The siren and the shipwreck

Fulvio Maiani takes us to a shipwreck, but doesn’t let us dwell on it. There are no metaphors about life, about sinking ships and unfathomable depths. Instead his shoot uses this location as something that’s both as beautiful as our protagonist (model Amina Kaddur) and yet at odds with her. Her beauty is glamorous, primped and primed and cultivated; nature’s beauty is as untouched as the skeleton of the capsized ship left to decay in the briny waters.

Shipwreck shoot Fulvio Maiani

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Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine
Amina by Fulvio Maiani for Bambi Magazine

The contrast is also in Kaddur’s glamour even in unglamorous situations, like climbing through cut fences or lying in the sand, and in the fact that there’s no-one around to see her. Styled by Michael Dye in lingerie, leather and lace, she’s what the modern day Siren might look like. Perhaps she caused the shipwreck in the first place.

With beautiful art direction by Alessandro Castellucci and hair and makeup by Bonnie Caria, you can view the full shoot above. It’s one of the many gems in the 12th issue of Bambi Magazine.

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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.