Sex appeal that starts with what’s underneath

There’s a reason why Bambi Magazine is one of our favourite independent publications. To explain it wordlessly we need only point you to this shoot, which sums up – in epic lingerie-filled imagery – the relationship between sex and style that Bambi so understands. Pino Leone’s luxuriously shadowy images showcase remarkably sensual pieces from Parisian boutique Mise En Cage: bustiers, bras, leather harnesses. But despite every image brimming with sensulity, it’s not all lingerie. Stylist Simona Sanfedele uses the sex appeal of the Mise En Cage pieces as a foundation, and brilliantly works in other pieces – tailored jackets, designer shoes, dresses, jewellery – from there.

Mise En Cage lingerie in Bambi

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Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine
Margarita by Pino Leone for Bambi Magazine

Messy hair (by Giordana Hassan) coupled with black cat-eye glasses even adds layer of bookishness that’s somehow fondly nostalgic towards vintage librarian-themed erotica. In fact both the casting and styling of model Margarita is somewhat mould-breaking for a sexy lingerie shoot, and it works in the best of ways.

View the full series of images by Pino Leone at the gallery. And be sure to check out all of Bambi issue XI.

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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.