The new evening: Daria Strokous

It wasn’t all that long ago that the mandatory uniform for a glamorous evening soiree was a body conscious dress that climbed the thigh, hugged the hips, and accentuated the shoulders into unnatural proportions. It was sequins, it was bandages, it was Herve Leger and Balmain. As far as 2011′s fashion trends go though, our choices for night-time have reverted back to more traditional types of sexy.

Representing that fact is Vogue Russia’s August 2011 issue, in a shoot starring Daria Strokous. Those minis of yore are replaced by relaxed tuxedos and floating sheer maxi skirts, black and white colour palettes and wide brimmed hats.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Daria Strokous: Vogue Russia, August '11
Daria Strokous: Vogue Russia, August '11
Daria Strokous: Vogue Russia, August '11
Daria Strokous: Vogue Russia, August '11
Daria Strokous: Vogue Russia, August '11
Daria Strokous: Vogue Russia, August '11

And if you thought minimalist solid jewellery had to be reserved for Grecian gowns and resort wear think again: as this editorial attests to, you can also work it with masculine-inspired evening looks.

Photographed by Mariano Vivanco, you can click on the thumbnails to view the full shoot.

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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.