The Lady Is A Vamp

Part of our predictions of a roaring Twenties revival is the rapid pace with which the ever-spinning fashion wheel turns (it’s been 3-4 years since flapper was truly on-trend last); and part because of the cinema landscape for the coming year, which will gear up to a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby. And when we imagine what a newfound 1920s infatuation might look like, we imagine it to be this; Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy’s shoot for Tatler Hong Kong titled ‘The Lady Is A Vamp’.

You see, it’s always the eras closest to our own that have the most amount of impact. It’s easy for us to trade in our skinny jeans for a pair of 70s-style flares, but not so easy to roll out of bed in the morning and throw in some flapper-esque finger waves before work. Hence a 20s trend can be largely editorial – that is to say, we’ll see more of it in magazines than we will on the street. The beauty of Karecha & Contrarsy’s work is that it’s not only ahead, but that it gets the balance of vintage and modern just right. ‘Flapper’ was largely an attitude and taking inspiration from the era into 2011 and beyond means avoiding costumed looks and focusing on pairing modern pieces with hints of jazz age fabulousness. What you’re left with really is the cat’s pyjamas.

The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy

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The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy
The Lady Is A Vamp by Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy

Jason Rembert was the stylist behind the shoot, which stars Sam Rayner. You can view the rest at the gallery below, including some additional shots that didn’t feature in the magazine.

Visit Seth Karecha & Ron Contarsy for more by the fantastic photographer duo.

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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.