There’s hardly a decade that’s not being pawed and pulled at and picked apart for it’s sartorial gems. Most of the eras of the 20th century are being revived in some way as fashion in 2012 nears: the glamorous ’70s, the swinging ’60s, the roaring ’20s and the elegant ’40s. Add the ’50s to the list and the vintage inspirations are near complete.

As Vogue Russia kicks over into 2012, so does their January issue explore that 1950s aesthetic. Meghan Collison models one interpretation of the micro-fringe, a 2012 hairstyle spurned on by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; only it’s one way of donning the style without the need for scissors, instead being rolled under in a Bettie Page-like take.

Kate Shillingford’s styling hints to that retro pinup ideal too: there may be geek-chic cat eye glasses, but it’s not all poodle skirts and twin sets.

meghan collison 50s shoot

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Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12
Meghan Collison: Vogue Russia January '12

Ben Toms shoots Collison against backdrops that match the era of the clothing: floral wallpapers and candy colours bringing out the sweetness in the looks.

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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.