Kiwi model, Maia Cotton and transgender model Andreja Pejic were recently featured as Bonds latest, all- empowering female ambassadors for their most innovative intimates’ collection Bond Intimately.
Intimately will be Andreja’s first underwear campaign and will be the first time a trans model has fronted an international underwear campaign in the Southern hemisphere.
Bonds Marketing Manager, Emily Small, says the campaign encapsulates BONDS ethos, “BONDS is forevery Kiwi woman. Taking a strong and feminine stance on intimates, our “All The Feels” campaign celebrates the real, raw, up-front beauty of the modern woman. We think it’s important to challenge what we see in the media with a more authentic reflection of beauty and hope to grow people’s visual vocabulary.”
Championing up-front beauty and body positivity, Bonds Intimately celebrates the modern woman, featuring delicate lace designs that make you feel amazing every day. Offering an innovative collection featuring delicate, soft, lace designs, in an array of colourways and styles (running from A-F cup size), that are set to make you feel your best.
Q&A with Maia Cotton
Tell us about the last time you had ‘All the feels’
The last time I had ‘all the feels’ was when I came home to New Zealand and surprised my Nana. She had no idea I was coming home and it was such a happy moment.
What do you love/miss most about your home, New Zealand?
I miss my family and friends of course, but also little things like driving on the open road, the amazing food and the beach. Kiwi summers are the best!
If you could, what would you tell your younger self today?
I was definitely an over-thinker growingup, so I would say… don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is much more enjoyable when you smile more, enjoy the journey, and embrace each moment!
What do you look for when shopping for underwear?
I look for a combination of style and comfort. I love underwear that is chic and playful, but can also be worn all day without trouble.
What pieces from the Bonds Intimately range do you love the most and why?
The Intimately Triangle Bra in Love Bird. I love this bralette because it can be styled under a tank or oversized t-shirt to add to your look.
What does body positivity mean to you?
To me, body positivity is accepting and embracing my body and the bodies of others for the incredible thing that it is. It is about celebrating our differences and loving them.
What does 2019 have in store for you?
2019 has a lot in store for me, I hope. The modelling industry is unexpected and so full of twists and turns that it can be hard to predict exactly what will happen. Kicking off the year with Bonds is an exciting start though!
What’s one word you’d use to describe how you feel about your body?
Written by Ronnie Swainston
A jet-setter with a love for sci-fi, tv, film, photography & some extra love for sun, snow, sipping, eating, adventures and traveling to get to it, Ronnie is a boss babe who likes to wind down with one (probably two) gin cocktails. Her phone is full of #goals and pictures of her fave people.
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