A classic white shirt

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.

Tania Braukamper street style

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.

Tania Braukamper picture

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.

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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.