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.
When bohemian sentiments and cowgirl love collide, the results are bound to be a dream. L.A label Cotton Candy presents a fall 2014 collection – titled ‘Desert Rose’ – that perfectly blends boho and Western in a way that’s both sexy, cool, and now. Floral prints coexist with lace-up thigh high boots, crop tops and suede, accessorised perfectly by turquoise studded jewellery and fishtail braids.
There’s nothing quite like the right use of light and shadow to accentuate the beautiful lines of a toned human body. Peter Coulson lets the light be his paintbrush in this black and white shoot featuring Teisha Lowry; the shadows etching every muscle with intensifying darkness. Adding to the mystery of the shadows is a curtain of messy waves and strong yet unfussy makeup, both…
Going for cowgirl style doesn’t mean you have to play exactly by the rules. Right now, it’s more of a mood than a costume, and adding elements like thigh-high boots and wide brimmed floppy hats is all the better.
Cult Australian label Stylestalker bring us their “Valley of the Dolls” look book – featuring a collection of clothing that spans the ultra casual-cool (word emblazoned tees with the likes of “UH-HUH HONEY”) to the cocktail-ready. Cutaways, peplums and sheer lace keep everything on the sexy side. Gorgeous Camila Morrone stars.
Ignore, for just a moment, all of the movements towards sporty, minimalistic underwear: the bombshell type formed of lace and suspenders has never really gone away, and Intimissimi continues to bring it. Their latest lingerie campaign for fall 2014 stars gorgeous Ana Beatriz Barros, looking the part in voluminous soft waves and bronzed skin.
Tom Ford’s expertise has always laid in an ability to embody pure luxury. The campaign for his latest Black Orchid fragrance release does it yet again, with Cara Delevingne bathing nude in darkly lit water surrounded by purple orchids.
Some handbags stand out on their own, some blend in perfectly to create a finished outfit. During the Haute Couture season of Paris fashion week, you’re liable to see plenty of examples of both. At the gallery, 6 street style moments from Couture week featuring beautiful bags.
Having witnessed this video of Zoi Gorman posing nude we were already – quite rightly – in awe. Maybe even in love (but definitely in awe). Of Greek heritage, though raised in Scotland and now living in The Netherlands, Zoi manages to infuse every frame with a raw sensuality that’s matched by her impossible curves. And dare we mention she’s a fully qualified civil engineer…
File this under activities you don’t expect to see during fashion week: Eleonora Carisi, Valentina Siragusa and Candela Novembre playing the most stylish ever game of table soccer. Though, it does look a little awkward in heels.
There’s no better time to spot some grand examples of women wearing menswear than during Milan men’s fashion week. Like this dashing example: a lilac linen summer suit paired with a vest and straw hat, making for one way to do a full menswear look even in the warm weather.