Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By Abbey Khan
The Oscars are this weekend and to celebrate the event Doris Bergman returned to celebrity hotspot Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, California to throw her 6th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party. Just some of the A-listers who attended included former Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and her equally talented husband Courtney B. Vance, Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Cheech & Chong, and many more.
Once again, the event benefited Wednesday’s Child, a weekly segment that highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families, with attendees donating new or slightly worn articles of clothing and accessories to teenagers ages 15 to 18. You can watch this segment every Wednesday on KTTV FOX 11 News in Los Angeles with morning news anchor Christine Devine and find out how you can help make a difference in their lives.
Known to be one of the hottest and most exclusive award celebration suites, it’s no surprise that many companies returned to Bergman’s event to get the word out on their latest products and to have a good time. Fashion and style companies included GUESS who celebrated their 30th Anniversary by giving away rose-gold watches and navy blue watches for men and women; Single returned with spring and summer dresses and also introduced their underwear line for men; the famous Baron Hats came back with their unisex fedoras; jewelry made from recycled materials from Silvana K Designs; formal jewelry that the stars could borrow to wear on the red carpet from Gilbert Albert; spiritually inspired My Saint, My Hero jewelry; Waraire Boswell Executive Men’s Clothiers custom-made suits for men; and my favorite was Ooh La Bra, a company that has a vast selection of affordable bejeweled bra straps that’s A-okay to show off.
When it came to beauty, Whitening Lightning returned with their kit to help celebrities achieve a bright smile; Simly Eartha lifestyle products that includes words of wisdom from the owner’s mother, Eartha Kitt (yes– Catwoman); MiA Bath & Body products; Spongelle bath and body wash infused sponges; and all-natural La Curcio Skin Care Collection.
In addition to enjoying appetizers and a sit down lunch from Fig & Olive’s menu, guests enjoyed Begley’s & Bill’s 100% Natural Sodas; Tequila Azul Imperial; Veved Ice Vodka; Honest Tea; Nature’s Flavors; and PK’s Chocolates returned with their delicious assortment of chocolates.