How to be a modern day mermaid

Not literally. Science hasn’t come that far just yet. But how to create an enigmatic mermaid look without the sequin paillettes and sweeping fish-tail gowns? Slink from the sea in clinging sheer net fabrics and strong, dark eyes. She’s far from the traditional underwater creature, but Yana Karpova just has a siren-like beauty in this pictorial for L’Officiel Russia.

Yana Karpova: LOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
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Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)
Yana Karpova: LâOfficiel Russia June 2010 (NSFW)

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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.