Giant Me on Clapham High Street!

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Many thanks to @Kimanjj on Twitter who spotted me much larger than life on Clapham High Street. Yes, this is me, bashing up a piano with a skirting board. I’d just like to point out that it’s not as easy as it looks, especially whilst balancing on one leg, wearing high heels and pulling a suitable ‘piano bashing’ face.

The enormous billboard (it wraps right around the block) is for a new building that looks like it’s going to be incredible – you can see plans and so on here: along with me looking a little bit like a street urchin! I can’t tell you how glad I am that my fringe and bowl-head layer have grown out…

Just in case you’re interested, here are some shots from the actual shoot – just to prove that not everything is added in digitally in post-production. The plaster dust, white paint and piles of rubble are all very much real!

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The blurriest pictures in the world for you there!

If you’re passing Clapham High Street and my huge face, then be sure to wave hello!

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  1. FR
    June 28, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    Heading down the road later today so I’ll be sure to salute

  2. Tora
    June 28, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    Brilliant! Yay! Must be so weird to see ones own face like that!

    Your legs are so awesome!

  3. Tila
    June 28, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    i just watched the clip from the link and you just look amazing! like always!

  4. Jeyda
    June 28, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Very kl add!! I will keep an eye out for it! I wanted to ask what brand are you heels they are so adorable

    • admin
      June 28, 2011 / 5:29 pm

      @Jeyda I have no idea, sorry – I pay absolutely no attention half the time! x

  5. youbeauty
    June 28, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    haveI also seen you in some shots in the Guardian/observer

  6. Name
    June 28, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    I’m sure I’m going to start seeing you everywhere now Ruth!

  7. kimannj
    June 28, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    Oops, that was me above there – maybe we could have a Where’s Ruth page?

    • admin
      June 28, 2011 / 6:33 pm

      @Kimannj haha! Can I wear a bovvle hat?

    • admin
      June 28, 2011 / 6:33 pm

      BOBBLE HAT! Hahaha..

  8. Sue
    June 28, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    And a Breton top?

    • admin
      June 28, 2011 / 7:14 pm

      @Sue @Kimannj exactly!

  9. kimannj
    June 28, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    Yes! And you’ll have to get your own super-special stripy outfit too….or you know, not haha

  10. amigurumigirl
    June 28, 2011 / 10:17 pm

    No one bashing a piano ever looked lovlier. ;)

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