Posts Tagged ‘celebs’

GB Olympics Hopefuls

MC Motors recently played host to a photo shoot for The Sunday Times Style Magazine featuring a selection of Britain’s highly rated 2012 Olympics team. With the Olympics taking place just a (fairly large!) discus throw away in Stratford it seemed fitting that the talented Olympians should come down to be glammed up (or down rather!) for the day. Simon Emmett took the snaps to publicise the collaboration between Adidas and Stella McCartney to design the Team GB Collection which will be in stores from May 16th.


Beijing silver medallist Philips Idowu returned back to his Hackney routes for the shoot. The highly rated triple jumper stands out from the crowd with his brightly coloured hair and facial piercings and will be one of the hot favourites in London next year.


Track and Field specialist Jessica Ennis will be another one to carry the weight of Britain’s Olympic expectations next year. After being unfortunately ruled out of the Beijing games at the last minute Ennis went on to win gold at the 2009 World championships in Berlin after leading throughout and finishing an unprecedented 200 points ahead of her nearest competitor.


Tom Daley has been earmarked as a 2012 hopeful ever since the London games were announced in 2005 and given his public profile it is hard to believe that he has just celebrated his 17th birthday. After winning 2 golds at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Daley will definitely be providing the biggest cheer at the London Aquatics Centre.


110 metre hurdler William Sharman is a man of many talents being able to play the cornet, is a classically trained pianist, has an economics degree and was once the time keeper on Gladiators. “I always thought I needed to set myself up first or I’ll end up a nobody,” he says, “and you don’t want to be a nobody in Corby.”


22 year old Lizzie Armitstead is only one of two female cyclists who mix the track and long distance disciplines. A gold medallist at the 2009 Track World Championships Lizzie will be part of a strong looking British cycling squad.


Triathlete Hollie Avil was the European and world junior triathlon champion in 2007 and the youngest ever athlete to podium at successive debut World Cup races.

Amy Winehouse

Back in February we hosted what proved to be Amy Winehouse’s last promo shoot. It was one of the first photoshoots at our Ruby House location and has easily provided some of the best images we’ve seen so far. While the term “iconic” gets bandied around all too easily in the blogging world these fantastic pictures shot by David Ellis show that never was there a term more apt.

The world will certainly be a quieter place without Amy Winehouse but her husky, soulful voice and powerful personality will, quite rightfully, immortalise her for years to come.

RIP Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

Mix it up with Vintage

If you’ve seen the latest Marks and Spencer’s advert on TV and thought some of the locations looked faintly familiar you’ll be pleased to know those cognitive skills are still as alert as ever!

We welcomed Lisa Snowdon, Ana Beatriz Barros, VV Brown and Twiggy to the upstairs room of our MC Motors location. Set to Cheryl Lynn’s disco classic “Got To Be Real” the iconic advert highlights key autumn items such as the aviator jacket and military coat as well as paying tribute to the return of tartan check.

The ad also higlights this autumns “Vintage Chic” trend and we think our dilapidated walls compliment this superbly. Full credit to their design team for their vision and creative set dressing!

Look out for our space from 0.30 mins onwards! (We can’t lay claim to the airfield or Millennium Bridge unfortunately!)

Pixie Lott – “Broken Arrow”

Hot off the press, here’s the brand new video for Pixie Lott’s new single “Broken Arrow” filmed at our Depository location and produced by our friends at Mercury.

Pixie and her lovely mum Barbara are regular visitors to our locations having done numerous shoots as well as the video to her first ever number one, “Mama Do”, at MC Motors.

While Mama Do was an upbeat track involving an urban dance off, motorbikes and a huge fluffy mattress “Broken Arrow” has a softer beat showing a more mature, love-affected Pixie.

The song definitely shows Ms Lott in a different light and if past experience is anything to go by don’t be surprised to see it topping the charts within the next few weeks!

Pre-order it here and watch the video below….

Behind the Scenes with Lynx Dry Sensitive

This is definitely one for the red-blooded males amongst you!

Anyone wondering how Guy Ritchie has been keeping himself busy since his split from Madonna need look no further.

Here’s a behind the scenes clip of his latest flame, the lovely Jacqui Ainsley, on shoot for Lynx Dry Sensitive at our Depository location.

Nowhere Left to Run

McFly are “vamping” up their image with a new movie filmed at our MC Motors location. Being released within the next few weeks “Nowhere Left to Run” will be a 30 minute viral featuring all sorts of debaucherous activity.

Sex, Blood and Violence are the flavour of the day as Tom, Dan, Dougie and Harry attempt to move away from their squeaky clean image.

Check out the trailer here, you’ll be in for a shock!