I speak of a time… Memories of old romance.

Love can sour, or burn out, or fade away; but the memory of a fleeting romance is frozen in a better place. Instead of being allowed the time to suffer the highs and lows of life’s inevitable rollar-coaster, the love that has to part when at its sweetest can always leave one wondering at what might have been… and one can choose to imagine the best.

This shoot by Remi Rebillard opens with two old men, sitting and reminiscing on the past. From the beach settings and clear green waters we imagine summer romance. In the minds of these men, the beautiful girls who shyly stole glances at their younger selves have never aged. They’re still flawless – perhaps even more so when idolised by the mind. Each of Rebillard’s photos is a snatch of an old man’s memory: long limbs being splashed by the waves, a perfectly featured face peering from behind glass. Perhaps summer love couldn’t last, but the memories are both strong and sweet.

I speak of a time by remi rebillard

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Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard
Je Vous Parle D'un Temps by Remi Rebillard

With its nostlagia of a cinematic 1940s romance, Rebillard’s shoot somehow manages to soak you in a beautiful melancholia; the simultaneous recognition that all things are fleeting – and that they’re so much better for it.

Styled wonderfully by Mark Williamson using vintage clothing from Miami Twice, and with sotfly romantic hair and makeup by Mark Williamson, you can give Remi Rebillard’s (remirebillard.com) shoot Je Vous Parle D’un Temps (I Speak Of A Time) your own interpretation by vieweing it in full at the 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.