The Ladybug and the little Japanese vintage dress

The Ladybug Chronicles Japanese Dress (1)

When I was in Tokyo last summer I got completely crazy for the amazing vintage scene of this incredible city. Entire areas full of vintage shops (if you are interested I dedicated a post lately to the best areas for vintage shopping in Tokyo), amazing vintage clothes and accessories almost everywhere, wonderful vintage designer finds and of course the best vintage kimonos I’ve ever seen!

My credit card was warming up when we arrived in town but it exploded one day in Harajuku when I found the famous Chicago Thrift Store, one of the biggest and most famous vintage shop in town. I really had to stop myself from buying half of the store (still I didn’t completely manage!) and I was lucky enough to be quite big for the average Japanese size so many things just didn’t fit.

The Ladybug Chronicles Japanese Dress (2)

The Ladybug Chronicles Japanese Dress (5)

Among the tons of clothes, dresses and kimonos that I tried I had a crush on this little vintage floral dress. I wore it immediately when I came back home, with a tan Topshop belt and a pair of retro t-bar shoes from Sohegasm that I found in NYC during my last trip there.

The cameo ring is from Alcozer & Co in Florence, while the tiny yellow rings are Japanese too: the “universe” one comes from a lovely shop in Tokyo while the other ring is a vintage find from a lovely vintage shop in Nara. The green earrings are handmade from my talented auntie (Soleiado shop in Lampedusa).

The Ladybug Chronicles Japanese Dress (3)

The Ladybug Chronicles Japanese Dress (4)

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