Styling ‘Modern-Retro’ Shoot for Dreamingless Magazine: 26/02/2016

I have wanted to work with Dreamingless magazine for a while as a stylist, and so I e-mailed the magazine with my portfolio etc. to which I received a response from the editor – in – chief of the magazine;  Zoé Ashiotis (whose role on the shoot was Creative Director and Photographer). The theme was Modern Retro, I only had a few days to organise clothing, so I chose brands Golden Browne (clothing) and Les Nereides (jewellery).

These two brands, to me, work so well together. On one hand we have the classic (and in my opinion, timeless) floral, bold, floral prints and patterned clothing prevalent in the 50’s/ 60’s period. With the jewellery, I chose a high end jewellers which also adds a modern and more exotic vibe to the very ‘British’ style, thus showing a respect for the era, whilst keeping the look fresh and updated with modern accessorising. As for shoes, I opted for the classic court style, and a plain ankle (and/or) laced boot in black, therefore the colour does not distract or busy the clean look of the overall outfit. The white necklace and white sunglasses are authentic 60’s pieces.

The shoot went really well. For the style I researched fairly extensively in the short amount of time I had, I decided to go for a classic 50’s/60’s look, with a vibrant twist (reflective of my own styling habits). I really enjoyed the shoot, and was able to work with a wonderful team, who I hope to work with more in the future.

TEAM: (links attached)

Publication: Dreamingless Magazine (in Print) 

Photographer: Zoé Ashiotis 

Models: Aneta Kocisova & Kitty Rose


Stylist: (me) Cat van Maanen

Brands: Les Nereides & Golden Browne clothing





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