Bette Franke as modern flapper

Take one of these looks and add a navel-length strand of beads, a headband, or a thin cigarette in an ivory holder. Even in your mind, it’s obvious such accessorisation would be too much for 2012′s interpretation of a 1920s fashion revival – after all, you’re not auditioning for a role on Boardwalk Empire. We’ve said it plenty of times before but it bears repeating: this year’s take on the flapper is not about wearing every 20s element at once but rather mixing them in with the modern. Forgo anything too costume-like, as this Marije Goekoop-styled editorial in Vogue Netherlands does. Unless of course you really are auditioning for Boardwalk Empire – in which case, go nuts.

bette franke flapper

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Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12
Bette Franke: Vogue Netherlands, April '12

For more modern-flapper inspiration from Marc de Groot’s shoot of Bette Franke, click on 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.