If the name ‘Otto’ rings any bells for you it’s probably because the Otto family are one of a handful of acting dynasties amongst the Australia film industry who are still going strong. Daughter of the legendary Barry Otto (Strictly Ballroom, The Dressmaker) and half-sister of Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, Homeland), Gracie Otto is an award-winning director in her own right. Her short films have been screened internationally and have won her a swag of awards over recent years. She has also worked with the likes of Elle Fanning, Emilia Clarke, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lara Worthington, and now she is working with us!
To help capture our new Bonds Originals range against the vivid landscape and unique beauty of a location like Coober Pedy, we enlisted Gracie’s masterful directorial skills. From the beginning, she got the cinematic vision of a Mad Max-meets-modern-day-life concept and injected her own flavour in bringing this new range of redefined undie icons to life. We sat down to chat with Gracie about what attracted her to this project and what it was like to film in the unforgiving heat of the Australian desert.
She made her acting debut in the long-awaited sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, now Natasha Liu Bordizzo is fronting our brand new Bonds Originals campaign. The multi-talented Aussie actor and martial arts enthusiast, who has worked alongside the likes of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, leads a visually striking campaign that features a new collection of modern and minimalist underwear for men and women that is addictively soft.
We spoke to the stunning beauty, who gets a kick out of professional kicking, about being discovered via Instagram and what it means to be an original.
When it comes to who is designing accessories the It-crowd are donning, we only have to look in our own backyard to find the answer. Originally hailing from Western Australia, Poppy Lissiman is one heck of a talented thing. Not only did she launch her namesake label in 2008, her cult clutch bags and sunglasses are TAKING over the world! Okay, not literally but they are being worn by the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid and influencer Caroline Vreeland, and that’s basically the same thing. So, just who is the cool girl behind the brand loved by the cool girls? We found out…
Summer holidays might mean downtime for some but not if you’re a footy star with a brand new puppy. Dustin Martin joins the Bonds family as our brand new men’s undie ambassador and boy, are we keeping him on his toes? When Killer the dog escapes, it’s Dustin Martin who’s on the chase! But has he forgotten something? Run, Dusty, run!
We’re “dusting” off 2017 and kicking off the new year by announcing that footy superstar Dustin Martin, has joined the Bonds family as our newest men’s ambassador. We are beyond thrilled to have Dusty on board to be the face of our latest men’s undie range. He was a good sport when it came to getting his kit off for the cameras (no easy feat, believe us!) and his authentic, funny and down-to-earth attitude is a great fit for us! We sat down between takes to chat with the man himself about everything from his childhood to his newfound cheer squad (e.g. the entire population of Melbourne!)