The Ladybug and the importance of knowing Ulysses!

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This was one of the funniest photo sessions ever!

I like when we take pictures and people just stare at you trying to understand why you are such a poser, sometimes people just ask or make comments (usually nice ones!) and it is lovely to take some time to talk to them and share opinions on the backdrop or best pose; but this time we laughed as mad when we realized what was happening!

My sister and I were in Messina, my hometown, and I liked that door so much that I wanted to take my pictures there: the area is very popular during summer because it is quite crowded of people going to the beach but basically it is an old fishermenarea with a lot of small houses just near the sea where people still enjoy playing cards or having a chat sitting outside their houses.

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At some point during the shooting we realized that many people were almost surrounding us basically trying to understand who I was (maybe a famous TV starlet!?). My sister was a bit worried, like “Why are they all staring at us?” so I decided to reassure everyone saying that I was nobody (like Ulysses!) , just a little poser!

This seemed to calm everybody down but when we left we started laughing as hell!

I was wearing my beautiful handmade African wax top by Heka Couture and a vintage inspired jeans that I got from Zara during the summer sales. The striped turban is from Madame Ilary.

Moroccan round straw bag from Maluan Maroquinerie on Etsy, vintage loops and Birkenstock sandals, as usual!

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The Ladybug’s anti-winter cure: the blue shades of Sicily

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I cannot stand the freezing weather these days…seriously I hate going around dressed like an onion with two/three layers of clothes. I guess I am one of those people who cannot be very stylish when it is that cold! I do my best but when I try a bit harder I get a cold…I should just give up and get warm!

One of the things that I do to feel warmer is watching my summer pictures and try to feel again the sun on my face, I look at that bold colors and I immediately get better.

This is one of the sets that I use against the winter blues!

It feels like Greece but it is my beautiful hometown, Messina in Sicily. I was going to the beach with my sister and we stopped by this blue building to use it as a backdrop for the pictures!

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I was wearing a beautiful playsuit from Nubian Collection, one of my favorite “afro-prints-style” providers, that I paired with a wonderful handmade turban by Madame Ilary with an African wax printed fabric.

To complete the style I wore my adored vintage golden loops that I lost (actually I lost only one) about a month ago…I loved them so much and it is so hard to find exactly the same or same style.

My everyday pieces of this summer: Maluan Maroquinerie Moroccan round straw bag from Etsy and Birkenstock flat sandals.

(Lipstick is one of my new ones from the organic line Al Verde at DM that I bought in Munich in July. I don’t usually wear dark pink but in summer when my face is quite tanned I really love the glowing effect!).

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The Ladybug’s Completely Effortless Holiday Outfit #1

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Even while on holiday I have a few rules: no heels (well, almost), no watch, as little of phone as possible and absolutely comfortable outfits.

I need to feel free, to not care about what I wear or do and this last holiday in Corsica represented it perfectly: we walked around in flip-flops, no make-up during the entire day and we also absolutely went for effortless outfits during the night.

I decided to show you two of them.

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The first one I wore during a night out in Porto Vecchio (where I had an Amazing Corsican dinner at A Cantina di l’Orriu). I wore my Acne Studio green jumper (sweater for my American readers) because the nights were still a little chilly and a beautiful multi-colored vintage long skirt (probably from the late ’60s early ’70s) that I bought in a small but lovely shop in Milan in the Motoquartiere (Live in Vintage).

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I added a brown pouch from The Beauty Shop (yes, this is how effortless I am on holiday) and the most controverted shoes of this summer, a pair of Birkenstock (the model is Ibiza) that I bought when landed in Bastia at their shop.  This is my second pair of Birkenstocks and, hate it or love it, they are the BEST shoes for walking a lot (they’ve saved my life more than once!).

The beautiful coral lipstick is Marc by Marc Jacobs make-up.

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