Taking leave from the sea

It’s no wonder the mermaid as fashion inspiration is such a popular theme for fashion editorials. It’s an opportune excuse to make excursions to seaside locations, to bask in the sun, and to mix fashion with a little (or even a lot) of fantasy. Patrick Demarchelier brings the latest example for Vogue Japan. Saskia De Brauw is on a “mermaid’s holiday”, trading her tail for high heels and her fins for feathers. Lori Goldstein’s styling avoids the more obvious sequin choices and instead introduces bold accessories that mimic coral reefs, paired with evening-ready dresses in spring colours: inspiration for modern mermaid dressing indeed.

saskia de brauw mermaid

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12

For the full shoot of a blonde-bobbed Saskia de Brauw in Vogue Japan’s May 2012 issue, click on 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.