A sex kitten Anja Konstantinova

If you were to take the term ‘sex kitten’, make it literal, and apply it with a modern twist, you might end up with this: Anja Konstantinova in Tangent Magazine.

This is the kind of shoot where every component, every element, comes together to create a smashing finished product. The colouring is sultry, the lighting moody. The styling by Heather Cairns is less about inspiring practical wardrobe choices (though there’s a definite inkling of ’70s fashion) and more about evoking a feeling of sensual glamour. And you can’t help but think there’s a purposeful choice to the crumbling backdrops of paint-stripped walls and curious antiquated objects: against a broken piano or wunderkammer of taxidermic animals Anja’s feline beauty seems even more alive.

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Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)
Anja Konstantinova: Tangent Magazine, issue 8 (NSFW)

While pocket-sized in comparison to most models (she stands at about 5’4″) this is the kind of work Anja excels at. And photographer Emmanuel Giraud plays to all her strengths in this shoot.

You can view it all at the gallery above. And of course you can check out more Tangent at tangentmag.com.

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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.