Eclectic glamour: the only rule

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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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.