A regular photographer for the likes of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, Fabio Bartelt turns his lens to a suspicious sounding 'Mag Erotica' for this shoot. I'm sure there is some clever allegory for male fixation with the female form in there, but they also pack a punch as aesthetically striking pieces on the surface. See more here
Classics with a twist
This grey leopard silk shift dress with cut-out waist would work equally well for formal occasions as it would for hitting the bar for cocktails. Team with classic stilletto court shoes in hot metallics or punchy pink suede for an extra edge.
While it goes without saying that Agent Provocateur will always have amazing lingerie, I just had to highlight this to die for 'Black Swan' body from their latest Winter range. So pretty it brings a tear to the eye, but at £245 only the lucky few with cash to burn can get their hands on it (here).
what she's got... These slouchy yet somehow fitted leather pants from Australian label Bassike might just be the coolest ever, especially when teamed to perfection with a sheer Chloe blouse and simple yet always effective black stiletto court shoes.
A new (or rather recycled) trend is afoot for SS2010: underwear as outerwear. Dolce & Gabbana's SS2010 show saw a collection of sheer lingerie revealing outfits and a grand finale of models marching out in luxuriously silky fifties style corsets and high-waisted pants.
Filter the trend down to a cheeky flash of a lacy body under an open shirt, a peek of a bra under a cut-off t-shirt, or for the very brave, a glimpse of stockings pared down with an oversized blazer.
Sonia Rykiel's lingerie collection for H&M is due to hit stores in December with some delicious nude pieces that fit the bill nicely, and Topshop has a wide collection of lacy longline bras and bodies.
Streetstyle shots from Fashionising.com. Blake Lively from Marie Claire December 2009.
What I may have failed to mention is the subject of the shoot: none other than Victoria Beckham! And how stunning does she look! You have to admire the way she has transformed herself from WAG to self-made fashion icon; and this high-fashion shoot is the perfect celebration of that.