ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, CENTRAL PARK (NYC)
Synonymous to luxury travel, I was incredibly honored when asked to be the Artist in Residence for the iconic Ritz-Carlton, Central Park. This 5 star establishment offers the charm of an elegant private home in the heart of the city, complete with unrivaled skyline views and an easy walk to shopping on Fifth and Madison avenues, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
As part of our first project together, we decided to host a live illustration event to celebrate NYFW. The PR team and I came up with an elegant and stylish black and white design featuring both the outside of the hotel, as well as Central Park's traditional horse and carriage, a symbol with which the Ritz-Carlton has been associated for many years. A a strategic void was placed in the middle of the template to leave room to draw each individual guest (left). We also created a page header (see right) placed on the top of the watercolor paper for more portrait-oriented requests.
THE DAY OF
The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge redefines the luxury hotel experience, combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton. This oasis is often referred to as a hotel within a hotel, in a well-appointed, relaxed lounge environment, which is why we thought it would be the perfect setup for our NYFW event. Guests were able to get their custom fashion illustration done, alongside complimentary cocktails and light bites, all whilst enjoying views of Central Park and the energetic, always charming 59th Street.
A very special thanks to the entire Ritz-Carlton PR and marketing team, as well as the incredibly dapper Mr. Salomon DuBois Thiombiano, not only for one of the most funny conversations I've had in a while, but also for providing the pictures for today's post.