Ava and her Austin: vintage inspiration

Anyone who shares any affinity with the Victorian countryside of Australia will be familiar with the sweeping paddocks and clusters of gum trees flying past Ava Gardner’s windows in this shot. It’s a case of things change yet things stay the same: those paddocks, through droughts and floods, probably remain, repeating themselves clone-like across the state’s hills and valleys… and there’s still no more stylish a way to drive roads like those than with a convertible Austin, a classic trenchcoat, headscarf and dark sunglasses.

Wayne Miller took this shot in 1959.

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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.