July 02, 2013

Italian Summer with Dolce & Gabbana

I came across the spring and summer campaigns of Dolce&Gabbana - and I love it! I am not a fashionista, not really. But I love the locations in Sicily, the beach and the fisher boats, the Italian family theme, and of course beautiful Italian actress Monica Bellucci. It makes me want to go to the South of Italy and to the beach, now!

Stefano Gabbana, very casual, talking to Monica Bellucci during the shoot

 la mamma, il bimbo, la nonna, il mare... molto bello

Sicilian tradition: celebrating the lemon harvest with la nonna... (just joking)

too much of a snap shot - but I like the retro print of the beach towels!

got it, men wear stripes, if at all

looks like they stopped at a parking lot in Pizzo Marina :-)

Want more of Italian family? Here are some typical family photos shot in Portofino, Liguria in October 2011 for the Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer campaign 2012. Also starring actress Monica Bellucci:

"dai?!" - ancora? basta photos!

  "pizza mandolino ..."  that's what my husband thinks foreigners think of Italians...

most Italian women dress sexy, true 

 yelling Italian mama, another cliché

For the following last two photos I am ot so sure if they were shot in Portofino.

At least the staging suggests Sicilian life:
more black dresses, black lace, white lace curtains and table clothes, heat, tambourine ... :

Creative Directors: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura


  1. AnonymousJuly 04, 2013

    LOVED this post! I lived in Italy for 3 years as a child and love to go back every chance I get which is not nearly often enough. Sicily is on my list! Love the Italian people and they captured their essence in these photos.

    1. Dear Anonymous,
      If you drive to Sicily you will come through Pizzo. Please stop by and enjoy a tartuffo or spaghetti a la Pizzitana in piazza. Walk through the alleys of the old town center and feel the magic of this place!

  2. I want to come back next life as an Italian....thinking of you hugs h