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In our last interview series with modern muse Alexandra Richards, we wanted to ask the fun questions: what scent makes her feel most herself? How does she feel about working out while pregnant? What are her holy grail beauty products? Because we know that fashion isn’t all that makes up a modern muse – it’s the scent she wears, the beauty secrets she swears by, and the healthy rituals that boost her spirit.
SMELL THE ROSES
Richards’ signature scent is Mademoiselle by Coco Chanel. “It’s a classic, I know, but it’s never left my room even with so many other choices that I’ve had.” With fragrant notes of orange, jasmine & vetiver, this parfum leaves behind a scent that’s fresh and just the right amount of rosy. Vetted by Alexandra; approved by modern women everywhere.
When you ask any person of influence what their go-to beauty products are, you’re bound to end up with a grocery-store-sized list of serums, creams and lipstick colors to try. Sitting down with Alexandra was no different. But when asked about a holy grail pregnancy product, she really only had one must-have: “Right now, it’s La Roche-Posay Serozinc Face Mist. Less is more for me. I was coming into pregnancy with adult acne, and I'm just so happy right now that it's actually calmed itself down. I'm trying to figure out what the hell's going to happen afterward, but I've been super into what's in these products that I've been buying. There’s a lot of stuff that's eliminated because, being pregnant, there are products you shouldn't be using. At the end of the day, I've been really anal about not using too much, but that face spray is number one for me.”
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Working out is a major part of Alexandra’s routine, and pregnancy didn’t change that. “I love working out, so I was really happy to do so throughout my pregnancy. My doctor said it was okay, and I also have a really great relationship with my trainer, so us working one-on-one together over Zoom during this time was really important for me and the health of my child.”
“I think there's a lot of back-and-forth about what you can and cannot do, but as long as you're healthy and you're fine and your doctor says yes, why not move around a little bit? It doesn't hurt anybody. It only benefits you.”
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