Wearable whimsy: Karolina Kurkova

While I sometimes feel the word whimsy is overused in the fashion sense, this editorial of Karolina Kurkova seems to warrant it. It’s in the unique yet wearable combinations of colours, in the strange layerings like multiple hats and scarves, and in pretty much anything that involves spangled-and-snakeskin Prada.

Michele Beaurenaut’s edits are also the kind that offer up a platter of practical styling ideas. You can pair a sweater from Cos on the high street with a satin skirt from Balenciaga. You can wear a slouchy Stella McCartney knit with sports-striped pants. A brightly coloured fur over – pretty much anything. In the Elle France shoot, things are wearable but they’re seldom dull.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11
Karolina Kurkova: Elle France December '11

Photographed by Nagi Sakai you can view the full shoot at the thumbnails 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.