Meet Bella Thomas, the tanned skinned, easy-going Bondi girl that's just as comfortable behind the camera as she is in front of it. Bella’s natural beauty, unique style and keen eye have lead her to a full time career that spans modelling, photography and creative direction. We chat to Bella about that eternal summer glow and what she loves most about summer in peony.
What inspires you… Mostly nature, I love to go on long drives and find new places. I get stuck when I stay in one spot for too long.
Describe your work in three words… Organic, fluid, nostalgic.
Describe yourself in three words… Creative, lover, easy-going.
We love your creative eye, how did you get in to modelling and photography... Thank you so much! I started a blog about 3-4 years ago, then this turned more into a platform for my creative work. From there I was scouted by an agency and now I’m a full time model and creative! I love modelling because I get to meet so many people, its a great networking space to further collaborate with people and create!
In front or behind the lens… At the moment I do love being in front of the lens, I love bringing the pieces I’m wearing to life and giving them purpose & beauty through movement.
Favourite holiday destination… South Coast, NSW.
What’s in your beach bag… Sunscreen for the face & sunscreen for the body ha! Also a good book, muslin wrap to shade my face & water.
Your favourite sunblock brand… Avene.
One piece or bikini… Bikini!
Swim or sunbathe… Swim.
Most recent tan lines… Ring tan lines!
A summer memory you will never forget… Driving down the coast with my closest friends last summer.
Favourite summer blooms… I love the yellow hibiscus flower.
Favourite summer refreshment… Cucumber water.
A smell that takes you back in time… Coconut sunscreen.
Natural beauty product you can’t live without… I love the Amorepacific Essence & Energy Mist.
Instant pick me up… Home made iced chai.
Current song on repeat… Everything by Jorja Smith.
Words you live by… I’ve got a few but recently I’ve been living everyday with this… “Today let your heart and thinking align with what truly matters”.
On Sunday, we will find you… By the sea or cooking a fresh lunch with friends.
What do you love most about peony… I love how all your pieces compliment a woman's body.
Bella’s favourite peony styles are available at our online boutique.
Shop the Bathe One Piece here.
Shop the Poolside One Piece here.
Shop the Berry Halter One Piece here.
Shop the Berry Ruched Crop here and Berry Hi Pant here.