One scroll of Jessica Ridolfi’s Instagram page reveals a bold, rich and considered colour palette – a strong aesthetic is part of her personal branding. “I’ve always been a bit of a hustler and always had multiple jobs,” said designer Ridolfi. “Straight out of a school I wanted to pursue interior design, but my parents advised me against it as it was difficult to do well in, and suggested accounting instead.” Starting out, Ridolfi sold niche, altered vintage clothing online before heading to Asia to model and study business. Upon returning to Australia, she pursued her marketing career in the beauty sphere and now works as an assistant product manager specialising in product development. “The most exciting part about my role is I’m able to apply trends to beauty & hair accessories and then see my designs on the shelf. It’s so rewarding,” she says. But it was when Ridolfi bought her first home with her partner that she realised the difference between what her Pinterest board looked like and what she could actually afford. “If I wanted something stylish that suited my taste, it was either too expensive or unattainable. I found this especially when searching for art,” Ridolfi says. “The market was either saturated with the same print designs or very special pieces. And ‘very special’ has a price tag! I saw a gap in the market and created my company Enzo Home Interiors which specialises in unique prints at affordable prices.” With a natural gravitation toward velvet, marble and brass when it comes to interiors, Ridolfi favours modern tailoring during her day-to-day.

AILEEN’S NOTES: “Jessica loves a sharp, double-breasted jacket tucked into her matching pants for a new silhouette to suiting. Feeling comfortable, yet smart, is important to Jessica as her job takes her from meeting clients to running errands around town. She loves a knitwear dress that sculpts and shapes her figure but can also be layered with a chunky cardigan and belted casually for after work. Mixing warm tones of browns and camels with checks and plaids is one of Autumn’s biggest trends.”

PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL NAUMOFF
FASHION DIRECTION AILEEN MARR
HAIR ANTHONY NADER / DLM
MAKEUP DESIREE WISE / NETWORK AGENCY
FASHION ASSISTANT PATRICK ZACZKIEWICZ
TALENT GEE GEE FERGUSON, INES ENGLISH, JESSICA RIDOLFI
WORDS JESSICA BAILEY

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