Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.
Isn’t there just something inordinately stylish about the way Anja Rubik carries off an oversized sweater? With a simple mid-length black skirt and ankle boots, she makes drowning in a turtleneck look graceful, not to mention wholly desirable. Model superpowers.
Officially the footwear choice of the moment for both genders, sneakers gave everyone an excuse to look cool and be comfortable during the fashion week season. This take on sneakers for men showed just how well a casual pair of Nikes can work with an otherwise vintage-classic look. You can see the full outfit after the break.
They’re just a little bit unreal – these girls, these dolls. One’s a tin soldier in towering heels, a ballerina in barely-there tulle. One’s a racoon warrior in a metal mask, a jewellery box figurine. Their skin shines like wax, and their hair ignores gravity by moulding into architectural waves. You might even say these two beauties defy categorisation all together as, far from being…
Clean white minimalism (courtesy Nicole Warn). Boyish tailoring (thank you Doina Ciobanu). Elegant safari (looking at you, Angelica Ardasheva). And of course, pom-pom hats, stiletto sneakers, patent leather ruffles and furry handbags (three guesses who stepped out with all of those). Yes, Anna Dello Russo. At the gallery: 10 street style moments snapped this week in Paris.
Having just featured Larissa Hofmann’s rather subdued take on the pleated mini skirt, it’s time for a variation on the theme. This school girl chic skirt is worn in a far more daring way: sheer tights and thigh high socks making all the difference.
A pairing of tartan print and a super-short school girl skirt cut sounds like it could go wrong in so many ways. But left in the hands of beautiful German model Larissa Hofmann, there’s every reason to have new faith in the combination as a winter outfit idea.
He who truly understands fashion understands that it’s about more than clothes. I say “he” in this context because I’m talking about everyone everywhere, generally, but also specifically about the team behind the promotional spots for ModaLisboa, Lisbon’s biannual fashion week. Directors Miguel Coimbra and Marco Espírito Santo bring us this video promoting the 3 day event; a video where fabric is equally important to…
If you can draw your gaze away from Natalia Vodianova’s childlike wide blue eyes and strong, straight brows for long enough, you’d be privy to the latest swimwear collection from Etam. From paisley florals to a pin-up style gingham number, a black cutaway monokini to a digital printed one-piece, everything is as wearable and versatile as you’d expect from the retailer.
What’s winter without the right coat? This one from Witchery took me through weeks of fashion week shows, day and night, because the oversized cut was just right: perfect for wrapping around you, collar turned up against the wind, hair tucked nonchalantly in, as the coldest moments hit. But equally perfect for throwing over your shoulders in the evening or in those walks from front…
Simply dressed, looking soft and sweet – Sasha Luss existed the Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan in an oversized sweater and skinny leather pants, bundled effortlessly in a printed scarf. She was still wearing the show’s soft chignon and classic makeup.