Hey there! I’m Katrina. ‘Cool bananas’ is my online creative space, established in early 2014, dedicated to redefining & reshaping the stereotype of motherhood.
It has since gathered a successful global following. I’ve built a reputation for strong audience engagement, a personable, captivating writing style, blended with a genuine voice & unique quirky take on life. Originally from London, I’m now living in Sydney, Australia.
Awards: I’m honored to have been shortlisted in a variety of blogging awards, including the prestigious ‘Fresh Voice’ in the Brilliance in Blogging awards 2014, & the Amara interiors (style) 2015
Press: Both the blog & myself have appeared in various publications, such as Mother & baby Magazine (UK) August 2014, The Bromley Times newspaper May 2014, The newshopper May 2014, Gurgle Magazine Jan (2016). I’ve also worked closely with Mark Warner Holidays. I also have some previous modeling experience, featuring in various nationwide magazine publications (circa 2004).
Some awesome brands which I’ve had the privilege to work with include, Cybex, Burts bees, Clarks, Mark Warner, PacaPod & Headmasters, to name just a few: If you’d like to collaborate with me, please get in touch I’d love to hear from you! Email me here, or visit my ‘Contact me page’ & let’s make the magic happen.
I’ve worked hard over the years to gain a good reputation, & a loyal following; I’m well respected for being open, honest & often slightly edgy with my ideas. I’ve no intention of changing anytime soon, so my ethos is: I believe in total transparency: if a something I feature has been gifted either on here or shown over on my social channels, I’ll be totally clear about this. I’ll never bullshit about a product or service being life changing unless of course it really is. I’m therefore very careful about selecting the brands whom I collaborate with for this very reason.
I accept suitable product placements/ sponsored or paid for posts – both here & on Instagram- whereby I have been paid to promote an item or service- as although I’m a self-confessed modern day hippie, who’s all about spreading the love, frankly love sweet love, don’t pay ‘dem bills. Anytime this happens, it’ll be made crystal clear.
Freelance writing: I can be hired for various writing assignments- past work includes content creation & regular features in a wellbeing publication.
Creative consultancy: I have experience in product & fashion styling, assisting on photo shoots, & consulting on a wide range of creative strategies (utilizing my knowledge of PR & marketing in the digital age). Have an idea? Let’s brainstorm together! Just get in touch.
Advertising: Ad space is available, located in the side bar & footer area. Please contact me directly for rates & negotiations.
Thanks for reading.