Kate King stars in the print advertising shot by Domenico Dolce working alongside Stefano Gabbana as Creative Director. Kate with her almond shaped hazel coloured eyes
looks like a modern day Angelica as played by Claudia Cardinale
in Visconti's the Leopard.
She appears woken from sleep in a walled garden of white flowers,
in a Sicilian Stately Home wearing the most
gorgeous Dolce and Gabbana White Lace Dress.
Dolce and Gabbana were inspired by Visconti's Legendary
1963 Film The Leopard (Originally Il Gattopardo the novel
by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa published in 1958) starring Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon.
Here is a film of the shooting of the print ads
by Domenico Dolce.
Domenico Dolceworking alongside Stefano Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana Make up being used in the ad
Take a look at this film on You Tube
of Angelica and Tancredi in the Leopard
which inspired the commercial
and casting of Kate King.
Above: Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon in the Leopard
“The nobility of the soul, the elegance of every day gestures,
the joy of sharing from generation to generation, and the effortless perfection of a single white flower. This is the picture of Sicily that I carry within me, and the one captured in this delicate fragrance,” says Domenico Dolce.
“Dolce is a contemporary fragrance inspired by a memory. The originality is not just in the way it was created, using traditional essences and other brand-new ingredients, but also because it is the translation into fragrance of a young new love that will, by virtue of its innocence, retain its youthful vitality,” adds Stefano Gabbana.
The Fragrance is a feminine and fresh White Floral
defined by the White Amaryllis, a South African flower used for the first time ever in scent.
The top notes are Neroli leaves and Papaya Flower, The Heart Notes White Amaryllis, White Water Lily and White Daffodil and the Base notes are of Cameran, Sandalwood and Spicy Musks
For the creation of Dolce, the rich, fulsome notes of the White Amaryllis
were created using “Headspace Technology” which captures the exact scent of the flower when it is in full bloom without having to cut it and grind the petals to extract the essential oil.
This is a special species of White Amaryllis which grows solely in the Fynbos region of South Africa and has a rich and generous odour, where other White Amaryllis found elsewhere do not.
The name has poetic roots and originates from the Greek word “amarysso”, meaning: “I give light”. It has wide, trumpet blooms. The buds grow at different speeds so each will have a different intensity of scent Dolce blends this into a fragrance for the very first time.
Look out for the Commercial Featuring dialogues in the Sicilian vernacular and scenes played out to an original soundtrack written by Ennio Morricone, the Film campaign is Directed by Academy Award-winning Giuseppe Tornatore who has created a living tableau of Sicilian country life at a very special time of year for the village: the lemon harvest. “Kate’s penetrating eyes are highly-charged,
yet tender and innocent too, and in her gaze you see the spirit of Sicilian girls, the character of Angelica from The Leopard, whose candour and modern style managed to shake up Tancredi’s ancient world,” say Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Dolce Dolce and Gabbana:
Eau de Parfum 30ml £45 Eau de Parfum 50ml £62 Eau de Parfum 75ml £73 Perfumed Body Lotion 200ml
Moisturizing Perfumed Shower Gel 200ml
Available exclusively at Harrods and harrods.com from 5th February and nationwide from 6th March.
Dolce and Gabbana has launched two new products this January exclusive to Harrods. The Shaping Eyebrow Pencil and Perfection Veil Pressed Powder.
The Shaping Eyebrow Pencil has a soft tear-shaped nib to ensure precision of application and helps create a tailor made and natural look.
“In beauty, as in fashion, an element of definition
exists at the heart of any tailored look; it brings strength and character to the look. In a beautiful woman, her brows frame her face and bring its beauty alive” – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The brow line brings natural definition to brows enhancing shape and density. The pencil twists up and is long-lasting and smudge resistant, remaining in place for up to 12 hours.
There is a spiral grooming brush on the other end of the pencil
so you can blend and groom hairs. It is available in four shades, from very fair to very dark.
Pat McGrath says: “A strong brow look is bang on trend this season, and the new brow liner from Dolce and Gabbana Make Up allows you to create the perfect tailor made look for you. Each of the four gorgeous shades create amazing definition, and the smudge resistant formula together with the mechanical brush make for effortless and precise dual application”.
Dolce and Gabbana's lightweight pressed powder enlivens your face with colour, reduces dullness and shine and creates an even translucent texture. It blends flawlessly with skin to give a natural finish.
There are six colours to suit every complexion. In a gold compact with black velvet pouch and powder brush Introduction of powder completes Pat McGrath's four step regime:
Pat’s How To:
Firstly, work up a uniform look with a base for the specific look you want to achieve.
Use Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation for flawless skin with a long-lasting matte finish,
or opt for Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation for a sheer, radiant look. Work the
base across your face, blending outward from the nose with your fingers or using a
Next, choose a concealer to cover any imperfections. Opt for Perfect Matte
Concealer for creamy coverage of imperfections or red areas; choose Perfect
Luminous Concealer to cover dark circles and add radiance.
Next, apply Perfection Veil Pressed Powder to fix your look. For a beautiful,
brightening sheen, you can also use a soft touch of powder across high points on
Now, choose a Luminous Cheek Colour or Glow Bronzing Powder to add colour
and definition to the face, paired with Glow Illuminating Powder to enhance bone
structure. Work colour upward toward the temples, sweeping the illuminating
powder beneath the cheek bones to emphasise them.
Pressed Powder in Nude Ivory 1 £44 Pressed Powder in Natural Glow 2 £44
Pressed Powder in Soft Sand 5 £44
Pressed Powder in Biscuit 6 £44
Pressed Powder in Soft Blush 3 £44
Pressed Powder in Caramel 4 £44 Until next time J Xx