In partnership with Gucci Bloom.
GREAT NEWS, part 1: Gucci recently released a brand new fragrance called Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori, a fresh and green scent that celebrates vitality and youth and friendship, like the bicep emoji combined with the feeling you get when you walk outside and it’s suddenly spring.
GREAT NEWS, part 2: Gucci commissioned 15 artists to create a series of pieces with images and copy that tell a story about the fragrance. Leandra chatted with three of them — Emma Allegretti, Joy Miessi and Amber Vittoria — about their process for a podcast episode which means [sweetly scented drumroll please]…Monocycle hath returned!!!!!! If that’s not enough to get you to click the recording above, allow me to provide you with some teaser trailers for the conversations that were held atop a royal blue velvet sofa surrounded by a bevy of very apropos blooms:
+Leandra and Joy chatted about how memory has influenced Joy’s work, what it’s like to be a first-generation anything (Brit, American, etc.), the difference between inspiration and what it’s like to build your own community.
+Leandra and Emma communed about how Emma is trying to redefine the word “transformation” into something more accessible, how being surrounded by strong women has shaped her career and how you have to be in tune with your emotions in order to be strong in the first place.
+Leandra and Amber (whose byline you might recognize from some of the illustrious illustrations that have appeared on Man Repeller) conversed about Amber’s fear of growing older, her conviction to correct the perception of women in art history and whether or not the act of turning a hobby into a full-time career has affected how she feels about it.
DOESN’T ALL OF THAT SMELL NICE? Go ahead and sniff the whole episode above.
Photos by Emily Malan.