Desi Santiago is an artist I've admired for some time, from his work as the Creative Director for Madonna's MDNA world tour and Alexander McQueen's retrospective at the Met. I felt v honored when he asked to do pendulum divinations in his exhibit "Casino Diabolique" at the W Hotel.

The interior of the penthouse of the W Hotel in Manhattan was transformed in to an eery, magik casino, where guests were encouraged to try their luck on a series of traditional games of chance with a dark twist. Deep red velvet curtains flanked all the walls and neon red lighting design (created by Brooklyn lighting artist Nitemind) and a signature scent created by Tomas Delucia of The Sense Society, incorporating Palo Santo sticks, created a sensual, dense and mystical mood for exploring the unknown. Costumes were created by New York street wear gods, Hood By Air.

Pics from BFA, Produced by Josh Wood Productions.

Love, Color and Chaos,