January 13, 2012

Mad Love for Morocco

 
Majorelle Garden via moroccotravelblog
Villa Oasis -Lisl Dennis/”Living in Morocco,” Thames & Hudson via NYT
Villa Mabrouka via swide.com
Villa Oasis -Lisl Dennis/”Living in Morocco,” Thames & Hudson via NYT
via aestheteblog
Villa Oasis -Lisl Dennis/”Living in Morocco,” Thames & Hudson via NYT
via aestheteblog
photo by Ivan Terestchenko © 2009 courtesy of The Vendome Press, New York

This post was inspired by another movie I watched the other night, “L’Amour Fou,” a documentary about Yves Saint Laurent, the French couturier, narrated by Pierre Bergé, his partner in business and in life. You see, I haven't really seen many movies since my son was born 3 1/2 years ago and we JUST got Netflix over the holidays, so you could say I'm catching up on MY viewing pleasure.

I LOVED this movie. It was full of amazing imagery; Yves Clothing of course, hanging with Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger & the likes from the 60s and 70s, the incredible collection of objects d′art which in 2009 sold at Christies for $484 Million, and the fabulous homes that Yves and Pierre owned. I'm totally fascinated by the ones they owned Morocco, 3 in total. Dar es Saada and *The Villa Oasis were both decorated by Bill Willis and Jacques Grange designed Villa Mabrouka*Both designers collaborated on Villa Oasis.

I found a great article in T Magazine on decorator Bill Willis here and another- The Things Yves Loved  on Vanity Fair.



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