Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is the way I'd imagine heaven must look at night

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Oh yes, I like it kitsch. I loovee it kitsch!!! What can I say, write it all over my face and I'll walk proud through the crowd. I think the concept of the word kitsch has strongly changed direction through years and though it was born as a name for ugly and tasteless things, today we have brought it to a whole new level. I don't know how's it for you guys, but if I think of something kitsch very extravagant, vivid and almost bizarre images flow right through my mind. As if kitsch was a modern version of baroque, the need to give vent to our inner tensions and fantasies.. And in my opinion this freedom of expression strongly beats any other kind of etically-correct style. In this case the famous philosophy of clean lines and shapes "Less is more"(by Mies van der Rohe himself, he's one of the most influent architects of the 20th century) does not work for me. Yes..most of the times I agree - less is really more and it's safe and easy and classy blablabla but let's face it: sometimes less is just.. less. There are moments and places where you need it more sassy, confusing and intriguing. I'm talking about nightlife. The reason I got so exited and writing this, is because of this fabulous, just heavenly beautiful place I came across on the web!!! :)

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So let me introduce you this incredible glamorous night club they just opened in Las Vegas called "Vanity" (could not have a more perfect name). In the urge to experience a crazy night out full of flirts and exitement this place is where You Need To Go.

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Vanity Club is hosted in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (Morgans Hotel Group). I would say kitsch has accomplished it's maximum expression in the interiors of this club and words ugly or vulgar wouldn't even nearly come up to my mind.

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The design is firmed by "Mr. Important", an interior design company specialized in creating indelible restaurant, nightclub, retail and nightlife experience. They sure are not newcomers in this business: Dolce Social Lounge or Blush Nightclub, just to name a few other.

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The key of this place is the absolutely fabulously designed illumination: the crystal cloud which rises from the floor and travels in all directions above the dancefloor is a real masterpiece. This vortex of glass and light comprised of 20,000 pieces of crystal covers 1200 sq ft.

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Entering the club you walk through a swirled corridor of honeycombed textural wall finish which you find also present behind-d the bar.

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One of the most dramatic aspects of the club is the back lit pivot doors which open up to the atmospheric lounge exterior.

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The outdoor space is inviting and theatrical with the circular fire place providing seating all around with great views.

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There are many corners and seating spaces around the club which create this aspect of space within a space.

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The element which contributes majorly in creating a classy atmosphere are the walls covered with sensual photographs representing women of a soft diva attitude.

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The nostalgic aura of these photographs kinda evoke the memories of the faded Golden Ages of Hollywood..

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Shots are taken by a professional (fashion) photographer Yelena Yemchuk.

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Talking about fashion photography, Miles Aldridge's masterwork decorates the walls of the ultra glam bathroom. On one wall golden eye, on the opposite side golden lips.

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The jewel bathroom is decorated with designs firmed by Jaime Hayon, the designer I've post you about here (click!), and the beautiful digit chandeliers are by Emmanuel Babled Studio.

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This fancy boudoir features soft raspberry coloured chenille poufs for each sink area with a large individual lit make up mirror, I bet it's a great reason for a girl fight (I would!).

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"Vanity is a sensualists playground of controlled chaos, precisely like the jewel box fantasies that fuel it."

- Mr.Important.

7 comments:

Kadri-Ann said...

ohhh I so wanna go there!!!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

OH.MY.GOD. Let's go party now!! This looks like a perfect nightspot, just the way I like it - stylish, sparkly, bold colored with strong accents and statement decorative pieces... Hope the music, the scene and the vibe is just as good as the interior!!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

P.S. Regarding the nightlife in Moscow, you pretty much described it yourself :) Maybe it does have to do something with the city being a big one too. But still, to me, it's all about the people, their mentality, because people are those who create the atmosphere and the vibe, you know. Russian club public loves to show off - it's a lot about being dressed more expensive than the oe next to you, not even that much about style or appropriatness. It's kind of sad that I have to say something like that about my city, but that's how I see it and feel it. It's different in St.P though, much more laid back there and welcoming!

la flore et la faune . com said...

well I presume "sober" is not the exact word.

Café Naïveté said...

Kadri and Julia - IT'S A DREAM PLACE TO PARTY!! yes, I guess now it's all up to the music and people. Elvis karaoke night would kinda ruin all the beauty..

La Flore et La Faune- anything ELSE than sober... I would give up all the goods of life just to get in heaven like that!

Anonymous said...

A very accurate and astute review...
you have said it better than most, perhaps it's the subliminal Italian connection...-M. Important

White rabbit said...

I think I find my wonderland. Wonderful Wonderland ^^