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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.

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Rankin channels Tarantino in a fashion film for Armani

What do you get when you put Rankin in charge of an Emporio Armani fashion film? Something a little unexpected, of course. Giving a rock-spin to the classic Italian brand, Rankin (rankin.co.uk) launches model Immy Waterhouse (yes, sister of Suki) into a psychedelic desert backdrop that calls to mind the Tarantino cult movie of the same name. Rankin’s “Dusk til Dawn” film for Armani can…

When less is more: in Lisbon

Quite often the old maxim of less is more proves itself true even in the realm of street style – as the case when a simple pair of relaxed blue jeans and a black sheer blouse outshine everything going on around them.

Erin Heatherton speaks out about body image struggles

Erin Heatherton has confirmed something we all kinda know but don’t quite allow ourselves to believe: even supermodels struggle with insecurities. In a bold instagram post, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel has spoken out about her feeling of being a “failure” and her struggles with body image and the constant quest for perfection. “I was struggling with my body image and the pressures to fulfill…

A Parisian look in Portugal: ModaLisboa

Back in 1917 Coco Chanel introduced her nautical collection, said to have been directly inspired by the French sailor’s uniform. She pioneered a look for women that entailed a breton stripe top tucked into tailored, flare-leg pants. And what she made chic back in 1917, remains very much chic today. In fact, this outfit spotted during ModaLisboa could easily be a modern update on Chanel’s…

Ethnic embroidery: in Lisbon

A jacket can be everything to an outfit, and nothing quite adds a touch of bohemian drama like one covered in ethnic-inspired embroidery. Paired with black flares, a soft-pink camisole and a metallic clutch, this outfit came together on the streets of Lisbon at yesterday’s ModaLisboa.

Fish skins and fins: at Olga Noronha

You never quite know what you’re going to get when it comes time for Olga Noronha to bring her unique creative vision to the ModaLisboa runway. This season it was a collection of wearable sculptures that referenced the ocean: fish-fins and coral had clearly been twisting around in Noronha’s mind before emerging from her hands as armour-like accessories from the deep. As always her use…

Plus-size lingerie ad celebrates women’s bodies. Gets rejected by T.V.

What happens when you enlist top plus-size models Ashley Graham, Precious Lee, Tara Lynn, Denise Bidot and Georgia Pratt in a lingerie commercial that celebrates the female body? It gets rejected by T.V. A video campaign by plus-size retailer Lane Bryant was reportedly rejected by NBC and ABC for not complying with advertising regulations. And yet, one could argue that the models are no more…

Carolina Machado’s retro dream at ModaLisboa

Oversized eyelets, plunging necklines, cropped flared legs and a devastatingly chic retro colour palette: Carolina Machado may not have won the Sangue Novo (“New Blood”) segment of ModaLisboa, but she won our hearts with her 1970s inspired collection. Styled with slicked-back hair and black chokers, it was a sophisticated and well-crafted interpretation of a major trend that’s continuing to define the coming season. See a…

“Over The Moon” for Cleobella

Listen hard and you might just hear the distant sound of guitar strums and beating drums drifting over the horizon. That’s the sound of festival season, waking from slumber in the near future. And what could be better to get in the mood for spring / summer than a collection with a boho vibe and festival-ready feel? Enter Cleobella’s latest collection, titled “Over The Moon”.…

Street style: what they were wearing on the final day of Paris

The term “fashion week” is a bit of a misnomer: some of the events go for only a few days, others – Paris fashion week for example – extend beyond 7 days and into, in this case, 9. So it was day 9 of the Paris shows yesterday and the streets were packed with the last opportunities for inspiring street style photos. Despite the lighter…

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