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.