Jena Dover plays the sexy dame for Gaschette

Fashion and acting are not at all dissimilar; in fact you might say the two are inextricably linked. Fashion helps create a persona, a character, and that’s true for all of us whether we’re models or actors, funfare ride attendants or dental clinic receptionists. So for South African born actress Jena Dover slipping into the role of a sexy BDSM mistress wasn’t just acceptable, it was a challenge to be embraced.

The resulting photoshoot by Steve Marais features as the cover shoot for issue 2 of Gaschette Magazine. Fitting, given the issue is all about sex.

Jena Dover fetish photos

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Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine
Jena Dover by Steve Marais for Gaschette magazine

And Dover plays it well. She doesn’t strip off (hey, we said sex, not nudity – the two are not inseparable), but instead is styled by Melissa Maxted-Henderson into outfits that mix soft femininity and fetishy goodness. This is fetish you can adopt into your wardrobe easily, be it a clear PVC cape, a top made of sheer netting, or a velvet skirt with a slit that reveals thigh highs when you walk.

The styling of Dover’s fiery hair by Candice Wyatt-Minter is at once sexy and schoolmistress-like, the makeup by Lesley Whitby designed to bring out her ice-blue eyes.

Between Marais’ photography and the gritty locales (Art Direction by Colin O’mara Davis) it’s a shoot well worthy of being Gaschette’s issue 2 showpiece.

Watch the accompanying film ‘Dame‘ above, and to view the full shoot head to the gallery. For more of Gaschette, Issue 2, head to gaschettemag.com.

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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.