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Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini holiday in Italy

As the offspring of two legendary fashion editors, it was only natural that they would celebrate their engagement with a stylish sun-drenched trip in Italy.

And Bee Shaffer, 30, and Francesco Carrozzini, 34, looked as smitten as ever as they enjoyed a romantic boat trip around Portofino on Thursday.

The daughter of American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the son of late Vogue Italia chief Franca Sozzani couldn’t keep their hands off each other during the flirty trip.

 

Happy couple: Bee Shaffer, 30, and Francesco Carrozzini, 34, looked as smitten as ever as they enjoyed a romantic boat trip around Portofino on Thursday

Happy couple: Anna Wintour’s producer daughter Bee Shaffer, 30, and Francesco Carrozzini, 34, looked as smitten as ever as they enjoyed a romantic boat trip around Portofino on Thursday

As befits her impeccable fashion heritage, Bee didn’t trump on the stylish swimwear – rocking a chic Dolce & Gabbana bikini.

The glamorous two-piece featured a romantic hydrangea print and flattered her toned figure thanks to its simple triangle shape.

Going make-up free for the boat trip, Bee eschewed accessories to let her statement swimwear do the talking.

Cheeky! The daughter of American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the son of late Vogue Italia chief Franca Sozzani couldn't keep their hands off each other during the flirty trip

Cheeky! The daughter of American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the son of late Vogue Italia chief Franca Sozzani couldn’t keep their hands off each other during the flirty trip

Bum's the word: Clearly feeling mischievous, Francesco couldn't resist getting tactile with Bee as she climbed back up to the boat in front of him wearing her Dolce & Gabbana bikini

Bum's the word: Clearly feeling mischievous, Francesco couldn't resist getting tactile with Bee as she climbed back up to the boat in front of him wearing her Dolce & Gabbana bikini

Bum’s the word: Clearly feeling mischievous, Francesco couldn’t resist getting tactile with Bee as she climbed back up to the boat in front of him wearing her Dolce & Gabbana bikini

Photographer Francesco, meanwhile, showed off his muscled torso in a pair of purple printed swimming shorts.

Clearly feeling mischievous, he couldn’t resist getting tactile with Bee as she climbed back up to the boat in front of him.

Relishing her company, he later wrapped a loving arm around her as they soaked up the sun with a group of friends.  

Turning heads: The glamorous two-piece featured a romantic hydrangea print and flattered her toned figure thanks to its simple triangle shape

Turning heads: The glamorous two-piece featured a romantic hydrangea print and flattered her toned figure thanks to its simple triangle shape

Getting handsy! Francesco patted her behind playfully as she climbed up the ladder

Getting handsy! Francesco patted her behind playfully as she climbed up the ladder

Getting handsy! Francesco patted her behind playfully as she climbed up the ladder 

Is he helping or hindering? He seemed to be supporting his fiancee as she appeared to lose her balance 

Is he helping or hindering? He seemed to be supporting his fiancee as she appeared to lose her balance 

Their boat trip comes just two days after they packed on the PDA during a fun-filled night out with their friends.

The couple couldn’t keep their hands off each otheras they enjoyed a cosy dinner on Tuesday night. 

Bee looked typically quirky in a floral tea dress which featured a whimsical ditsy print and flattering cap sleeves.

Adding a black leather bag, the London-born beauty completed the look with a simple pair of nude leather sandals.

Hunky: Photographer Francesco, meanwhile, showed off his muscled torso in a pair of purple printed swimming shorts

Hunky: Photographer Francesco, meanwhile, showed off his muscled torso in a pair of purple printed swimming shorts

Past loves: Francesco previously dated singer Lana Del Ray, who he was rumoured to have started seeing in 2014 (pictured together that year)

Past loves: Francesco previously dated singer Lana Del Ray, who he was rumoured to have started seeing in 2014 (pictured together that year)

Not meant to be: They called it quits last October amid claims he wasn't ready to commit to the relationship and 'settle down. Pictured at a wedding in 2015 

Not meant to be: They called it quits last October amid claims he wasn’t ready to commit to the relationship and ‘settle down. Pictured at a wedding in 2015 

Styling her glossy dark hair in a tousled middle parting, she appeared to go make-up free for the romantic outing.

Photographer Francesco echoed his fiancee’s casual vibe, wearing a weathered grey T-shirt and jeans teamed with tan brogues.

Despite dining with a group of friends, the pair only seemed to have eyes for each other and could be seen chatting and joking away together.

Clearly relishing Francesco’s company, Bee wrapped an arm around her husband-to-be during dinner and playfully touched his face.

Relishing his company: Bee wrapped a loving arm around Francesco as they soaked up the sun with a group of friends.

Relishing his company: Bee wrapped a loving arm around Francesco as they soaked up the sun with a group of friends.

Bottom's up! Francesco aimed the shower nozzle down his swimming shorts as he washed off the sea salt

Bottom's up! Francesco aimed the shower nozzle down his swimming shorts as he washed off the sea salt

Bottom’s up! Francesco aimed the shower nozzle down his swimming shorts as he washed off the sea salt 

Looking inseparable during the fun-filled evening, they later stepped away from the group for a cigarette break.  

Despite being the children of two prominent fashion icons, the twosome has managed to keep their relationship relatively private, with rumours that they were together first popping up last October when Bee attended a screening for 34-year-old Francesco’s film.

The documentary was all about Francesco’s mother Franca, who died shortly after in December.

Packing on the PDA: Bee and Francesco were inseparable as they soaked up the sights of Portofino

Packing on the PDA: Bee and Francesco were inseparable as they soaked up the sights of Portofino

Come here, you! After they dried off, they were spotted canoodling in the back of the boat 

Come here, you! After they dried off, they were spotted canoodling in the back of the boat 

Quite the bookworm: Bee topped up her tan as she relaxed in a corner with her book 

Quite the bookworm: Bee topped up her tan as she relaxed in a corner with her book 

In March this year they set the fashion world alight, after Bee flashed her engagement ring in an Instagram story – which she then debuted at the Met Gala in May. 

It is likely that the pair had met at long before the screening, given that their mothers were friends and held similar jobs, and it has been reported that they began dating long before their relationship became public knowledge.

‘Apparently, Bee and Francesco have been together for a while,’ a source told Page Six at the time.

And while the lovebirds are still blissfully celebrating their engagements, tongues have already starting wagging over who may design her wedding gown. 

Given her status as fashion royalty thanks to her mum, the favourite designers in the running are Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and Erdem – contemporary, modern day brands which would honour Bee’s British roots. 

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel hot also be a hot contender thanks to Wintour’s favouritism for the brand, while Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Oscar de la Renta could provide the bride to be with her fairytale moment.  

Sweet: Bee Shaffer, 30, and Francesco Carrozzini, 34, looked every inch the smitten couple as they packed on the PDA during a romantic trip to Portofino, Italy

Sweet: Bee Shaffer, 30, and Francesco Carrozzini, 34, looked every inch the smitten couple as they packed on the PDA during a romantic trip to Portofino, Italy

Packing on the PDA: The daughter of American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and son of late Vogue Italia chief Franca Sozzani couldn't keep their hands off each other as they enjoyed a cosy dinner on Tuesday night

Packing on the PDA: The daughter of American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and son of late Vogue Italia chief Franca Sozzani couldn't keep their hands off each other as they enjoyed a cosy dinner on Tuesday night

Packing on the PDA: The daughter of American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and son of late Vogue Italia chief Franca Sozzani couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they enjoyed a cosy dinner on Tuesday night

Pucker up: The couple couldn't resist putting on a tactile display during dinner

Pucker up: The couple couldn’t resist putting on a tactile display during dinner

Franca, who died before Christmas at the age of 66, had edited Italian Vogue since 1988, taking up the position in the same month that Anna took over Vogue in the US.

Anna wrote a heartfelt letter of remembrance after Franca’s passing, saying of her friend: ‘Franca was warm, clever, funny, and someone who could give the Sphinx a run for its money when it comes to keeping a confidence.

‘She was also the hardest-working person I have known, and with an envy-inducing ease with multitasking.’ 

Francesco posted a searingly poignant tribute to his beloved mum on Mother’s Day in May, as he shared a black and white photo of him hugging her.

Fashion heritage: Bee looked typically quirky in a floral tea dress which featured a whimsical ditsy print and flattering cap sleeves

Fashion heritage: Bee looked typically quirky in a floral tea dress which featured a whimsical ditsy print and flattering cap sleeves

Chic: Adding a black leather bag, the London-born beauty completed the look with a simple pair of nude leather sandals

Chic: Adding a black leather bag, the London-born beauty completed the look with a simple pair of nude leather sandals

Chic: Adding a black leather bag, the London-born beauty completed the look with a simple pair of nude leather sandals

Natural beauty:  Styling her glossy dark hair in a tousled middle parting, she appeared to go make-up free for the romantic outing

Natural beauty:  Styling her glossy dark hair in a tousled middle parting, she appeared to go make-up free for the romantic outing

Get a room! Despite dining with a group of friends, the pair only seemed to have eyes for each other and could be seen chatting and joking away together

Get a room! Despite dining with a group of friends, the pair only seemed to have eyes for each other and could be seen chatting and joking away together

He wrote simply: ‘You are with me every day, every minute, every second. #mothersday.’ 

Francesco previously dated singer Lana Del Ray, who he was rumoured to have started seeing in 2015.

They called it quits last October amid claims he wasn’t ready to commit to the relationship and ‘settle down’. 

Loving life: Clearly relishing Francesco's company, Bee wrapped an arm around her husband-to-be during dinner and playfully touched his face

Loving life: Clearly relishing Francesco’s company, Bee wrapped an arm around her husband-to-be during dinner and playfully touched his face

Exciting: In March this year they set the fashion world alight, after Bee flashed her engagement ring in an Instagram story - which she then debuted at the Met Gala in May

Exciting: In March this year they set the fashion world alight, after Bee flashed her engagement ring in an Instagram story – which she then debuted at the Met Gala in May

Looking good: Photographer Francesco echoed his fiancee's casual vibe, wearing a weathered grey T-shirt and jeans teamed with tan brogues

Looking good: Photographer Francesco echoed his fiancee’s casual vibe, wearing a weathered grey T-shirt and jeans teamed with tan brogues

Smoking hot: Looking inseparable during the fun-filled evening, they later stepped away from the group for a cigarette break

Smoking hot: Looking inseparable during the fun-filled evening, they later stepped away from the group for a cigarette break

Adorable: Bee shared this loved-up selfie of the pair as they enjoyed a boat trip in the Italian city

Adorable: Bee shared this loved-up selfie of the pair as they enjoyed a boat trip in the Italian city

'Mastic Night Fever': The couple dressed up for a recent party in New York before their getaway

‘Mastic Night Fever’: The couple dressed up for a recent party in New York before their getaway

‘They love each other, but she’s wanted to settle down for over a year now and he’s just not there yet,’ an insider told the New York Daily News in November.

The pair were first linked in the Summer of 2014 and have reportedly split several times for brief stretches according to the publication.

Things were not perfect in their relationship as the news website had previously reported that Lana and Francesco has been seen arguing with each other at LAX in January 2015.

A source told the New York Daily News at the time: ‘They were fighting at the Delta terminal at LAX Airport on Monday…Lana was completely in tears, crying her eyes out, and fighting with her boyfriend. 

Going incognito:  Despite being the children of two prominent fashion icons, the twosome has managed to keep their relationship relatively private

Going incognito:  Despite being the children of two prominent fashion icons, the twosome has managed to keep their relationship relatively private

Flying under the radar: Rumors sparked that they were together first popping up last October when Bee attended a screening for 34-year-old Francesco's film

Flying under the radar: Rumors sparked that they were together first popping up last October when Bee attended a screening for 34-year-old Francesco's film

Flying under the radar: Rumors sparked that they were together first popping up last October when Bee attended a screening for 34-year-old Francesco’s film

Hard time: The documentary was all about Francesco's mother Franca, who died shortly after in December

Hard time: The documentary was all about Francesco’s mother Franca, who died shortly after in December

Tragic: Franca, who died before Christmas at the age of 66, had edited Italian Vogue since 1988, taking up the position in the same month that Anna took over Vogue in the US

Tragic: Franca, who died before Christmas at the age of 66, had edited Italian Vogue since 1988, taking up the position in the same month that Anna took over Vogue in the US

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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