Shearling and skin

Extreme contrasts. The right stylist can work them to stunning effect into a shoot: chunky knits against a nude body, a heavy shearling jacket and leather gloves against a skimpy, high-cut bodysuit. That’s precisely what Cary Tauben did in this shoot featuring Tara Gill, beautifully photographed by Max Abadian, and the results are visually stunning. But how to translate those contrasts to every day? Tone down the concept for a more practical take, like adding a bodycon dress to the shearling jacket, but keeping the bare legs… or investing in chunky knits with peek-a-boo details like cutaway shoulders.

Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)

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Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)
Tara Gill: Dress To Kill magazine W '11 (NSFW)

Originally published in Dress To Kill magazine’s Winter 2011 issue. Click on the gallery below for more.

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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.