My NZ dream girl. For those unaware of that term, miss Annabelle Barber is a New Zealand bred goddess.

Bella and I have known each other since way back, when I was the Fashion Editor at KAREN magazine and I used to visit the occasional Fashion Week in Auckland. Our real friendship developed on the shores of Bondi beach, where many of the Southern Hemisphere’s most beautiful women flock to and eventually call home.

From wonderful dinners, to debaucherous nights that turned into mornings, to our recent adventures in Byron Bay, she is one of those incredible women who is so humble and fun to be around.

Besides her long list of modeling accomplishments, Bella is one of those models who never seems to take a bad photo. Even just using an iPhone, she is flawless, both in front of and behind the camera. She has been spread across the glossy pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia numerous times, been cover girl of Fallen, Oyster and KAREN magazine, and strutted the runway for Zambesi.

We have had some seriously memorable times together, and she is just the sweetest, most wonderful girl that I am lucky to call a friend.

Please welcome, my Bella.