October 29, 2012

Styling Rozina


This gorgoeus lady is Rozina Pátkai, a jazz singer whose photoshoot I had the luck to style. It's always a great pleasure to work with Zsófi Raffay, a brilliant photographer indeed!

First of all, we met Rozina, who explained what sort of pictures she imagines and discussed the atmosphere and general style of the future shoot... She also sent us links to her band's music, which immediately started me thinking. It's wonderful to be part of a creative process which starts with music and ends with pictures. A few days later I was ready to visit her and wreak havoc in her wardrobe!


I made some sketches about the type of dresses that would suit her shape (she has a great figure, as believe it or not she's also a fencing champion!) and work for the shoot - we both imagined something colourful, and not too elegant, but still put-together. A bit like how you dress for a date you're really looking forward to and you're very happy about! :)

After a long trying-on session, and looking through both Rozina and her Mum's wardrobe, plus my suitcase of accessories, we came up with one full outfit, featuring the yellow dress accented with spicy colours in the shape of flower pins and belts, and we also agreed on a dark blue dress as well, with red sandals.


Let me tell you, it is the best feeling when the people whose styling you're working on follow your general guidelines and go shopping on their own, turning up with a few perfect pieces! That's exactly what Rozina did, and sent me the pictures of a few more dresses she picked up for the shoot - the green and red ones you can see below. I made sure I picked up accessories for these as well, and we were ready for the shoot, which took place in a wonderful retro café, Táskarádió.


The shoot was great fun and I just love the pictures... At the moment this reclining one is my fave. :)
I hope Rozina can use them promoting her music! Here's the link to her blog where you can find all the links to their great bossa novas and jazz songs.
Oh, and do look around Zsófi's photos as well, they're absolutely worth a good look!


Aaaaand, this is not the end of the story. A week or so later we also did a shoot for the whole band! More pictures to come! :) 


(Obviously no animals were harmed, this is just a fake butterfly. :)


Ladyofashion said...

Oh how lovely the shoot looks great and so vibrant. I love the colour of the chartreuse dress.. Now I am off to

Sarah With A Bow said...

I can't wait to see more of the photos. I really dig the bold, bright colors. (:

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy the music too! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Sarah, the colours were a great starting point - when we were looking for ideas, we both found the very same picture which inspired the shoot quite a lot! :)

Dizzy Tea said...

What a great day! It must be really fun to style photoshoots, she looks very lovely. Great job xxx

Madeline Quaint said...

It's probably one of the best jobs ever! :)
Thank you!

Feathers & Freckles said...

This is so fun! She is a gorgeous model, and I love the feel of these photos. Love the blurry one of her in the red.

Rebecca Harasym said...

How fantastic! Perfect styling! I just love the colorful pieces you used!


Nikki said...

Madeline! So long, no see! I am happy to hear from you again ^^ I've been not that active in the blogging world lately and am trying to step up my game again. How have you been?

I love these pictures and the styling! That yellow dress is SO pretty :) It must have been a whole experience to work with a recording band. Super exciting!! x

lasalleariane said...

nice and nice - love the attitude, the styling - just beautiful


wardrobe experience said...

great pictures ... this bar is so fun. she is so beautiful!

thank you so much for asking ... the foot is much better but still weak and it still hurts sometimes. i suppose i won't be able to wear most of my boots this winter, because they have heels - and i won't be able to wear heels for quite a time ... hahaha, but there's a life after wearing heels ;)

Marisa Violeta said...

You both did a gorgeous work and I love how you came with the "how you dress for a date you're really looking forward to and you're very happy about" idea. She's such a gorgeous lady :D

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, for Rozina and Zsófi too!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks, it was part of the concept. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

I know, I had a long blog rest and some more! :)
I'm great, hope you are too!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Ariane!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks, you'd love that bar! :) It's full of shelves of retro objects, could be a museum of the 60s-70s! Brilliant!

Good luck with finding the most comfortable and stylish shoes!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, from Rozina and Zsófi as well!