Worshipping at the altar of glamour

When religion and fashion come together, there’s often a polarisation of responses that can’t be predicted. Take the appearance of crucifix heels in a shoot, for example: the responses were ones of either absolute desire or intense disapproval, rarely filling the space between. What about a naked and glamorous-looking Myf Sheperd standing atop an altar, positioned next to a statue of the Virgin Mary?

That comes down to your interpretation. Is the nakedness in some way symbolic of stripping back, of innocence? Or is it merely a visual trump in a fashion photographer’s deck of playing cards? The reality is that fashion borrows from religious themes all the time. In Elias Wessel’s richly photographed shoot, the glamorous styling and ornate cathedral backdrop are well suited to each other, regardless of how you choose to interpret the naked odd-image-out.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)
Myf Sheperd: Vixen Magazine Issue 3 '11 (NSFW)

You can decide for yourself: simply click on the thumbnails above to view the more of Myf Sheperd in issue 3 of Vixen magazine.

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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.