Warmth and sensuality

I can’t count the number of times I’ve used the word ‘auteur’ with reference to Vivienne Mok; and it still holds true with each shoot of hers we encounter. The fact is that Mok’s shoots, in all their thematic and aesthetic cohesion, tend to fall into two categories: the soft, sweet, and innocent, or the sensual and deeply erotic. But for Mok the line between the two is uncommonly fine. Any work, at any given time, can be firmly in one category and yet somehow just inches away from drifting into the other.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10
Alona by Vivienne Mok: Bambi issue 10

Two sets of Mok’s images can be found in the just-released issue X of Bambi Magazine. One of those features model Alona in delicate lace and drapes of fabric, each shot warmly hued in such a way that nudges it more to the erotic side despite its lack of nudity. As is typical of Mok’s work, she was responsible for the hair, makeup and styling as well as the photography – hence the label of auteur that we adamantly apply to her singular vision and ever-flawless execution.

View all of Vivienne Mok’s shoot of model Alona at the gallery above. For her other shoot as well as many others visit Bambi issue X.

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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.