Monday, September 24, 2012
By Abbey Khan
Doris Bergman‘s 3rd Annual Primetime Emmy Style Lounge at Cafe La Boheme in West Hollywood, California drew the likes of Emmy Nominees Mare Winningham (Hatfields & McCoys), Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Ben Feldman (Mad Men) and Stacey Tookey (So You Think You Can Dance) amongst other tv stars including Eva LaRue and the legendary William Shatner.
Guests donated new and unwrapped gifts for children ages 13-17 for a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive that benefitted Wednesday’s Child, a weekly segment that airs on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with anchor Christine Devine, who also attended the event. The segment highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the Los Angeles County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 35,000 children receiving child welfare services,” social worker William Wong said. “This event reached far beyond the Hollywood ‘glitz’ and into the heart and soul. Gift donations to the ‘Wednesday’s Child’ Pre-Holiday Gift Drive from event Sponsors has been overwhelming and, most importantly, we have formed new relationships that will extend outside of today! Additionally, Bergman invited two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it felt like to be treated as a VIP — the love from the sponsors was tremendous!” added Wong.
Guests also enjoyed appetizers and lunch that included vegetable spring rolls, poached salmon, filet mignon on a crostini, crab cake, and a fresh fruit platter, which they washed down with wine from Chocolate Shop Wine or a non-alcoholic beverage drink from Honest Tea.
As guests arrived, they received pre-filled gift bags that included a Sweet 1985 bracelet; a gift certificate for a complimentary haircut to the Lance Christopher Salon; an orange Hoodswagaa t-shirt; a cute Book Beanie beanbag to hold your book, e-reader, tablet or smart phone; and four gift certificates for a 2-week complimentary guest passes to Crunch gym.
Fashionable vendors included Roadkill Ranch, a boutique in Orange County that gifted a necklace and earring set and Twisted Silver jewelry. Celebrity favorite Baron Hats (whose clients include father and son musicians Bob Dylan and Jakob Dylan– both have an album out this Fall) gave away their unisex straw hats and look for some of their customized hats in the films, Lawless (Shia Lebeouf), Dijango UnchaineD (Leonardo DiCaprio), and The Lone Ranger (Johnny Depp). Guests walked out with Ollin Arm Candy bags, which are made from candy wrappers. The collection includes wristlets, purses, clutches, laptop bags, wallets, keychains, bracelets, and even headbands. For those whose feet started to get tired, they were in luck, Terox Footwear was there with there comfortable rubber flip-flops and Radar Watches brightened things up with their array of colorful watches that you can customize with the interchangeable faces and bands. Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier and Art Lewin Executive Clothiers were on hand to fit celebrities to walk down the red carpet and for the after-parties.
Michael Marcus Cosmetics showed off their Fall colors; Nu-4-You Eye Make-up Fallout Protector helps women keep their eye shadow in place; and Prana SpaCeuticals introduced their new mushroom serum which helps to lighten dark spots. Other beauty products included Model In A Bottle setting spray, Undiepads disposable underwear for women to wear during that time of the month, and Spongeables shower sponges.
As well as coming out with the new iPhone 5 case covers even before the phone debuted, Qmadix gifted their high-end portable speakers, which are compatible with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Guests also enjoyed a gift set from Bon Bon Home, the SimulTALK sports headset, and Spontuneous, a new game that music lovers will love to sing about.