Ancient bones in a glass case seem static and stuck in the past compared to vibrant dresses and a living model’s beauty. But the dizzying thing is that the animals were once living and evolving, and the things that are living and evolving now will one day be themselves behind glass as a part of history gone by. As a common epitaph eternally muses:

Remember, men, as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you shall be
So kneel thee down and pray for me

In the ever-turning wheel, ironically, even museums themselves are in danger of becoming extinct. In a recent article about the changing face of cultural institutions, the author suggests that “museums were once the arks of culture. Now the artifacts at greatest risk may be themselves.”

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Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz
Please Touch the Glass by Svenja Pitz

So where does that leave the star of this thought-provoking shoot by Svenja Pitz? The vibrant styling by RAWfitting makes sure the contrast between the dusty museum pieces and the living, youthful model are at their most eye-catching; while Pitz’ photography emphasises the glass, a disconnect between the present and the past. It seems to suggest that while the past fascinates, it’s the present we should always appreciate the most. Beacause if our present doesn’t get immortalised in a Museum or on film, we won’t be there to tell the next generation to remember us as they pass by.

View the full shoot by Svenja Pitz at the gallery above.

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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.