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Model Mama: meet our muse, Iona

Model Mama: meet our muse, Iona

During our shoot in Melbourne earlier in the year we had the pleasure of working with Iona.

Find out a little more about this Brazilian beauty and her passions.

1. How long have you been in Melbourne? Where do you call home?

I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but have been away from home for a couple of decades now. I've lived in Europe and now I'm in Australia. I've been in Melbourne for 5 years and I call this lovely place home.

2. At this moment in your life what is your greatest passion?

I have a background in dancing and classical ballet. After many years working as a performer I now am enjoying sharing my knowledge and love for dancing. My passion is coaching and training aspiring dancers to be the best they can be!

3. Is there anything you wish people had told you before you had a baby?

Haha so many things, but somehow you need to learn those things by yourself. Every child is different so what works for one baby may not work for yours, you need to learn to understand their little personalities to know what they need. Being a mother is certainly the most challenging and rewarding role I've ever stepped into.

4. What is something that always manages to bring you joy, even on a difficult day?

The biggest challenge of my busy schedule is finding time for myself alone, and thats usually what I need to achieve balance in my life. A quick meditation, some yoga practice, a bit of dancing or stretching, that brings me joy. It recharges my batteries and allows me to face my days with a positive mind and a healthy body.

5. And your daily mantra?

Surround yourself with what brings you joy and don't hesitate to wave goodbye to what doesn't.