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ALEXANDRA NEA:
FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR

ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR

2 TODDLERS. 82 VINTAGE TEA CUPS. 1 CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART. 3-STEP CLEANSING.

A former fashion designer for Collette Dinnigan, Ted Baker, Little Joe and her own signature line, Alexandra Nea has found a successful second career as an in-demand illustrator, with a growing following for her stylised fashion caricatures, beautiful botanicals, and her exquisite Enfant series. Spending most days in her Sydney home studio - and juggling the care of her 2-year-old son Sam and Maggie the chocolate Labrador (toddler #2) - she was recently our artist in residence at the opening of the latest Mecca Cosmetica Sydney flagship store, live drawing some of the season’s new fragrance arrivals in our Perfumeria. Alexandra talks to The MECCA Memo about her triple-cleansing obsession, being a true Gemini, and why she doesn’t own a hairdryer.

ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR
ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR ALEXANDRA NEA FASHION & BEAUTY ILLUSTRATOR

ON SKIN GOALS:

"My skin is the thing that I obsess over, the thing that I’m constantly wanting to improve and get perfect. At 35, I find that if I have a bad night or a really hectic week working then it starts to show around my eyes and in my skin, which will then breakout if I’m really stressed. I guess that’s why I’ve become so obsessed with getting my skin into a really good routine. And I’m always looking for that miracle-cure product—so I have high hopes for my new Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment! I feel like if I have clear, beautiful skin then I don’t need to wear a lot of makeup (other than a little Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Gel and By Terry Mascara Terrybly) and I think that’s my ultimate goal.