You have to excuse the quality of these amazing photographs, as they are scans of a magazine. I do promise to re-post the actual ones once I get them from the increadible PETER RICHWEISZ This was a fashion spread shot for Desert Fish Magazine by peter on location at Burlesque. The idea of the shoot was based around Pin Up Girls made famous by Bettie Page in the 1950's. The make up artist did an amazing job by recreating the pin up look and adding some fake tattoos on the model. Burlesque's enviroment was perfect for such a photoshoot. Enjoy!
This project was a HUGE challenge, as we ONLY had 30 days to finish it. When I say a huge challenge I truly mean it! We had to change and revamp everything from the staircase railing, the reception, the living room, the dining room, and the guest powder room. Wallpapers, murals, faux finishes, custom furniture upholstery, lighting, drapery, accessories, wall paneling, heavily carved architraves, you name it we did it! We even custom made the floor rugs (Savonnerie), incorporating the entire color scheme of the fabrics into them. Fabrics were ordered from Paris, furniture from Theodore Alexander, chandeliers from Turkey, accessories from Germany and Italy. Every single element in this project was custom made and ordered. It wasn’t easy at all! We were all on top of one another, like ants day and night trying to finish it in our 30 day period. The client wanted to the whole look to be ultra feminine, rich and extreme extravagance. The color palette was derived from Marie Antoinette, Madame Pompadour and Laduree’s macarons. The entrance of the house was done in purples, lavenders, apple green and touches of pink. The main sofa under the staircase took 15 days to upholster alone, because of all the patchwork done on the back of the sofa. Using different fabrics, laces and trimmings, and sewing them together. It was a very complicated piece. The single chairs next to it, we named the cupcake chair. The drawing room was done in yellows, pinks, and greens. The 2 large green sofas were in Veraseta silk, and J.Pansu velvet. We even had the crochet trimming on the edges custom made to match the colors of the sofas. The 2 pink sofas were also in J. Pansu velvet, and we created green roses to go in place of buttons for the capitone look. The yellow curtains were hand embroidered with bouquets of roses. The dining room was slightly darker using burgundy and turquoise. The burgundy silks were Veraseta and the turquoise damask metallic velvet was from Persan.
Burlesque, a stunning new concept store in Jumeirah, Dubai, sets out to enchant, delight, seduce and surprise you.
Burlesque’s founder, Laith Abdul Hadi, says, “Burlesque celebrates the extremes of life through the individuality of the art works. In Burlesque you come face to face with the irony of art and that is intriguing because it generates deeply personal reactions. Whether you yearn for the sophisticated, the avant-garde, the shocking, the set-your-heart-racing and your blood-pressure-rising moment or the raw purity of something selflessly simple, we offer you an encounter with the extraordinary – a walk through a fantastic reality, a world of Alice in Wonderland proportions and pretensions.”