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Heidi the Swiss Wedding Cow
Sam & Natasha decided to get married in Verbier, Switzerland; and to surprise his bride, Sam wanted a :
".... life-size standing cow to have at our wedding for guests to sign..."
Obviously, due to the location the cow would have to match the theme and be painted with the Swiss Flag....
"It needs to be all red , with a white cross on its stomach"..
The brief was duly completed before the final challenge (?)... since it is important to note that the venue of the wedding was a restaurant at the top of a 2200m high mountain...!!
Heidi the customised Swiss cow was delivered by executive courier (including the final part of the journey via a special lift) in time for the big day. The wedding guests completed the unusual spectacle by adding their thoughts and congratulations on Heidi.
Model Milking Cow News
Selfridge Denim Models
Voted the best department store in the world, Selfridges in London recently opened their new Denim Studio covering 26,000 sq feet, making it the ultimate destination for denim.
To assist in providing a contemporary feel for this unique shopping experience; Horn Imports provided a herd of life size model horses which were subsequently flocked in various shades of blue denim.
The horse models were then dressed by the Visual Display team who went to town with their creative talents to ensure the launch night was a massive success.
The line-up for the famous Glastonbury Festival included the Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Cerys Matthews, KT Tunstall, Will Young , Estelle and..... a herd of life size model animals from Horn Imports .
Yep, well, listen you`ve got to remember that when you`re a rock star , you can`t be seen with just anyone, but need to hang out with some cool style icons .
When the PR gurus at The Guardian newspaper were putting together their VIP guest list for their own farmyard gig at Glastonbury, our fibreglass animal models were right up there chilling out amongst those A-List celebs.
An eclectic mix of around 30 bands were quizzed by the hacks, to find out what they knew about country life - if anything. And soon, it was discovered that James Blunt likes sheepdogs, White Denim know plenty about growing perennials, and New York rockers Vampire Weekend had witnessed llamas guarding sheep in the prairies of America.
Ed Harcourt entered the fray, and was found to be messing about with our piglet in an attempt to re-enact the Tori Amosalbum cover.
Meanwhile, our fibreglass milking cow was attracting the attention of drastic fantastic artist ; KT Tunstall , who, having worked in an ice cream parlour in St Andrews; said she knew her way around the working end of a cow - whether real or plastic.
Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great entertained with some interesting sheep facts. She reckoned that she`d heard on Radio 4 about a breed of self-shearing sheep who rub themselves on the ground and the wool comes off. We had to ask her if she had heard this broadcast around the start of April.
Jared from chart toppers The Kings of Leon , confessed to enjoying the company of chickens, while his cousin Matthew ,who plays lead guitar in the band, preferred pigs.
Indie band the Cribs who hail from Yorkshire were keen to milk the cow, but unfortunately their efforts were in vain, as this lady had not been converted.
While the Shakin` Stevens and the Fabulous Penetrators were fielding questions, someone decided that mother pig should be signed. This started a trend, culminating in a life size pig completely covered in rock stars autographs which includes five artists with number one hit singles...Beats a framed football shirt - eh ?
Top photographer David Levene snapped the images for posterity.
Tamara Drewe Premiere
Brit favourites Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton and Lily Allen walked the red carpet for the Tamara Drewe premiere at Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London.
However, it was Tamara Drewe the Cow who stole the limelight as she was showcased alongside a flock of sheep, bringing the countryside to the city and having her photograph taken with fans.
The film, which follows Gemma Arterton's character Tamara Drewe as she returns to her childhood home having reinvented herself, has gained notoriety for reasons other than the plot - it sees Gemma squeeze into a tiny pair of hotpants !
The stars all agreed that Tamara the Cow also looked pretty hot; having been transformed from a plain cow to an extremely provocative bovine customised in hot pink and vibrant white...
Tamara the cow was later spotted at the After Show Party , mingling with an array of celebrities.
LoisWinstone and Pink Tamara Model Cow
Dominic Cooper and Model Sheep
Gemma Aterton and Pink Tamara Cow Model
Lilly Allen and Mum with Pink Tamara Model Cow
Benedict And Lying Lamb
Tamara Pink Model Cow
Stephen Fry and Pink Tamara Model Cow
Tamsin Greig and Pink Tamara Model Cow