Pluck a clever, peripherally observant, and beautiful woman from the world. Literally any part of the world—far or near, rich or rare, physical or internet. A skyward follower count is not a determinant for selection. Ask her a set of questions that invite a discussion of sexuality, sensuality, modern feminism, career, and creativity, explored through her very personal lens. Have her answer them. And there you have it: that’s In Touch, a Par Femme segment, assembled, for you, with pleasure. Below, find model and student
Bella Michlo's thoughts on stimulation, self-acceptance, and strength. Oh, and the most hypnotic video in existence.
How do you spend your time?
I spend most of my time studying, and I model. In my free time, you can mostly find me doing sports. I was a ballet dancer as a teenager, so training and being active has always been a part of my life.What do you do to keep your mind/body stimulated?
Books! Immersing myself in some great literature. It’s a way of escaping reality for me, just getting lost in an absorbing storyline. Another activity I deeply enjoy is running—going outside and breaking a sweat always helps clear my mind and puts me into a relaxed state.
What are some things, tangible and intangible, you find sexy?
A nuanced way of thinking and wisdom, being in touch with oneself, a great sense of humour and style, silk, summer night swims, eye contact, lingerie… the list goes on.What’s your approach to self-care? Is it important to you?
Self-care is extremely important for my wellbeing. Not just the idea of treating myself, indulging in bubble baths and beauty treatments, and paying attention to my diet and exercise routine, but more of taking time to overcome my insecurities, practicing self-acceptance, and learning to be more gentle. Not being so hard on myself.In your opinion, what makes women’s bodies beautiful?
The fact of being able to produce and nurture another human being is a mind-blowing thing just in itself. There are so many features and qualities to list about women—I find some things special and unique in every woman I know that makes them beautiful.What do you love/appreciate about your body?
I love how clever and strong my body is! I have realized the smartest thing I can do is listening to my body’s signals because that’s when I feel and perform best.
How important is sex to you? Why/why not?
I see the importance of sex as a part of self-discovery. Sexuality has brought up many questions about my self-identity. On the other hand, I view sex as a natural part of life.What’s your idea of pleasure?
Whether it's sexual or not, I think pleasure for me is completely forgetting about my surroundings and just focusing on the moment and the joy it gives.What’s a good uniform for seduction?
When it comes to style, I’m all about less is more—simple, clean, minimal. My go-to look is a well-fitted black suit and Tabi boots.Finally, do you have a favorite sensual scene from a movie or book?
The imaginary scenes from Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love when Chow and Li-Zhen, when, after their telling dinner conversation, both realize their spouses are having an affair. The playacting of how their spouses met and got together. They develop feelings for each other, but their relationship remains platonic despite their shared betrayal.Follow Bella on Instagram.
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