Lauren Bacall lights up: vintage inspiration

The rolled-up sleeve, the arched brow, the way that cigarette is about to be resigned, without compromise, to a definite fate. If elegance is an attitude then so is that sense of defiance, independence, and audaciousness that can’t be copied and can’t be bought, but can certainly be the inspiration that causes one to try. Lauren Bacall had it in volumes.

lauren bacall smoking

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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, where she serves as the publication's Editor.