We’ve all become so accustomed to the glossing over, the smoothing out, the fixing up, that to see so much as a stray fallen eyelash in a fashion shoot can take us aback. There are arguments for both sides, of course: the art of photography and of retouching have become closely intertwined, and as for what moves or sways us as viewers can come down to interfering a little with reality. Still, there are times when to see a completely raw and untouched set of photos is enough to leave an impression. A bit of underarm stubble or bumpy skin seems not just truthful but ultimately daring of the photographer.

Manfredi Gioacchini’s shoot RAW sees models Veronika Vilim & Daniela Botero un-madeup, naked, and flawed. The use of the latter word is not meant as criticism: the point is, we’re all flawed. It’s what makes us us. It’s like Leonard Cohen famously said: There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in..

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Gioacchini’s shoot leaves in the cracks to let in the light. Check out the full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing the gallery.

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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.