I don’t think I would be exaggerating when I say that it is the desire of most beauty companies to have a celebrity following. In this case, at Alchimie Forever, we are no different. For years, we sent (unsolicited!) products to agents, actors, actresses, celebrity makeup artists. Somehow, it worked. Somehow, Necar discovered Alchimie. She fell in love with our line (especially our creams) and is a now loyal celebrity fan. Just like I am a loyal fan of hers (have been ever since her days on 24). Who would not be? She could not have more gorgeous skin (and I can’t take all the credit!) or be nicer. And she speaks French. And she is currently reading a book by Dante Alighieri. I mean Wow! One day, I hope, our paths will cross. And I will do my best to act coherent and not be totally star struck…
AP: What city were you born in? NZ: Karlsruhe, Germany.
AP: What city to do you live in? NZ: Los Angeles, CA.
AP: What is your middle name? NZ: I don’t have one.
AP: What is your astrological sign? NZ: Gemini.
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? NZ: I studied abroad at the university in Paris, France.
AP: What is your most prized possession? NZ: My grandmother’s jewelry.
AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? NZ: Che Guevara.
AP: Describe your fashion style in three words maximum. NZ: Relaxed, elegant, and daring.
AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? NZ: Nope.
AP: Diamonds or pearls? NZ: Diamonds.
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? NZ: Creams.
AP: What fragrance do you wear? NZ: Givenchy.
AP: Botox or not? NZ: Not.
AP: Hair color: natural or not? NZ: Natural.
AP: What are your special diet tips, if any? NZ: Herbal tea.
AP: What do you do for exercise? NZ: Everything.
AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge? NZ: Mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, and tomatoes.
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? NZ: White wine spritzer.
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? NZ: Love. All of it. All the time.
AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average? NZ: 15,000.
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? NZ: 1. Keep hydrated during travel. 2. Never booze on the flight. 3. Love your lodging.
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. NZ: Cosmic love by Florence and the machine, Grand optimist by City and Colour, Maybe by Janis Joplin.
AP: What book are you reading right now? NZ: La vita nuova by Dante Alighieri.
AP: Quote to live by. NZ: C’est la vie!
AP: What is your worst pet peeve? NZ: When people sing the wrong lyrics.
AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of sleep do you usually get? NZ: If I can sleep in, I get up around 9. I like to get 10 hours of sleep, but I usually get 7.
AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? NZ: Creams (did I mention I love my creams?).
AP: Least favorite thing. NZ: Exaggeration about results.
AP: Who is your mentor? NZ: My dad.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. NZ: Put in the work. It’s actually the fun part.