Physiognomy has never proven to be more than pseudoscientific at best, but still there’s plenty written in faces. Staring into someone’s eyes to get a sense of what they’re feeling isn’t just a romantic cliche, it’s a psychological reality: reading faces is the most innate form of cartography, even if we sometimes misread the map and take a wrong turn.

That’s why seeing a body without seeing the face that goes with it feels not only voyeuristic but incomplete – surreal, almost. Consciously or not, we’re searching for what isn’t there and our brain wants to know more.

That’s part of what makes Anna Vatheuer’s shoot for issue 14 of Bambi Magazine so intriguing to look at. In 4 of the 6 shots we glimpse a torso – a beautiful, toned, lingerie clad torso that should leave our eyes feasted and fulfilled. But instead the shots draw us on and the viewing isn’t complete except when all of model Daniela is revealed.

voyeuristic lingerie shoot

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Daniela by Anna Vatheuer for Bambi Magazine #14 (NSFW)
Daniela by Anna Vatheuer for Bambi Magazine #14 (NSFW)
Daniela by Anna Vatheuer for Bambi Magazine #14 (NSFW)
Daniela by Anna Vatheuer for Bambi Magazine #14 (NSFW)
Daniela by Anna Vatheuer for Bambi Magazine #14 (NSFW)
Daniela by Anna Vatheuer for Bambi Magazine #14 (NSFW)

And so the images featuring anonymous body parts are rather the more captivating – perhaps even more than the suggestiveness of Daniela scantily clad and leaning against a bedroom doorway, a suggestiveness blatantly defying the wall of religious icons next to which she stands. Either way, anonoymous or not, what we’re being given a voyeur’s view into is something highly sensual. More of Vatheuer’s shoot can be found at the gallery, and do check out bambimagazine.com for the full issue.

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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.