoni
Daily uniform: For everyday dressing, I’m all for comfortable clothes that still look put-together. I care a lot for natural fibers that feel good on my skin. Some years ago, I discovered that light colors somehow help me to be in a good mood, so I mostly stick to whites and ivory.
AM ritual: Having a generous breakfast in bed with my husband is my favorite ritual and makes starting every day so special. And then, to mark the start of the working day, I like to burn some Palo Santo as it helps me focus.
PM wind down: I find it important to set a different tone in the evenings, slowly ease into a relaxed mood. I achieve this through low lighting with scented candles, soothing music and the occasional nightcap. When I finally get into bed after my skincare routine, a drop of lavender oil on my temples.
Agustina's Calici Milanesi cocktail glass
Feel-good song: Roxy Music - If There Is Something
A mistake you’ve learned from: I used to normalize being very busy all the time as an indicator of success, which is pervasive in my industry and totally counterproductive in my case. Stress took a toll on my health when I was younger. Actually, I’ve learned that my best performance and results come when I manage to balance my health, my personal life and my professional one.
To your younger self: You are more powerful than you think!
A wellness expert who has significantly helped you: For emotional imbalance, over the years I’ve received help from two unique ladies: Helga, providing soothing reiki and reflexology sessions, and Clara, who provides my go-to personalized Bach flower formulas.
Favorite wellness/beauty book: I don’t read many books about the subject, but I’ve enjoyed The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle because it helped me a lot to put things in perspective at moments when I was struggling with anxiety.
Go-to stress remedy: Going out, having a walk somewhere in a place with trees, breathing and moving my body.
Supplements you can’t live without: Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and B12
Three things you’re really into right now: This crazy year I’m dedicating time to wellness. More than ever, my commitment to plant-based habits has strengthened. I’m also mindful about who and what I give my time and energy to.
Top 3 Instagram accounts for inspiration:
- For expanding my historical knowledge @historycoolkids
- For content from my weird and wonderful hometown Buenos Aires, @cremedelacremeba
- For emotional wisdom in small doses @werenotreallystrangers
Your ultimate indulgence: Taking time off.
Must-have Agent Nateur product: Can’t wait to try one of the vegan products!