Jeanie Annan Lewin 30 something London
Categories: Stylist

Posted: 14th November 2017

Chances are you follow London born and bred stylist and creative director Jeanie Annan Lewin on Instagram. And if you don’t, hit follow on @Jeanieus now for your daily dosage of throwback pop culture moments, hard-to-get-your-hands-on vintage fashion references, archive magazine tears, forgotten snippets of trashy TV and a relatable #currentmood quote or two. Describing herself as a “stylist/consultant/creative director/feminist/daydreamer”, Jeanie is what we like to call a creative polymath. Having studied classics and art history at degree level Jeanie intended to be an art curator, but it was following an internship at Tatler magazine that Jeanie fell into styling by chance, before turning it into a full time career endeavour. These days Jeanie is renowned throughout the industry for her killer styling, often subtly infused with cult throwback style references – a result of her penchant for the best of the 90s fashion.

When Jeanie’s not working on editorial stories for the likes of i-D, Wonderland, Rollacoaster or Nylon, or working with Topshop or Phiney Pet, she can be found styling (and hanging out with) Jorja Smith and Mabel (go watch the videos for “Finders Keepers” and “Bedroom” on repeat) or working on mega music videos like Mick Jagger’s “Gotta Get A Grip”. Somehow, Jeanie's also managing to juggle her own projects on the side. In fact she's about to start running workshops for kids from all different backgrounds introducing them to the world of media and giving them practical tools to get in on a slice of the pie- and going someway to making the closed world of marketing a little more open. Jeanie also runs the aptly titled magazine Moodboard, along with stylist Hannah Elwell and design duo Charlie Patterson and Jonny Holmes. Curious? You’re in luck as Jeanie’s Moodboard is set to be published in a matter of weeks.

Tell us about yourself and what you do:I’m a stylist/consultant / creative director /feminist /daydreamer etc etcHow did you get into styling?I studied classics and art history I wanted to be an art curator originally then realised that you need loads of cash! I sort of fell into styling after doing an internship at Tatler.How does living in London influence you as a creative?I’m a born and bred Londoner so this city is in my bones. I’m inspired constantly by the people and buildings there’s such a great mix of cultures everyone is packed like sardines in the best possible way.What's the best bit about your job?Getting to do something different every day, meeting new people, playing with clothes and generally trying to make beautiful images I wake up every day even on the bad ones loving what I do.What's a signature Jeanie look and why?Hmmm that’s a hard one. I’d say my style is a mix of high-end pieces mixed with new designers. I love colour sequins, and am partial to faux fur- I'm very into the 90s. What's been your career highlight to date?Gosh there’s been so many. So far I’ve managed to contribute to a lot of the magazines I’ve interned at which is a big deal for me. I styled a Mick Jagger video this year which is something I thought I’d never do so that’s pretty exciting. Hoping this is the start of bigger things.One person you'd love to work with?I’d love to do image research for a big design house someone like Gucci or Balenciaga (dream big kids)What’s keeping you busy right now?I’ve been doing a lot of music styling which is a new thing for me I’m also in the middle of publishing the second issue of my magazine Moodboard which is nerve wracking but exciting. How would your friends describe you in a sentence?The voice of reason, quite funny, very uninterested in dating. What's the first thing you do when you get up?Meditate ( this is a new thing ) I suffer from anxiety so this helps set the mind in a peaceful place in the day.Who do you admire?Angela Davis, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Issa Rae, Maya Angelou, Oprah and my mother What’s your best advice?Be yourself everyone else is taken What could you not live without?Cheese, WiFi, books, Earl Grey teaBook club recommendation?Hunger by Roxane GayBest party you've ever been to?Magsfest if you know, you know 😉 Song to be playing as you enter the club?Anything by Missy Elliott What words or phrases do you most overuse?I have far to many, I’m one slightly boring monologue...What's your pet hate?I hate when you sit next to someone and they don’t get up when you get up, and they swerve there legs so annoying 😡😡What's next?Publishing my magazine in the next few weeks and setting up a few workshops teaching kids from different backgrounds how to get into media AND FINALLY...WHO IS YOUR NEXT BABYFACE GIRL SUGGESTION?Who: Phiney pet
Why: So many reasons she’s an awesome designer illustrator and one of the most inspiring forward thinking women I’ve ever met I heart her <3
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