INTRODUCING OCTOBER’s Action GIRL Andrea Neira
Fun facts about yourself:
I live a double life: from Monday to Friday I am Chief Marketing Officer and Advisor for companies in Europe and during the weekends I change my high heels for my shooting boots and train to become a top clay pigeon shooter in Sweden. This also led me to write for lifestyle magazines, which is a lot of fun!
I compose both classical and house music in my free time and I used to have a band called Desert Dogs with my Friend Mumbai Moon who is a renowned music producer in Spain and LA. I gave up my music career to finish my Law Degree and moved to Sweden for love, where I currently live now. Oh, and I am obsessed with Aliens and conspiracy theories.
Service station challenge: If you were hungover and stuck on the M1, which fizzy drink, one snack and chocolate bar would you choose?
You will rarely find me hungover as I drink very little. In order to compete one must have a healthy lifestyle and shooting while hungover doesn’t help your scores, but when I have been tipsy off season, then I can’t live without “Tobosines” red licorice, Nestea and Lay’s Vinegar, best chips ever.
A good cold Bellini during Peach Season (June-Oct) and a French 75 during Winter. I really love everything related to Champagne. Not Cava, not prosecco: CHAMPAGNE.
Who would play you in the story of your life?
Myself, I have a lot of people that inspire me, but I think no one would play me better than myself.
Modern film has to be Interstellar. It has everything: Aliens, Love, God, Destiny, the love between a father and his daughter, technology, the end of the human race and how to save it… oh! And Matthew McConaughey!
Old: Annie Hall by Woody Allen. Love his sense of humour, so sad and depressing it is even funny. My Friend Merelo introduced me to Woody Allen and I just love all his films.
Comedy/Drama: Blue Jasmin. I won’t comment. Just watch and cry with laughter.
What is your greatest love?
I would love to tell the world, because it is the biggest love I have ever felt for someone, but I would like to keep it private.
What is top of your bucket list?
Live in a Log Cabin with my husband, in a forest lost in Alaska during Winter.
What is your favourite song?
It is really bad to say it, but the song I sang and composed with my best friend Mumbai Moon as part of my band Desert Dogs: Love Doesn’t have to Kill. It featured in a movie! And I wrote it in a quite sad period of time when I was in my early 20’s.
What’s your party trick?
When I “do the dolphin”. Hunters love to imitate countryside animals and how they sound, I love to imitate water animals like Dolphins. Pretty Easy.
Who would be your four dream dinner party guests?
My husband Henry, Prince Franz Albrecht von Oettingen-Spielberg, Warren Buffet and James Corden: I would ask James to pick me and Henry up, then pick Prince Franz up and ask Warren to take us to a restaurant of his choice (I wouldn’t be surprised if he took us to McDonalds since he has breakfast there every day at 10).
Describe yourself in three words?
Relentless, Driven, Curious.
Who’s your style icon?
Definitely someone without fake nails and without hair and eye-lash extensions, (I have nothing against them, but personally speaking, I prefer natural people) so I would go for someone like Grace Kelly back in the day.
I also like men’s fashion and I love an Instagram account managed by @andreasweinas, stunning account. Actually one of his photographers is my new photographer (@andregarciaw) and believe me some serious content is coming up soon in our accounts, which is related to countryside fashion. André is the next Peter Lindbergh and we just partnered up, watch out for us!
Andrea holding one of Skokloster’s mascots: Siri.