Away from the costume party

When bringing a 20s flapper look into the now there are no set rules but one: it can’t look too costumed. While it’s fun to swan about with a cigarette holder in one hand an a jewel-encrusted headband circling your forehead, that kind of thing only works with authenticity and plenty of attitude behind it. Otherwise, you should save it for the fancy dress party.

No, instead, go for a mix of modern and flapper. It could be clean lines with twenties silhouettes; it could be, like Matt Feddersen’s latest shoot which was styled by Rach Harris, a mix of intricate vintage details and modern cuts. With hair that’s gently waved instead of tightly gelled into finger curls, it’s a look that works at any kind of party.

modern flapper

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen
Phoebe by Matt Feddersen

Click on the thumbnails above to view the full shoot, which includes pieces from Kathryn Beker.

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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.