I cannot begin to express how much of a true pleasure it is to introduce one of the most amazing and magical humans there ever was to exist (and such a dear friend of mine), her name is Ana Agricola. I remember back to the very first day I met Ana, she has an incredible presence that makes a mark. The coolest thing about this, is every single person who knows Ana or has even crossed paths for a brief moment, would say the exact same. I remember feeling this sense of calmness, positive bubbles of rainbow light and just so grounded. This is Ana. She has the unique ability to ground the entire room and make everyone and everything feel just wonderful. Her energy is captivating and one that you always want to be around, making the world a better place. Ana has such a beautiful aura, both energetically and physically, her beauty really shines. Not only is she an actual goddess with the most gorgeous golden locks you will ever see (I mean truly, check out those pics below you will see what I mean, we all need hairspo and product guidance from this one), but she has a golden heart and is one of the most giving humans I know. Ana wears her heart on her sleeve and leads with her intuition. Ana is an earth angel. Alongside being a magical human, Ana has had a notable career, spanning from all ends of the spectrum from buying and brand development with leading global platforms and luxury multi-brand retailers such as Net-A-Porter and currently, Ana is the Business Development Manager APAC for Farfetch. I have watched Ana soar in every role and business she comes into contact with. She has an incredible eye and has been the reason several brands have had their opportunity for global exposure at a retail level and a launch pad to the beginning of their journey’s. One of the first moments we worked together, Ana saw the talent in a now renowned global brand before anyone else, took the risk and gave this brand the first moment to reach the consumer and grow a strong following. Ana has such a skill in sourcing talent, guidance within the global market and the business strategy and intelligence to match. It’s obvious how much I adore this woman, so it it very exciting for us to introduce Ana and for you to all fall in love with the angel we know and learn a little bit about her journey so far. Also fingers crossed we can convert her to move to Byron Bay one day so we can enjoy her presence every day!
Get to Know, Ana Agricola.
How would you describe yourself in five words?
World citizen with Brazilian soul.
Tell us a little more about you, where do you reside and how you came to be ‘doing you’ as you are right now?
I was born in Sao Paulo, to a very Brazilian mother and a very German father, so contrast was always present in my life, but that is not to say it wasn’t a harmonious upbringing, I will say it was a very unexpected and eclectic mix, and that sort of set the tone to my life and personality. I left the country in my early 20s as I was craving some time away from the nest, it was meant to be one year of studying in London, but it turned out to be 6 years, a career in fashion buying and an Australian husband, who later ‘imported’ me to Australian Western shores, and later Sydney. I always kept close ties with my life in the UK and that’s how my role at Farfetch came about, I now spend a good amount of time outside the Country, discovering and expanding the business around Asia Pacific.
Location right now?
Sydney – Australia
Business Development Manager APAC for Farfetch
What are you grateful for?
A fantastic family, the blood one and the chosen one.
Life Motto/ Words to Live by?
One day at a time, but also – there’s no better time than now.
What is your intention at this moment in life?
To create the life I desire.
Marlene Dietrich, she was a true pioneer as well as a fearless, gorgeous, humanitarian woman…
What inspires you each day?
Music – it can set the mood for the day, excite you, move you…
First thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
New Year! (the promise of a new start and the anticipation of what’s to come)
Seeing an Aurora Borealis in Iceland is the first thing on my bucket list.
What makes your heart skip a beat?
Human emotion, for example when you see someone’s reaction to a small act of kindness, or a surprise kiss…
What is your spirit animal and why?
A wild horse – I have this nice picture in my head of a horse running free, I think that’s how horses should be, and so should all animals.
Gemini with Cancer rising.
Beauty ritual and products you swear by?
Biologique Recherche’s P50 lotion, alive and well since the 70s, and there’s a good reason for it!
Something you would tell your younger self?
Don’t even worry, don’t overthink it, trust the process.
What fulfils you?
Time well spent, be it alone or with others.
What is your idea of balance?
Salad for lunch, Pizza for dinner – I’m still finding my balance between extremes.
Do you collect anything?
Yes! I collect KLM’s miniature Dutch houses, they first appeared in the 60’s as a souvenir from the airline to its customers, my grandfather started collecting them, I inherited his collection and started to acquire some more, I love them!
Last search on google history?
Time converter – because of my job, I’m forever trying to find the optimum time window so I can speak to people in different countries.
Where do you want to be…
Celebrating a big achievement, hopefully one of my set goals for 2019.
In a beautiful space that I would’ve helped create, and with my own little human and fur family.
Content and smiling at all the twists and turns of life because they had brought me to this point.
Advice for those reading?
No matter what life throws at you, just continue to be genuine, authentic and kind.
Favourite colour of the rainbow?
I just love that unique Violet shade you get in rainbows!