14.10.13

MODEL FILES

So I discovered this hilarious YouTube series last week while I was bored at home. There are two seasons and I watched both back to back. Which sounds bad but the episodes are only a couple of minutes long so they hardly count. Within the few minutes each episode is filled with hilarious fashion related gags. I was in stitches. Watch both seasons. You won't regret it. Trust me. I also spotted kiwi model Chloe Price in one of the episodes which is super cool. 



Dom x

P.S. Sorry I couldn't get it to fit properly #amateur

P.P.S I'm back in Sydney!!

7.10.13

"Simple Pleasures" Marie Claire Fashion Editorial




I'm in two of the October Marie Claire Australia editorials which is super cool! This is the second one we shot and the first time I've ever been on location for more than a day. We shot it near the Blue Mountains, so not far out of Sydney but because we were using natural light we had to be in hair and make up at about 5am. It was a super intense few days but loads of fun. Three models, hair stylist, make up artist, fashion editor and assistant, photographer and two assistants and a prop designer and assistant. Huge crew but the shots turned out great and everyone was so lovely. It was shot by Nicole Bentley which is rad as she's a top Australian photographer. 

We left on a Wednesday afternoon, shot Thursday and Friday and then went back to Sydney that afternoon. We all had separate rooms and stayed in a gorgeous old school resort, I was stoked haha. We shot in a historical town and in cornfields which was cool but so cold. I really feel the cold but didn't mind this time because MC take such good care of everyone; catering, blankets, heaters, tea's etc. Shoots with catering are the best ;).

I almost forgot that I also turned nineteen on that Friday(5th of July)! My mother agency rang me from NZ and sang me Happy Birthday while on set which was pretty cool haha. I also got a call from my Aussie agency,I have the best agencies, and obviously friends and family. I got dropped at the airport when we were back in Sydney because I flew to the Gold Coast that night to see my dad and my brother's family. I think I have some photo's so shall try and find them.

Anyway, pretty much this shoot was a fab time and the results are primo. 

Dom xx

P.S. Sorry about the quality of the scans haha.

3.10.13

Name change!


Quick update, after much consideration I've decided to change the name of this blog and separate my personal stuff from Rad As Bro. I've already done the same with tumblr and instagram, radasbro.tumblr.com and dominiquebela.tumblr.com. I would have liked a name a bit more creative than 'dominiquebela' but I had already made it that on other social platforms so figured I should stay consistent haha. I'll be redoing the theme over the next week so please bear with me. I think I'll name the blog Dom by Dominique Bela or something along those lines. It's just more 'me'. 

Catch ya later skater x

P.s. A sunset I captured from my home in Auckland in May this year. 

2.10.13

Hiatus Averted


If I believed in violence I would have given myself a slap on the wrist for neglecting this blog. Luckily for my wrist, I don't. But I included the photo above to make up for it. This was my first ever polaroid, that my sister took, which I sent to my fab mother agency (62 Models) before signing with them. How old do you think I look? My just turned fifteen year old self didn't pluck her eyebrows and hoped to be signed with overseas agencies within the year lol. In reality I didn't garner overseas interest until I was in my last year of high school.

I've neglected this blog because I don't really know what to do with it. I enjoy having it and attempting to keep people up to date haha. But I think I'm moving away from personal style posts, although I love fashion so I may incorporate it somewhere. I finc in Sydney I just keep taking photo's of the amazing sunsets rather than of stuff to put up here. What I'm trying to say is I have no idea what type of content I'll be posting from now on. It'll just be about my life and maybe a few more things. But hopefully you enjoy it ;).

So anyway, what have I been up to you ask! Well I'm currently home in NZ for three weeks and am loving it. I was only meant to come for two and then go back to Sydney but I lurve my people here too much. I fly back to Sydney on the 13th where I'll probably stay until the end of the year. It's a pretty fab place to model in terms of lifestyle i.e. I can actually live off modelling, get savings and have some fun times. Plus Bondi Beach in summer, who could say no?

Work has been great over there, I've had a balance of editorials and shows along with online stores and catalogs. Most of my editorials have come out now so I'll upload them when I can! I've moved out of the model apartment to a place just down the road seeing as I don't need a visa like most internationals weehoo. Being a Kiwi in Aus is rad. So yeah, living away from home has been a huge learning experience and I'm excited to go back and get into it. I'll fill in more gaps as I upload my new shots!

Dom xx