Jazz age inspiration for the boys (and girls)

With a flapper revival you can anticipate an influx of editorials that channel the 1920s silver screen starlet. Going one step further is Phil Poynter for Vogue Turkey, taking the theme literally and creating both the starlets and their film set. Here the mens’ fashion is as captivating as the womens’, although deliberately played down in vibrance to ensure the spotlight shines on Ranya Mordanova and Janice Seinen Alida whenever they’re in the frame. The boys on set may not possess the same kind of glamour as the girls, but their working attire is of a kind of vintage masculinity that would be easy to wear today: look out for safari shirts, shorts held up by braces, linen shirts and horn-rimmed specs.

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Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12
Ranya Mordanova & Janice Seinen Alida: Vogue Turkey, March '12

Meanwhile for the starlets you can’t go past Gucci’s Art Deco dresses, mid-length sheath dresses, pleat skirts and head wraps.

For more inspiration on Jazz Age dressing in the desert, as styled by Ece Sukan for Vogue Turkey’s March 2012 issue, click 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.