Name: Rich Stephens
Occupation –Entrepreneur, magician and model
About Me: We moved around a lot when I was younger due to my Dad’s job which then bought us to Wynyard. I left the North East and set up a very stylish coffee shop in Birmingham where I met a pickpocket/clown who used to be a regular. He took me under his wing to learn the magic trade which fascinated me. During this time I indulged my love of fashion by publishing a magazine ‘The Gentleman’s Wardrobe’, a quarterly listing of gentlemen’s clothing and accessories whilst freelancing for a number of glossy magazines. I moved back to the region in 2008 and developed my close up and stage magic here and in London and at one event I performed magic for Steven Spielberg which I loved. I have always been entrepreneurial so alongside this I run an IT consultancy firm. Recently I have done a lot of modelling and have even developed a small but exclusive line of vintage jewellery.
My Style: Smart casual with a dash of dapper
Alexander McQueen and Philip Plein
Favourite high street stores
Zara, Whistles and Woven of Durham
Favourite labels –
Burberry, Gibson London, Creed
What is your fail-safe outfit? –
White shirt or t-shirt, camel overcoat (or black leather jacket depending on the weather!) with dark jeans and a polished brogue.
Outfit I feel amazing in –
Burberry trench coat
Favourite accessories and why?
I have a tiny square tie pin that belonged to my dad, it’s been pinned inside my jacket through every gig and important event for the past 20 years and means more than anything I’ve ever bought.
Photo Credit: Alex Poole Photography
Suit Woven of Durham, Hair House of Gentlemen, Durham