Five minutes with Bianca Balti

Five minutes with...Bianca Balti at Milan Fashion Week


by Joely Walker

Strikingly beautiful, the new face of Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue alongside David Gandy and a working mum to her young daughter; Bianca Balti has one of the busiest schedules in the modelling business, but still took the time to have a chat with us backstage at Milan Fashion Week. Her home town, beauty musts and working with Mario Testino. A truly lovely lady who's personality glows just as much as her irritatingly perfect skin...Any bad points? well, no.








What's your travel beauty saviour?

'I take so many planes so I need to give my skin and hair a moisture boost. I use a hair oil in the ends before I go on the plane and always spritz a face spray during the flight'.

Which is your favourite big fashion city?

'Well I love Milan because it's my home town. But Paris is the dream city, even when you're stressed out in shows you look around and everything is so beautiful. Then in New York I love the energy of the city.'

What's your earliest call time been?

'3am was the earliest. When you shoot on location you need the sunrise natural light so you need to be up and ready. I never get used to waking up so early! I love sleep too much.'

Any tips for things to do in Milan?

'I love to take my daughter to the parks around the city. My favourite area of Milano is by the canons - I go to an authentic Italian restaurant around there on a Sunday for delicious food.'


Favourite make-up artist or hair stylist?

'I've worked with so many brilliant artists that it's impossible to choose. If I tell you one name it would be so unfair on all the others - I'm so lucky to work with such talented people.'

Have you always loved fragrance?

'It was the first side of beauty that I fell for. My mother would never let me wear make-up at school so I used to use fragrance instead. Actually my first perfume was Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue, I still have the empty bottle at my mum's place, it reminds me of being young.'

How would you describe the Light Blue girl?

'Young and beautiful. It reminds me of summer and being on a beach in the bright sunshine. It's a fresh and natural girl, without being too heavy for every day.'

What was it like to shoot with Mario Testino and David Gandy?

'It was an absolute dream to work with Mario. When I was sixteen one day I skipped school to get a train to the city and see one of his exhibitions. I got into trouble but it was worth it. Photography has always been one of my passions.'

'To work with David was a pleasure as a lot of the time male models can be a pain in the … but David is different. He's confident and genuine.'






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