The Ladybug plays “Slip dress & the City”

The slip dress may be considered the “it- piece” of this spring-summer but as you know I hate it-pieces and trends, then I would say in my words that the slip dress is one of the best vintage investments that you could do, especially if you choose a pure silk piece.

In my hunt for the perfect vintage slip dress I found my +1 in this black vintage Malizia silk dress from my adored Jo, Josephine de Vintage. For those who don’t know Malizia, it was one of my favorite brands when I was a young girl in the 80s: Malizia was part of La Perla group and proposed nightwear and swimwear for the young girls of the time. I had some cute bikinis and pajamas and the quality was simply top, still La Perla in the end!

When Jo proposed this piece from a vintage 80s deadstock in pure silk I couldn’t be happier: the perfect piece for my collection! The silk is amazing, so soft and pleasant I couldn’t imagine a better slip dress, to be honest!

As I received the dress when I was still in Milan and I really wanted to wear it, I decided to go for a city version of the dress. In my dreams I imagined it for a sunset drink on the beach, on a tanned skin, with flat sandals and African brass jewelry but this image didn’t fit my Milanese experience, especially on a Saturday morning when meeting my friends for a guided tour of the Liberty buildings in Porta Venezia!

This is why I went for a different idea: I wore it with an organic cotton white tee and a pair of comfy fluffy Japan-inspired sandals from Marni, everything paired with a vintage Gucci Ophidia bag.

What do you think of this version?

Fun (?) fact: I forgot to put this dress in my suitcase for my summer holidays then I had to say goodbye to my sunset drink with this dress 😦

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