King Moon, founded by Suzi Bittles, is the natural culmination of a career spent earning the trust and respect of some of the world’s best editorial, advertising and fashion photographers; photo journalists; art directors; graphic designers; and artists. King Moon encompasses Suzi Bittles’ documentary film project, All the Best, Jean-Louis, her brainchild, The Modern Salon Series, an organic extension of her experience and passion, and work as executive producer and creative producer for print and film.
SUMMARY: More than 25 years of experience styling, casting, producing and executive producing major advertising, editorial and fashion shoots. Creator of All the Best, Jean-Louis and The Modern Salon Series.
CLIENTS: American Express, Nike, Apple, IBM, AT&T, Visa, American Airlines, Neiman-Marcus, Mary Kay, French Levi’s, Northern Trust, Kohler, Target, LaSalle Bank, Texas Tourism, Hard Rock Hotel, Wrangler, Kraft, Nissan, British Levi's, Chevrolet, Proctor & Gamble, Marlboro, Walgreens, Chicago Housing Authority, Kodak, Reebok, Corona, Western Union, InterfaceFLOR, Reliant, British Airways, Got Milk?, Presence Health, Shell Oil and others.
EDITORIALS: Self, “Cigarette City,” photography by Mary Ellen Mark; Polo, cover story about Monte Carlo; Sports Illustrated, Michael Jordan, “Sportsman of the Year,” photography by Brian Lanker; Texas Monthly, “The Last Picture Show”; L’Uomo Vogue, photography by Mary Ellen Mark; Private Clubs, “Ten Most Influential People,” Colin Powell, Michael Douglas, Michael Mondavi; Texas Monthly, special music issue; and others.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Mary Ellen Mark, Michael O’Brien, David Burnett, Andrew Eccles, Brian Lanker, David Harriman, Arthur Elgort, Nicola Majocchi, Dan Winters, Craig Cutler, Ray Meeks, Clang, Craig Cameron Olsen, Walter Iooss, Doug Menuez, Geof Kern, Francois Robert, Jeff Luker, Jim Erickson, John Huet, Jim Krantz, Sam Abell, Wynn Myers, Wyatt McSpadden, Erin Kunkel, Phillip Toledano, Andy Goodwin, Tim Klein, Danny Clinch and Spencer Lowell.
The Face of Mary Kay’s new fragrance Fearlessly, global début. Conducted informed and targeted casting to meet the brand’s highly specific needs.
Black Hawk Helicopter Photo Essay (concept and production, including military permission for both ground and aerial shots).
Creative Inspiration Library for Heater Advertising, Boston (research and compilation of a comprehensive creative library including the latest resources on fine, commercial and applied arts).
All the Best, Jean-Louis is King Moon’s documentary production, long in development, by Creator and Executive Producer Suzi Bittles – on the seminal work of legendary master chef, Jean-Louis Palladin. A story told through the eyes of Verveine Palladin in search of her father’s legacy.
Join seven Washington DC Michelin starred chefs and the Chef’s Club of DC for an intimate food and wine experience. The evening offers imaginative moments for guests to taste, savor and explore Washington DC’s finest culinary masterminds, from local trends to regional traditions.
Featuring piano player Michael Price, and enjoy a one hour chef meet & greet reception, Petrossian caviar and Krug & Dom Pérignon champagne followed by a memorable seven course dinner experience with one course prepared by Chefs Patrick O'Connell (www.theinnatlittlewashington.com), Fabio Trabocchi (www.fioladc.com), Ryan Ratino (www.brescadc.com), Nick Stefanelli (www.masseria-dc.com), Robert Wiedmaier (www.marcelsdc.com), Matt Baker (www.gravitasdc.com) and Eric Ziebold (www.metierdc.com) all paired with the finest champagnes and wines. Sample dishes like Chef Patrick O’Connell’s “Star-Kissed” Tuna and Foie Gras Confit.
Meet Jean-Louis’ children Verveine and Olivier Palladin, intermingle with the documentary film crew and hear celebrity guest chefs share their culinary experiences from throughout the years. The evening will conclude with cordials and personal conversations with the seven chefs, and special guests from Chef’s Club of DC, including; Chefs Roberto Donna, David Todd Gray, Kaz Okochi, Jeff Tunks, Jeff Buben, David Guas, and Cathal Armstrong. Experience this intimate celebration of Jean-Louis, with 100% net proceeds benefiting the documentary. All the Best, Jean-Louis will celebrate Washington DC’s most legendary culinary figure, the youngest chef ever, at the time, to earn two Michelin Stars by age 28.
On October 7 Drew Nieporent of Tribeca Grill, NYC, hosted a film development fundraiser with a stellar line-up of restaurants and Chefs including Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges, Bâtard, Nobu, Gabriel Kreuther, Ariane Daguin, Micheal Ginor, and David Burke.
On August 8th at the Watergate’s Kingbird, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Jean-Louis and the launch of the Jean-Louis Palladin documentary film.
The Modern Salon Series, like Paris in the 1920s, brings together an extraordinary combination of artists, usually in a connected trilogy, from music, theatre, literature and art. We feature renowned actors, musicians, singers, painters, authors, poets and playwrights in performance, followed by lively discussion among the artists and the Salon guests. Gastronomic pleasure and good wine make for a perfect evening. The original Salons were breeding grounds for influential thought and great conversation. Ours are no exception. Salons are CUSTOMIZABLE and available in most any city.
Suzi Bittles works locally in Chicago