Short but sweet: practical pin-up

It’s one of those feats that balances along a wire-thin line: how to dress in a way that’s both rather revealing and innocently sweet. Velour magazine gives us not one but eight answers in this shoot starring Kristy Kaurova, all firmly rooted in that hint of 1950s pin-up girl styling. Gingham dress and cat eye glasses? Check. Boy-shorted playsuits with ruffled edges? Check. Vintage inspired swimwear, chunky spring espadrilles, and off-the-shoulder peasant crop tops? Check, check, check.

pinup girl styling

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Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
Kristy Kaurova: Velour Magazine August 2011
And like that, proof that showing skin for summer can still be as sweet as pie. Apple pie, with ice-cream and a cherry on top.

For more pictures of Kristy Kaurova in the August 2011 issue of Velour magazine, as photographed by Robert Harper, click on the thumbnails 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.