Anja played guitar

No-one can work a super-skinny silhouette quite like Anja Rubik can. So if you’re going to do an editorial that takes the glitter of Ziggy Stardust and crosses it with the rock-star attitude (and leather pants) of Jim Morrison, you’re doing well to cast her as your model. And aside from the general visual appeal of Anja’s shoot, which is mostly black and white in true Hedi Slimane style, that’s probably the one big practical takeaway: carrying off some of these ultra slim silhouettes can be difficult if you don’t have Anja’s arachnid limbs.

So for the rest of us the key to making it work is to keep a balanced silhouette, keep lines as straight as possible and cuts flattering to your shape. And then do as stylist Melanie Ward does in this photo series: accessorise, accessorise, accessorise.

anja rubik hedi slimane

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)
Anja Rubik: V 72 Pre-A '11 (NSFW)

Look through the whole shoot for more ideas on accessorising these types of looks, from layers of jewellery to furs. You can click on the thumbnails to view the full (NSFW) shoot.

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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.