Meet influencer Maia Cotton

Meet the super talented, curvy and naturally-beautiful New Zealand model, Maia Cotton. As the new face of the BONDS Intimately range, right now Cotton’s career is flying high. Style director Louise Hilsz meets the model of the moment.

Maia Cotton in the latest BONDS Intimate campaign.

Based in New York, Maia Cottons career is riding high right now. While she is living and working in the big apple, this Maori model is proud of her NZ roots. We love her well toned, curves attributes that helped her score what she refers to as 'the pinnacle of a models career.' Walking with model royalty, she joined stars such as Tara Banks, Taylor Hill and Candice Swanepoel on Victoria's Secret runway. Her most recent campaign also dressed in very little is for BONDS. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her excitement.

Tell us about the last time you had ‘All the feels’?
When I came home to New Zealand and surprised my Nana. She had no idea I was coming home, and it was such a happy moment.

What do you love/miss most about your home, New Zealand?
I miss my family and friends of course, but also little things like driving on the open road, the amazing food and the beach. Kiwi summers are the best!

Maia Cotton Instagram

Maia Cotton Instagram

 
I was an over-thinker growing up, so I would say... don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is much more enjoyable when you smile more, enjoy the journey, and embrace each moment!
— Maia Cotton

If you could, what would you tell your younger self today?
I was an over-thinker growing up, so I would say... don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is much more enjoyable when you smile more, enjoy the journey, and embrace each moment!

What do you look for when shopping for underwear?
I look for a combination of style and comfort. I love underwear that is chic and playful but can also be worn all day without trouble.

What pieces from the BONDS Intimately range do you love the most and why?
The Intimately Triangle Bra in Love Bird. I love this bralette because it can be styled under a tank or oversized T-shirt to add to your look.

Images from Maia’s Instagram @maiacotton