The Sensual Comic

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Today, as you can see you, I’ll be bringing you something a tad different to the normal content. Me wearing womenswear.

In the time that Oh So Jack has been live, I have written about women’s fashion in various posts and in recent times took to wearing some in a shoot.

The shots I’m sharing with you today are in from another of my university projects, however I thought it would be interesting to share it and the inspirations behind it with you all.

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Shirt – Next | Trousers – Topshop | Shoes – Topshop

The brief for this project was to, in groups, create two images that were inspired by an icon from the 20th Century onwards. One of my group pulled a name out of a hat and it turned out that we had American born, French dancer, singer and actress – Josephine Baker. Much of our research resulted in us reading that she was comedic yet sensual and the photos of her reflected the same thing.

The image you see above is inspired by the comedic side of Baker. The influences on the styling for this look was the 20’s/30’s broadway and the Charleston. It is a more androgynous look that is simple and can be added to with a blazer (your choice).

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Dress – Mod Box at TK Maxx (similar styles here)

For this look, we were inspired by Josephine’s elegant side. We chose to go for the maxi dress as the straps and style felt very 20’s and Great Gatsby. The upper half of this dress also reminds me of some of the looks from Hedi Slimane’s latest collection for Saint Laurent (no complaints there).

Photography by: Rosie Grimwade, Lukas Navikas

P.S. Shoutout to my group! We did well (if I do say so myself) and hats off to Rosie! You kicked ass creating the make-up/hair looks we devised!

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