Fri, Mar 02 2012 02:04 PM Posted By: Rachel Weil
Gifting suites were all the talk leading up to the Academy Awards. The lounges showed off the best of brands at some of the best locations around town.
Roger Neal Style Hollywood Beauty and Couture Suite at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills provided $10,000 beauty treatments, compliments of their presenting sponsor G.M. Collin.
Celebrity Chef Kurt Ehrlich wowed the guests with his Pear Soufflé, Mango Mousse Torte and my favorite, the Chocolate Grand Marnier Ganache which paired well with Lorimar Winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon.
Classified Cosmetics, the exclusive makeup used in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, showcased their flawless aerobrush makeup. The suite also featured silk scarves from Poshaq, Ulinx magnetic jewelry, and stiletto cuffs paved with Swarovski crystals from Heaven on Heels.
The suite benefited the Andy Transplant Foundation and Safety Harbor Kids.
Eco-Oscars Music, Celebrity and Pet Style Lounge benefited Music Saves Lives and Fur Fitness Foundation at the beautiful Pickford Mansion. Tails were wagging as four-legged companions posed for pet portraits with their new Minky Couture blanket.
Eco-friendly patched denim from SONAS, SOLZ fashionable foldable footwear, DMademoiselle skinsational skin care products, and LifeSource Water Systems were all the bark in Hancock Park.
SNA Legacy Lounge Gifting Suite, at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, presented Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrushes from BrushBuddies, PRASAD Medical Skincare, and treatments from Donna Scott Secret Med Spa.
The lounge also featured ShoeMint, a hip collaboration from fashionista Rachel Bilson, stylist Nicole Chavez and shoe-making expert Steve Madden!
GBK Annual Gift Lounge at the W Hollywood glistened with jewelry, great escapes, and fine accessories while benefiting four charitable foundations: Worldteam, HollyRod, Sugar Ray Leonard and Drawing Hope International.
Designs from all over the world adorned the lounge: Chick Boss lei necklaces from Guatemala; Australian black tourmaline handcrafted pendants from Made in Earth; Swarovski crystal and semi-precious stone earrings from Canadian designer Karen McClintock; and Paccioni, the luxury timepiece brand that showcased their stylish collection of watches. The Paccioni Centum launched Oscar weekend giving celebrities the opportunity to custom design their own special edition time piece!
Other sponsors included: Ozonator Green Refrigerator Machine that extends the life of perishable foods; Tkaro transportable glass bottles; Filter 2GO individual water purification products; Vani-T eco-glamour beauty products; Julep toxin-free mani and pedi products; i-Wipey original peel and stick antibacterial screen cleaner for your phone; Gilly's Organics spa products for your skin and hair; Colantotte/Trion:Z sports products containing magnetic and negative ionic technology; Domodimonti Natural Wine from Italy; and My Pillow premium non-allergenic pillows.
Move over Tumi! Max Mirani travel goods graced the lounge with their MOVE Mobile Closet, a brilliantly designed 2-in-1 cabin-size suitcase with an innovative shelf and compartment system.
The Artisan Group, an exclusive community of 700 talented artisans, gifted an array of handcrafted jewelry, spa products, designer paper products and other items: BeezKneez trendy designer stationary and personalized gifts; SariBlue glass bead jewelry from Turkey; A.W.E metal designs; Oops I Knit it Again super soft hats, blankets, scarves and accessories; and O.C Styles handcrafted gifts.
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