BlackPlanet Styling

Clothing Designer Male Lewes, England, United Kingdom
Mayhem # 773481

About Me
Photo by Carl Ryan designer Gabriella Gambetta

Here is one of my fashion shows with Vogue model Paul Pavlovska and Elle model Magda Swider
Welcome to my page. I am a Fashion stylist who has worked over the last ten years with personal clients, for magazine editorials and advertising, band videos, designers, photographers and models. I also have created two sell out fashion collections myself, and also work in creative direction for a growing London Fashion House
Top Fashion model Paul Pavlovska shot by Sheradon Dublin styled by me for Gabriela Rose London.

My main job however is as a Fine Artist specializing in equine subjects and retro fashion and pin-up, for which I also often use models.
I am also an occasional Burlesque promoter and am agent/manager for one of the UK's most prestigious performers Chrys Columbine. Here we style for photographer David Saville for Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses and Cotswold Allure magazine.

I also have an excellent record in styling models for designers at prestigious sporting etc events in terms of press coverage in all media from tv to national daily newspapers and magazines. Eg The Daily Telegraph Chrys Columbine for Gabriela Rose
Some recent editorials I worked on as stylist (credited) :

Sussex Life Sin Bozkurt:

This was a shoot I styled with Ceri Cushen of Robert Masciave for Sheradon Dublin published in Retox magazine:

I have been a professional Fine Artist for 28 years, and also so some fashion design. I also do wardrobe styling for shoots; and have a few private clients whom I style. I also do a little photography. I occasionally book models for editorial shoots, my own artwork, and even burlesque shows which I promote from time to time. I have worked with a number of fashion photographers and publications in the last few years.

This was the design that won the Fashion Award at the Cheltenham festival 2011 modelled by Eliza C and subsequently influenced UK fashion collections:

My collection was about using natural materials such as tweed, leather and fur. I sourced these myself so saw how the acitivities of peoples in rural  communities such as the Hebrides, Patagonia, the Czech Republic and the Arctic producing such protects the environment. Having helped with recycling in the past; I have also seen the terrible legacy of wasteful use of synthetics which end up in landfills. Not to mention the general poor quality of drape and movement with such.  I wanted to make garments that were valued, empowering to women, long lasting in style and wear so become a permanent part of the ladies wardrobe; and eventually recyclable. Expensive to produce; especially working with a seamstress instead of mass production; but not overly expensive retail. Prices from £975 to £1450 for example for a couture jacket made to client's measurements with tweed and fur and/or highest quality velvet.

The inspiration came from the 1940's, Edwardian and 1930's and other periods and themes; ranging from Sacher Masoch to the early pioneering aviatrix. Essentially it was about empowering women through femme fatale glamour; using sustainable high quality natural materials.

At present I am just doing the designs made to measure - every one slightly different in terms of colour and material so they are unique. I have taken my website down pending a new collection when time and finances allow!! Basically every new piece I was doing was getting copied (but in vastly inferior materials); which is flattering but next time I do it I will be a little more prepared for taking advantage of that!

Sometimes I need fitting models but at the moment won't be doing a new collection for a while.

I also sometimes restore and restyle couture vintage furs for resale. I don't restyle your grannies as it is generally prohibitive cost wise.  The furs can be part of my shoot styling service if you require exceptionally high quality period furs; the style you'd get in a film noir classic get in touch:

or perhaps a little more to lift steampunk to another level:

Editorial for Sharpe Designs shot by Carl Ryan:

My Art website is here:

Here are a few examples of my Art pieces:
This one I designed the Edwardian inspired riding jacket as well as doing the pin up watercolour:
Model Eliza C:

Model Ceri Cushen:

Model Roxanna:

I have had a fair bit of my photography published in The Racing Post; Horse and Hound; The Daily Sport; some Czech, French and Swiss publications; in various Lifestyle magazines editorial advertorial and advertisements for boutiques etc.

And one of my painted equine subjects:

My clients include many of the top owners trainers and jockeys in horse racing including champion trainer Paul Nicholls, Grand National winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald, and the Saudi Royal family. Corporate clients have included Vodafone, Pertemps, and Ryan Air. Along with my brother Adrian we have exhibited at various London galleries such as The Mall Gallery, Harrods and Dover and Cork st galleries as well as regularly exhibiting at Cheltenham racecourse. We have also exhibited widely in Europe such as at Deauville, Pardubice, St. Moritz, Longchamps, and Chantilly.

I don't often check into my Model Mayhem account - but you can always contact me at

My images inside show a few of the photoshoots I have styled and shot; and some of the clothing I designed.
Then here are a couple where I have styled the shoot wardrobe wise with model Eliza C in this case for Sheradon Dublin:
Sheradon with Eliza for Robert Masciave:

and here for Sin Bozkurt for designers Henry Hunt and Isla Campbell


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Credit Notes

Former Agent Provocateur model now retired Eliza C . Those of you who remember her she's doing just fine she's now a senior scientist.

Photographer Carl Ryan:

Model Betsy Rose:

Model Chrys Columbine

Model Paul Pavlovska from Vogue etc. Premier Models

Model Magda Swider

Photographer Sheradon Dublin:

Model Leonnax:

Model Ceri Cushen :
and her styling port:

Model Bridie Barnes:

Hair stylist Robert Masciave:

Hair stylist Lara Johnson Design

ICON Italian Connection

Photographers Sin Bozkurt, Patrick McCann, David Saville, Kirsty Black, Terry Slater etc etc

Recent Publications: Cotswold Life; Swansea Life; Marie_Claire magazine; Cotswold Allure; Warwickshire Life; Eclipse Magazine; Racing Post; Retox Magazine; Western Mail; Gloucestershire Evening Post, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror; etc etc
Recent fashion clients/collaborations: Pippa Eastman Millinery; Graham McCartney millinery; Jones Boutique; Kiss; Henry Hunt; Yvette Jelfs; Sara Tiara; Bette Noire Jewellery; Precious Pearls Jewellery; Joey D; Gabriella Gambetta; Gabriela Rose London; Anna Kujannpa etc


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