Celeste Bell spent her earliest years living on a Hare Krishna commune in the Hertfordshire countryside with her mother Poly Styrene. After completing her degree from Queen Mary University of London, Celeste settled in Madrid, where she worked as a teacher and formed the ska-punk band Debutant Disco. After finishing a master’s degree in Barcelona, she returned to London to work alongside Zoë Howe on Day Glo! The Poly Styrene Story, published by Omnibus Press in 2019. They then joined forces with Paul Sng to make Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, a film to accompany the book.