Around these parts, we get rather excited when we discover a new beauty icon in our midst. So say hello to Felicity Jones, the adorable actress from Birmingham who has scored the latest campaign for Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup collection.
As the owner of glowing skin, gorgeous green eyes, a pouty pout and chocolatey-brown tresses with a ‘60s-style fringe, Felicity has won admiring gasps from the beauty world. She has the same English Rose credentials as Emily Blunt mixed with the schoolgirl prettiness of Emma Watson and the cheekboneyness of Keira Knightley — need we say more?
On the big screen, Felicity’s bagged roles alongside Hollywood heavyweights including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett and Guy Pearce and we recoiled with envy when she smooched Chuck Bass Ed Westwick in ‘Chalet Girls’. Plus, her fashion credentials were sealed when Christopher Bailey picked her to star in Burberry’s Autumn / Winter 2011 campaign shot by Mario Testino.
So hats off to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for nabbing a piece of Felicity’s rising star for their Khol Collection, launching in January. And how brilliant that they've chosen a Brit gal! The design duo describe Ms Jones as 'representing a heady mix of sensuality, confidence and beauty. Classically beautiful yet modern in attitude, her audacious gaze is impossible to ignore.' She’ll certainly make a refreshing change from the buxom Scarlett Johansson whose nabbed the brand's beauty campaigns thus far, encased in corsets and looking like a modern day Marilyn with red lips and blonde curls.
The designers’ fascination with Felicity has already been hinted at thanks to the many Dolce creations she's worn recently. At the ‘Like Crazy’ premiere in New York last month, she looked resplendent in an aubergine-print sundress from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection. And remember when she graced their front row last September showcasing a cream and black lace frock teamed with a ladylike bag, matching heels and a brilliant beehive? Exactly.
So let us know: do you think Felicity is a good Dolce muse?