Friday, February 28, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2014/15 Women's Fashion Show


This morning, David Gandy attended the Dolce & Gabbana show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn / Winter 2014/15.






 

 

David Gandy with Bianca Balti (L) and Kate King (R) 
at the front row of the fashion show. Picture courtesy of Bianca Balti's Official FB

 



Arriving with Bianca Balti

Thursday, February 27, 2014

David Gandy and Bianca Balti Interview on RTL TV

David Gandy and Bianca Balti are interviewed for German television while in Milan for MFW 2014.




We would like to give a special Thank You to Sana Moh (Facebook) for letting us use her translation of this interview.



(Background voice) His Body in a white briefs made him world famous. David Gandy appears for Dolce & Gabbana in a boat again, but this time she is in the boat with him, Bianca Balti. We ask ourselves, if these two advertising couple are so beautiful in reality. Oh yes!

Bianca Balti: Halllo! Nice to meet you, Tanja

David Gandy: Nice to meet you too.

BV: Which of them has the bluer eyes? He? No, She. Ok, both of them.

Bianca: Quiet please.

David Gandy and Bianca Balti can now afford to make announcement, as spectacular advertising couple of the world. Even if he makes himself unpopular, ok by ordinary men. What he says now.

David: I go training, I eat healthy that is what we human beings should do. We shouldn’t be fat.

BV: David is a disciplined man and beautiful, and he knows it. During the interview, he always drew his fingers with his lips. Bianca was allowed to kiss his lips, but the two are just a professional couple.

Interviewer: How was it to play a couple although you weren't?

Bianca: It was so hard, so hard for me. I had to put on my acting skills. (laughs). No, it was easy, he is a handsome guy you know, so it was not so hard to pretend.

BV: David Gandy 34 English, and one of the most booked Male Model of the world. Advertising face for almost every well known designer and runway model. Bianca Balti 29, Italian is not as famous has him, but also very successful and that since 10 years.

Both of them are the current face of a Dolce&Gabbana fragrance. Who now things we will be talking about beauty things is wrong. We are allowed to ask private questions.

Interviewer: Which quality must a woman have for you?

David: You could have the most beautiful girl in the world, but if she doesn't have a sense of humor, then it is not worth it really.

Bianca: It is the same, he has to make me laugh.

And he have to except her 7 years old daughter and also Bianca's temperament.

Bianca: You know I will get jealous, if I have to be jealous, but not without a reason. If I am, you don't want to see me when i'm jealous. (laughs)

Maybe that's the reason why it remains professional between Bianca and David, than the girlfriend by David side need a strong nerve.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Massimo Dutti New York Collection Limited S/S 2014


David Gandy & Carolyn Murphy star in the latest Massimo Dutti New York Collection campaign for SS 2014. Massimo Dutti has casual elegance down to a science. The collection mostly consists of subdued shades of white, ivory, tans and soft blues. With the pops of color coming from the brown leather and suede jackets to the darker blues in mens slacks and blazers. Photographed by Mario Testino.








Friday, February 21, 2014

David Gandy for M&S Spring 2014: Behind the wheel (Video)

His modelling career has taken him from Essex to a 50ft billboard in Times Square, but in his spare time, David Gandy loves putting his foot down.

There are classic cars, and then there are classic Jaguars – so driving a 1959 Jaguar XK120 around the iconic Goodwood circuit is a pretty good day for me. There’s nothing quite like it: the smell of the leather, the wood, the fuel... It’s just astonishing – there’s a very romantic feel to it. Although, at 6’3”, I don’t fit into the car too well – my knees are up to my nose and my head sticks up above the windscreen, which is a little disconcerting, especially if you’ve ever rolled a car (which I have).

I’m a complete petrolhead. My love of motoring was already well established by the time I bought my first car, a 1.1 1988 Fiesta Ghia, complete with electric windows that would only open if you pressed the button and simultaneously banged on the door. My friends and I nicknamed it ‘The Beast’. I clearly remember taking a girl on a date in it; both the doors broke and she had to climb out through one of the windows. It’s probably not surprising that I never saw her again.

My fantasy car, though, is a Jaguar XKSS – there were only 16 ever made. They would have made more but the factory burnt down and production ceased. I actually got to drive one of them last year, but I don’t think I’ll ever own one – they cost about £20 million each! Truthfully, I was a bit scared to drive it at first; I didn’t want to be the guy that crashed the £20 million Jag, but it’s essentially a racing car, so it drives better the faster you go. When I was driving it, my earpiece may have accidentally fallen out, so I may have done a couple of laps a bit faster than I was supposed to. They ended up having to send a car out to come and get me, which was a bit embarrassing.



It wouldn’t have been my first crash, though. Predictably, I’ve crashed a couple of cars racing, although in the last one I was actually the navigator and Yasmin Le Bon was driving – we were partnered in the 2013 Mille Miglia, a 1,000-mile car race in Italy. My most notable crash – purely because my dad never lets me forget it – was when I crashed a tiny Peugeot. I went down a grassy bank and put the car on its roof – even now, whenever I say farewell to my dad, he says, ‘Drive safe, David. Mind those grassy banks.’ I’m, like, ‘Dad, it was 14 years ago, forget about the grassy bank’ – but you learn from your mistakes.



It’s funny, most of my style icons – people like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman – are petrolheads too. My personal style is very utilitarian. I like quality outerwear, trousers and driving shoes; it’s all pretty simple stuff – exactly like James Dean, who almost invented the wearing of a white T-shirt. I think you have to find your own style; I’m not a big believer in trends. My advice is to always try different things, it’s good to be individual, but finding what works for you and your look is the key. Just because something’s on a runway or in a magazine, don’t think it’s the be-all and end-all – if it doesn’t work for you, don’t wear it.


IN THE FAST LANE

David talks wardrobe mishaps, car crashes and the thrill of vintage motoring.



DAVID’S DREAM DRIVE

1. THE DRIVER
Sébastien Loeb, the many-time rally champion, would be my ultimate driver. He can pedal a car like no other.

2. THE ROAD
My fantasy drive would be the Route 1 highway by the Pacific Ocean. It takes in San Francisco and Los Angeles via the Big Sur and Pebble Beach. It’s pretty spectacular.

3. THE WHEELS
I’d love to own a Jaguar XKSS, a road-going version of the Jaguar D Type. But seeing as there were only 16 ever made, and they each cost £20 million, it’s probably quite unlikely.

4. THE MUSIC
I don’t listen to anything if I’m driving hard; you need to concentrate on the engine and pay attention to the tyres and gearbox. Otherwise, I listen to a combination of Magic FM and Smooth FM – everyone takes the mickey out of me for that.
 

5. THE LOOK
Driving a car like a vintage Jaguar gives you a licence to a certain look. You can style it up with heritage-inspired pieces, such as Harris Tweed and tailoring classics.

Source: Marksandspencer.com

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday 2014 and Best Wishes to David James Gandy

Another year has gone by and here we are again celebrating another David Gandy birthday. We here at DjG feel honored and privileged that we can join you all  in celebrating this day.
For this occasion, we are pleased to have join us our dear friend Lisa Rosenberger from Virginia (USA), who has written to David a special Birthday letter and has made for him a wonderful video, mixing the essence of Brisith Style and the American soul through the pictures and the music. Thank You Lisa for sharing this with us!

And to David we wish you a Very Happy Birthday! We look forward to many more with you!
The Staff at DjG xx

Courtesy of Lisa Rosenberger
Hi David, 

I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. It's kind of strange, wishing someone you've never met and really don't know a happy birthday. I feel like I'm actually wishing a happy birthday to two people. David James Gandy, the world only male supermodel, and David Gandy the man from Essex. I don't profess to know either one of those men, these are just my thoughts, my observations, which could be completely off the mark. I first saw the Light Blue commercial in May of last year while watching ESPN Sports Center with my son. You popped up big as life on that big screen, and my brain said, 'huh, nice commercial, damn he's hot.' At the time, that was that, life moved on. But then, one morning, there was that darn commercial again, and I had some time on my hands, so I googled 'whos the guy in the Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue commercial'. And there you were. Well, there was David James Gandy the supermodel. I was blown away. I must have been living in a cave to have not noticed you before that morning. Yes, I thought, this boy pulled his looks from the good end of the gene pool. Because, damn, the camera loves you. I searched pictures, websites, liked your page on Facebook, much to my husbands dismay I may add. Following you even got me on Twitter. Yep, the face of the model drew me in, but it was the heart I saw in the man who has kept my attention. The more I read about you, the more I learned about you, the more I was impressed. Not with the model David James Gandy. But with the man behind the brand. Don't get me wrong you're a great model, but you're so much more than the brand. I think a lot of fans forget the man behind the brand. The man who gives his time to Style for Soldiers, because he understands that those service men are heroes. That they may need and deserve a helping hand when they come home. Just a simple shirt can do so very much to move a man forward. The man who supports Capstar Chauffeurs because he understands that a person needs to work, to feel useful, to regain a bit of life they thought may have been lost to the devastation of war. The man who spends his off days at Battersea giving unconditional love to lost and homeless dogs. I firmly believe you can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats animals. The kindness in your heart is seen in every picture of you with a dog. The smile we see from you when you're doing what you truly love, that smile, could light up the city London with the joy it conveys. 

We both share a fondness for quotes, and I found one that spoke to me about what I think you'd like all your fans to do to celebrate your birthday. It's as follows: Plant the seeds of Love in our hearts. Let them grow into trees of Service. That is the proper way to celebrate the Birthday. To celebrate of your birthday, not with overly fluffy messages like the one I just wrote above, but with a deed to give back to someone or something else in your name. 

I also made a video for you, to the song Simple Man by Lynryd Skynryd. The song is a prayer from a mother to son, it's what I believe that boy from Essex is in his heart.....a simple kind of man, the kind who loves and understands. I wish you peace and joy on your birthday David. Oh, from one mother to another, please tell your Mom, well done Mrs. Gandy, well done indeed.

Lisa Rosenberger

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

David Gandy Attends Elle Style Awards 2014

This evening David Gandy, wearing a classic windowpane Marks & Spencer three-piece suit, attended the Elle Style Awards 2014 held at One Embankment. The Elle Style Awards have been dubbed the "Fashion Oscars". This year the Style Awards are closing out London Fashion Week.




                                               
With Jourdan Dunn



   
 The Daily Mail interviewed him on the Red Carpet at the BAFTAs.

What are your tips for red-carpet fashion?
Find a good tailor. With guys, if you buy one good black tie it's not like you're going to wear it every day, so it's worth splashing out on.

Any guys or gals you think are particularly well-dressed today?
I haven't really been paying that much attention, I've got to be honest. I'll share at people inside, I think.

It's been freezing this week. If we could wihisk you off anywhere, when would it be?
I only got back from LA yesterday, which was quice nice, so the weather's a bit of a shock at the moment, but it hasn't been too cold today. But if I could be whisked off, I would actually quite like to go skiing - I haven't been skiing for years - so I'd go colder I suppose.

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