Going Gaga in Brentwood for Dermalogica
Alright, so i’s a bit of a challenge to turn a classic spanish home in Brentwood with a Las Vegas Venetian cabana feeling backyard into a modern Lady Gaga inspired party environment, but it had to be done. Dermalogica Inc. (the world’s leading skin care brand) hosted it’s top 100 representatives from around the world last week for their yearly corporate conference. A week long training session with interludes of recreation. We were selected to entertain these skin care fanatics for over a week, topping it off with a party at the home of the CEO herself. Checkout what happened…
We had DJ Killer Queen sporting our very own recreation of the Lady Gaga bubble outfit as she spun behind an ivory white grand piano on top of the dance-floor’s secondary DJ platform. By the end of the night, half the party had spent some time or another on top of the piano dancing as if it were 1969.
What was approached as a simple house party for guests to “mix and mingle” turned into an all female rave environment, leaving our buffet stations (almost) untouched while Dermalistas crowded the dance floor throughout the night. Shit was off the hook – honestly.
Starting with a little passed appetizers and dessert session at 6 PM, the ladies came dressed to impress, rocking endless variations of the Lady Gaga brand.
We had our brand new plexi-lit dessert stations rocking white/black/blue/red sweetness from our friends over at Essential Chocolate Desserts in Culver City. “I wan’t 4 colors, and 4 colors only Melissa. Keep it all Gaga.”
Floral arrangements designed by Gardenia Flower Art in Glendale, CA compliments the overall design aesthetic of the party. We’re talking white/red/blue/black on glass, mirrors & ceramics. The fellows at GFA straight killed it as usual.
Highback lounge environments spread through the over 5,000 square foot backyard made for great rest and relaxtion zones during the almost 12 full seconds that the entire party was not on the dance floor. I’m serious folks, these ladies did not stop dancing. It was f**king AWESOME!
Our Lady Gaga back-up dancer look-alike waiters made sure the ladies had all they wanted. Drinks, food, erotic dancing sessions…
Big ups to our main man Steve Scherer for keeping everybody fed. This guy had to nourish these ladies for 5 days straight. Which meant he had to wrap up his work at the party, and head home to catch like 1 hour of sleep before he got back on the grind the next morning. Mad props to our big guy.
Our homegirl thoroughly killed it. From the look, to the grove and the non-stop banging beats – our Killer Queen put it down in the city.
Make-up? More like 4 artists painting 15 K12ers in 6 hours before they themselves got into character to bust-a-move during the party too. Lead artist Nate preps fellow comrade here before show time.
Usually working security, our very own Edgar Abramyan took the stage per request, shirtless and on a prowl. His late night strip show in the charter bus had the ladies going crazy in the middle of classy/quiet Brentwood California. Good work my man.
Costume design by Nonee Alex Kay had each person in character within seconds. This young man played the “I’m so hot, I can’t even smile” persona. Really well too…
Did I mention we had over 1,000 pieces of bite sized desserts? Okay, just making sure.
Oh, and while the edible stations become secondary behind all of the dancing and entertainment, drunken munching definitely took place throughout the end of the night. Don’t worry, none of this stuff went to waste.
While these photos are great, you really had to be there. Well, maybe next year. Cuz from the sounds of it, it looks like Dermalogica isn’t going to be looking for another catering crew for a long time.
“In 17 years of putting this series of events together, we have never had anyone even come close to what you folks did for us this week. Kitchen12000 is amazing.” -Pretty Much Everyone at Dermalogica
Many thanks to the Dermalogica’s executives for allowing us to spotlight our arsenal of awesomeness.