Sunday, December 18, 2016

**Swarovski Crystal Motorcycle**

My absolute DREAM JOB of the year came in October, when I was commissioned by AHZ Concepts to make a Swarovski crystal encrusted purple motorcycle for an art collector's exclusive 'Prince vs Richard Prince' themed Halloween party. Swarovski, the beloved mothership of all that glitters; was kind enough to sponsor the bike's crystal for maximal, world-class bling. With a 3 1/2 week deadline, and a full time holiday window production job for Van Cleef and Arpel's underway; werking around the clock hit unprecedented levels. In a matter of days, the red and black Suzuki was transformed into the 'Purple Rain' motorcycle; adorned with shades of Amethyst crystals, studs, sparkles, spikes, and upholstered seats with electric purple leather as the cherry on top!

                                                                     *Before Picture*




On Halloween weekend, I was graciously invited to attend the exclusive celeb studded soiree at the client's art-filled West Village town house. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a bevy of sexy nurses, cowboys, and lightning bolt clad dancers. I descended upon the lounge, and with great pleasure witnessed the 'Purple Rain' motorcycle was a hit! People were carousing on the glittering spectacle, and striking a pose for the camera all night. The Fashion Director of Bergdorf Goodman, Linda Fargo complimented my handiwork and gave me the purple rhinestone ring off her finger as a token of her approval. My decade long, godfather-of-fashion icon gave me her ring!!! I nearly died and met Prince, Cohen, and Bowie, in glamor heaven. The motorcycle even got a nice bit of press in Paper City Magazine. So very grateful for this sparkle dream come true!!

'While guests went mostly over the top, the decorative hit of the night was the motorcycle covered in purple and lavender Swarovski crystals, the handiwork of jewelry and set designer Sarah Sparkles.'
- Paper City Magazine.

photos by BFA

Swarovski Motorcycle by Sarah Sparkles for AHZ Concepts, 
Prince x Richard Prince Halloween 2016

Special thank you to to Swarovski for the generous crystal donation, to Paige Stevenson for kindly providing an annex studio space at House of Collection that facilitated the bike's ambitious transformation, and Abby Hertz of AHZ Concepts for making this dream commission come true. <3

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