In Conversation With Bella Rose
This summer we shine the light on our TROPICA girl, Bella Rose.
Bella is an actress, model, poet and writer, both raised and based on the rocky isle of Mallorca. Although she has travelled the world, for Bella, nothing quite beats exploring her home island. Barefoot, carefree and in fresh cotton knitwear of course!
ZJ: I'm a relative newcomer to this magical island Mallorca, share with me a secret spot?
The ease of this island lifestyle can be extremely seductive and before you know it your hooked! I couldn’t feel more blessed to be able to call this magical place my home. A little nook that I discovered as a teenager while on one of those classic teenage dates, is a lookout spot hidden on the cliffs of the tramuntana. We called it mirador del Ãrbolâ (The tree lookout). Funnily enough I later found out the spot was used by many of the local boys to woo the ladies!
ZJ: Your boyfriend Alex shot this TROPICA editorial, how does your close relationship influence your work?
Working so closely with someone you love can be a double-edged sword really. However, regardless of our creative quarrels I always feel confident that the end result will be amazing no matter what and when it comes down to it I'm definitely the boss. Haha!
ZJ: You look so at one exploring the elements, do you have any natural self-care tips to share?
Turning to mother nature when it comes to my skin care has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! A really simple and delicious homemade scrub that I swear by is a jar filled with coconut oil and coffee grinds to moisturise and exfoliate.
ZJ: Which piece from TROPICA would accompany you on your summer adventures?
My favourite piece would hands down have to be the white cotton Paradiso jumper that I wore for this shoot. I imagine myself on a country cruise in our vintage Mercedes or heading up north for a surf.
ZJ: Tell us your top tunes for the road?
Texas Sun by Leon Bridges, Mary Anne by Ray Charles, Sea Bird by the Alessi Brothers, Dignificada and Paloma Negra by Lila Downs, Hard rains gonna fall by Bob Dylan and Buena Vista Social club (On repeat all day everyday!)