Out & About with Susan Hornik

Jamie Foxx and daughter with Elemoon owner Jing Zhou.
Photo: Rony Armas

Oscars Week turned Hollywood into a plethora of gifting suites, red carpet interviews and Oscar parties! Celebrity guests who attended the GBK Productions & Lifecell 2016 Pre-Oscar Lounge at The London West Hollywood drank lovely Be Tini cocktails, and received great gifts as they visited with each vendor. 

CEO and Founder of GBK Productions Gavin Keilly and Jimmy Jean-Louis attend the GBK & LifeCell 2016 Pre Oscar Lounge at The London West Hollywood on February 27, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for GBK Productions)

While there was nonstop action, there was also time for pampering! Title sponsor LifeCell gifted celebs like Anthony Anderson, (Blackish), Felicity Huffman, (American Crime), Brian James d'Arcy (Winner: Best Film 'Spotlight'), Tom Yellin (Nominated for Best Documentary "Cartel Land"), Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), Annet Mahendru ('The Americans, X Files'), Tom McCarthy (Winner - Best Original Screenplay "Spotlight") their Anti-Aging Treatment - a paraben, fragrance, and cruelty-free product that acts as an under eye treatment, firming serum, dark spot corrector, antioxidant serum, wrinkle reduction treatment, sheer moisturizer and primer all in one product. Presenting Sponsor Alessi Institute also offered guests the opportunity to experience SculpSure, the world's first FDA-approved laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis.

While stopping to talk with participating charity, Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work, actor Jamie Foxx said he appreciated having an open discussion with  his young daughter about equality for all. Foxx also received an elemoon,  the luxury wearable tech bracelet, the world's first smart accessory that lets you change its light designs to match every outfit or occasion and can even help you locate your phone.

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org), which also makes crocheted, knitted and sewn goods, hand-poured candles, paintings, holiday cards and hand-bound journals, is always a bit hit with celebrities, VIPs and members of the press at GBK's Pre-Primetime Oscars Celebrity Gift Lounge. Their signature black swag bag was filled to the brim with a diverse selection of handcrafted goods from participating members, including Nature With You, Soapybliss, HeidiLee Design, Kim Jakum Designs, Bonne Amie Boutique and Jamie Estelle Jewelry.

.  Presenting Sponsor, Center for Aesthetic Dentistry with Kelsey Scott (2014 Oscar-Winning Picture "12 Years A Slave")

At  Doris Bergman's 8th annual Valentine Romance Oscar®  Style Lounge & Party at Fig & Olive, in West Hollywood, over 100 of Hollywood's finest turned out to celebrate and honor the television industry's Oscar® Nominated actors, former winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS.  This highly anticipated invitation-only event, hosted by The Auto Gallery and presented by Maserati and The Center For Aesthetic Dentistry, featured an array of fashion for him and her including couture gowns, bespoke tuxedos & suits, the finest in beauty, skin & hair care, stunning jewelry collections, gorgeous accessories, sexy lingerie, fabulous fragrance, fashion-forward footwear, chic chapeaus, gourmet cuisine, unique spirits, delectable sweets.

Left: Cas Avnar (who starred in the Oscar nominated film, "Room" and Syfy's "Expanse") with 2-Minute Club

Oscar Nominees Brionne Davis ("Embrace of the Serpent" Best Foreign Film), Cas Anvar ("Room" Best Picture), Director Evgeny Afineevsky ("Winter On Fire" Best Documentary),  Vanessa Cloke ("Spotlight" Best Picture), joined George Chakiris (former Oscar Winner "West Side Story"), former Oscar Nominees Sally Kirkland, Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna, former Golden Globe Nominee Evan Brinkman ("Trainwreck"), former Golden Globe & Grammy Nominee & Frank Stallone ("Stayin' Alive"),  TV Legal Analyst Areva Martin, Multiple Emmy Winners Doris Roberts & Marilu Henner, Maria Conchita Alonso, Naomi Grossman ("American Horror Story"), Robin Givens, Eva La Rue, Ernie Hudson, John Savage, Steven Bauer ("Ray Donovan"), Judy Tenuta, Kelsey Scott ("12 Years A Slave), Adina Porter, Lou Ferrigno, Angela Gots ("Madam Secretary"), Damian Whitewood ("Dancing With The Stars"), Keesha Sharp ("The People vs. O.J. Simpson"), Corey Feldman ("The Lost Boys"),  & Robert Carradine, to name a few, were among the cadre of celebrities and industry VIPS who were treated to the best of the best!

Right: Annet Mahendru ('The Americans, X Files')

In the spirit of giving back, guests & sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 13-18) for a pre-Holiday Gift Drive benefitting'Wednesday's Child' -- a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. 'Wednesday's Child' highlights 'harder to place' children in the LA 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," says social worker, Professor  William Wong.  Bergman always invites 2 foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP.

Paul Sorvino, former Oscar Winner Margret O'Brien, Michael Schwibs, Randall Malone with Bill Harrison, WW2 veteran, at ROGER NEAL  STYLE HOLLYWOOD OSCAR VIEWING DINNER

Roger Neal was one busy man during Oscars week-not only did he produce The Ultimate Beauty & Couture Suite, he also created an Oscar viewing dinner at The Hollywood Museum, which houses the largest collection of celebrity memorabilia. Before dinner, catered by Presidential Chef Kurt Ehrlich who has worked under President Reagan, Ford, and Nixon, the numerous celebrities present were able to tour the various exhibits. Neal gave out ICON awards, to George Chakiris, who won his Oscar in 1961 for "West Side Story," Margaret O'Brien, who won her Oscar for "Meet Me St. Louis" and much loved actor Paul Sorvino, who serenaded guests with an impromptu song between Oscar commercials! 

Chocolatier Glamour Bombonier Brazilian Sweets made miniature chocolate award statues covered in edible gold that everyone enjoyed with some taking them home as souvenirs.

Posted By Susan Hornik on March 11, 2016 03:51 pm | Permalink