The Kate Kosushkina by Tom Hines is a Refinery29 Exclusive Shoot

 - Nov 8, 2011
References: tomhines & refinery29
Who knew the grandma look could be as fierce as shown in this photo series starring Kate Kosushkina by Tom Hines? This tough-chic photo shoot has effectively turned demure and dowdy into vintage and edgy, giving a new spin on the retro looks that girls have been flocking towards lately.

Shot exclusively for Refinery29, the photo series starring Kate Kosushkina by Tom Hines takes this gritty granny style and plops it into a desolated, run-down setting, making the looks even tougher. Styled by Kathryn Typaldos, who has worked for the likes of W and Nylon, the shoot is a "mix of high/low, runway/thrift" outfits, according to Refinery 29. Although the looks have a softness to them, the backdrop really accents their unique versatility.