THE SWEET SUITE
“Surreal encounter with a living legend
My life can get surreal from time to time but bumping into Liza Minnelli at Ballans gay cafe with husband David Gest and Martine McCutcheon in tow, at some unearthly hour, tops most things. We have met before at the odd glitzy party in the US and I took a picture of her in New York, but sitting up close to the great legend tops the surrealometer. She and her party ordered food, which they left and probably had no intention of eating. Well, I must confess to chowing down Liza'a very tasty and still warm omelette des herbes - which helped soak up the copious amounts of champagne I had downed last Thursday after playing at London's latest gay club, The Sweet Suite, which used to be the K-Bar in Wardour Street. A friend who was thumbing through OK! happened to call Liza's wedding, which was attended by an array of odd characters, "the night of a thousand facelifts". I assume the reason I didn't get an invite was because I have not been near a surgeon's knife or had Botox injected into any part of my body. I worry about this trend because I am constantly meeting younger and younger men and women who are having this rat poison - we're talking botulism, it is poison - pumped into their faces. What is wrong with growing old gracefully? Or disgracefully!
Apparently, Steve Strange, who released his autobiography this week, is allowing a downmarket tabloid to photograph him while undergoing this very trendy process. And Jordan, she of the huge breasts, is giving birth on the Internet soon and one wonders where it will all end!”
In a large dark basement with no natural light our task was to bring vibrancy, color and life to a dead space. We created a beach and the sea shore with Michelangelo looking on.
Client: Polygon UK
Location: 86 Wardour Street W1
Design Team: Steve Jensen.