The Ladybug love declaration to Catania (and to her granny)

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Wearing green means wearing hope. I couldn’t find a better outfit to explain how hope is living inside of me these days: hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel; hope of living healthy and full lives; hope of enjoying the world again; hope of ending soon this war against the virus.

When I wore this outfit I couldn’t even imagine what was about to happen in a few weeks. I was enjoying some time at home with my family and celebrating my sister’s graduation in one of the most beautiful cities of the world: my beautiful vintage Catania.

I cannot explain the beauty of this city, the richness of its decadent buildings, the history, the cultural vibes…it is one of my favorite cities in the world. I have memories of Catania since I was a kid and I used to take the bus to Catania to spend time with my grandmother there: her world was so amazing to me. African prints, vintage pieces, homeware from the east of the world, she introduced me to a world that now is exactly mine.

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I think of her a lot when I am in town and I miss her so much but she still lives in me, in my way of dressing, in my African prints and in my many vintage pieces and homeware that I find during my travels.

That day I went for a total green outfit to share my hope with my sister, the hope that she will start a new life after her graduation, and that she will feel proud of what she did.

The beautiful green 50s coat is one of my best finds ever from London Vintage at the Pop up vintage fair in London almost one year and a half ago. I paired it with a more recent find: a velvet long dress that I found at the Vinokilo event in Milan in February.

Snake-print shoes are from Carmens (one of my best winter finds this year!) and the cute 50s velvet black bag with the golden chain is a vintage find from A Rebours Vintage in Milan. Golden bamboo and snake earrings are from Giovanni Raspini.

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