Meet Riccardo Simonetti, It boy, German model, blogger , TV host with over 100 K on Instagram (@riccardosimonetti). He is well loved, and rightly so, as a follower ourselves his daily dose of humour mostly aimed at himself, keeps us all up and smiling.
Extract of Riccardo’s interview from Kaltblut
Riccardo: I feel like I am working on my dreams since I was a little kid who was dreaming of fame and glamour and looking back I can simply say I am very grateful for every project I ever worked on. If I had to choose one special Highlight I would definitely say how my life has changed. It’s the best feeling you could imagine to walk down the street and meet people who like what you do and get inspired in believing in themselves by what you are or what you write on your blog. All I ever asked for.
Riccardo is almost obsessed with his hair as we are, we feature his interview with Iles Formula .
IF: What is the most inspiring thing you’ve learned at your job?
RS: “The most inspiring thing I have learned is that it’s not your job to please everybody. Apart that this is by far impossible I learned that staying true to yourself and your values counts way more than the chasing sympathy from others.”
IF: Your favorite destination?
RS: Los Angeles, everything that makes me myself was born there.
IF: Best fashion Inspiration decade?
RS: Since I grew up in the 2000s the early millennial years are everything I want right now – I personally think that was the last time pop culture and fashion were really fun and not taking themselves so serious. Of course I also get a lot of inspiration from the 70s and the 90s!
IF: If you were to treat yourself what would it be?
RS: A treatment at my favorite hair salon, of course! I truly believe in that you can achieve everything in life, if you are comfortable with your hair – its like getting a magic power who protects you and gives you strength.
IF: Your ultimate dinner party guests ?
RS: Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Lindsay Lohan – but wait, then I am sure I won’t get any attention!
IF: Relationship with your hair?
RS: You know the biblical story about King Samson? He was the strongest King and no-one could hurt him – unless they cut off his hair, that’s when he wasn’t invincible anymore and I relate a lot to that. As a boy with long hair you represent something which still is seen as odd and unconventional and you need a lot of confidence to handle all the attention your hair causes – the good and the bad one, I get most of my energy and confidence from my hair and to me its a body part as important as my right hand or my legs, that’s why I care so much about my hair.
IF: How did you hear about Iles Formula?
RS: I am very privileged because I got the chance to get my hair done for an event by Wendy Iles – I was nervous and excited at the same time and thought ‚‘Oh my God, she did the hair of half Hollywood, what if she doesn’t like mine?’’. Thank God she did and also had some advice how I could improve the structure of my locks and that was Iles Formula.
IF: Do you read direction for use? Do you read the composition of a product?
RS: I hardly ever try something new, but in this case I had the founder by my side who explained it to me – lucky (lazy) me!
IF: Your favorite Iles Formula product?
RS: Step 3 – the finishing serum. Now matter how dry your hair looks, just a little bit of this and your look is improved. Works every time.
IF: Your favourite shower dance?
RS: Everytime I shower I am performing – the setlist is going from dramatic Justin Timberlake ‘Cry me a River’ over Chris Isaaks “Wicked Game” until it ends with a final medley ending with me being on my knees, singing Khia’s ‘My neck, ….My back’ into a shampoo bottle. (Also Iles Formula, you can use it for so many things!)
IF: What makes you the most happy?
RS: One of my favorite feelings is to feel wind in my hair. I always feel like a superstar in a music video when wind blows my hair. Sometimes I go to the metro (which I won’t take) just feel wind in my hair because it reminds me of who I am.
IF: If you were to share one beauty tip with us today, what would it be ?
RS: Invest in a professional blowout. Getting my hair done makes the result so perfect and with the help of a little dry shampoo here and there the result stays forever! You instantly feel like a star and that attitude and happiness is my secret to everything!