The fifties, food and fashion

You may not think of it, particularly in a fashion context, but there’s something innately romantic about a big bunch of rhubarb, a string of sausages, or some flowering artichokes. The romance isn’t just in what you do with those objects, what you create from them; it’s in the notion of where they come from. It’s the 1950s and you’re the woman to whom cooking is a sensual art; you pick up your fresh produce from the local market of your provincial European town; and you do it all in your stylish headscarf and two-piece skirt suit.

I’m not sure if photographer Daniel Sannwald and stylist Lucy Ewing had that exact picture in mind when they created this shoot for The Sunday Times Style magazine, but that’s the image it succeeds in conjuring – and the result is a certain romance.

iris egbers sunday times style

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Iris Egbers: The Sunday Times Style, May 2011
Iris Egbers: The Sunday Times Style, May 2011
Iris Egbers: The Sunday Times Style, May 2011
Iris Egbers: The Sunday Times Style, May 2011

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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, where she serves as the publication's Editor.