At MBFWA I was hurriedly scooting into an uber post the 10 Pieces show when I saw Anna Feller being papped within an inch-of-her-life outside Icebergs. Only, at this time, I had no idea who she was, just that she looked effing cool. Fast-forward many months and that very street style image emerged on my feed, along with a tag to her Instagram. I knew immediately that she was a #TOMBOYBeautyGirl, and promptly reached out to see if she would let me photograph her for ROUTINE.
Anna Feller is a Bondi-based model, mum, and fulltime cool-girl, slash babe. She also runs her website Wilder, a creative outlet on children’s wellbeing and growth, while doubling as a portfolio for shoots. Anna started modelling when she was 17, so shooting her was no hard task. She is Bondi personified: blonde, beautiful, and easy going.
Here, she lets me in on her skincare secrets and navigating a routine with her 4-year- old son, Banjo.
AF: Being in nature, the ocean, the sunshine, drinking water from the mountains, eating from a garden, wearing natural products. I always feel the best when I am among natural elements and using natural products.
TB: Can you walk us through your morning routine?
AF: Wake, splash face with cold water, brush teeth and scrape tongue, sometimes if I have extra time up my sleeve I will oil pull with a tablespoon of cold pressed coconut oil, then I will put on a face serum, drink a hot water and lemon, run a brush through my hair and then straight in to helping my son get ready for his day. I will usually come back to mine sometime after school drop off, but it is very minimal. It usually just includes exercise and then a swim and a bit of Embryolisse Lait Créme Concentre Moisturizer, Ellis Faas Concealer, and David Mallett Australian Sea Salt Spray in my hair and I am good to go!
TB: Do you have any rituals or do you do anything unexpected?
AF: In summer and winter I am in the ocean every day. I always use a tablespoon of David Mallett Hair Mask No.1: L’Hydration after every dip!
TB: How important is your routine to you?
AF: I feel like I used to have this great routine, but since having Banjo he has become my routine! I just go with the flow and try to do something for myself once a day.
AF: Zero strategy here! If I’m doing appointments I try and dress appropriate to that, other than that, I just wear what I feel when I wake up.
TB: Wardrobe staples?
AF: Swimwear, slides, a silk pant, anything white, tshirts.
TB: Go-to look for a night out?
AF: High waisted denim and fitted long sleeve silk top.
TB: How has your routine changed since having a child?
AF: Very one moment at a time!
TB: What’s always in your handbag?
AF: A few crayons, some Moon Juice ‘Moon Dust’ & my house keys.
TB: Earliest beauty memory?
AF: First real beauty memory was probably a Shu Uemera job in Tokyo.
TB: What is your beauty philosophy?
AF: Beauty comes from within. Look after yourself there first.
AF: Paloma at Oscar & Oscar
TB: What do you do for Mum time?
AF: Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, yoga, or a vino with the girls.
TB: 5 products you can’t live without?
TB: Favourite spots in Bondi?
AF: Porch & Parlour for an almond latte and a juice for Banjo, Icebergs for a swim & sauna, Sean’s Panorama for a long lunch, and North Bondi for an afternoon/evening dip with my son.
Words & photography: Ella Jane
Model: Anna Feller @ KULT Australia