Five minutes with model David Gandy
After six years as the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue fragrance David Gandy still rocks it. We caught up with the British model.
I never feel completely dressed unless I’m wearing a watch and fragrance.
When people comment on my fragrance it always fills me with confidence.
My grooming routine is quite brief. I have dry skin and I travel a lot so I always pack a good moisturiser.
D&G Light Blue Pour Homme is fresh and I mostly associate it with summer. It’s been my signature scent for six years now, and I never get tired of it.
Choosing a signature scent is very subjective. I would recommend trying a range of scents before you decide on one. Let each sit on your skin and wait a couple of hours before you decide.
Summer fragrances always remind me of being abroad with my friends when I was young. We always had the most amazing road trips through Europe, especially Italy.
The D&G ad is an intimate project but it was a pleasure working with my new female partner Bianca [Balti]. She’s wonderful and a true professional.
We shot the D&G ad in Capri and it’s such an awesome place. It’s like nowhere else on earth – I find the setting, the people and whole atmosphere magical.
I go to the gym three or four times a week. If I’m training for an important shoot then I’ll increase it to five times.
My favourite book is The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill by Dominique Enright.
I think of my style as very British – I feel most comfortable in a three-piece suit. It’s very easy to put a suit together, although it’s not always practical.
I have my own app, the David Gandy Style app. Working in the fashion industry and being surrounded by trends and creative people certainly encourages an interest in fashion.
In my spare time I love going for drives and catching up with my close family and friends.
My favourite film is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
I’ve just started a production company that invests in British films. I also write for Vogue and GQ.
Follow David on Twitter: @DGandyOfficial