Monday, 24 February 2014

Kate King stars in Dolce & Gabbana's 'Dolce' Ads! Xx

Dolce Exclusive to Harrods right now
and Nationwide from 6 March.

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.

 Inspiration pictures 

 Domenico Dolce working 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
from 5th February and nationwide from 6th March.

Until next time J Xx

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