A bright purple coloured fur, pair of pink trouser braces, or an intrepid paisley suit might not be the foundation pieces of a long lasting curated wardrobe. But they’re certainly the kinds of statement pieces you can boldly invest in, and reinvent with vigor provided you can muster up the right kind of creative flair. Wearing them for fall 2011 is all about feareless layering, contrasting, and time travel to the glamour days of the 1970s.

Featuring Alana Zimmer and styled by Katie Shillingford, this shoot takes that eclectic mix of influences, colours, textures and styles and gallantly throws them into the ring together. These outfits don’t so much offer rules as they do ideas to pick from and play with and twist to make your own: the only rule here is to not hold back. To carry off eclectic glamour your one requirements is that you do it with conviction.

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Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011
Alana Zimmer: Vogue Russia August 2011

Photographed by Ben Toms for the August 2011 issue of Vogue Russia, you can indulge in more opulently eclectic styling inspiration by clicking on the thumbnails.

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