Monday, August 30, 2010
By Abbey Khan
Doris Bergman and Kathy Duliakas’ Endless Summer Primetime Emmy Suite & Party was held at Gonpachi of Beverly Hills, where guests dined on appetizers including Cubed Steak, Albacore on Wonton Chips, Yasai Kushi Age (vegetable skewer), Green Tea Mousse, and Chocolate Cake Gonpachi Pudding. Then they enjoyed the buffet that included Ebi Shinjo (shrimp dumpling), various Sushi Rolls, Salmon Miso Zuke, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Yakitori (chicken skewers), and the salad bar, which was prepared by Executive Chef Kudosan.
When VIP’s such as Felicity Huffman, Eric Roberts, Eva La Rue, and The Bachelorette’s Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez weren’t stuffing their faces, they collected Odette Christiane couture gowns, evening shoes and matching handbags by Menbur, Malibu Strings bikinis and dresses, Playboy Jeans, soft and comfy fashionable tees from Dirtee Hollywood and Obvious Clothing, and comfy athletic socks by Experia.
Other fashionable items included watches from AK Anne Klein for women, Armitron, and eco-conscious Sprout Watches, Twisted Silver bracelets, rings, necklaces, and belts, and Not Just Any Old Day…It’s YOUR Special Day keepsake jewelry.
Beauty products included CellCeuticals anti-aging skincare line, natural at-home teeth whitening kit from Rockstar White, INTENSE RX restructuring serum for damaged hair, Beach Girls, LLC new UV leave-in conditioner, and Shikoma’s Sugar Dust Exfoliating Scrub, Salty Sea Scrub, Body Wash and Body Mist with Saki by Prana SpaCeuticals.
For their next vacation, celebrities picked up luggage from Caribbean Joe and Coleman Luggage, and Eco Traveler that included solar powered laptop cases, carry-on uprights and TSA checkpoint-friendly briefcases. They could keep their cell phones on hand with their new Hipzbag that can be worn around the waist or on belt loops or go glam with the Posh Life Bling custom cell phone covers.
Celebrities also took home a collection of naturally sweet teas by Tea Forté that were packaged in petite ribbon boxes, varietal gourmet brown rice crisps by riceworks, Hawaii’s PAU Maui Vodka and a four pack case of natural Waialua Soda Works, and delicious Antonia’s Nuts chocolates.
They picked up organic chemical free products from KNI Whole Life Wellness, The Shopper’s Tote, which holds multiple shopping bags up to 60lbs, Soy Terrific candles, gift certificates for free exercise classes at Cardio Barre, all while enjoying handmade ice cream from NitroCream LLC.
It was all about family here, Eva La Rue brought her husband and sister, Omar Miller enjoyed the festivities with his mother, and Eric Roberts came with his lovely wife. Guests also donated and autographed their favorite books to Room To Read to auction off, which helps children in underdeveloped nations from kindergarten to sixth grade learn to read.
Celebrities including Maria Menounos, Emma Stone, and Elizabeth Banks stopped by the Byron & Tracey Beauty Bar in Beverly Hills for a day of pampering. Guests received complimentary haircuts, blowouts, color services, and manicures and had their makeup done by the salon’s stylists and beauty experts while enjoying delicious appetizers and cocktails. When guests were done getting beautified, they picked up pieces from Charlotte Ronson’s I Heart Ronson for JC Penney collection, Redken hair products that included their Color Extend shampoo, conditioner, and sun protectant spray, Calvin Klein Euphoria fragrances, popchips, Café Bustelo iced coffee, and FRS Healthy Energy drinks.
Newlywed Hilary Duff had her blonde locks dyed darker by Redken colorist Tracey Cunningham while designer Charlotte Ronson and actress Rashida Jones also received color treatments. Charlotte’s famous twin sister, Samantha Ronson, and Rashida’s older sister, Kidada Jones, also stopped by to visit their siblings and take advantage of some of the services offered. Stephanie Pratt received eyelash extensions and a Redken makeover; Anne Heche and her boyfriend James Tupper were very affectionate while getting matching Redken hair treatments and Calvin Klein Euphoria fragrances; and Paula Patton showed off her four month old son Julian Fuego.
Celebrity stylist Michael O’Connor helped Emmy nominees, presenters, and their personal stylists pick out jewelry from the StyleLab Emmy suite to wear on the red carpet. Stylists for for Toni Collette, Steve Carrell, Peter Facinelli, Kyra Sedgwick, Julie Benz, and Jenna Fisher borrowed glamorous pieces from designers including AGTA Collection, CliQ by Superfit, Erica Courtney, Neil Lane, Everlon Diamond Knot Collection, Farah Khan, Jeffrey Daniels Unique Designs for Gem Platinum, Syna, and Vachi Collection. According to O’Connor, color is big this year and two designers to keep an eye on are Farah Khan and Syna. Guests also walked away with one of six Jawbone ICON bluetooth headset.