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The Rake is full of Eastern promise
The Rake is full of Eastern promise

This stunning 16-page men’s fashion feature from The Rake magazine reflects on how Chinoiserie – Chinese art, crafts, motifs and symbolism – has made a recent return to the European male wardrobe, following spikes in popularity in the 1950s and 1970s. It’s a tricky area, fraught with stylistic pitfalls, so The Rake discusses how the […]

Freddy’s back – haunting your dreams
Freddy's back – haunting your dreams

Legendary horror star Robert Englund – AKA Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies – revealed his more genteel side in this recent photoshoot for FHM magazine. But look beyond Planet Sputnik’s 1950s suburban styling and you may notice one or two hints of his darker past… Credits: Robert Englund, shot exclusively for FHM (November 2015 issue) Photography: Simon Webb In […]

Barbie knows How To Spend It!
Barbie knows How To Spend It!

1950s icon Barbie visited Planet Sputnik for this highly stylised shoot for Italy’s How To Spend It/Il Sole 24 ore magazine. We loved the quirky theme and clever styling… Images courtesy: How To Spend It/Il Sole 24 ore Photography: Sandrine Dulermo e Michael Labica In association with: Location Partnership  

Tatler’s jewellery spread is a gem
Tatler's jewellery spread is a gem

High-end watches and designer jewellery were very much the focus of this Tatler magazine photoshoot at Planet Sputnik‘s 1950s location – and all were beautifully modelled by actress Anna Brewster. The 29-year-old star of The Tudors, Versailles and Star Wars was delighted to be wearing the exquisite pieces from the likes of Rolex, Hermes, Chanel, Dior, […]

Kimberley Walsh is just Fabulous
Kimberley Walsh is just Fabulous

We spent a great day with Girls Aloud ex-member Kimberley Walsh when she visited Planet Sputnik‘s 1950s location for her cover photoshoot with Fabulous Magazine.  ‘I almost look like me again,’ the singer-songwriter, model, TV presenter, actress and dancer said, explaining to interviewer Beth Neil about how she gained three stones during her pregnancy but bucked the celebrity trend by not snapping back […]

Ted Baker doubles up on Planet Sputnik
Ted Baker doubles up on Planet Sputnik

Top style brand Ted Baker added a touch of retro glam to its Spring-Summer 2015 marketing campaign, and chose Planet Sputnik‘s 1950s location as the perfect backdrop. And no, you’re not seeing double: the models were two sets of twins… Photography: Emma Hardy and Ted Baker Hair: Maarit Niemela  Make up: Hina Dohi In association with: Great Northern […]

Wake up with Tesco Mobile TV ad
Wake up with Tesco Mobile TV ad

Tesco Mobile‘s latest TV advert – The Wake Up Call – follows a man (and his rooster) on a journey along country roads, across fields and on city streets as he wakes up the nation to Tesco Mobile, “a better mobile service”. He drives and rides in cars, hay wagons and bicycles – and can you spot […]

Belstaff rides with the Ton-Up Boys
Belstaff rides with the Ton-Up Boys

When Belstaff chose a Top-Up Boy theme for its AW15 menswear range, it planned to debut the collection to hundreds of the world’s top style commentators and buyers in a very special way – and the high-end fashion brand chose Planet Sputnik to help lend an authentic 1950s Rocker feel to the proceedings. To give the launch event – which was held in January 2015 – the […]

Elle Wedding mag’s romantic Rockers
Elle Wedding mag's romantic Rockers

Rockers are hot on romance – as this fabulous shoot for Elle Wedding magazine proves. Planet Sputnik guys Steve, Troy, Mark and Robin donned their coolest vintage bike gear for the rockabilly-themed shoot by renowned style photographer David Burton, which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of the leading bridal publication. Beautiful model Anna Lundgaard was captured in these images full of contrasts and […]

Glamour France’s Sixties spirit
Glamour France's Sixties spirit

Glamour France magazine channels the ‘spirit of the Sixties’ in this evocative London-themed shoot by Stefano Galuzzi. Starring Nadine Leopold and Alex Dunstan – and with a little period-perfect help from Planet Sputnik‘s classic 1958 Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle – the images in both black & white and colour take the reader straight back the classic swinging era of Carnaby Street, Abbey Road Studios and […]

City AM Bespoke covers retro fashion
City AM Bespoke covers retro fashion

Check out these fabulous retro images shot for a cover feature for London fashion magazine City AM Bespoke. Thanks to top style photographer Zoe McConnell, Planet Sputnik‘s 1950s location has never looked so colourful! Photography: Zoe McConnell Styling: Ozzy Shah at Lovely Mgt Make-up: Helen Asher at Era Mgt Hair: Momo

Louis Vuitton for Vogue Italia
Louis Vuitton for Vogue Italia

Wow! Planet Sputnik has hit the big time, with this Louis Vuitton shoot for Vogue Italia mag that features some of our cool retro bikers and Rockers. Watch the Now Style by Sølve Sundsbø on film here: And the print feature: Top fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø was behind the lens, and we worked hard with him and the production agency to help create the […]

Sparkling shots from Ellen von Unwerth
Sparkling shots from Ellen von Unwerth

Leading photographer Ellen von Unwerth teamed up with knitwear specialist Sister by Sibling and luxury crystal accessories label Swarovski to direct this short film showcasing the brands’ key Spring/Summer ’14 looks – and Planet Sputnik helped provide the perfect pastel-hued period touch. Model-turned-photographer Ellen is adored around the world for her fashion, editorial and advertising work. The promo, Crystals And The Postman Are A Girl’s Best Friend, premiered […]

Biker style for Levi’s Vintage Clothing
Biker style for Levi's Vintage Clothing

Levi’s Vintage Clothing came to Planet Sputnik when it was looking to cast real-life rockers in the lookbook for its recent biker-inspired collection for men and women. Highly renowned style photographer Immo Klink used the Ace Cafe London – our favourite retro tea stop – as a backdrop for the evocative images, which also featured […]

Hot rod girl burns rubber
Hot rod girl burns rubber

Looking more like 1950s LA than 21st century London, this shoot for leading fetish wear brand Honour uses Planet Sputnik‘s fabulous Ford Model A hot rod and tropical gardens to amazing effect. The reds in Skin Two’s latest 1950s-inspired Cherry Belle latex collection complement the model’s incredible fiery hair, to give this shoot a fun, feminine and flirty feel. (www.honour.co.uk). Images: James […]

David Beckham turns Belstaff biker
David Beckham turns Belstaff biker

David Beckham is the new ‘face’ of iconic British-founded motorcycle and fashion label Belstaff – and Planet Sputnik‘s cool retro bikers were on hand to help him mark the opening of the classic brand’s new flagship store in Mayfair, London. Click above or here to see Belstaff promo featuring our guys and David Beckham Our guys and girls joined […]

Royal Enfield relives the 1960s
Royal Enfield relives the 1960s

Classic motorcycle marque Royal Enfield has relaunched its iconic 1960s’ Continental GT cafe racer for the 21st century, and Planet Sputnik helped the Brit-founded brand plan the international launch campaign for its most important model ever. We were involved with the Continental GT from the start. Not only did we advise the company during the earliest stages […]

Elisabeth Hoff shoots for 1883 mag
Elisabeth Hoff shoots for 1883 mag

Reminiscent of the exotic beauties depicted in Vladimir Tretchikoff‘s iconic 1950s works of art, these beautiful images put an ironic spin on the idea of the perfect mid-century housewife. They were taken by renowned photographer Elisabeth Hoff on Planet Sputnik. The full set appears in 1883 Digital magazine, with styling by Pip Edwards.

‘Kids are alright’ in Sunday Telegraph
'Kids are alright' in Sunday Telegraph

Planet Sputnik and our 1969 Plymouth Road Runner feature on the cover of Spring/Summer 2013 edition of the Sunday Telegraph‘s twice-yearly ST Kids supplement. There’s a full eight-page 1950s-themed kids’ fashion piece inside, featuring adorable child models Estela Andres and Charlie Dulieu. Fashion by Aurelia Donaldson and images by Julia Fullerton-Batten. Check out our behind-the-scenes […]

Back to the 1940s with classic Cadillac
Back to the 1940s with classic Cadillac

Planet Sputnik travelled back to the 1940s for this wonderful period cover shoot for top automotive and lifestyle magazine Classic American. In preparation for the shoot, we sourced plenty of period props including a picnic set, gramophone player complete with 78rpm records, Box Brownie camera, binoculars, vintage clothing and, of course, that stunning 1941 Cadillac […]

Georgia May Jagger jets in…
Georgia May Jagger jets in...

Georgia May Jagger – daughter of Rolling Stone Mick – touched down on Planet Sputnik for this stunning cover shoot by photographer Horst Diekgerdes, for high-end style mag Numero Tokyo. See the full feature, complete with all the images from our 1950s location, here. In association with: Lavish Locations

Kitchen queen reigns in Onken TV ad
Kitchen queen reigns in Onken TV ad

The all-metal English Rose suite of kitchen cabinets installed on Planet Sputnik is a perfect 1950s design classic – and here it is, complete with a perfect 1950s housewife, in the latest Onken yogurt TV advert. In association with: 1st Option.  

Lana Del Rey rockets to No.1
Lana Del Rey rockets to No.1

American music star Lana Del Rey’s number one album Born To Die features cover shoot props by Planet Sputnik. Lana shot promo material and excerpts of her ORIGINAL Blue Jeans video with us, too. By the way, the additional fluffy ‘prop’ is a moggy Maine Coon called Sputnik (and yes, he is Planet Sputnik’s namesake). […]

Mad Men style makes the ShortList
Mad Men style makes the ShortList

Mad Men meets Planet Sputnik in ShortList, the mag ‘for men with more than one thing on their mind’. This shoot for the British Style Special channels bold Sixties-inspired fashion, with photography by William Pritchard, fashion by Adrian Clark and model Alex Dunstan @ Select Model Management. In association with: Shoot Factory.