Antony Todd made a name for himself as a sought after floral and event designer. His chic creations come in the form of dinner parties, destination weddings and fundraising events. Todd travels the globe searching for rare vintage furniture and enhances each and every find, adding his own creative finishes. His meticulously edited lifestyle collection is sold in his New York and Istanbul boutiques. Todd enlightened us on everything from his favorite international shops to how to throw a fabulous soiree.
L-Atitude: What made you decide to have a store in New York and Istanbul?
Antony Todd: I?ve lived and worked in New York City for many years. The showroom here is a natural extension of my growing interior design and event design business. The second location, Istanbul, was an interesting move and a great challenge in an emerging market.
L: Where are your favorite design stores in Istanbul?
AT: Midnight Express for furniture, objects, clothing and jewelry.
Day of Design for fabrics and textiles
Ceremony for flowers
L: Word on the street is you know how to throw quite the soiree! What are your secrets to a successful fete?
AT: Spoil your guests.
L: Where's your favorite place to travel to?
AT: I don?t have only one favorite place but Cartagena, Columbia springs into my mind right now. I like vacation destinations away from crowds.
L: What is your favorite international purchase and why? What do you hope to purchase on future travels?
AT: A 1950?s beautiful horse torso from ARBUS. I will purchase whatever strikes my fantasy next.
King of throwing parties, Antony Todd really showed us how it?s done when we visited Istanbul recently. Todd, along with Alphan Eseli (Turkish Film director) and Demet Muftuoglu (creative director of Vakko, who you?ll be reading more about on our site shortly!), hosted a cocktail party to introduce L-atitude to Istanbul's fashion-set & magazine editors. Todd along with Eseli have created a parent company to the Antony Todd Istanbul store, called Istanbul 74. The company focuses on every detail of event planning and decorating. Todd opened up his retail store in Nisantasi for us, which was the perfect venue for entertaining.
December 20, 2010
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