2009 Oscar gifting suites

Friday, March 06, 2009
By Abbey Khan


Celebrities Adrien Brody, Anil Kapoor and Katie Price were just some of the stars that showed up at the GBK Oscar suite at the SLS Hotel. They picked up several skin and body lines including Pur lisse, which is based on Chinese herbal remedies like white tea, all natural products from Eminence such as their cranberry sugar scrub, body butter and pear body wash, and the all-in-one anti-aging skin treatment from Life Cell. Revitalash introduced their new hair product for thinning hair. Metropolis presented their mini-titanium flat iron and blowdryer for travel while Woodland Hills salon, I.C.O.N, was there with their very own haircare line.

They also received gift certificates for a Universal Contourwrap where they’re guaranteed to lose a minimum of six inches that lasts for 30 days, and services to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chu at bhps. Other products included an all-in-one foundation, concealer, and blush from Mistura Beauty and the Rolling Razor, which allows both men and women to conveniently shave in any direction and it’s perfect for travel.

Celebrities received clothing and accessories to wear both on and off the red carpet. For the big night, they could show off their new Milus Swiss watches, freshwater Tahitian pearl jewelry from Barbara Conner Jewelry, Emre New York evening clutches, and shoes that can be worn day or night from Callisto of California, Athena Alexander, or Lia Bijou. Kathleen Kirkwood unveiled her new one-piece Forever Young Plunge Bra to give starlets a perky and perfect bust line. StyleShopUSA.com was on hand to style and dress celebs, K Swiss kept it casual with their sneakers and apparels for men, and Thinker Clothing kept celebs thinking with their clothing and accessories line that tracks the latest innovations in science, technology and math.

Celebrity fitness guru Lalo Fuentes gave stars a $900 gift certificate for personal training sessions to stay fit. They also got heart-healthy with Nordic Naturals vitamins, enjoyed the benefits of pure acai products from Amazon Thunder, and took home Generate 1000 to keep their immune system, endocrine, aging system, and nervous system balanced.

Since 90210 star AnnaLynn McCord doesn’t drink alcohol, she was excited to get her daily vitamins and minerals from natural energy drink Verve, which helped wash down a delicious slice of Hansen cake. Caribbean Escapes gave celebrities travel accommodations for 5 days to anywhere in the world while Six Senses provided a 2-night stay at Soneva Kiri in Thailand or at Phuket.

They also took home a Senseo single serve coffee system, TRIspecs bluetooth enabled sunglasses, and a Philip Stein wine wand. Since going green is more important than ever, they received Force, an environmentally friendly fuel and engine conditioner that helps save up to 20% on fuel costs, extends the life of engine oil, and reduces maintenance costs. Earth Kits was there to get celeb kids on the right path to going green. Their kit includes a BPA free water bottle, dog tag, activity book, and an organic tee.

The GBK suite benefited World Team Foundation, an organization that helps stop trafficking in Thailand, Hollywood Dreamz, which raises money for underprivileged kids, and Homeless Not Toothless, which provides free dental care to the homeless and under served.

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Backstage at the Children Uniting Nations Oscar viewing party, WOW! Creations handed out loot to celebrities and other VIP’s. First they picked up recycled dry cleaning bags from Dry Greening, 100% organic olive oil from Gaea, the Berkeley Lamp, which is good for your eyes, and environmentally friendly dog bags and tall kitchen bags by Bio Bags.

Celebrities got all dolled up with beautiful one-of-a-kind natural crystal jewelry from Derrich J., clothing, bags and key chains by HBG, Velvet Angels shoes, handmade and eco-chic bags, belts and wallets from Vamp Bags, and shoe bags designed for women from Sacsies.

There were skincare products from Saphoros and J. Sabatelli, a new botanical line from the Amazon, and Purity essential oil makeup. Khanna Institute of Lasik offered gift certificates for vision corrective surgery including the Wavefront Lasik, which teen stars Corbin Bleu and Brenda Song received at their center. Straight from Japan, celebs were first to get their Natu Rock bracelets, which are made of bio silica and lava. They just put their favorite perfume on the lava and enjoy the long lasting scent for an entire week.

Celebrities took home vacation packages from Caribbean Escapes, enjoyed the newest pomegranate flavor from The Margarita King, freshened their breath with Binaca and then flossed after dinner with Bryton Your Smile reusable string free dental floss.

They also took home gift bags that contained products and services by Spongeables, Pop Chips, Fudge is My Life, Halcyon Jets, Redken, Dorothy’s Candies, Udder Creme, Mondavie lip balm, Yoga Toes, Prana Skincare, Monster Energy Drink, and Katsuya.

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At the SLS Hotel, The Secret Room introduced Three, a new music inspired bag line that includes handbags, laptop bags, totes, cosmetic bags and wallets for girls and women of all ages. Dumi Shapewear was there to make sure starlets look good underneath it all while Commandos means never having to wear panties under slacks ever again. Just stick it onto the crotch are of the pants and go commando. La Chica Chic was styling celebrities with their line of Brazilian handbags and shoes while Zuzatz got them ready for summer with interchangeable bands for sandals. She’s Crafty Designs gifted their handmade jewelry which are made of fused glass. Bridgett Artise gave away her book Born Again Vintage which shows how to reconstruct pieces that are already in your wardrobe and Big Feet Pajama had men’s and women’s pjs that will keep celebs comfy and at the perfect temperature all year round.

Celebrities will never have to worry about cellulite again thanks to Adonia Leg Tone. It works after nine minutes and three applications and there is a 71% reduction of cellulite after six weeks. Forget eyelash extensions, mascara or chemical induced eyelash growth serums, Lash Alive is blended with over 19 organic essential oils to give longer lashes in just 21 days. Starlets chose organic lip shades from PeaceKeeper Cause Metics which gives their profits to urgent health issues concerning women. They also received gift certificates for laser treatment services from New Age Aesthetics and Livia products, an organic skincare line whose ingredients are completely raw and therefore the most effective.

There were plenty of items for celebrity parents to take home to their kids including Just Be tees, CynerGreen water bottles, Three Peas baby clothes for boys and girls, Baby Bella Maya blankets with matching booties, No Mommy’s Perfect onesies, tote bags and journals, and plush baby towels from Cackleberry Kids.

They also received Elie’s Papel environmentally friendly stationary line, the very popular Monavie acai berry antioxidant drink, reusable shopping bags from Calypso Studios and had fun getting their picture taken and immediately printed by Get Flipped.

When they were done, they snacked on delicious cupcakes from Sugar & Spice Cake Shoppe. This included red velvet, rum cake with lite buttercream frosting, yellow cake with lite strawberry buttercream, and chocolate cake with lite strawberry buttercream. For a little kick, they had some spicy Falafel chips and drank One Coconut Water.

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At the Madison and Mulholland suite, celebrities had their choice between beautiful Charlie Lapson bags for formal occasions, Magali convertible bags that can be used as clutches, purses or hip bags, eco-friendly fair trade bags from Mad Bags, and Bam Bags, which are made out of continuous zippers. Butler Bag introduced their new satchel and tote styles for day and their Cocktail Clutch, perfect for evening. Of course all the new Butler Bags had the trademark compartments built right in to keep celebrities organized.

There was one of a kind, handcrafted, semi-precious jewelry from Keren Creations, extremely comfortable shapers that don’t pinch from Sculptz, unisex hats from Bold Hatmakers, and luxury organic prods from around world with an Asian influence from WorldCharms.com. Just in time for summer, there were affordable luxury sunglasses from Foster Grant, who just like the Oscars celebrated their 80th year and Bandals, a new footwear company, had sandals with bands that can be changed to go with all their different summer outfits.

So how did stars get ready for the red carpet? They had their hair done by Warren Tricomi, O.P.I. provided manicures and Lovely Lashes gave starlets party lashes. Cure-Natural Aqua Gel, a water based exfoliator from Japan, was perfect for celebrities who didn’t have time to see their facialist. In just a few minutes, it removes dead skin cells to brighten and soften the face and body.

Celebrities also received great fun and useful gadgets. Thanks to the Phifer Reader, celebs can comfortably read in bed while laying on their side if they wish to. This new gadget holds the book so they don’t have to. When they’re not reading, they could be watching their favorite shows and movies on the Moxi HD DVR. Referred to as Tivo on steroids, it has a 500GB hard drive, 75 hours of HD content, a broadband connection to pull internet content, a jukebox option that plays music from the user’s iPod, and games such as Sudoku and Video Poker can be played. Hoover introduced their new platinum line vacuum cleaners. Since beautiful teeth starts with a clean toothbrush, Zapi gave away their battery operated toothbrush sanitizers for individuals, travel and there was even a counter unit that holds 4 brushes.

While walking around the venue, which was beautifully decorated by Aristocratic Design, stars also got a taste of Zenergy, which has healthy raw vegan snacks with four Chinese herbs that includes Shou Wu, American Ginseng, Schizandra and Cordyceps. They washed it down with Izze sparkling juices and took home an organic detox kit from Izo to help cleanse and purify the body.

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At The Pali House, Platinum Publicity held an intimate affair where guests sipped sparkling Izze juices such as grapefruit, blackberry, and clementine flavors or Alize cocktails that were cleverly named after Oscar nominated films. These included “Slumdog Sparkler,” “Revolutionary Rose,” and “The Curious Cordial of Benjamin Button.” While sipping on their drinks, they picked out a pair of MBT shoes to activate leg muscles while standing or walking around, machine washable outerwear for women by Ogie Kanogie, Storm of London watches and jewelry for both men and women, fine Argentinean leather handbags, wallets and belts by Ada, and Corum watches for men. Corum has given the Gold Coin Watch, which has a $20 gold coin in it to every U.S. president since Nixon after their inauguration.

Bodi-tox gifted their carb blocking foot patches and capsules for detoxifying the body while Makeup Mandy provided lash extensions to starlets. Plantronics had gift cards for blue tooth headsets, Hollywood Piano provided music and discounts on their pianos. Sharpie introduced their new refillable marker which soccer stud David Beckham uses and Blurb.com offered free software for celebrities to write their own books.

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Losing isn’t always a bad thing. Just ask the Oscar nominees who didn’t take home the trophy that night, but what they did get is a Distinctive Assets gift basket full of consolation prizes that should last them until next year’s show. Curious as to what they got?

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Leading ladies received a New York & Company python print trench coat, which is perfect for the rainy season, a glamorous Jantzen bathing suit to take on their next island vacation, Booty Pop Panties to make their bottoms look fuller, a limited edition Diadora purse that looks like a small bowling ball bag, but is actually inspired by the game of soccer, and Suzanne’s Fem-Tote, which allows women to discreetly carry tampons, panties, maxi-pads and prepackaged wipes.

Celebrity parents hit the jackpot with a LINObaby onesie, beanie and their popular Thai Easy Pant which will fit babies from 4-18 months, and Heelarious Sadie cowboy boots for the growing fashionista. Since long days on set can take a toll on their health, The Count Me Healthy bracelet was included. It helps monitor calories, glasses of water, daily fiber, vitamin and mineral supplements and helps reduce cravings for caffeinated beverages, cigarettes and refined convenience foods.

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Since going green is a top priority with celebs today, the gift basket also included eco-friendly hangers, golf tees and combs from Wheatware.com and a Waste Management lamp tracker fluorescent bulb recycling kit. And when they need something to do between scenes, they can read What’s Age Got to Do With It? by Robin McGraw, The A-List Playbook by Leslie Gornstein, Do Your Giving While You Are Living, an inspirational book on what you can do today to make a difference tomorrow.

Of course they got the coolest and latest gadgets such as the Headplay personal cinema system, Hoover vacuum cleaner, Blue-ray disc, Zuca, the only customizable luggage you can sit on, and the Da Surf Hut portable beach house.

To satisfy their sweet tooth, they received delicious Christopher Michael Chocolates and Jennie & Vera’s Cookies, Amanzi Tea and Zico pure coconut water sports drink to quench their thirst, Slimware portion dishes so you never overeat. Bad breath is not an option, especially during those kissing scenes, and now they can have fresh breath with the BreathRX system, which includes a whitening toothpaste, anti-bacterial tongue spray, mouth rinse, dental floss and mints. They also received Altoids, Binaca breath sprays in Peppermint, Spearmint and Cinnamint, and a one-year supply of FireFly oral care products.

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They also received products, services and trips from Catdaddy, Giacini Atelier,
Lloyd London, Ninoosh, Perle Di Bianca, Shoshana Bean, Premier Tours, Huntley Drive Fitness, eyebobs, San Manuel Casino, Kaadiki, AG Hair Cosmetics, Toothguard Dental Instruments, Nutrifit, Robelyn Labs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Leon Fine Jewelry, Natura Pet Products, Sam Charles, Janet Harris SRC, See Thru Soap, Starbucks, CoCo Glo, Wimco Villas, Tradewinds Aviation, Nelson Wade, Dunton Hot Springs, Winvian, Ecosteps, Revance Therapeutics, Champion, Lindblad Expeditions, Green SUB, Salon TRUE, Quirk Books, Kiwi, Pet Reiki, Niko Cosmetics and much much more!

*All images by Judith Orr unless credited otherwise

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11 years ago

Hollywood has seen its share of ups and downs over the past few months, but it doesn’t tarnish the fact that Distinctive assets celebrated the amazing actors and actresses.

10 years ago

those are some amazing gifts! Im so jealous

10 years ago

Awesome collection of gifts