Exclusive Video of Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco for RHONYC Fans
Brad Boles shares a sneak peek inside the world of YSL & The Real Housewives of New York City go exotic!
Come watch my video of my exclusive look inside the private world of Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent’s Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco…
You may have spotted me on the teaser at the end of last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. Well, I guess you can figure out the rest!
When I think of great style, one of the icons would have to be Yves Saint Laurent and his love of all things beautiful.
The first time I step off the plane in Marrakech into the desert heat, some 25 years ago, I knew I had found the place that makes me the most happy, I have continued to return over and over again and remain in awe of the orange and magenta sunsets.
The Moorish influences are everywhere as well as the Andalusian’s in the north. In Chefchaouen you can see the strong Spanish influences – the people and their pale blue and green eyes, the red tile roofs, and bright blue buildings.
On my recent trip to Morocco where I met the ladies of the RHONY, I slipped away for a private lunch with my friend Daniele Pollitz in the legendary botanical gardens of Jacques Majorelle, the expatriate French artist who moved to Morocco in 1924 during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France.
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In this video, I’m sharing with you the beauty of the flora, the fauna, the Moorish house that was home to Pierre and Yves for over 40 years (this home is also the final resting place of YSL); as well as the Islamic Art Museum that houses Saint Laurent’s personal collection of North African textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and paintings of Majorelle.
Make sure you watch the RHONY tonight on Bravo at 10pm eastern time for all the drama and effect Morocco has on these ladies and myself as and see what enfolds in the new town. The best RHONYC is yet to come! You don’t want to miss it! – Brad Boles
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.