The Ladybug Becomes the Ringmaster: Il Circo delle Pulci in Milan (Circus Station)

Ladybug Chronicles-4360

The Circo delle Pulci in Milan is now on the list of my favorite recurring events in Milan: I always love their locations, atmosphere and sellers even if sometimes I still have something to say about the pricing… I know, it’s my regular complaint but believe me; I hate when stallers overprice their beauties, especially when it comes to vintage.

This time the location for the event was the former train depot of Porta Genova, where the Circus Train stopped for a beautiful event in a dark surreal atmosphere where food, creativity, handmade goods, vintage and music mixed in a perfect combination!

Ladybug Chronicles-4353

Ladybug Chronicles-4363 - Copia

The fun and great decorations were part of the game and I thoroughly enjoyed the circus atmosphere that reigned all over the place! This time there were a bit more handmade goods and handcrafts. And the Italian DaWanda site (the biggest European platform dedicated to handmade) was launched with grand pageantry- offering discounts to those who registered for the circus. If you have never tried you should definitely have a look as you may find real beautiful and unique handmade pieces.


Ladybug Chronicles-4362

I also bought a lovely ring from Buttons, the lovely stall of Cristina Rastelli, who creates beautiful jewels from vintage buttons: I fell in love with this beautiful silver ring with an oval white button, so I couldn’t resist!

I must say that it was hard to resist the food too: our friends from Vintage Bakery were there with their delicious cupcakes and the local cuisine (yes, I mean polenta and gorgonzola!!) was present too. And of course… liters of beer!

Ladybug Chronicles-4453 - Copia

Ladybug Chronicles-4359

For the day I wore a white vintage ’80s cardigan with lapin and small pearls (from Deuda Vintage at the Padova Vintage Festival) as a jacket, black Zara top and shorts with Max & Co. black riding boots. I added a black clutch from Topshop and a vintage emerald green hat from Humana Vintage in Milan.

Ladybug Chronicles-4345

Ladybug Chronicles-4348

The Ladybug Preaches Vintage Piety at the Sanctuary!


Every now and then I really like posting outfits from the past that I’ve not shared with you before, and this is one of them.

This comes from my trip to Sicily and more exactly from a visit to one of my favorite places there, the Sanctuary of Tindari also known as the Black Mary Sanctuary because Mary is represented as a black woman. I’ve always loved this representation from the time I was a child. Every time that I go home I try to visit this wonderful and peaceful place.



Since “my photographer” was visiting, we took the occasion to take some pictures on a beautiful day of sun and warmth.



I got very vintage and retro with my outfit. I mixed a wonderful vintage piece, one of my wardrobe’s favorites – the cream blouse with a wonderful pleated large collar from Everybody’s Buying Vintage – and some retro inspired pieces: my lovely Topshop animal print coat and Zara high-waisted shorts.



I added my Zara quilted black bag with gold chain and my new classic black Rag and Bone Newbury boots! As for my hair… let’s say it is what remained of the victory rolls from the day before!!

[photo credits: KNAGUI & The Ladybug]