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