Gilli Islands with Nathalie Darcas for Billabong Australia!

Our little star Nat Darcas has just spent her past weeks on location for Billabong Australia in the Gilli Islands, Indonesia. Being a destination on most’s beach holiday lists we had to catch up with Nat to see how the trip was amongst a catch up!


Melbourne, Australia 

Where are you as you answer these
Am back in NY on a train heading south to NYC from

So you’ve recently shot in the Gilli
Islands for Cleo and Billabong Australia…
Describe a days work on location
Wake up was around 6 am, followed by
hair and makeup down by the villas pool. Once budi juspandi (the wonderful
makeup artist) had me all ready to go, we would walk to breakfast which was
just out the front of the villa, coincidentally right on the beach 😉  !
After filling up on some papaya and various other exotic fruits we would then
hit the island, exploring and shooting it’s various hidden treasures and
corners. Some lunch breaks we were lucky enough to have a quick dip in the
ocean! However that was mostly reserved for wrap time at the end of the day…
Followed by a cocktail or two. 

Best experience about the trip?
The whole trip was incredibly special.
We all became quite close as a team! There was one day in particular where we
had two shoots, one in the morning and a totally different one in the
afternoon. We all took it as an opportunity to have a bit of a lunch time swim.
I have never seen such crystal clear, blue waters in my life! That and eating
lots of papayas and sipping on coconuts. 

Favorite food on the trip?
Fish and vegetable curry …

For the people who haven’t been… How
would you describe it in 3 words?
Perfect beach holiday 

What was your first memorable modelling
The first time I had to travel
interstate or overseas for a job was for Lorna Jane. We shot in Tangalooma on
Moreton Island for a couple of days. That and seeing my first editorial come
out in Yen way back when!
How do you keep fit and maintain you
killer bod?
Lots of running, walking, pilates, and
yoga. I have to mix It up or I get bored. I also love the outdoors so naturally
that helps quite a bit! 

What city is home away from home?
Paris would have to be my home away from
home. My dad is French and as a result the majority of my family still lives
around there. We also lived there for 5 years growing up.

Favorite home cooked meal?
Roasted veggies (especially sweet
potato) or a slow cooked lamb shoulder 

The person who’s style you wish you
could steal?
Hmmm.. I have always loved Kate Bosworth’s style! 

The one piece of clothing you can’t live
My floral jumpsuit from Reformation 

Last big purchase you made?
An Isabel Marant skirt

Next big purchase will probably be..
I am on the lookout for the perfect
small black bag.. 

On a Friday night, where can we most
likely find you?
Either Hanging out with friends or
catching up on sleep!

Beach or poolside?

The beach!!

Brothers and sisters?

19 year old little  brother

Coffee order?

Soy flat white (nothing beats a good
Melbourne coffee)

How would your friends and family
describe you in 5 words?? 

Honest (maybe a little too honest at
times), warm hearted, goofy, All over the place…