She hides bits and pieces of the old world within her wide universe, walking lighthearted and easy while bringing together fragments of the past and fractions belonging to a still present. A living portrait wandering amongst old-age paintings, a muse bathed in the warmest light, her presence a fading echo, her body a work of art. Photographed by Ivor Paanakker, Marleen morphs into a dream-like vision. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: Feathers and pearls, capes and masks, snake prints and studs, leather and lace: a world of contrasts confined beneath the same ceiling. Styled by Jessica Gonzales Valdivia, the photo shoot brims with sensuality, revealing enough to trigger the imagination and leave one wondering about the rest. Much like a poem of rare beauty, talking about delicacy and bringing an ode to femininity, you can view the complete photo shoot featuring hair and makeup by Pascale Oeyen, at the gallery. For more of Ivor Paanakker’s photography work, do check www.ivorpaanakker.com.