The Ladybug wearing Senegal sun: the yellow handmade broderie anglaise dress

Yellow is for sure my favorite color with purple (when I wear them together, which I love, I am in paradise!).

I think it depends on my sign – I am a proud Leo – as I have all the characteristics: sunny, love sunflowers, amber stone and of course, yellow!

When I was in Senegal last time I realized that many women were wearing handmade broderie anglaise dresses, especially in yellow and turquoise, so I decided to head to the market to buy some bold yellow fabric to bring to Italy and have a dress made for me by Madame Ilary.

I was also thinking of having it done by a local tailor (they are quick and really amazing!) but it was my last day in Dakar and I didn’t want to rush; I also knew that Madame Ilary would know exactly what to do with it!

In fact we decided to keep her Anna dress pattern to make this beautiful dress that is so simple yet so bold that I decided to wear it for my birthday celebrations last year!

As it was my special occasion I decided to wear it with an all-yellow outfit, adding my vintage 2K’s squared yellow sandals from Blondie Girl Vintage, one of my best buys last year!

I added a pair of bold vintage golden earrings from IZ Vintage (a lovely Turkish seller with great vintage jewelry) and statement rings from a Neapolitan artist which pieces are on sale at Madame Ilary showroom in Milan.

You see how many times I used the word bold? It was my birthday, I couldn’t wear anything but bold pieces!

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