A year ago I was approached by TDMG Concordia, to consult on a new beachfront project planned for Long Bay. They had already advanced nicely with the architectural plans but a few modifications called for a renewed consideration of the interior design. Familiar with many of TDMG’s island builds, and the sterling reputation that precedes the company, I was thrilled to be asked and eager to begin work. The prime location of the project to be, pictured above.
By March of 2020 we had made excellent progress but life as we knew it, and subsequently the project, came to an abrupt halt due to the pandemic. The carefully curated textile and material samples I kept in neat order in my office for months with high hopes that they would not need to be shelved altogether. Just as my optimism had begun to dim, TDMG brought welcome news that One Nine would endure . . . as long as we could reimagine the project with directives from the new market needs. We immediately set to work and here lies the first glimpse of the new One Nine revealed.
The process has been incredibly gratifying, not only from the standpoint of working with highly professional and experienced teams at both TDMG and TKCA, the property management company, but also in that there was opportunity for improvements with each decision. We started with something great but we committed to and arrived at something exceptional; lower density, higher style, less units, more spacious and luxurious.
I look forward to sharing the more on this project soon! For more information on pricing and availability, please reach out to TDMG.
Image above via EmailTuna. It was a massive crew that came together locally and from abroad for the weeks work. It is an incredible advertising campaign, not just for the perfume, but for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our sand isn’t quite this pink, but our waters are certainly this crystal clear and blue!
Gigi Hadid for Michael Kors Wonderlust
Image above via Teen Vogue. These large shoots I am always most interested in seeing the set design and prop styling. Jill Nicholls headed this team, and by chance one of her assistants, Todd Knopke, and I later discovered we have a mutual friend from the art scene in New York. It is a small world after all. Here are a few of my favorite props in action. Image below via Elle.
Gigi Hadid for Michael Kors Wonderlust
We shot at the beautiful Amanyara resort on the northwest point of Providenciales. This area is ideal for viewing sunset, as demonstrated by the below behind the scenes photo from the beachfront villa.
Aman beachfront villa sunset
If you want to see more of the gorgeous footage from this shoot, see the full Wonderlust video here. Big thanks to everyone who assisted on this shoot!
Typically when I work art department for these fashion shoots I assist the prop stylist. This shoot was special in that I was able to do a little independent prop styling with a second BTS (Behind the Scenes) crew which focused on social media, email promotions such as the above and below by Bryan Derballa.
Last September I styled for an Indian wedding at Villa Bella Vita (recently famous due to a Housewives episode). Apologies for these images, after nearly a year of requesting photos from the photographer and couple I have given up and resorted to using my snapshots!
Such a shame as it was a beautiful couple and featured some lovely details! The largest challenge with this wedding was the mandap which I wanted to look like this but there was a little . . . .well let’s say big surprise to consider.
In an Indian wedding the grooms entrance is the grand event and this wedding was no exception. We have no elephants in Turks and Caicos, and prince charming on the white horse has certainly been done, so here comes the helicopter! I suppose from watching films I was certain the helicopter landing was going to execute hurricane force winds which would rip the mandap to shreds and cover the guests in a blanket of salty sand. I kept the mandap draping minimal for damage control and stood way back (as you can see from the above I-phone photo) and closed my eyes when it hovered over the ceremony spot. Much to my surprise, no whipping winds, no flying sand, no problems . . . whew! Will know better for next time, if there is one.