Gene Tierney: got a light?

A perfect moment, a perfect scene: the gentlemanly lighting of Gene Tierney’s cigarette against the backdrop of country stables. And the outfit: jodhpurs, a blazer, boots, the elegant female dandy.

The gentleman is Maturin Waldo, the year is 1940, and the stables are at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Connecticut.

Gene Tierney

Image: LIFE.

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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.