Sicily, 1950

Rosalia was a beautiful proud woman

living in a remote

fishermen village

Ferdinando was moved by

a forbidden desire

admiring Rosalia while she was used to

walk to the church

and secretly observing while she was

busy with domestic chores

he was longing for her…

she liked to tease him

Ferdinando couldn't resist any longer

a temptation too strong

Pigghiatu ri na’mprovvisa libbidini

… or the first Deadly Thing


credits & acknowledgements


Rosalia // Katerina Christo

Ferdinando // Ivan Silve


photography & production // Marco Joe Fazio

art director & wardrobe stylist // Strawberry Love

make-up artist & hair stylist // Stefania Paci

style consultant // Grace Cruse

art & history consultant // Iggy Passenger

psycho-consultant // Anne de Montarlot

graphic coordinator // Marco Vacca

1st assistant photographer // Debora Palazzo

assistant photographer // Oliver Spier

assistant photographer // Grace Hodges


lingerie & hosiery // courtesy of What Katie Did

menswear // courtesy of Dandylion Style


a special thanks to Gio’ Pagano and Palmarosa Fazio for their linguistic advices, Poppy van Praagh at SugarBabes Models representing Katerina Christo