Artist and Healer, Los Angeles
A Brazilian-American artist and healer based in Los Angeles, Alexandra once spent a week living under a tarp in Oregon, learning to practice magic at a witch camp. In 2010, she directed and starred in her first feature, Mary Marie. Fashion has always been integral to her life and art, and her fashion films have been screened at NY Fashion and Miami Art Basel. She speaks 5 languages, hates elevators and loves green smoothies and watching snakes mate.
Your idea of happiness?
A finished film. A Sunday with my girlfriend.
Your idea of misery?
Dead iPhone. A hummus shortage.
If not yourself, who would you be?
A relief worker in another country where I hold babies with no mommies. Or Beyoncé.
Grandmas and trash collectors.
What is your present state of mind?
Something between a chicken with its head cut off, a mating bunny and a snake shedding its skin.
Bedside table books?
Be Here Now, Anaïs Nin erotica, Thai food menu.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Hold the one I love or down herbal relaxants.
Do you collect anything?
Crystals. Jewelry. Tarot decks.
What is the strangest thing you believed in as a child?
Babies were made by thighs touching.
Fuck a city take me to Bora Bora.
What are your plans for this weekend?
I'm speaking on a panel at the Apple store about my show “Be Here Nowish.” Then on Sunday my girlfriend and I are recording a rap video about yoga.
“Don't Worry Be Happy.”
Right or left-handed?
What is the best dish you can cook?
Shrimp curry and raw chocolate cake.
What is your middle name?
Ruth. ’Twas my grandma’s name.
What do you do in your free time?
Drink wine and talk into the night. Pretend I'm not working when I am.