Not quite Sandra Dee

When Rizzo in Grease sings ‘Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee’ she’s mocking the good girl image of the musical’s leading lady. But as 2012′s fashions go, it’s not just the Greasers and the rebels serving as inspiration for a ’50s revival, but the good girls too. As this shoot from Elle Sweden shows, the key now is to mix it up. Soft retro hair, jewelled earrings and a pastel palette are given a sexy edge with boob-tube cuts, exposed midriffs and sporty mesh shorts. Pretty, but with a little tousle – just like Mona Johannesson’s hair.

Mona Johannesson 50s shoot

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Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12
Mona Johannesson: Elle Sweden, March '12

Beautifully styled by Lisa Lindqwister and photographed by Peter Gehrke, you can view the full shoot of Mona Johannesson for Elle Sweden 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.