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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

 

 

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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).

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Floracult

 

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Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

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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

 

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