Alena Gerber (33) became known as a model, but is now also active as an actress. Her Hollywood shoot with John Malkovich recently made headlines – and her role in the cult remake “Manta, Manta 2”. What she thinks of revivals when it comes to fashion and what her everyday outfit and daily beauty routine look like, she reveals in an interview on the sidelines of Berlin Fashion Week.
Alena Gerber: I'm really looking forward to the diversity in VIP Beauty
Gerber: I've been experimenting with fashion since I was a child. After all, fashion is also an expression of the zeitgeist and gives us the wonderful opportunity to be loud and shout without saying a word. Fashion inspires me and can also protect me in moments of uncertainty. In general, I always follow my own style and don't allow myself to be further influenced by certain fashion trends. Of course I'm up to date and also look in magazines to see what's current. Nevertheless, I always try to stay true to my own style.
Gerber: Yes, I've been a bit irritated by the sometimes revealing fashion of the younger generation for quite a while. I find this whole trend involving high-waist pants, super-cropped tops and looks with visible underwear worrying. I also wonder if we should really follow the "new" trend of bell-bottoms again. (laughs)
Gerber: I actually have both in me. There are days when I feel totally like wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a leather jacket - that's also my silver bullet for everyday life. I just love well-fitting jeans with a wide shirt. Of course, as a model, I was taught that in my earliest years: Less is simply more! Add a pair of chic shoes and you are well dressed for everyday life. In the evening my motto is "Let it rip!". I love to dress up and dress elegantly.
Gerber: I think it's important to specifically promote beauty from within. I consider a healthy diet, including micronutrients, to be the be-all and end-all for a fresh complexion. The new Regulatpro Collagen Drink from Dr. I've already firmly integrated Niedermaier into my daily routine - it's also 100% vegetarian, which I think is great. In general, I think that the power of Nutricosmetics is still a little underestimated - but I can really give it to everyone as a little beauty secret.
Gerber: I've been working with dermatologists for my beauty brand for a few years now, and of course we don't penetrate the deepest layers of the skin with nourishing cosmetics. Nevertheless, there are ways to start right here with anti-aging products. Here, too, you should start early enough and not only when it is almost too late. Especially when we are young, it is important to take good care of our skin, because after all we only have one. You will be very grateful as you get older if you have taken care of it sufficiently early on.
Gerber: Yes, absolutely. Personally, however, I cannot understand at all when people are not ready to eat consciously. For many, two liters of soft drinks a day are normal and they pass this self-image on to the younger generation without paying attention to what is good for their own bodies. We could fight many widespread diseases if there were a different understanding of this in society. This good feeling for your own body should actually be a goal for all of us. What you think about anti-aging products is of course up to you. But here, too, one could achieve so much more positive things if one deals with the topic. The same applies here: The key to everything is a healthy diet!
Gerber: I've been vegetarian since I was 15 years old. I also don't drink a sip of alcohol and I believe that this also has a positive effect on my skin. I start the day relatively healthy every morning, either with a delicious porridge or scrambled eggs. At lunchtime I like to eat pasta or rice dishes and in the evening we always celebrate the largest meal in the family. We cook together and all come together at one table.
Gerber: I actually love egg. That's the biggest addiction for me. Or frozen yoghurt, if you want the lighter version.
Gerber: A few years ago I realized that there really was a lot of truth behind my mother's preaching sentence "Every walk makes you slim". Until recently, we also had a house with a lot of stairs and although I mostly stayed downstairs, I had to walk up and down at least 20 times a day. I also try to walk as much as possible and avoid the car if possible. Overall, I am also a very active person and love to spend time outside in the fresh air.