Of harnesses and horses

If we’re to restrain a beautiful creature, seems we might as well restrain them in a beautiful way. Horses throughout history have had their feet iron clad and their rippling chests harnessed in polished leather. We turn our efforts of taming an animal into a visually pleasing one, regardless of whether we’re slave-driver, master, or friend, with our craftsmanship. One supposes our fascination with leather harnesses as a human accessory is much the same: a girl can be a beautiful creature, tamed and restrained in a beautiful way.

While this shoot by Boris Ovini stunningly juxtaposes beauty of the human and equine variety side by side, it also confronts a little with it’s use of constraint and use of leather. Featuring in the second issue of Exhibition, it’s none the less well worth viewing and interpreting for yourself.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)
Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic: Exhibition #2 (NSFW)

The shoot stars Valerija Kelava & Chloe Memisevic. You can view it in full at the gallery 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.