Ruth Crilly shines in Pavillions shoot.

April 5th, 2011

Pavillions has always been one of my favourite places in Birmingham. Less chaotic than The Bullring,  Pavillions is home to some of the most prestigious brands in fashion and beauty. LK Bennett, Laura Ashley, Monsoon, La Senza, Evans, L’Occitaine, Hobbs and M&S alhave stores in the centre,whilst new stores Wisteria Lane and Pure Halal Beauty are flying the flags for stylish independents, making  Pavillions a must-visit shopping destination.

Stylish is certainly a word that could be applied to Ruth Crilly. The Birmingham born, international model has worked for the best photographers and designers, including David LaChapelle, Rankin and Vivienne Westwood. She was recently announced as the face of  Pavillions, and after s successful A/W photo campaign, I have now got my hands on the photographs from the S/S shoot shot by Paul Ward. And, I must say, they are beautiful.

Using the city of Birmingham as a backdrop, including the glorious Victorian buildings and fountains of Victoria Square, Ruth is shown modelling a fab range of outfits from the likes of Hobbs, Monsoon, M&S and H&M. accessories from Azendi and Evans are used to enhance the outfits.

I think this is a fabulous shoot, with a feel of those iconic final Sex in the City episodes, with Ruth as an updated Carrie Bradshaw and a rather beautiful Birmingham standing in for Paris. My favourite shot is the one featuring the red telephone boxes where Ruth carries that  stunning M&S red bag.

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3 Responses to “Ruth Crilly shines in Pavillions shoot.”

  1. Piggle says:

    I adore these pictures. I saw the first one before I read the blog and I must admit I thought it looked like Rome, Can’t believe it’s Brum. I hadn’t really heard of this model but she is beautiful and it’s good to see someone flying the flag for the West Midlands.

  2. Josie Russell says:

    I love these photographs, particularly the ones around Centenary Square. It’s such a lovely area and it’s a shame that so few people know about it.
    Birmingham’s reputation as a fashionable city is based mainly on the Bullring and surrounds but there’s a lot going on elsewhere – underground scenes, boutique shops etc – generally outside of the city centre. There’s also great architecture. I stay there regularly on business and I generally stay in one of the serviced apartments Birmingham has to offer, such as the ones in the Rotunda building, which is amazing.

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