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.
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.