The Señoritas concept is inspired by Dia de Muertos (Day of the Death) and pays homage to Mexican women and their iconic status, from the Prehispanic to modern times, such as La Malinche, Frida Kahlo, Maria Felix and Salma Hayek.
Kath Lombard, flew to Cabo, Mexico before starting the project to better understand modern and traditional Mexican architecture. In conjunction with Jackie Johnson, the duo created an interior that is deeply intriguing with a combination of feminine whimsy and dark, mysterious spirit.
Melbourne artist, Dennis Ropar, has created two pieces inspired by a famous Diego Rivera mural and the contemporary images of The Day of the Dead.
Yenny Huber is an Austrian born photographer. Yenny’s imagery creates an impression of a time past, and old school photography. She has created an inspirational portrait of the Mexican icon, “La Catrina”. The muse for this portrait is incognito.
Pinedacovalin Catrina. A life-sized Catrina has been designed and crafted by the team of artisans of the Mexican fashion label, Pinedacovalin, known as the Mexican Hermes. This La Catrina has been inspired by Frida Kahlo and will be welcoming guests as they arrive at Señoritas.
Aaron McKenzie is a talented Melbourne who has hand painted more than 1000 tiles for Señoritas, inspired on The Day of the Dead, as well as mural that will welcome guests to the true Mexican experience.
HANDCRAFT AND DECORATION
The iconic pieces inside Señoritas have being carefully handpicked. Driving around the smallest towns and streets in Mexico such as San Miguel de Allende, these carefully chosen ítems show the richness of traditions from pre-Hispanic cultures across Mexico.
TALAVERA POTTERY AND CROCKERY
To demonstrate our commitment for authenticity, head chef Hugo Reyes had the task of choosing all the traditional elements used in Mexican cuisine before he arrived in Melbourne. Pieces such as vitroleras used for aguas frescas; molcajetes, used to create guacamole and salsas; Talavera pottery from Puebla, wooden spoons for our traditional salsas and glasses specially designed for sipping Tequila.