The sexy side of lederhosen

One might imagine that milkmaid braids would be pushed completely overboard into costume territory when paired with elements of lederhosen and dirndls and folkish embroidery. But it must be handed to Sissy Vian and Camilla Akrans, who styled and photographed this shoot respectively: Aline Weber may look a little Heidi, but we don’t expect to find her herding goats. Instead there’s actually some practical styling inspiration for both hair and clothing, from the strict black and white ensembles to leather harnesses and braces to soft fur trimmings.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011
Aline Weber: Vogue Japan, August 2011

Between Akrans’ trademark photography techniques and the soft-meets-stern styling there’s
never been better inspiration for dabbling in the milkmaid braid hairstyle or throwing some traditional folk costume elements into a modern outfit. It looks like this issue of Vogue Japan will be well worth picking up.

To view the full shoot of Aline Weber in the August 2011 issue of Vogue Japan, click on the thumbnails.

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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.