Vintage perfection: Louise Van Der Vorst in Karen

When things look perfect on the surface, odds are they’re not. But humankind is all for keeping up appearances, and that was even more the case in the days before we became accustomed to public breakdowns and sharing our woes with everyone and no-one via Facebook status updates. Think of the 1950s and we think of bright smiles and happy nuclear families, housewives in aprons and suburban paradise homes. Henryk Lobaczewski‘s new shoot for Karen Magazine puts on that veneer of vintage perfection and it’s all about keeping up appearances for this leading lady (played by model Louise Van Der Vorst), whose expressions and actions belie her own flawless glamour and beauty.

Louise Van Der Vorst by Henryk

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Somebody Please by Henryk for Karen Magazine
Somebody Please by Henryk for Karen Magazine
Somebody Please by Henryk for Karen Magazine
Somebody Please by Henryk for Karen Magazine
Somebody Please by Henryk for Karen Magazine

The shoot’s title is a little cry for help, too: Somebody Please. Even so, with the brilliant styling by Lydia-Jane Saunders this is one glamorous housewife you’d be happy to trade places with.

View the full shoot by Henryk Lobaczewski (henrykphoto.com) by picking up a copy of Karen, or by clicking on 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.