Monday, March 31, 2014

VISUAL DELIGHTS

So it's been a busy time the last two weeks for me, hence my lack of posts and visits. I had been called away to another store in Boston and got back on Friday.  When you have some down time at work and receive good store visits , it is one of the downsides that you get to be sent all around to help create visual delights. But I take it as a huge compliment. This trip saw me over seeing some new designer shops, some window changes and some fun projects as well.


I will have to say, 90% of this store has had a $110 million renovation. I just had to share a picture of the stunning facilities!!!!!!!! Have you ever seen a restroom so big!!!!! And each stall was totally enclosed with a frosted glass door!  I was very impressed. I generally dislike public restrooms and try to avoid them. But this was like paradise.

 
 My one, and what was to be my easiest task took two days!!!!!! With prom season approaching, we wanted to come up with a creative way to announce the upcoming prom event, so I though why not incorporate the store imagine into the prom event itself. So I came out with three different dresses for advertising of the event, made entirely out of the three sizes of shopping bags we have. Turned out pretty nice  I thought. But what a pain. They will hit the floor later this week with signing added to them to announce the event. 



One of two windows. One for the designer Celine......


 And this one for a black and white trend statement. This is an example of a idea I get, but then a real pain to execute, but the optical illusion turned out pretty well. The back wall was taped out and painted. And then taped out again to do the black zig zag. The figure cut outs were from a past event, which I re-used and treated with wall paper of different black and white patterns. Our mannequins were added in last.
 

Here is a men's wall I did to showcase men's accessories in blue for the season. The white lines are actually PVC plastic piping, with a disassembled bike for the parts!!!!!!

 And this is the same concept, but for women's accessories. The store engineer gave me an odd look when I asked if he could saw this bike in half!!!! The back half is hanging on the wall, and the other half is coming out of the bottom of the wall. All our stores will incorporate this.

the Robert Graham Shop. We also came up with this concept as well.

 
NYC-based Ovadia & Sons are purveyors of some of the most beautifully-tailored men's clothing on the market, and this branch was first to get it in, and we were wise enough to show them some love. Shimon and Ariel Ovadia's knockout spring lineup of linen pieces, cotton trousers, light weight knits, crisply cut shirting and suiting is displayed in a beautiful shop that went live last week. And as a bonus, they'll be hosting a Fashion's Night Out event in the store for all you dudes to get a little liquored up and loosen up the ol' purse strings.


The treatment for the shop, Equipment, turned out beautifully.......


My Rag & Bone shop. I really like how the merchandising of the goods turned out.... and my empty hootch bottles even added to the look....


The all new sparkling handbag department with the new Chanel Handbag boutique at the major sightline....

Added these mannequins, re-painted in all black, to add some animation to the Bobbi Brown counter.

This was the men's swim trend Shop we came up with. The table and back boards are all from ply boards for a light, beach feel. Followed by beach graphics we printed off the web.


The one nice treat at this store is, they have a sinful chocolatier, Martine's, on the ground level, perfect for the mid day pick me up! Unfortunately my waist line disagreed..



 And luckily when I did get exhausted, all I had to do was head to the luxury bedding department for a nice spell and catch a few winks......

 
 contrary to popular belief I did work.
 
 
And thank God, like in the movie mannequin, I didn't wake up naked on display. That could have been a tad bit embarrassing. Tootles!

35 comments:

  1. You have been a busy boy! Stunning displays... you're truly talented. I know the work that goes into them. It's all in the details.

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  2. Oh Mistress, such an opulent store!!! I have shopped them for years!!!! Those shopping bag dresses are so damn creative. Do I hear Project Runway calling?????? I love when you share your work.

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  3. Really, those shopping bag prom dresses would kill at the unconventional material challenge!

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  4. WOW! So this is what you do!!!!! Damn everything looks so fun. So your the one who does all this in the store!!!!! I would never know where to start!

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  5. girlfriend, you got it going on! no wonder your casa looks like a showplace!

    "I didn't wake up naked on display." - oh, I don't know; the good citizens of bahston would take it in stride. down here they might laugh and point! I would probably drool down my shirt front! :-)

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    1. "I didn't wake up naked on display." That would be a first for him

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    2. Oh Anne Marie, your bad. Should I get you a bib?

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  6. How delightful, I love when we see you and your work. I can see how bust you were on the bed there! These pictures want to make me SHOP!

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    1. You do know, I hear, he does his best work in bed!

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    2. Ignore Ms. Moorecock, she has to give away all my secrets.

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  7. You are some damn talented!!!! Great work as always! I really love the Charisma pillow next to you, which I thought you had plenty! Looking sexxyyy

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  8. I'm jealous of those hardcore talents!! Who thinks of this stuff?? Oh you do my friend! Those bag dresses are quite interesting. You do you have the patience?

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    1. Those dresses took three days off and on in between other projects.

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  9. Wow.... amazing work as always! how you come up with the ideas? I admire you talented people! Have a lovely night, darling!

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  10. oh gosh what genius work! I swear, your talented and creative, cook, do interior design and are a cute guy and stunning queen. how did you get so damn lucky?

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    1. Oh dear, are you trying to get in my , ah, hum, last will and testament, yeah, that's it.

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  11. Surprisingly effective.....I want to buy everything! And spend a afternoon in the restroom.

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  12. I love the graphic effects of the bock and white one.

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    1. Did MJ let you out of the Infomaniac ? I'm also checking to make sure all my remotes are here......

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  13. I love what you did with the displays. You are very, very talented!

    That bathroom is so posh I'd feel guilty if I ever used it.

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  14. Wow, I'd move my furniture into that public loo!

    The op art black and white window is great, love the touches in the Rag and Bone concession, department stores are wonderful when they're done right.

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    1. I agree! And we believe in a lot of open space to move, not feel crowded. Some department stores feel like a obstacle course these days.

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  15. I see quite a few thong to my liking in the Ovadia and Sons Shop. It all looks so nice. So creative with the bike parts! I see your playful side came out on the bed!

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  16. Wow! Store like yours really suck me in with fun displays like this. You seem to have the perfect marriage of interior design and visual display. Is it any wonder your so creative!!!!

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  17. I believe I'll be moving into that loo! it's like a grand hotel in there.
    And your choices are fabulous as always; I love the displays; i love the men's accessory wall so much i may put it in my home, you know, to keep my things organized!

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    1. It would be a cool thing to try in a garage to hang and organize things in a fun way.

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  18. I'm neither good with my hands nor creative, but would love to do this for a living. The swim set up is fun. Even those male forms have bigger arms then me! Great work Mistress.

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  19. Those a some creative displays! The store looks so clean and glamorous! We need you in the stores around here, they look awful.

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  20. What stunning ideas and work!!!! I don't know how you come up with things season after season, and I think your use of props through out to enhance each area. Kudos to a company who invests into swanky restrooms!!!!!

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  21. Wonderful work as always. I don't know how it could be any better, except maybe me in the bed with you.

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  22. THANK YOU EVERYBODY for such kind comments, cock-a-tails all around!!!!!!

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  23. Always fun to see what your up to with your work. Again those dresses are amazing! Your work place looks so stunning. Only problem is you have to many clothes on in the bed!!!!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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