Original androgyne: vintage inspiration

The 1920s was a time when women defied their position in society. This new breed of woman smoked and listened to jazz and cut her hair short. She indulged in the flapper fashions of the day.

Sometimes that meant taking cues from menswear, showing that women too could wear the literal and proverbial pants. With her boy-short hair and relaxed suiting, this original flapper from 1920s Germany – a woman named Betty Karrenbauer – knew how to rock an androgynous look from way back when.

German flapper

betty karrenbauer

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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.