The Ladybug on Senegal meeting Mexico passing through Italy, sartorially

Sometimes when I describe my style I use the word “ethnic”. The reason is the fact that I love to mix my European clothes with more traditional clothing that I buy during my travels.

I mix African boubous with denim, I wear South American tunics with vintage jackets, I can even wear traditional Ghanaian blouses with 90s joggers…and these are just examples. As my passion for the world’s traditional clothing is part of my own personal style I always spontaneously integrate it in my daily outfits, even in form of jewels or accessories.

The skirt that I am wearing here is an example of how I also love mixing different traditional styles from all over the world. I bought this wax fabric in Senegal during my last visit and I brought it to Madame Ilary to create a skirt. We both came to the decision of making it a maxi skirt, Mexican style, using the pattern that she created for her Frida skirt, also adding fringes and pompoms. I think that the result is amazing and this “Senegal meets Mexico” skirt is definitely one of my favorite ones!

As it is a sort of statement piece, I decided to wear it with a lovely tee hand-embroidered by the fabulous Joderie. I remember that one day I was watching Josephine de Vintage Instagram stories and she shared this adorable tee with two-lemons embroidered as well as the message “Limoniamo” (a fun pun in Italian). I then contacted her on Instagram and she created it for me…I really adore this tee, so fun and easy to wear, I wear it all the time!

My vintage Gucci Ophidia was a personal gift for my birthday last year, I found it on Depop after a loooong search, but I totally adore it, another passe-partout piece (we have already discussed about vintage bags on Instagram lately, didn’t we?). Same thing for my very old thrifted Miu Miu golden gladiator sandals that you may know very well now!!

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