The Ladybug Does Charity with a Cherry on Top: Damsels in Distress at the Vintage Bakery and the ABR Market

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Some weekends, rare they may be, I’m really in the mood to wake up (quite) early in the morning and go out. Though I must admit, the motivation is to visit events that I don’t want to miss!

A couple Saturdays ago, I was indeed very active in the morning as a divine event was going to happen in a lovely place (I mean isn’t every occasion perfect when it involves a tasty cupcake from the Vintage Bakery?!).

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My friends from the Vintage Bakery, one of my favorite venues in town to sip great tea with yummy handmade American cakes and pastries, were hosting a temporary shop from Anita and Elsa, aka Damsels in Distress, a pop-up vintage store that will be online soon and possibly also be a physical presence in town! You can like their FB page, Damsels in Distress, to know which events they will attend and where you can buy their great stuff.

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It was nice to meet them and it was great to have my favorite organic tea with my adored red velvet cupcake!

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In the afternoon, I headed to a very special secret market… The ABR Market is a charity event, unfortunately happening only once a year, where you can find vintage and second hand, mostly designer, clothing and accessories for ridiculous prices! The aim of the event is to help kids who leave school early, but it is also a great occasion for us to make charity from our little bargains!

I bought these two pair of boots for 20 euros each: a pair of black Chelsea boots (almost new) and a pair of never worn navy Moon Boots for the snowy days! I was so excited with my new finds that I couldn’t believe my own eyes! This is how a perfect Saturday sounds to me!

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The Ladybug Gets Trapped in the Closet with Valentina Cortese at Palazzo Morando

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I know, I am the last chance girl: every time I read about an expo that I am interested in and want to visit, I manage to get there on the last day of the expo!

This is what happened with the wonderful expo on the Italian diva actress Valentina Cortese at Palazzo Morando in Milan. The expo was an event to market the publishing of the book “Valentina Cortese: 100 portraits.” The world of fashion celebrated the actress with an expo of about 50 of her wonderful dresses, bags and accessories starting from the ’40s with pieces created for her by the most creative famous designers like Dior, Mila Schön, Valentino, Capucci and the very extravagant Maurizio Galante (I really enjoyed the creativity of his art).

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But in this case I can truly say, “much better late than never” because Valentina Cortese herself was “visiting” the expo with us and told us some anecdotes about the different dresses and when she wore them… this was absolutely priceless!

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For the occasion I went for a black and white outfit: Marks & Spencer silky white shirt, vintage velvet shorts and a lovely white coat from Oviesse!  I added my Zara quilted black bag and my new black Chelsea boots from the charity market (I will tell you more about this next week!) and I played with these funny tights  that I bought during my last trip to Warsaw (I will tell you more about this too very soon!).

Yes, you can call this outfit “How to make your best in a crisis!” Not bad the result though, don’t you think?

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