Last year Sportscraft looked to eight ambassadors to celebrate its 100-year milestone in the industry. For Autumn 2015, however, the Australian lifestyle brand has signed on just one: Naomi Watts.
This is one of the most fitting partnerships we’ve ever seen to date, and the 46-year-old actress thinks so too. “Sportscraft represents all the things that are a part of me: a working woman, a mother, someone who wants to look classic and well put together,” she said in a behind-the-scenes video.
Shot by Carter Smith on a picturesque beach down under, Naomi models a mix of elegant and sophisticated ensembles which the respected retailer is so well known for. Think soft-pink and creamy turtlenecks teamed with beige or crisp-white roll-up pants for a timeless look that suits Naomi perfectly.
“It’s very flattering to be invited to work with important brands, and the fact that it’s Australian… and obviously my heart is still always in Australia,” Naomi said of the shoot, making us fellow Aussies feel all warm inside. “I think Australian style is, you know, effortless,” she continued.
Watch the behind the scenes video below.
Naomi has lent her name and face to Italian fashion brand Bulgari’s new LVCEA watch range. See the photos in our Gallery, and click the links below to find out more about the watches.
Bvlgari captures the power of luminosity in LVCEA, a new timepiece for women. Tribute to the sundial, LVCEA winds history with modernity, clasping function to design. A rounded case, its lithe foundation, and a spectrum of shades and styles make LVCEA as luminously feminine as it is unmistakable.
Looking good while doing good! In continued support for Save the Children, Bulgari has launched a new pendant as part of its collection benefitting the charity. On board with the philanthropic movement are stars Jon Hamm, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Renner, Lizzy Caplan, Meg Ryan, Ben Stiller, and Ricky Martin, who posed in a series of dramatic shots for the campaign.
Renner, 43—father to 13-month-old Ava Berlin—may have a soft spot for the partnership, which focuses on providing quality education and, beginning this year, supporting life-saving interventions for under-privileged children and newborns in 23 countries across four continents.
Stiller, 48, has long been a supporter of the charity, making trips to Uganda and Haiti with the organization in the past. “There’s no way you can’t be affected by the place,” Stiller has said of his service trip to Haiti. “Going to the central plateau, where living conditions are so hard and basic services are as scarce as in the most undeveloped parts of Africa, was profoundly moving.”
To date, Bulgari has donated over $27 million to Save the Children through sales of its silver and ceramic ring, with a goal of donating an additional $1 million through sales of the newly launched pendant. The two pieces are inspired by the B.zero1 jewelry line and are available for purchase in Bulgari stores worldwide, select department stores and on the Bulgari website.
Naomi has recently continued her work as the face of Aussie wine brand Jacob’s Creek, and has been promoting their new True Friendships Vines campaign which aims to encourage Aussie women to enjoy more quality time together with Cool Harvest wines. There are photos from the new campaign in our Gallery, a new press interview with Naomi on our Press page, and a video below.
Naomi is wearing a white dress by Zimmerman in the campaign.
• Naomi Watts the friend not just the superstar visits the Barossa Valley with girlfriends – The Sunday Telegraph (Aus), March 8th 2014
Whilst browsing Tumblr for anything new on Naomi, I came across this music video by The Charlatans which features Naomi. At first I thought it might’ve been another music video she’d done quietly (she did a couple in the early 90’s), but having done a bit more searching it seems that it is a commercial for David Yurman, featuring a song from The Charlatans. This was done back in 2006. I don’t remember having seen it before, so I thought I’d post it as a bit of a ‘blast from the past':
Interview: Tim Burgess, The Charlatans
Well I’m kind of glad he made it into a movie, at the same time…
Check this out for a Lynchism: we just did some music for a Naomi Watts advert. It’s “You’re So Pretty” from “Wonderland,” and it’s her looking like she did in “Mulholland Drive,” floating about for three minutes. I’d show it to you, only my computer’s broken…
Check out one of Naomi’s TV adverts for Pantene:
Watts shining bright in 2013
Having spent years in the shadow of her great friend Nicole Kidman, Sydney-raised Naomi Watts has finally hit her stride, her name being feted in the 2013 awards season, garnering nominations for SAG, Golden Globe and AACTA gongs, and on Friday an Oscar nomination for her role in The Impossible, playing a mother in search of her family following the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Gracing the current cover of Vogue Australia and with more than 60 cinematic roles under her belt, Watts was honoured at last weekend’s Palm Springs Film Festival, where she told the audience having her sons Sasha and Kai to fellow actor Liev Schreiber, had ”breathed life into me”.
”People ask me all the time, ‘is it scary getting older?’ I say ‘why, because I feel my face sliding closer and closer to my navel?’ But I feel truly blessed by the extraordinary roles I have played so far and maybe it’s age that has given me this blessing … to play women who have truly lived,” Watts said.
Here is another official behind the scenes video from the El Corte Ingles advert, with interviews with Naomi and J.A. Bayona:
Los protagonistas de nuestro spot de Navidad Naomi Watts y Juan Antonio Bayona nos concedieron una entrevista en el rodaje de la campaña. ¿Quieres saber qué nos contaron?
Watch this look at the making of Naomi’s new Christmas advert for El Corte Ingles:
As expected, Naomi and J.A. Bayona’s Christmas advert for El Corte Ingles has now premiered! It’s a very glamourous spot, and Naomi looks beautiful. Watch it below, and find HD screencaptures in our Gallery.
Check the official Christmas campaign page for more from the spot, including links to photos, and their Christmas catalogue. The Naomi photos will be added to our Gallery soon.
What do you think of the advert? Does it get you in the Christmas mood?!