If Dolce & Gabbana does one thing right, it’s casting blue-eyed, bronze-skinned, smoldering Italian-looking models in their fragrance campaigns. Bianca Balti is the new female face for the brand’s Light Blue fragrance. She joins David Gandy, who already represents the men’s version. Shot in Capri, Italy by Mario Testino, the models were captured in white swimsuits – somewhat of a tradition for Light Blue – and the ads continue to convey that relaxed yet super sexual energy.
“The one with the both of them is awesome,” Urban Stylin posted.
Some forum members might beg to differ about the couple photo. “They Photoshopped Bianca so so so much they had to do the same with David,” macBarna commented. “His skin looks much more natural in the solo pic, especially his chest and face.”
Vogue28 shared this lament: “You'd think as time has gone by and technology has become more advanced, the level of photography and images would only develop and improve. Unfortunately, that's not the case here… The first set of Light Blue ads are immaculate, they seem to be untouched and look very natural. However the latest set with Bianca Balti and David Gandy are more or less an eyesore. Yeah, the atmosphere is wonderful and the couple looks desirable. But they look as though they were both shot in the studio and placed before the Capri background post-production.”
As Photoshopped as the campaign images are, the video maintains a (somewhat) naturally sun-drenched feel and definitely ups the ante in the beautiful-people-seducing-each-other department. Watch below:
Images via vogue.co.uk and davidgandysource.blogspot.com