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)

ο»Ώtoo 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:ο»Ώ

"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 clichΓ©

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