The return of Josephine Baker

Adore Me. So implores the title of Ellen von Unwerth’s latest shoot for Tush magazine, and model Rose Cordero makes it hard not to oblige. A sure sign that the ’20s fashion revival we predicted is on the march, Cordero is decked out in finger waves and fringed dresses, the kind of outfits we expect might hit the big screen when The Great Gatsby remake is released.

Unlike the stark juxtaposition of modern settings and flapper hair in Tangent magazine, Tush’s shoot is far more costumed. Cordero dances and entertains bringing me right back to that point about Josephine Baker and the twenties fascination with the exotic (helped along now, no doubt, by the timely advent of Prada’s banana print skirts), and the expectation that many a fashion shoot will use this side of the era as a way to blend elements of sensuality and nudity with an enigmatic flapper appeal.

rose cordero as josephine baker

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)
Rose Cordero: Tush issue 25, S'11 (NSFW)

For more of Rose Cordero and her Josephine Baker-esque roaring twenties antics, click on the thumbnails and peruse the full gallery.

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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.