Reworking a vintage wedding dress

While we often explore the glamour of the 1930s, it was also a decade unfortunately wedged between two world wars; still reeling from the effects of one and on the cusp of another, there was an austerity reflected in many things. An unostentatious wedding dress with a few well-made details could be counted amoung them.

Off-duty model Agnete Hegelund is, on the other hand, living in this wonderful era where even a vintage wedding gown is prime for everyday wear. Reworked and reimagined to perfection, all Agnete needs to turn this humble 1930s wedding dress into a modern staple is a vintage coach bag, a pair of Monolo Blahniks, and a demure demeanour that ties the whole look together.

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With the twenties and thirties as eras strongly on the rise, this photo – snapped by Altamira - is inspiration that you don’t have to stick to the cliches. Look for those unique pieces from the era and bring them up to date with elegantly simple contemporary ideas, and you’ll be miles ahead come 2012.

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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.