Grippingly gorgeous, the Karen Elson August 2011 W tells a tale of young professionalism and the emerging career woman. Appropriately entitled 'Sharp Suiters,' the shoot features Elson in a series of pencil skirts, suits and outfits fit for the fabulous fashionista. Achieving professional-chic is no easy feat, and stylist Edward Enniful shows women just how to bring elegant and sexy to a head in the workplace. Photographer Emma Summerton brings each of the outfits to life in this incredibly captivating story which features a fiery Elson moving through the motions of a tired work day. Featuring gorgeous looks from Louis Vuitton, the shoot is empowering and full of passion and style.

Implications - The idea of women as powerful professionals in the workplace is still considered a recent phenomenon, despite its rising regularity. In the true form of 'art imitating life,' photo shoots that are inspired by the empowerment of women, and showcase the achievable balance for women between sensuality and professionalism are appealing to the new wave of consumers.