Vanessa Jackman‘s portraits tend to straddle the space between polished perfection and absolute natural candor. And while some street style photographers document outfits, and some capture moments, Vanessa photographs people. I ran into Vanessa in Sydney during Australian Fashion Week. She modestly introduced herself as being from a small blog I’d probably never heard of, while I stared down at her business card and gushed, “are you kidding?!” Having been a reader for some time I was more than chuffed to end up on the pages of Vanessa’s blog.
I think everyone should have at least one classic crisp white shirt in their wardrobe. This Paul Smith one is probably my favourite: French-cuffed, with tiny rows of lemon yellow stitching across gapped seams, and with a high collar that’s particularly strict when buttoned up all the way. For Sydney’s Spring-ish weather I paired it with a navy skirt, rich red ankle socks (for a bit of colour), my Miu Miu ankle boots, and much beloved YSL Downtown bag. Oh, and a pile of vintage silver jewellery bits and pieces that I can’t live without at the moment.
You’ll probably notice that we feature Vanessa’s photos quite regularly over in our street style section; though if you’re not already subscribed to her site you should definitely head there and check it out.