Tempus hosts The BRITs Official After Party
From racing a Hong Kong circuit to posing in a tropical paradise, Tempus brings a world of luxury to BRITs 2018
The BRIT Awards might have been over for another year, with the biggest stars of the UK music industry rewarded for their success, but the night was still young as the audience made its way from The O2 Arena to the adjacent InterContinental London – The O2, where Tempus hosted a lavish Official Aftershow Party for 4,500 VIPs and celebrity guests.
Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire, model Paul Sculfor and Talia Storm were all on hand to continue the celebrations for the biggest night in music. Walking the red carpet to the Ballroom, guests were immediately pampered – from a lavish food market outside, to celebrity hair stylist Lee Stafford’s ‘primping station’, where he and his Hair Academy team were on hand to revitalise any windswept locks.
Upstairs in the Penthouse, Tempus hosted a ticket-only party in high society style. With music from DJs and cocktails from premium BeringIce vodka, party-goers quickly got in the dancing mood, with a stunning firework display by Fireworks Crazy kicking off the night at 10.50pm and even painting the night sky with the Tempus logo above the Thames.
During the evening guests were also invited to challenge Formula E star Mitch Evans to a race on the electric motor racing’s official simulators – with the chance for a guest to even win a simulator should they manage to beat Evans’ claim the fastest lap on the night. “It would be great for someone to win – although part of me really hopes I keep the top spot,” Evans told Tempus. “I might have to make sure no one finds out if anyone does manage to beat me.”
At the Casino tables, guests discovered the brand’s newest launch – a Crypto Boutique which will enable readers to buy luxury goods, including the likes of Fabergé and Almar, using cryptocurrency. Tempus also launched their 2018 summer competition – the 50K Challenge – which will raise money for charities including the BRIT Trust while giving readers the chance to win a two-day experience like no other.
In the Penthouse, Vox Vanguard had created an astonishing immersive photo shoot inspired by Henri Rousseau’s paintings of the tropics. “We wanted to create this dream-like and unattainable paradise for the BRITs exhibit,” Vox Vanguard founder Matthew Tosca told Tempus. “We were inspired by the Rousseau painting Tiger Caught in a Tropical Storm, which led to creating a three-dimensional, experiential picture.” With a tropical background, model dressed as a tiger, and a glamorous woman in red decked out in Fabergé jewells, guests could pose amid the paradise scene.
Downstairs the Lee Stafford Hair Academy and London Shoe Shine were both on hand to treat guests to a session in their pamper parlour, ensuring that they looked their best while enjoying the evening. Inside the Sir Anish Kapoor themed ballroom, BRITs guests were treated to performances by DJs, and a ‘world of weird’ that included tarot readers, beautifully painted dancers inspired by Mexico's The Day of the Dead and Free Hug booths.