The Ladybug’s Friday afternoons in Munich

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Another post,  another outfit from Munich (I have a few left, well more than a few, so prepare to travel to Munich with me through my outfits!).

Fridays afternoons were the best while I was there: the weekday was over and new exciting weekends were going to start, full of friends, trips, shopping and a lot of city wandering!

This was not my first long stay in the Bavarian city but every time I go back I discover new areas and new venues: this year I was in the area of Munchner Freiheit, a real surprise for me; it is full of life, colored buildings, restaurants and bars and loads of people enjoying the summer vibes and the fresh nights out.

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This was taken the first Friday afternoon: relaxed face, messy hair and casual style!

I wore these amazing African wax culottes by Heka Couture (the pattern is just one of my favorites ever as well as the 50’s shape!) with & Other Stories navy tee, Mango 90’s denim jacket and Nike 4 & Other Stories white sneakers.

PS. There adorable vintage golden loop earrings just broke two days ago…I am still sad because I loved them. They were original from the 80’s and I definitely need a new pair! Any suggestion?

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The Ladybug is pink in Munich!

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As you may have seen on my social networks, I spent three weeks in Munich in July for work so I took advantage of a new location to shoot a couple of new outfits!

I will start with this pinky one, it was one of the first days, incredibly sunny and fresh…a real pleasure to be there and enjoy the German summer while the heat was unbearable in Milan!

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Here I am wearing two of my new online finds: this lovely Mango pink striped top with one frill sleeves (I found it on ASOS during the summer sales!) and these Hush pink 40’s inspired frames that I left in my Hush wishlist for a while before buying them because it was the first time that I bought from their site and I didn’t know that much about them. Now I am totally addicted to this site and the sunglasses are amazing!

I wore them with black Dixie culottes and with my adored (and super old!) Jeffrey Campbell sandal-boots!

I will show you more “German” outfits in the next few weeks, so stay tuned and let me know what you think!

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The Ladybug’s Completely Effortless Holiday Outfits #2

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This is the second effortless outfit that I wore during my holiday in Corsica, in particular during a night trip to Bonifacio, one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever visited.

I took a boat trip there during the day and I decided to go back for a night to visit this beautiful town and have a perfect Corsican dinner at A Cantina Doria.

I wore a red and white Mango striped sweater and Topshop black harem pants.

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As you can see, I didn’t even bring a bag with me: I only had my Marc by Marc Jacobs straw bag for the beach and my Vivienne Westwood navy canvas bag (which was Nike goodie bag for the last We Own the Night in Milan).

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Again, I added my favorite Birkenstock Ibiza, my first buy once I landed in Bastia (I arrived early in the morning so I had to wait until the other shops opened!).  By the way… don’t pay attention to my white creamy feet: they got sunburned during the day and I had to put loads of calendula cream on them!!

I am also wearing again my coral lipstick is from Marc by Marc Jacobs make-up.

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The Ladybug’s a Furry Cat on the Prowl in Milan

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Winters are cold in Milan, but it is never too cold for a Saturday of shopping!

I’m trying to stay warm in this amazing vintage fur… one of my best deals ever! I got it for 25 euros at the little charity church market in Milan during the Antiques’ Market. I still can’t believe how lucky I was! I was going to skip that little market, but my friend Sara insisted for us to go… good call!

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I am wearing all black with a Mango rolled neck sweater and pair of Zara skinny jeans, but I’m adding some color with my new green Chelsea boots from Les Lolitas, and here again I need to thank KNAGUI’s good eye: we were together when I got those and I showed them to him, saying that I was looking for something similar in black. His answer was so funny that I got convinced quite easily to get them in green. He said: “But Honey… green is the new black!” He wasn’t wrong indeed as I’m using them so much and they go with almost everything!

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I added my Luella Bartley studded bag (a great Ebay find!) and an AMAZING pair of Dior vintage cat frames picked up at my friend Lilli’s wonderful shop, Maison Studio, this Christmas in Sicily!

[Photo Credit: KNAGUI]

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The Ladybug’s winter song…”Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

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My first winter is Milan seems to be harder than expected….not only, after ten years of warm South, I wasn’t used to very cold temperatures, but also my first approach to snow wasn’t as easy as expected!

Snow boots, wool hats, gloves….how can we stay warm, wear vintage and still look sexy?

Very difficult to say but I guess this is going to be my mission for the next few months!

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Let’s start with this “first-snow outfit”: I’m wearing a Mango sweater and Topshop leather black hot pants.

Instead of snow boots I went for a pair of studded biker boots (a great bargain from Les Lolitas!) and I decided to wear a warm camel coat from Stefanel instead of my “hated” down feather and a black snood instead of the usual scarf.

I added a quilted bag with gold chain from Zara and some vintage accessories like my Chanel long necklace (amazing vintage find from Florence) and this great vintage real fur hat that I found in a very strange situation: I was at my dry-cleaner when she and I started talking vintage and she told me about how many things she keeps in her shop from people who forgot them or just never came to get their clothes back. In many years of activity she has a lot of stuff and some lovely pieces!

Of course I asked her to show me some of them and this is where I found this vintage beauty! Since then I’m wearing it a lot and snow or cold is just a new excuse to wear it all the time!

(Photo Credit: Sara M)

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The Ladybug’s Peplum Skirts pt. 1: A Rose By Any Other Name!

This is how I am… when I like something I get obsessed! If I like one handbag I want it in more colors or different shapes; if I like a pair of earrings I want all the colors available and so on!

Earlier this morning I was thinking of selling some of my brogues because when I started my brogues obsession, I bought them in many different colors: now I have a white pair, a black one, a jelly one (from Melissa!) and a tan one- but guess what? I only use the last one!

This is what happened with the peplum skirt this year! I know this kind of skirt may not fit my body perfectly because it accentuates my… curves, but I try to dress it down with t-shirts or biker boots to avoid the “J-Lo effect!”

During my Spring tour in Zara I got two of them (a floral one and a cobalt one) and I decided to wear them in two completely different ways that I’m going to show you this week.

Let’s start with the floral peplum skirt that I took with me to New York this year. As you already know, I was walking a lot- so I decided to create a very easy look:

I paired it with a grey t-shirt from Mango, a simple black cardigan from Benetton and black tights.

I’m using my suede biker boots from Max & Co (let’s call them my New York Walkers) and the Shoegasm canvas bag as a handbag!

The Ladybug’s Winter 2011/12 Smart Shopping Find #1: The Mango Fur Parka

As usual; I’m a bit late in sharing my finds, but even if sales are over- winter isn’t. And according to Punxsutawney Phil, it’s going to stick around for a few extra weeks, so be careful!
While having a quick tour at the Mango store last January, I found this adorable coat!
It’s a waxed green warm parka with fur… I’d been looking for one like this for ages! And I got it on sale… lucky girl!
 
Today I wore it with Topshop skinnies, my sand Jeffrey Campbell’s suede Litas, a vintage clutch from Lady Jane Vintage and a vintage aran sweater found on Ebay!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Ladybug’s Tibetan Treatment: the Vintage Yeti Jacket from Storets!

I took advantage of the beautiful sunny day to ask my friend Maria to take some pictures of me by the sea with my new great find: the vintage yeti jacket from Storets.
I read about this new Korean indie designer on the net and I decided to have a look at their online store… I fell in love with their faux-furs and accessories and I really adored this soft pale pink yeti coat. I must confess that I was a bit worried about the size (Asian sizes run smaller than European) and the quality of the fur (fake-fur can often be very disappointing); but when I received my package all my doubts disappeared! The fur was soft and almost looked real and the size was perfect! Definitely a great quality for the price!
Here I paired it with light jeans from Met, a pale beige sweater from Mango, and my beige suede Litas from Jeffrey Campbell! I added a touch of colour with this yellow Guess patent clutch with a croc effect and a touch of “Ladybuggerry” adding two of my own creations: a silk white peter pan collar and a Mawi inspired multi-chain necklace!
You can visit Storets’ online shop at www.storets.com


(Photo credit: Maria Vollaro)

The Ladybug’s outfits from Milan Fashion Week

Here are my outfits from Milan during the Fashion Week!

Day #1

Trousers: Vintage, Platform shoes: X-Caret, Vest: Mango, Animal print scarf: from a korean market in London, Handbag: Asos, Gold cuff: vintage

Head-piece: Vintage, Jacket: Anymoore , T-shirt: Mango

Day #2

Shirt: Vintage, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: X-Caret, Handbag: Asos, Skinny belt: Topshop, Head-piece/Bangles: vintage