The day was all about giving. It was also a celebration for fashionistas, foodies, cocktail connoisseurs, and beauty aficionados.
Kathy Duliakas produced her 6th Annual Celebrity Oscar Suite and Party, held at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, just a mile away from the celebrated Oscar festivities at the Dolby.
This festive event was co-hosted by Maleku Jewelry, presented by ZENSATION and benefited Pajama Program’s 1 Million Good Night’s Campaign.
Carter’s (a young children’s clothing company) matched pajamas for every celebrity who attended, as well as for social media posts about the event. For each celebrity who stopped by their table, Circuelle, an event sponsor, donated mammograms to underprivileged woman.
The Taglyan’s in-house Divine Food and Catering provided a Mediterranean gourmet VIP feast for VIPs.
One of the first familiar faces we recognized was the fashionable Debra Mitchell (we love her bob) from Twisted Silver and Perch by TII. Her designs are uber hip with Hollywood types stacking bracelets, layering necklaces, and generally having fun with her recycled jewelry.
Last year, she presented unusually tied multi-hued scarves/shawls. This year Goga by Gordana (Project Runway’s Gordana Gehlhausen Goga) offered Oscar nominees her gowns. 12 Years a Slave nominee, Kelsey Scott took her up on it and wore two of her designs on Oscar night.
Wear Luck showcased tops made of soft t-shirt material, versatile enough to wear to a dance class or night on the town. Each piece has an inspirational message. Blanca Blanco wore hers to a movie premiere.
Another “must see” was a purse made of zippers. BAM Bags made them in all sizes and colors, pairing fashion with function. They could go to any Hollywood event for work, play, travel, and even be used as a cosmetic bag.
Additional VIPs: 2014 Oscar or movie nominees Ashley Dyke, 12 Years a Slave; Emily Bergl, Blue Jasmine; Dustin Kerns, The Wolf of Wall Street; Helen Hong, Inside Llewyn Davis; Craig Borten, Writer, Dallas Buyers Club; Crispin Struthers, Best Editing, American Hustle.
Also: Ashley Jones, Peter Parros, Gleb Savchenko, Carolyn Hennesy, Cas Anvar, Matthew Marsdsen, Jonathan Keltz, Sean Faris, Alysia Reiner, Stephanie Jacobsen, Scheana Marie, Jax Taylor, Alicia Lagano, Carly Steel, Marilu Henner, Gia Mantegna, Lyndon Smith, Melissa Peterman, Nic Bishop, John Savage, Matthew Fahey, Patricia De Leon, Jaclyn Betham, Chase Masterson, Tia Carrere, Breeda Wool, Corbin Bleu, Renee Olstead, Wes Ramsey, Leo Howard, and Sandra Vergara.
Additional vendors: AriZona Beverages, Aroma Sense, BAM Bags, Beverly Hills Cosmetic & Laser Center, CLIF Bar, DreamSpa, DropShades, Exhale, Hawaiian Springs, Herban, International Citizen Design House, ISO Beauty, KAH Tequila, Kama Sutra, Karma Kollection LLC, KRAVE, KRPR Creative PR, Original Gourmet Lollipops, Mobigrip, Photo Booth Pro, Pret a Porter Designs, Pretty Polly, Pretzel Crisps, ShameOnJane, Sheila Bella, Single by Galina Sobolev, Skinnygirl Sparklers, Skinnygirl Daily, The Orphaned Earring, Thorlos/Experia, Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle, Vintage TeaWorks, Ze Chocolate Lady, and ZING Vodka.
Sue Facter writes about the luxury brand. Her work appears in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Women’s Day Australia, on broadcasts and the web.