Posts Tagged ‘photography’

ghd “Before Midnight”

Here’s a great picture shot by Tim Bret-Day for the ghd “Before Midnight” campaign. Set at Ruby House to themes of glamour, decadence and the fairytale sprinkled with a selection of exuberant hairstyles Tim’s shot encapsulates the Cinderella brief perfectly. Following that is a short promo of the shoot prepared by the boys at Love Hate Productions.

GHD ‘BEFORE MIDNIGHT’ from LoveHate Productions Ltd on Vimeo.

DIESEL PRESENTS ‘BRAVE NATIVES DIESEL ISLAND’ LAUNCH @ MC MOTORS

Earlier on in the year we hosted a product launch for denim giants Diesel at MC Motors. The event featured a live catwalk show with models sporting the brand’s autumn/winter collections. The event was a huge success and with the day’s proceedings drawing to a close guests then headed through into the basement of Ruby House to cap off the day’s event. Check out these great images of the set up designed and produced by the team at Spice Lumb.

Barbara and Mark’s MC Motors Wedding

Here’s some fantastic images of the recent wedding of Barbara and Mark at MC Motors. After getting married at St. Mary Moorfields Church in Bishopsgate the happy couple arrived down our alleyway via pink taxi. There was a vintage 1950s feel to proceedings with Barbara in her beautiful Candy Anthony prom style dress and the bridesmaids standing out from the crowd in sassy yellow polka dotted numbers.

With the chemistry of the Irish-Aussie crowd bubbling nicely the scene was set for a good ol’ knees up with music provided courtesy of rockabilly outfit The Hightown Crows and MC Motors regulars The Wedding Smashers. The newly-weds then had their profile shots taken next door in Ruby House while the underground bar played host to those late night owls still standing at the end.

We’d like to thank both Barbara and Mark for allowing us to use their fantastic images and we’re delighted to have met you both and that the day went so well. Also many thanks to Nick Tucker, the photographer, for producing such images and again for allowing us to share them. Check out his site for more pictures and if anyone’s looking for a wedding photographer he definitely gets our recommendation!

The wedding (and a very complimentary feature – thanks!) was also featured on cult wedding blog Rock n Roll Bride which also provides plenty more images to delve through!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Empire Magazine recently released a ultimate movie celebration special to coincide with the release of the final instalment of the Harry Potter series. Tastefully shot by Sarah Dunn at both MC Motors and The House Next Door the series includes all the major players of the iconic films including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane and Timothy Spall.



(This one wasn’t taken at any of our locations but we couldn’t do a Harry Potter series without including Rupert Gint!)

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.

Vogue Sposa March 2011

Here are some beautiful pictures in the March 2011 edition of Vogue Sposa shot at The House Next Door. The quarterly Italian magazine by Conde Nast concentrates on mixing all things wedding with all things style. These vintage themed pics by Wendy Bevan certainly fit that category!

You Magazine: Hem Fatale

Here are some amazing images from this weeks You Magazine shot at The House Next Door by Laura Alice Hart. Placing emphasis on long hemlines mixed with punky details the textures of the location complement the clothes beautifully.

Fashion assistant – Elisha Strachan
Hair – Marco Testa using John Masters Organics
Make-up – Megumi at Carol Hayes Management using Estée Lauder
Model – Philippa Bywater at Models 1

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

Freja Beha Erichsen by Boo George

Here’s a behind the scenes clip of a shoot for Twin Magazine at MC Motors featuring model Freja Beha Erichsen photographed by Boo George.

White Lies – Ritual

Here’s the cover for the White Lies new album “Ritual” set at The House Next Door.

Due for release on the 17th January The Fly has been the first to review the album giving it the thumbs up with an awesome 4.5 out of 5.

Follow through to play.com to pre-order.