Fiona Leahy Design

Berluti : Miami Art Basel

To celebrate Miami Art Basel, Berluti held a cocktail party at their store in honour of the Dutch artist Maarten Baas before guests were guided by Berluti clad models to the de la Cruz gallery for dinner.

We created rich oil clothed table tops harnessed with rope and gold eyelets, these were decorated with bespoke copper tubes of varying heights filled with masculine plant heads. Festoon lighting strung from the ceiling created a warm glow for guests to enjoy a menu of Berluti Stone Crab, Pistachio Crusted Lamb and icecream served from a traditional cart. Donald Robertson’s illustrated stone crab bibs and Berluti Miami menus created a quirky feature for guests to take away.

Video Clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQreT4yjdY

Detail of copper tubes, flower heads and tea lights.

Waiter wearing Berluti leather aprons serving icecreams

Icecreams served from a traditional cart

Berluti Miami menu illustrated by Donald Robertson

 

Louis Vuitton Townhouse Opening in Selfridges

To celebrate the opening of the three story Louis Vuitton Townhouse at Selfridges French Maids opened the door and welcomed guests to a business breakfast before a girls lunch, hosted by Julie de Libran, commenced on the second floor. We teamed up with the Hemsley and Hemsley sisters whose menu was served in our custom-made Bento Boxes. Jo Ratcliff created a beautifully illustrated tablecloth inspired by all things Louis Vuitton, in particular the images Bay Garnett had curated for the viewfinder invitations. For the cocktail party, guests had their Louis Vuitton card holders monogrammed while Mary Charteris and Robbie Furze DJ’d the night away with everyone enjoying cocktails made by legendary Savoy bartender Peter Dorelli.

 

Damien Hirst- Doha

To celebrate Damien Hirst’s first exhibition in the Middle East we were asked to create the after party of all after parties in the Doha desert. Taking inspiration from traditional Middle Eastern patterns and Damien’s modern aesthetic, we built tents lined in monochromatic print and adorned them with copper lanterns. The tables were lined in rich black oil cloth (our new favourite material) and accessorised with gold studs. Beautiful copper beat vases gave us a backdrop for the sumptuous middle eastern feast and we sourced local bowls from the Souq to create exotic flower arrangements comprised of succulents and aloe vera.

Arrival in Doha

Damien Hirst Pharmacy Juice bar, Doha Desert

The Prada Oasis, shop selling the limited edition Damien Hirst and Prada collaboration handbag

The opulent feasting table

Brass and copper hanging lanterns

 

Camel dressing, Pom poms and tassels

Camel dressing and the beautiful desert

 

Desert swings

Desert fire pits

Damien himself

succlents and tealights

A little shopping

 

 

Just Married ~ How to Celebrate Your Wedding in Style According to Fiona Leahy

It has always been a dream to share our ideas and vision and I am so excited to have collaborated with Gestalten to write this book on weddings. The celebration of marriage is one of the most evocative occasions most of us will experience, either as a participant or as a guest. There is an alchemy involved that is completely unique and I feel incredibly fortunate to have forged a career that gives me the chance to experience first-hand the personal mix of imagination and artistry that is unique to each wedding.

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