Shauna Phoon’s shoot of model Meluxine in many ways epitomises 2012’s worldview on fashion. Michael Villani’s styling isn’t just a mix but a maelstrom sucking in influences from across the eras: amoung them we count 1920s-style finger waves, a Madonna-esque latex corset, an attitude of 50s rockabilly made modern. Nothing is too clear-cut in it’s historical references, and that’s favourable in so far as the year’s trends go.

Phoon confirms that it’s all about mixing the old with the new: “half the pieces in these images are actually original designs from Michael Villani and his couture line, and half are vintage pieces appropriated, collated, and refashioned into wearable pieces. Michael’s design hallmarks are pairing flowy, feminine fabrics with an dramatic edge that can be created in accessories and embellishments, and we tried to capture that elegant, but exciting and memorable look. ”

Mexuline by Shauna Phoon

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Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon
Meluxine by Shauna Phoon

Sarah Baxter’s hair and makeup is perfectly matched, with a twist on old Hollywood glamour.

Phoon gives some insight into the shoot’s location, adding that it was shot in Melbourne’s warren of inner-city gritty lane ways. Her aim? To “capture the idea of iconic glamour being able to be created from something ordinary and usually overlooked.” And that she did.

You can view the full shoot of Meluxine by Shauna Phoon by clicking on the thumbnails 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.