Tituss Burgess at Pilot Pen's event
Pilot Pen and their "Modern Classics" theme inspired talent to write inspirational messages with the Vanishing Point retractable fountain pen, which features a 18-karat gold nib. Pilot Pen's space was adorned with colorful art, reminding all that "Words Are Powerful, Choose Your Words Wisely." This created a positive vibe alongside DJ Jesse from PRISM DJ's, and the perfect grand entrance for attendees, as they entered the lounge experience. Pilot Pen also inspired the celebrities to share their message, by offering them a $5,000 donation to their charity of choice.
Blooming, a high frequency facial massager with LED light therapy that stimulates collagen, wowed the attendees by showcasing how the product helps tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Guests headed to the Burke Williams corner to get massages and hear about their latest Custom Blend oil options, receiving a three-day Spa Pass.
Two Gypsea Souls customized vintage flannels for each celebrity with band images such as KISS, Fleetwood Mac, and Textere Silk had the attendees' nighttime attire covered, gifting silk men's and women's pajama sets. Vitamin infused Vita Cup coffee and refreshing cocktails from Ving Vodka were available, along with Cali'flour Foods, a favorite for many celebrities passing through, sampling delicious pizza recipes on their low-calorie cauliflower crusts.
Crown of Light had exquisite diamond pieces on display, where talent could try on their $750,000 diamond necklaces. Eva Gems and Jewels was also helping to tie red carpet looks together, showcasing bright gemstones and beautifully elegant designs that were available to wear for the evening. Chateau Boswell poured their Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot Noir from their vineyard on St. Helena, and Coravin gifted their wine preservation units to the nominees, which allows wine to be poured without ever corking the bottle.
Along with diamonds, chocolates and designer shoes, attendees also went home with practical new products, such as the iMaxAlarm, a personal security device which emits an ear deafening siren to help deter a potential attack, and draw the attention of the people around you to your emergency.
Celebrities and guests were also introduced to four charities on-site, including International Society of Human Unity, LA-based Animal Awareness animal rescue, Stop, Stand, Speak and Face Forward, who work with victims of physical abuse. Bullets4Peace also gifted their Hand-in Hand stainless steel bracelets, and made donations to the Hand-in Hand foundation to help with hurricane relief.
At the Celebrity Connected Emmy Luxury Gifting Suite, I loved seeing the lovely, custom created perfumes from Sue Phillips, who introduced her new House of Fragrance Menage 'a Trois Kits of Sparkling Citrus, Woodsy & Glamorous Floral. Actress Susan Sarandon visited Sue's booth and received a perfume atomizer filled with aromatic magic.
High Gorgeous offered its cannabis-based beauty products for cellulite, showers, body butters, and light body lotions that also calm arthritis and skin issues. WeWool, founded by Matt Syracusa, crafts comfortable socks for hiking and donates a pair to people in need for every pair sold. Syracusa ran a breakfast outreach ministry and realized how important a sturdy pair of socks could make a real difference during winter.
BuzzPop Cocktails rounded things out with refreshing adult popsicles that may soon make its way to better hotel pool decks, while NajaVibes, offered perfect totes and Ts for beach visits.
Hollywood is talking about celebrity hairstylist, Brandon Martinez, who recently wrote a book, "Sex, Hair & Billionaires. "Nothing like this story has been told since the movie, 'Shampoo.' My book, makes Warren Beatty's character look like he worked at Super Cuts!" he quipped.
"The book is a behind the scenes look into the lives of some of the most famous and powerful people in the world," said Martinez. "As a hairstylist, you are exposed to your clients' lives in a way that most people never get to experience. The salon chair is better than alcohol, because when the blow dryer turns on, the gossip flows! My clients are at the top of the food chain and what they allowed me to see had to be documented, as the book writes itself. This book goes into the details of the rich and famous, and gives the reader an idea of how the super successful live."
Martinez is an expert stylist. "Women are cutting their hair into short, pixie haircuts to show off their natural beauty. No more hiding behind lots of wavy hair. It's now all about short, sexy and sophisticated."
Martinez believes the secret behind celebrities' hair looking so good is biotin. "Biotin is the new buzz word in beauty. Taking Biotin increases Keratin growth for stronger, healthier hair."
His latest hair products: Biotin Hair Growth Vitamins and Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner from B. The Product Hair Care.
Propel Co:Labs held a fitness festival in Hollywood, where attendees could sweat in celebrity workouts with Shay Mitchell (ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars") and Scott Foley, (ABC's "Scandal"). The classes were led by their very own personal trainers, Harley Pasternak and Gunnar Peterson. A variety of workouts was offered all day, led by top fitness partners from around the country including: Prevail Boxing, Playlist Yoga, Yoga for Bad People and modelFIT, alongside the musical stylings of Big Boi, AlunaGeorge, Spencer Ludwig, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Henry Fong, Milk N Cooks, Ashli Katz and Samantha Ronson.
Shay Mitchell at Fitness Festival LA
Peterson's tip: "If you are working out, always make sure you stay hydrated. it's very good to drink water with electrolytes, as the sodium replaces what is lost in sweat."
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Bobbi Kristina with Whitney Houston/Wiki Commons
Upcoming TV show to check out: TV One pulls back the curtain on Bobbi Kristina's life in a made-for-TV biopic called, Bobbi Kristina, set to air October 8.