On this day of amore, it only seems appropriate to bring over a little romance to inspire you from a country that is well-versed in the language of love – Italy. Designed, coordinated and crafted by le Frufrù, this pretty little shoot has me smitten with the bold pops of red my heart craves on Valentine’s day. Better than a box of chocolates, the gallery is full of more love-inspiring images from Cinzia Bruschini to swoon over. Bellissimo indeed!

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For this session I was inspired by  typewriter “Valentine” of Olivetti, a piece of Italian 70′s design and “my funny Valentine”a Chet Backer’s song. Based on these three elements and combining my passion for embroidery and crochet I created a dessert table and an inspiration e-session. The idea was to give everything an hand made and vintage mood. I have used embroidery for the cake topper and for a frame that shows the philosophy of the entire session: “Every day is Valentine’s Day”. Details crochet hanging from the branches of a tree and in small nests taken in hand by the couple. The graphics and illustrations are based on characters of the typewriter and rows of old school notebooks to give a more romantic. Outside, I created two positions: one for a great pic Nic where we find many vintage items, from old lp player, the old 45 rmp, with vintage tin boxes and bottles of “spuma” a drink very popular in the 60′s and 70′s in Italy. Between the branches of the tree are also frames that carry sentences of four famous love songs.

Planning,design,hand made: le Frufrù / Photography: Cinzia Bruschini / Graphic and illustration: Nazario Graziano / Venue: Abbazia di Santa Maria in Potenza