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Laetitia Casta On Dolce & Gabbana’s Pour Femme—And What Makes A Woman Sexy (She Would Know)

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It was hard to miss Laetitia Casta front-row at Dolce & Gabbana‘s Spring show in Milan. The French bombshell was wearing a snug black tuxedo with a bright red lip—and looked right at home in a seat that is often filled by the Italian design duo’s sexuality-oozing muses like Monica Bellucci and Scarlett Johansson, to name a couple. But surprisingly, this fall marks the first time the former Victoria’s Secret model has worked with Stefano and Domenico, despite being born to play the part of a Dolce face (and body). “We had a meeting together and they said they really like my work and my life and how I do as a woman. They like strong independent women, who say what they like and don’t like,” Casta tells us of how she came to be the campaign star for the house’s just-launched update on its original Pour Femme fragrance. “When I was 16, I did a show [for them]. But I guess they waited for me to grow up,” she jokes. They couldn’t have made a better choice; the raspberry, jasmine, marshmallow, vanilla, and sandalwood eau wears so sensually it borders on scandalous—which is just fine with Casta. Here, the model/actress shares her views on beauty, seeking out the spotlight, and what truly makes a woman sexy.

Before signing on with Dolce, were you always big into fragrance?
I’m someone who really enjoys to wear perfume—strong ones, anytime and anywhere. I just go for it with everything. This one is something really sensual. You could put it on after a shower when you’re having a love meeting, or you can wear it anytime you want to be seductive, or to appear to somebody. It doesn’t matter.

What are some of the other essentials in your beauty routine?
Since I’m 15, I’ve been doing my work and it’s a style of life, how you take care of yourself, because in this business you always have to be, like, you know, you can’t just arrive and be destroyed. That’s never been my style. So I always took care of myself. It’s also from my education. I always grew up like that. My mother and grandmother were very much feminine, always perfect, so I always had this image of a woman.

Is skincare a big thing for you? I imagine that a good base is essential to being camera-ready.
I like really natural things and I love to do masks all the time. They say you have to do masks once a week but I do them every day. I get them from biologique stores. The mud is the best. Those are really simple things you can do. I also eat everything but I just try to be active and do sports; I just take care of myself—there’s no secret. It’s kind of spiritual in a way.

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