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Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

“Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything transforms”. The principle of conservation of matter by Antoine Lavoisier becomes a successful metaphor to talk about Carmina Campus and the creative alchemies featuring in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Plastic, recycled paper, leather scraps and color samples join, transform, becoming little, big masterpieces of design. Waste becomes fashion. That is the result arising from the creative flair Ilaria Venturini Fendi, bright fashion designer, farming businesswoman and social activist, made concrete by Carmina Campus, brand of accessories, jewelry and furniture she created, promoting the culture of re-use. It’s a new luxury, made of craftsmanship, irony and consciousness. Bags, clutch bags, wallets, mobile phone-cases – condom cases, laudable initiative being part of a campaign to prevent HIV – Ipad cases, jewelry talking about a conscious lifestyle and a healthy ethic. The beautiful and good, the kalokagathia, a political and poetic idea starts to be part of everyday life through fashion and fashion product which is the medium. Refined lines, fun combination of colors and materials under the sign of lightness, comfort and elegance give rise to genuine passé-partout.

ARTIGIANALITÀ, IRONIA E CONSAPEVOLEZZA: IL NUOVO LUSSO DI CARMINA CAMPUS

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

“Nulla si crea, nulla si distrugge, ma tutto si trasforma”. Il principio di conservazione della materia di Antoine Lavoisier diviene una felice metafora per parlare di Carmina Campus e delle alchimie creative della collezione primavera/estate 2015. Plastica, carta riciclata, cascami di pelle e palette colori si uniscono e si trasformano,diventando piccoli, grandi capolavori di design. Lo scarto diventa moda. Questo il risultato dell’ estro creativo di Ilaria Venturini Fendi, brillante fashion designer, imprenditrice agricola e attivista del sociale, concretizzato da Carmina Campus, brand di accessori, gioielli e componenti d’ arredo da lei creato che promuove la cultura del riuso. Un nuovo lusso, fatto di artigianalità, ironia e consapevolezza. Borse, clutch, portafogli, porta-telefonini – porta preservativi, lodevole iniziativa che fa parte di una campagna per la prevenzione dell’ HIV – porta-Ipad, gioielli che parlano di uno stile di vita consapevole e di un’ etica salubre. Il bello e il buono, la kalokagathia, un pensiero politico e poetico entra a far parte della quotidianità mediante la moda e il prodotto moda che ne diventa il medium. Linee raffinate, divertenti combinazioni di colori e materiali all’ insegna di leggerezza, comfort ed eleganza danno vita ad autentici passé-partout.

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

The fashion blogger Vincent Law wearing a Carmina Campus bag, photo by N

The fashion blogger Vincent Law wearing a Carmina Campus bag, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Carmina Campus Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I wearing the collar by Carmina Campus, photo by N

Me, myself & I wearing the collar by Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

 

 

www.carminacampus.com

Ilaria Venturini Fendi talking about the event before its start, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi talking about the event before its start, photo by N

It was held yesterday in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, in the Casali del Pino, “Seminare il futuro”(meaning “Sowing the future”), a smashing initiative launched by the chain of organic supermarkets Naturasì and hosted by the organic farm by the fashion designer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi. A return to nature, its rhythm, a gesture talking about humanity, sharing and connecting again the man to the earth: to sow the seeds, the seeds of grain. This event, come to its third edition, was held simultaneously held in many farms inside out Italy. Many people, families and children attended at at “Seminare il futuro” and started to sow at 11:00 am. It was the first time I attended at this event and it was a beautiful experience, framed by a sunny day, I enjoyed very much. Me along with many people – after having a delicious breakfast made of organic products which also featured the delicious bread made exclusively for the event by the Casali del Pino along with other organic products given by Naturasì – started to sow the wheat seeds, a special type of wheat, the “Claudio” wheat, existing since the age of ancient Roman emperor Claudio. A special emotion was embodied in this gesture – to bring the seeds and spread them on the ground -, representing the idea of sharing, giving something of ourselves to the ground, the place hosting us. A precious consciousness, connected to humanity, the respect and love for environment. Those are the values successfully made concrete by the nice people who featured in the event who enthusiastically joined and spent one day under the sign of nature. Silence, interrupted by voices of children, the bleats of sheep, light swish of trees and enriched by Epicurean interludes (including a selection of organic cheeses made by using vegetal rennet and cold cuts by the Casali del Pino).

“SEMINARE IL FUTURO”: LA CULTURA DELLA NATURA COME STILE DI VITA

Me, myself and I ready to sow, photo by N

Me, myself and I ready to sow, photo by N

Si è tenuta ieri presso la campagna romana, a La Storta, ai Casali del Pino, “Seminare il futuro”, una formidabile iniziativa lanciata dalla catena di supermercati biologici Naturasì e ospitata dall’ azienda agricola biologica della fashion designer e attivista del sociale social Ilaria Venturini Fendi. Un ritorno alla natura, al suo ritmo, a un gesto che parla di umanità, condivisione e ricollega l’ uomo alla terra: piantare i semi, i semi del grano. L’ evento, giunto alla sua terza edizione, si è tenuto simultaneamente in molteplici aziende agricole dentro e fuori dall’ Italia. Molta gente, famiglie e bambini hanno partecipato a “Seminare il futuro” hanno iniziato a seminare alle ore 11:00. Era la prima volta che partecipavo a questo evento, una bella esperienza, incorniciata da una giornata di sole che ho apprezzato molto. Io e molte persone – dopo una deliziosa colazione fatta di prodotti biologici di cui è stato protagonista anche un delizioso pane preparato esclusivamente per l’ evento dai Casali del Pino unitamente ad altri prodotti offerti da Naturasì – abbiamo cominciato a piantare i semi di grano, una varietà speciale di grano, il grano Claudio” che esiste sin dall’ epoca dell’ imperatore Claudio dell’ antica Roma. Una particolare emozione era racchiusa in questo gesto – prendere i semi e spargerli nel terreno – che rappresenta l’ idea della condivisione, del dare qualcosa di noi alla terra, il luogo che ci ospita. Una preziosa consapevolezza, legata all’ umanità, al rispetto e all’ amore per l’ ambiente. Questi i valori felicemente concretizzati dalle simpatiche persone protagoniste dell’ evento che hanno aderito ad esso con entusiasmo e hanno trascorso una giornata all’ insegna della natura. Silenzio, interrotto dalle voci di grandi e piccini, dai belati delle pecore, dal lieve fruscio degli alberi e arricchito da interludi epicurei(comprensivi di una selezione di formaggi biologici realizzati avvalendosi di caglio vegetale e salumi dei Casali del Pino).

Mother and daughter: Anna Venturini Fendi and Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Mother and daughter: Anna Venturini Fendi and Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez going to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends sowing, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

The walk of a pioneer: Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

The walk of a pioneer: Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and the people sowing, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and the people sowing, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez ready to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez ready to sow, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the grain to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the grain to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the wheat seeds to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the wheat seeds to the people, photo by N

A selfi(esh) afternoon moment ft me, myself & I and Roberto Palagetti, photo by N

A selfi(esh) afternoon moment ft me, myself & I and Roberto Palagetti, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Me, myself & I  along with the people sowing, photo by Enea Roveda

Me, myself & I along with the people sowing, photo by Enea Roveda

Seminare il futuro at the Casali del Pino, photo by N

Seminare il futuro at the Casali del Pino, photo by N

www.seminareilfuturo.it

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The bright fashion designer Ilaria Venturini Fendi (of brand Carmina Campus) as ambassador of NPS Italia Onlus created “Ovunque proteggimi” (“Protect me everywhere”), a condom wallet -embodying the culture of re-use as it has made which the leather samples being part of the colors folder – and a bit of irony, as this categorical imperative reminds the invocation to the saints which was into the cars during the Sixties. This catchy and useful accessory, being is part of campaign “Stiamo sicuri”( Let’s be safe”) launched to NPS Italia Onlus to prevent HIV, made in collaboration with All (association for the human rights protection created by Rosaria Iardino, being also Honorary President of NPS Italia Onlusand Adelaide Corbetta) along with the association Donne in rete, is available at the Rome boutique RE(f)USE in Via della Fontanella Borghese 40, at the celebrated Rome boutique Degli Effetti in Piazza Capranica 93, at Penelope, the Brescia cathedral of the conceptual fashion by the one and only Roberta Valentini and at the renowned Milan concept store 10 Corso Como. A nice fetish to live consciously its own life, protecting its own health.

 

SALUTE, MODA & IRONIA: IL PORTA-PRESERVATIVO DI ILARIA VENTURINI FENDI

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

La brillante fashion designer Ilaria Venturini Fendi (del brand Carmina Campus) nelle vesti di ambasciatrice dell’ Onlus NPS Italia Onlus ha creato “Ovunque proteggimi”, un porta-preservativo che racchiude in sé la cultura del riuso – in quanto è stato realizzato avvalendosi dei campioni di pelle presenti nella cartella colori – e un pizzico di ironia, poiché questo imperativo categorico ricorda l’ invocazione ai santi che si trovava all’ interno delle automobili negli anni Sessanta. Questo accattivante e utile accessorio, chef a parte della campagna “Stiamo sicuri” lanciata dall’ Onlus NPS Italia per prevenire l’ HIV, realizzata in collaborazione con All (associazione per la protezione dei diritti umani creata da Rosaria Iardino, che è anche il Presidente Onorario dell’ Onlus NPS Italia ed Adelaide Corbetta) insieme all’ associazione Donne in rete, è disponibile presso la boutique di Roma RE(f)USE in Via della Fontanella Borghese 40, nella celebre boutique di  Roma Degli Effetti in Piazza Capranica 93, da Penelope, la cattedrale di Brescia della moda concettuale della sola e unica Roberta Valentini  e nel rinomato concept store di Milano 10 Corso Como. Un simpatico feticcio da avere per vivere  consapevolmente la propria vita, proteggendo la propria salute.

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

 

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

The condom wallet by Ilaria Venturini Fendi

 

 

www.carminacampus.com  

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Origin, Passion and Belief -the new concept of fashion tradeshow event, focused on accessories and jewelry, hosting also renowned companies producing and distributing fashion and lifestyle products, ideated by Fiera di Vicenza and Not Just a Label (NJAL) - has recently opened in Vicenza. It’s a promising new experience of making joining the creatives to the fashion companies as well as installations talking about healthy ethics, as “Space waste”, installation curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio, featuring Carmina Campus – brand of accessories, jewelry and furniture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi - embodying the culture of re-use and sustainability, a value successfully made concrete by the brand along with other ones celebrating the design as “Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè“, which showcases the work by Gianfranco Ferrè and was also curated  by Maria Luisa Frisa. Elegance shines as lifestyle, a bright alchemy made of experimentation and refinement. That is the sign by Arnoldo Battois, brand of accessories created by Silvano Arnoldo and Massimiliano Battois: high-end materials and sophisticated design, catchy shapes under the sign of a timeless elegance and a fine craftsmanship give rise to a new idea of luxury. An interesting display of creatives, some are more nice other are fun like the creations by Harem and the ethno-chic garments and accessories by ART/C along with other brands, I will tell you about much more soon.

ORIGIN(1): MODA CONTEMPORANEA & CULTURA ALL’ EVENTO FIERISTICO DI MODA DI  VICENZA

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Origin, Passion and Belief – il nuovo concetto di evento fieristico di moda incentrato sugli accessori e i gioielli che ospita anche rinomate aziende che producono e distribuiscono prodotti di moda e di lifestyle ideata da Fiera di Vicenza e Not Just a Label (NJAL) - si è recentemente aperta a Vicenza. Una promettente nuova esperienza che unisce i creativi alle aziende di moda come anche le installazioni che parlano di una salubre etica, quale “Space waste”, installazione curata da Maria Luisa Frisa e Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio, di cui è protagonista Carmina Campus – brand di accessori, gioielli e componenti di arredo, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi - e racchiude in sé la cultura del riuso e della sostenibilità, valore felicemente concretizzato dal brand unitamente ad altre che celebrano il design come “Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè“,  che espone l’ opera di Gianfranco Ferrè ed è stata curata anch’ essa da Maria Luisa Frisa. Splende l’ eleganza come stile di vita, una brillante alchimia fatta di sperimentazione e raffinatezza. Questo è il segno di Arnoldo Battois, brand di accessori creato Silvano Arnoldo e Massimiliano Battois: materiali di alta qualità e un sofisticato design, accattivanti volumi all’ insegna di una eleganza senza tempo e fine artigianalità danno vita a una nuova idea di lusso. Una interessante esposizione di creativi, alcuni dei quali sono simpatici altri divertenti come le creazioni di Harem e gli abiti ed accessori di ART/C unitamente ad altri brand di cui presto vi dirò di più .

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Arnoldo Battois, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

The installation featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

Carmina Campus, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D' Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

The installation by Maria Luisa Frisa and Carlo Alberto D’ Emilio featuring Carmina Campus, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

“Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè”, installation featuring Gianfranco Ferrè jewelry curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

“Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè”, installation featuring Gianfranco Ferrè jewelry curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

“Corporeality il gioiello secondo Gianfranco Ferrè”, installation featuring Gianfranco Ferrè jewelry curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

Harem Royal, photo by Elisabetta Facco

 

 

Harem, photo by Paolo Franzo

Harem Royal, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

ART/C, photo by Paolo Franzo

 

 

www.originfair.com

 

 

Some of the little hosts featuring in Floracult, photo by N

Some of the little hosts featuring in Floracult, photo by N

Floracult, the event celebrating the nature and its culture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai, which was held in the Rome countryside, in La Storta, at I Casali del Pino, has been the successful chance to discover and enjoy flowers, plants, the little, big hosts of natural world, meet awesome companions of Epicurean interludes and share new flavors. Concerning the Epicurean side of my stay at Floracult, at I Casali del Pino – which is a smashing farming company, producing cheeses, cold cuts, pastries and other delights and is the place where is also the factory of Carmina Campus, brand of accessories, jewelry and furniture promoting the culture of re-use and sustainability, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi – I was pleased of discover and enjoy the wines and spirits selected by Anna Venturini Fendi about I will talk about much more soon. It has been a smashing, magic experience, an unforgettable edition of an event, successfully making concrete that healthy ethic I celebrate.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA (3)

My new friend, Lea bulimique, from the Scialanga family, photo by N

My new friend, Lea bulimique, from the Scialanga family, photo by N

 Floracult, l’ evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai, che si è tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta, presso I Casali del Pino, è stato la felice occasione per scoprire e apprezzare i piccoli, grandi ospiti del mondo della natura, conoscere fantastici compagni di interludi epicurei e condividere nuovi sapori. Riguardo alla dimensione epicurea della mia permanenza a Floracult, a I Casali del Pino – che è una formidabile azienda agricola che produce, formaggi, salumi, torte e altre delizie ed è anche il luogo in cui si trova la factory di Carmina Campus, brand, di accessori, gioielli e componenti di arredo che racchiude in sé la cultura del riuso e la sostenibilità, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi – mi ha fatto molto piacere scoprire e gustare i vini e i distillati selezionati da Anna Venturini Fendi dei quali parlerò presto più approfonditamente. È stata una formidabile, magica esperienza, un’ edizione indimenticabile di un evento che concretizza felicemente quella salubre etica che celebra.

Other little hosts, featuring in Floracult

Other little hosts, featuring in Floracult

 

Other little hosts featuring in Floracult, photo by N

Other little hosts featuring in Floracult, photo by N

Other little hosts featuring in Floracult, photo by N

Other little hosts featuring in Floracult, photo by N

Waiting to turn into a butterfly, photo by N

Waiting to turn into a butterfly, photo by N

 

Spices on show at Floracult, photo by N

Spices on show at Floracult, photo by N

 

Spices at Floracult, photo by N

Spices at Floracult, photo by N

 

Spices at Floracult, photo by N

Spices at Floracult, photo by N

 

One of the delicious pastries by I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

One of the delicious pastries by I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

 

One of the delicious pastries from I Casali del Pino, photo by N

One of the delicious pastries from I Casali del Pino, photo by N

 

The place hosting the delights by I Casali del Pino, photo by N

The place hosting the delights by I Casali del Pino, photo by N

 

The red wines selected by Anna Venturini Fendi

The red wines selected by Anna Venturini Fendi, photo by N

 

 

 

Spina di pesca, one of the wines selected by Anna Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Spina di pesca, one of the wines selected by Anna Venturini Fendi, photo by N

 

Anna Venturini Fendi, Paola Fendi, Emma Bonino, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, Antonella Antonelli, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi, Paola Fendi, Emma Bonino, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, Antonella Antonelli, photo by N

 

Antonella Antonelli and me, photo by N

Antonella Antonelli and me, photo by N

 

Roberto D' Agostino and Irene Ghergo, photo by N

Roberto D’ Agostino and Irene Ghergo, photo by N

 

Delfina Delettrez and me,  photo by N

Delfina Delettrez and me, photo by N

 

Umberto Pons and Giacomo Pons Fendi, photo by N

Umberto Pons and Giacomo Pons Fendi, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, Federica Castellani and Pietro Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, Federica Castellani and Pietro Scialanga, photo by N

 

Two friends are better than one: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Nicola Paccagnella, photo by N

Two friends are better than one: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Nicola Paccagnella, photo by N

 

Stephan Hamel and me, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and me, photo by N

 

Davide Orlandi Dormino and Clara Tosi Pamphili, photo by N

Davide Orlandi Dormino and Clara Tosi Pamphili, photo by N

 

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

 

Claudio Santamaria and his intense green shooping, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria and his intense green shooping, photo by N

 

My hair stylist at Floracult, Silvia Turbo and me, photo by N

My hair stylist at Floracult, Silvia Turbo and me, photo by N

 

Two rainbows are better than one at Floracult, photo by N

Two rainbows are better than one at Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

The culture of nature along with suggestions concerning fashion and interior design featured in Floracult, event created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which was recently held in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at I Casali del Pino as the talk featuring the photographer and journalist Luca Bracali who talked about the book he made “A rose is a rose”. The book documents on photos the experience of a celebrated family owning a nursery since four generations, the Barni family which created renowned roses as the ones dedicated to iconic personas like Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi and many others.

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

 

 

Luca Bracali , photo by N

Luca Bracali , photo by N

 

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designer many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designed many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

That was not the only chance to know more about flowers and plants. In fact the expert Vanda Del Valli talked about the uses of herbs since long times ago, as the Euphorbia, used as remedy against sifilis, the betel berries and the leaves of coca as stimulants and the peyote from which it arises the mescaline, powerful hallucinogenic, evoking the psychedelic culture from Sixties and Seventies, Jim Morrison, his dangerous habits, “The doors of perceptions” and “Heaven and hell” by Aldous Huxley.

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

 

The Euphorbia

The Euphorbia

 

Peyote

Peyote

Culture as well as fashion suggestions, the creations by Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, made by joining antique, research cloths to contemporary shapes as well as other unique pieces she made that are under the sign of a timeless elegance. The nice Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, brand bringing the name of her two daughters, presented a series of dresses and shirts embodying high-end materials, a fine lace and other fun patterns. The brand having its atelier in Milan, in Via Marco Polo 13 also makes works of customization, renewing and reinterpreting the clothes everyone has in its own wardrobe. A smashing series of accessories completed the fashion showcase. I saw again the jewelry designer Simona Rinciari of whose work combines natural elements as berries, the cinnamon sticks, the fava beans and dry leaves to metal and gems, giving rise to unusual creations that make concrete a bright craftsmanship. Jewelry and hats, head accessories hand-made by Patrizia Romiti.

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

The Friulane slippers by Allagiulia, brand created by Giulia Campeol, were showcased in the area of Dedé maison, the renowned Rome boutique, placed in Via dei Pianellari 21 of smashing Theodora Bugel, focused on the creation and sale of furniture and homewear, which exhibited a catchy selection of objects. It shined the alchemic lightness and charme of scents by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta – special individual I was very pleased of meeting and with whom I shared moments of life and Epicurean interludes – who showcased at the School of re-inventors, curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio De Navasques, the scents he made as “Notturno” and “Luce” and turned into herbalist who made some magic potions to take care of oneself. An overwhelming experience which has colored of magic, warmth, color, fun and relax.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA(2)

 

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

La cultura della natura unitamente alle suggestioni inerenti la moda e l’ interior design sono stati I protagonisti a Floracult, evento creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta presso I Casali del Pino come il talk con il fotografo e giornalista Luca Bracali che ha parlato del suo libro “A rose is a rose”. Il libro documenta su foto l’ esperienza di una celebre famiglia di vivaisti da quattro generazioni, la famiglia Barni che ha creato rinomate rose come quelle dedicate a iconici personaggi quali Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi e molti altri.

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

 

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Questa non è stata l’ unica occasione di conoscere meglio fiori e piante. L’ esperta Vanda Del Valli ha infatti parlato degli usi di erbe sin dai tempi più remoti, come l’ Euphorbia, usata come rimedio contro la sifilide, le bacche di betel e le foglie di coca come stimolanti e il peyote da cui deriva la mescaline, potente allucinogeno che evoca la cultura psichedelica degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, Jim Morrison, le sue rischiose abitudini, “Le porte della percezione” e “Paradiso e inferno” di Aldous Huxley.

Cultura come anche suggestioni moda, le creazioni di Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, da lei realizzate unendo tessuti antichi e di ricerca a forme contemporanee insieme ad altri suoi pezzi unici che sono all’ insegna di un’ eleganza senza tempo. La simpatica Marina di Verdiana & Beniamina, brand che prende il nome dalle sue due figlie, ha presentato una serie di abiti e camicie che racchiudono in sé, materiali di alta qualità, un raffinato pizzo e divertenti motivi. Il marchio, che ha il suo atelier a Milano in Via Marco Polo 13, realizza anche lavori di customizzazione, rinnovando e reinterpretando gli abiti del guardaroba. Ho rivisto la designer di gioielli Simona Rinciari il cui raffinato lavoro combina elementi naturali come le bacche, le stecche di cannella, le fave e le foglie secche al metallo e alle pietre preziose, dando vita a insolite creazioni che concretizzano una brillante artigianalità. Gioielli e cappelli, accessori per capelli, realizzati a mano da Patrizia Romiti.

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

 

 

La versione delle slippers Friulane di Allagiulia, brand creato da Giulia Campeol, sono state esposte nell’ area di Dedé maison, la rinomata boutique di Roma, ubicata in Via dei Pianellari 21 della formidabile Theodora Bugel dedicata alla creazione e vendita di componenti di arredo e homewear, che ha presentato una accattivante selezione di oggetti. Ha brillato l’ alchemica leggerezza e il fascino dei profumi di Meo Fusciuni aka il cugino di Fabio Quaranta – speciale individualità che mi ha fatto molto piacere conoscere e con il quale ho condiviso momenti di vita, risate e interludi epicurei – che ha esposto alla Scuola dei reinventori, curate da Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio De Navasques, le sue fragranze quali “Notturno” e “Luce” e si è trasformato in erborista, realizzando alcune pozioni magiche per prendersi cura di sé. Un’ esperienza travolgente che è stata colorata da magia, calore, colore, divertimento e relax.

photo by N

photo by N

Dede  maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

 

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

 

Floracult, photo by N

Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

Life is sharing: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me, photo by Stephan Hamel

Life is sharing: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me, photo by Stephan Hamel

The fifth edition of Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai – which was held in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, in I Casali del Pino -, opened with a series of smashing initiatives as the talk moderated by the journalist and author Ida Tonini starring Meo Fusciuni, modern alchemist who talked about his experiences with herbs, scents and his brand of artistic perfumery.

Meo Fusciuni (aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta) and me, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni (aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta) and me, photo by N

Antonella Fornai, Ida Tonini and Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Antonella Fornai, Ida Tonini and Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

The scents by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

The scents by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Federica Castellani, Meo Fusciuni as alchemist and some people who were interested in his magic potions at the School for Re-inventors, photo by N

Federica Castellani, Meo Fusciuni as alchemist and some people who were interested in his magic potions at the School for Re-inventors, photo by N

Meo, nice and bright individual, who seemed me like the cousin of Fabio Quaranta (brilliant fashion designer and professor at the Iuav University of Venice). That became his second nick name adding to Meo Fusciuni, art name chosen by Giuseppe Imprezzabile, Sicilian man who is based in Salsomaggiore, of whose the family name Fusciuni arises from the Sicilian slang and stands as “to flow”. Meo told about his relationship with the scents, experience arisen for random. He studied chemistry, then worked with disabled people, became herbalist and later started studying anthropology and travelling. His scents have arisen during his journeys. Passion, love and nostalgia are some emotions the lack of love as it happened with “Notturno” and “Luce”, two fragrances that embodied the feelings of Meo, the nostalgia for his love, her life companion Federica Castellani, who were far away from him and her return, celebrate his love for her, featuring the warmth and sensuality of patchouli (one of my favorite fragrances along with vetiver and opoponax), spicy notes that are sweetened by tonka. Olfactive experiences and alchemic moments, connected to poetry and magic suggestions under the sign of Crowley’s experiences (another thing confirming the spiritual connection to Fabio Quaranta, his love for the bands that are Crowley inspired as Psychic TV, Coil and Current 93).

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

 

Carnations at Floracult

Carnations at Floracult

A successful experience which combined with other happenings, exhibition events that talked about nature, art and craftsmanship. The world of butterflies was depicted by “Patma”, the performance by Sasha Turchi which told about the rise of butterflies and “La memoria degli oggetti” by Pablo Mesa Capella, who created containers of memories and poetry.

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

The woods found into the sea of Pantelleria and their lyricism where the main features of installation by Giancarlo Scialanga which was emphasized by the sound design by Pietro Scialanga. Wood and craftsmanship shined in the suggestive furniture by the nice Alessandro Visi.

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Flowers, plants, little, big animals, delights as the licorice by Amarelli, creations inspired by nature where the alchemies by Floracult, dressed up by such a loving and genuine atmosphere which had a kind of magic. The warm welcome of place, kindness and congeniality of people I saw made all that marvelous, relaxing and fun.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA (1)

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Antonella Fornai, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Antonella Fornai, photo by N

La quinta edizione di Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai – che si è tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta, nei I Casali del Pino -, si è aperta con una serie di formidabili iniziative quali un talk moderato dalla giornalista e scrittrice Ida Tonini con Meo Fusciuni, moderno alchimista che ha parlato delle sue esperienze con le erbe, i profumi e del suo brand di profumeria artistica.

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Leonetta Luciano Fendi, me and the peonies, photo by N

Leonetta Luciano Fendi, me and the peonies, photo by N

Meo, simpatica e brillante individualità che mi sembrava il cugino di Fabio Quaranta( brillante fashion designer e docente presso l’ Università Iuav di Venezia). Questo è diventato il suo secondo nick name che si aggiunge a Meo Fusciuni, nome d’ arte scelto da Giuseppe Imprezzabile, siciliano che risiede Salsomaggiore, il cui cognome deriva dal dialetto siciliano e sta a significare “scorrere”. Meo ha raccontato del suo rapporto con i profumi, un’ esperienza nata per caso. Ha studiato chimica, ha poi lavorato con i disabili, è divenuto erborista e poi ha iniziato a studiare antropologia e viaggiare. Le sue fragranze sono nate durante i suoi viaggi. Passione, amore e nostalgia sono alcune delle emozioni da loro ritratte. Infatti “Notturno” e “Luce” racchiudono la nostalgia per il suo amore, la sua compagna di vita Federica Castellani che era lontana e il suo ritorno, celebrano l’ amore per lei ed hanno quali protagonisti la calda sensualità del patchouli(una delle mie fragranze preferite unitamente a vetiver e opoponax), note speziate addolcite dalla fava tonka. Esperienze olfattive e momenti alchemici, legati alla poesia ed a magiche suggestioni crowleyane (un’ alltra prova che conferma la parentela spirituale con Fabio Quaranta, il suo amore per le band che si ispirano a Crowley quali Psychic TVCoil e Current 93).

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

 

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

Una felice esperienza, unita ad altri eventi che parlavano di natura, arte e artigianalità. Il mondo delle farfalle è stato ritratto da “Patma”, la performance di Sacha Turchi che ha narrato la nascita delle farfalle e “La memoria degli oggetti” di Pablo Mesa Capella che ha creato contenitori di ricordi e poesia.

Me, myself and I along with a little rabbit, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with a little rabbit, photo by N

Chicks on speed, photo by N

Chicks on speed, photo by N

 

La legna ritrovata nelle acque di Pantelleria e il suo lirismo erano i protagonisti dell’ installazione di Giancarlo Scialanga che è stata enfatizzata dal sound design di Pietro Scialanga. Legno e artigianalità hanno brillato nei suggestivi componenti di arredo del simpatico Alessandro Visi.

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria, photo by N

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Eric and Zen, the dog of Roberto D' Agostino, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Eric and Zen, the dog of Roberto D’ Agostino, photo by N

 

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

 

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

 

Irene Ghergo, photo by N

Irene Ghergo, photo by N

A headonism moment (hat by Patrizia Romita) featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

A headonist moment (hat by Patrizia Romita) featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

 

Roberto D' Agostino and me, photo by N

Roberto D’ Agostino and me, photo by N

 

A headonist moment featuring Roberto D' Agostino, photo by N

A headonist moment featuring Roberto D’ Agostino, photo by N

Fiori, piante, piccoli, grandi animali, delizie come la liquirizia di Amarelli, creazioni che si ispirano alla natura erano le alchimie di Floracult, condite da una atmosfera estremamente amorevole e autentica che aveva qualcosa di magico. La calda accoglienza del luogo e la gentilezza e simpatia delle persone che ho incontrato ha reso tutto ciò meraviglioso rilassante e divertente.

Licorice by Amarelli, photo by N

Licorice by Amarelli, photo by N

 

The salted licorice by Amarelli,photo by N

The salted licorice by Amarelli,photo by N

The liquorice by Amarelli, photo by N

The liquorice by Amarelli, photo by N

 

www.floracult.com

 

 

 

 

Floracult, photo N

Floracult, photo N

I arrived in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at the I Casali del Pino, before the opening of Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which runs through 27th April where I  enjoyed and I am enjoying art, nature, its little hosts and many suggestions along with Epicurean interludes I tell you about soon dear FBFers.

NATURA NATURA…IL MIO ARRIVO A FLORACULT

Me, myself and I, dendrophile moment, photo by N

Me, myself and I, dendrophile moment, photo by N

Sono giunta nella campagna romana, a La Storta  presso I Casali del Pino, prima dell’ apertura di Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che prosegue 27 aprile luogo in cui  ho apprezzato e sto apprezzando l’ arte, la natura, i suoi piccoli ospiti e le sue plurime suggestioni unitamente a interludi culturali ed epicurei di cui vi dirò presto cari FBFers.

Bruno and me at the I Casali Del Pino, photo by Erica

Bruno and me at the I Casali Del Pino, photo by Erica

 

Bruno and me, photo by N

Bruno and me, photo by N

 

I Casali Del Pino

I Casali Del Pino

I Casali del Pino

I Casali del Pino

Sacha Turchi staging the performance she made, photo by N

Sacha Turchi staging the performance she made, photo by N

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Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

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Lea and me, photo by N

Lea and me, photo by N

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Meo Fusciuni and me

Meo Fusciuni and me

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Smiling: Clara Tosi Pamphili and me, photo by Davide Dormino

Smiling: Clara Tosi Pamphili and me, photo by Davide Dormino

 

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Davide Dormino and me

Davide Dormino and me

 

 

http://www.floracult.com 

 

 

Floracult, Casali del Pino

Floracult, Casali del Pino

 

It comes back Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, ideated by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which will be held from 25th to 27th April 2014 at the Casali del Pino, at La Storta in the Rome countryside where it will feature many initiatives under the sign of art, culture and sustainability. Plants, flowers and butterflies, these will be the themes of some talks as the one which will be held on 25th April at 11:00 am, starring the nose or rather the researcher of olfactive memory Meo Fusciuni who, accompanied by the author and journalist Ida Tonini, will talk about plants and scents. It will follow at 12:30 am the book launch of “A rose is a rose” by photographer and journalist Luca Bracali revealing the intimate beauty of a flower and telling about the experience of a family owning a nursery which since four generations joins search and experimentation. The entomologist Gianumberto Accinelli at 5:00 pm will tell about the “butterfly effect” or the creation of “ecological hallways” by using nettles, fennels and carrots, to bring the butterflies from the countryside and there will be along with him the photographer Stefano Nicolini who will present an exhibition project focused on the Monarch butterfly which is really endangered. Moreover Sunday 27th April at 11:00 am the expert Vanda Del Valli will reveal the different uses of succulent plants. Floracult will also host many permanent events as “Legni alla deriva”, exhibition of works by the artist Giancarlo Scialanga, woods of whose journey is told by music made by the sound designer Pietro Scialanga. It will be also on show “Padma” by Sacha Turchi combining the linen, cotton and canvas cloths, colored with dyes made of medical plants, to iron structures. Another project having a highly dreamy-like impact is “La memoria degli oggetti” by Mesa Capella. A fairy-tale story, evoked by objects, old cut photographs becoming surreal scenes that talk about past lives, the lives of others, caught for a moment, saved and protected under a bell jar. Art and craftsmanship on show, the one by Alessandro Visi, “menusier” or maker of furniture made of notched and sculpted wood and also to learn, purpose of the School for Re-inventors by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio de Navasques which will host the workshop featuring Meo Fusciuni along with his plants and scents where it will be able to learn making and taking care of oneself by using natural elements. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who love or want to rediscover the nature and its culture.

FLORACULT: 3 GIORNATE ALL’ INSEGNA DELLA NATURA, I SUOI PROFUMI E LA SUA CULTURA

Floracult

Floracult

Ritorna Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, ideato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si terrà dal 25 al 27 aprile 2014 ai Casali del Pino, a La Storta nella campagna romana di cui saranno protagoniste varie iniziative all’ insegna di arte, cultura e sostenibilità. Piante, fiori e farfalle questi i temi di alcuni i talk quali quello che avrà luogo il 25 aprile alle ore 11:00, di cui sarà protagonista il naso o meglio ricercatore della memoria olfattiva Meo Fusciuni che, accompagnato dalla scrittrice e giornalista Ida Tonini, parlerà di piante e profumi. Seguirà alle ore 12:30 la presentazione del libro “A rose is a rose”del fotografo e giornalista Luca Bracali che svela l’ intima bellezza di un fiore e racconta l’ esperienza di una famiglia di vivaisti che da quattro generazioni unisce ricerca e sperimentazione. Alle ore 17:00 l’ entomologo Gianumberto Accinelli parlerà de “L’ effetto farfalla” ovvero la creazione di “corridoi ecologici” mediante ortiche, finocchi e carote, per portare le farfalle dalla campagna alla città e insieme a lui il fotografo Stefano Nicolini presenterà un progetto espositivo incentrato sulla farfalla Monarca che è in grave pericolo di estinzione. Inoltre domenica 27 aprile alle ore 11:00 l’ esperta Vanda Del Valli svelerà i plurimi usi delle piante succulente. Floracult ospiterà anche svariati eventi permanenti come “Legni alla deriva”, esposizione delle opere dell’ artista Giancarlo Scialanga, il cui viaggio è raccontato in musica dal sound designer Pietro Scialanga. In mostra anche “Padma” di Sacha Turchi che abbina i tessuti di lino, cotone e canapa, colorati con tinture a base di erbe mediche, a strutture in ferro. Un altro progetto dalla forte valenza onirica è “La memoria degli oggetti” di Mesa Capella. Un racconto fiabesco evocato da oggetti, foto d’epoca ritagliate che diventano scenari surreali e parlano di vite trascorse, le vite degli altri, catturate per un attimo, conservate e protette, sotto una campana di vetro. Arte e anche artigianalità in mostra, quella di Alessandro Visi, “menusier” ovvero fabbricante di mobili in legno intagliati e scolpiti e anche da apprendere, finalità della Scuola per Reinventori di Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio de Navasques che ospiterà il workshop di cui sarà protagonista Meo Fusciuni con le sue piante e le sue fragranze durante il quale si potrà imparare a fare e anche curarsi con elementi naturali. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che amano o vogliono riscoprire la natura e la sua cultura.

Giancarlo Scialanga

Giancarlo Scialanga

 

Peonies( without alchool.  Peonies with alchook are another story I tell you during the forthcoming days) at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies(without alchool. Peonies with alchool are another story I tell you during the forthcoming days) at Floracult, photo by N

 

Sacha Turchi

Sacha Turchi

 

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

 

Mesa Capella

Mesa Capella

 

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

 

The School for Re-inventors at Floracult, photo by N

The School for Re-inventors at Floracult, photo by N

 

Pearls of wisdom at Floracult, photo by N

Pearls of wisdom at Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacket Stella Jean - featuring in Penelope -, dress Stella Jean, skirt Comme des Garçons, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

Jacket Stella Jean – featuring in Penelope -, dress Stella Jean, skirt Comme des Garçons, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

To be in Brescia means to visit Penelope, the renowned boutiques, by the one and only Roberta Valentini (awesome companion of an interludes under the sign of art), it’s a perfect equation, a pleasure and categorical imperative. I was pleased to see the shop windows of the boutique dedicated to Stella Jean and also featured the accessories by Carmina Campus, brand by Ilaria Venturini Fendi promoting the culture of re-use. It’s a habit of store – as Roberta told me – to dedicate the shop window of store to a fashion designer. Naturally we also talked about the talent and intelligence of this fashion designer( of whose work is currently celebrated by a huge exhibition on Italian fashion in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum) making an excrelleny styling work as well as about the status quo of contemporary fashion connected to the moment we are living and issues concerning fashion semiotic. I deeply respect and appreciate Roberta, her vision, her ability to be into the present and future times and also her visionary and passionate spirit, supported by a great concreteness, which has successfully made concrete by her year after year, giving rise to a cathedral of conceptual fashion, showcasing and selling its most refined names (after all as fashion, a product without market doesn’t exist though it’s the most brilliant work embodying art and craftsmanship, it is and becomes nothing without). My visit to this enchanting place, emphasized by the kind collaboration of weather, continued going to Penelopesposa, such a beautiful space – which makes be tempted to get married, also to people like me who never did not consider this chance, thinking about marriage as a contract and love as freedom – where tenderness, refinement and elegance join together and dialogue between themselves, creating a harmony and that creative alchemy which makes it a cathedral to visit and where to come back. I will come back soon there, in this city, little jewel, which gives me as a gift special moments, a lot of kindness, beauty, sweetness and wonderful surprises.

ARTE & MODA A BRESCIA(2): PENELOPESCHI MOMENTI CONCETTUALI

Carmina Campus, photo by N

Carmina Campus, photo by N

 

Essere a  Brescia significa far visita a Penelope, le rinomate boutiques, boutique della sola e unica Roberta Valentini (fantastica compagna di interludi all’ insegna dell’ arte), è una perfetta equazione, un piacere e un imperativo categorico. Mi ha rallegrato vedere che le vetrine della boutique erano dedicate a Stella Jean e avevano quali protagonisti anche gli accessori di Carmina Campus, brand di Ilaria Venturini Fendi che promuove la cultura del riuso. È una consuetudine del negozio dedicate a un determinato fashion designer. Naturalmente abbiamo anche parlato del talento e intelligenza di questa fashion designer che fa un eccellente lavoro di styling (la cui opera è attualmente celebrate da una grande mostra sulla moda italiana a Londra presso il Victoria & Albert Museum) come anche sullo status quo della moda contemporanea , legato al momento che stiamo vivendo e a problematiche inerenti la semiotica della moda. Rispetto profondamente e apprezzo Roberta, la sua visione, la sua capacità di essere proiettata nel tempo, presente e futuro ed anche il suo spirito visionario e ardente, sorretto da una notevole concretezza, che è stato felicemente concretizzato anno dopo anno, dando vita a una cattedrale di moda concettuale che espone e vende i suoi nomi più raffinati (dopo tutto la moda, un prodotto senza un mercato non esiste anche se è il più brillante lavoro che racchiude arte e artigianalità, è e resta nel nulla). La mia visita in questo luogo incantevole, enfatizzato dalla gentile collaborazione del tempo, è proseguita andando da Penelopesposa, luogo estremamente bello – che fa venir voglia di sposarsi, anche a quelli come me  che non hanno mai preso in considerazione questa eventualità, ritenendo che il matrimonio sia un contratto e l’ amore sia libertà – in cui dolcezza, raffinatezza e eleganza si uniscono e dialogano tra di loro, creando un’ armonia e quella alchimia creativa che la rende tale, una cattedrale da visitare e in cui ritornare. Tornerò presto qui, in questa città, piccolo gioiello che mi regala momenti speciali tanta gentilezza, bellezza, tenerezza e meravigliose sorprese.

Stella Jean, photo by N

Stella Jean, photo by N

A sweet little girl conceptual fashion oriented..., photo by N

A sweet little girl conceptual fashion oriented…, photo by N

...and her mother, a Roberta's friend during a shopping interlude, photo by N

…and her mother, a Roberta’s friend during a shopping interlude, photo by N

 

Marting Margiela, photo by N

Marting Margiela, photo by N

 

Dries, van Noten, photo by N

Dries, van Noten, photo by N

 

Penelope, photo by N

Penelope, photo by N

 

My Steven Meisel moment at Penelope, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

My Steven Meisel moment at Penelope, hat Penelope archive, photo by N

 

Steven Meisel, photo by N

Steven Meisel, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Lanvin, photo by N

Lanvin, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Jacket Alexis Mabille, photo by N

Jacket Alexis Mabille, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Comme des Garçons vintage, photo by N

Comme des Garçons vintage, photo by N

 

Penelopesposa, photo by N

Penelopesposa, photo by N

 

Roberta Valentini and me, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

Roberta Valentini and me, photo by Alessandro Boccingher

A calla lily, unexpected gift at the Brescia railway station, given to me by a Florentine woman, photo by N

A calla lily, unexpected gift at the Brescia railway station, given to me by a Florentine woman, photo by N

 

 

www.penelope-store.it

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