When it comes to raw beauty and sensuality few do it better than Dolce & Gabbana. Stefano and Domenico are long time friends of Monica Bellucci so it's hardly surprising to see they've signed up the screen siren as their latest makeup muse. La Bellucci has appeared in films such as The Matrix – Reloaded and The Passion of the Christ and her typically Italian voluptuous sensuality and breathtaking beauty made her the perfect choice for the new beauty range. As Stefano says himself: ‘She expresses perfectly the Dolce & Gabbana woman. She is ravishing – a true Italian icon.’ Domenico is just as complimentary about the actress, describing her beauty as ‘timeless’ and adding that she ‘never fails to inspire us.’ Not bad from two of the most well respected men in fashion, eh?
As admirers of everything that Monica stands for, the design duo found it only too fitting to celebrate her beauty and their friendship with a stunning makeup range. The limited edition Dolce & Gabbana makeup – and the Monica Lipstick Collection – will be launching in stores in May 2012 and it seems that Monica was just as happy to be working with the famous duo as they were with her. ‘We’ve been friends for many years as I modelled for them before I moved into film,' she says, 'so it’s really exciting to team up with them again. I love the idea of being a muse for their makeup line; that’s a huge compliment.’
Sigh. What we'd give to be a Dolce & Gabbana muse…
by Bernadette Cornish