Portrait Series : Djuna Bel

How did you get your start in the fashion industry?

I was working as a model in New York and didn’t even realize what a styling was a job. I was lucky enough to meet a few stylist who took under their wings and taught me the ropes.

 

What s a typical day look like for you?

It’s different every day - but I know I can always count on my 2 year old to wake me up at 6am.

 

Career highlight?

I just feel super lucky that I’m able to work with teams that I love almost everyday.

You’re a health and wellness nut, do you have any secrets for us?

I think it all starts with emotional health - BUT I’m obsessed with l mucuna, pearl powder, collagen in my morning coffee. Probiotics, omegas, the nus skin filter…. so many.

 

Tell us about your personal style…

I feel like it’s a bit 70’s tomboy meets Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 weeks.

 

Daily essentials?

Max Mara trousers, I have been wearing these everyday.

Style Icon?

Jerry Hall or Verushka.

 

Sneakers or Heels?

Sneakers

 

Most prized piece you own?

I have a bedspread that Greg from Elder Statesman designed for my husband and I and it’s pretty special.

How do you find time to balance being a mother, wife and work?

If I only knew!! I just try to stay present when I’m at work and present when I’m being a mom and when I’m being a partner. It’s hard though!

 

Whats the inspiration behind your sons name, Fox? So cute by the way.

I always loved the name but sort of imagined it as a middle name when I thought we might have a girl. When I saw him it just suited him.

 

New York or Los Angeles?

Both ;)

Whats a normal night in the Haas / Bel or is it Rowe house look like? Wait, is it Bel or Rowe? Tell us more…

My name is Djuna Bel and husband is Nikolai Haas so I’m just Djuna Bel. Rowe comes from one of my bestfriend’s who is like a sister to me but isn’t technically my name (just in my heart ;))

 

What are you currently listening to?

Bryan Ferry

Podcast or book recommendations?

I just finished Donna Tartt’s secret history. Highly recommend. Honorable mentions - Cherry, Three Women and Normal People.

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