On Thursday, September, 15, 2017, West Hollywood hotspot Fig and Olive was buzzing with excitement as Doris Bergman hosted her 8th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party. This was my first time to have the honor to attend and I must say, there is a magical quality to event production and Doris Bergman definitely has the touch. This exclusive, invitation soiree, was hosted by Buywine.com and presented by Skinside US Drinkable Collagen (skinside.com) The restaurant was packed but I had the pleasure of working my way around the vendor tables and booths. There was a great energy within the room and I genuinely loved the concept of guests mingling with brands within the intimate setting of a restaurant courtyard. It created a lovely sense of personal connection while obtaining insider information. The Style Lounge presented great brands, elegant gifts for VIP guests, delicious food and stylish beverages.
Emmy Nominated Actors, former Emmy winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIP’s mingled in the lovely courtyard that featured couture gowns by Sue Wong (www.suewong.com), Bespoke Tuxedos and Suits (www.artlewinbespoke.com), luxurious beauty, skin and haircare products (www.thedrybar.com), gorgeous jewelry collections, lovely accessories, fashion (Single Dress was back gifting the latest styles in dresses) (www.singledress.com), decadent bourbon Bundt velvet cakes (chefelliot.com), gourmet and wholesome dog treats, pet staycation kits (www.cjspetstaycation.com), and much more! I enjoyed all the brands that were featured and felt they all complemented each other quite perfectly.
2017 Primetime Emmy Winner, Kim Estes, Best Actor, Short Form (“Dicks”), Patrika Darbo, 2016 Primetime Emmy Winner, Best Actress Short Form (“Acting Dead), Primetime Emmy Nominees, Kevin “The Bull,” Host of Emmy Nominated Series (“American Ninja Warrior”), Kelsey Scott (“Walking Dead”), Mo Collins (“’F’ Is For Family”), joined Multiple Oscar Nominee Bruce Dern, Genevieve Buechner (“UnReal”), Shiva Negar (“American Assassin”), Hollywood Icon Deidre Hall (“Days of Our Lives”), Brigitte Nielson, Denise Boutte, Tony Denison (“Major Crimes”), Michael Campion (“Fuller House”), Naomi Grossman (“American Horror Story”), Nathan Davis, Jr. (“Detroit”), Gleb Savchenko (“Dancing With the Stars”), Steven Bauer (“Ray Donovan”), Lotte Verbeek (“Madam Secretary”), Marilu Henner, Dee Wallace, Maria Conchita Alonso, Rosa Blasi (“The Thundermans”), Toks Olagundoye, to name a few, who were among the cadre of celebrities and industry VIPS who were treated to the best of the best!
Title Sponsor BUYWINE.COM with 2017 Primetime Emmy Winner, Kim Estes, Best Actor, Short Form, “Dicks” / Visit buywine.com.
Skinside is a fun and fantastic concept. It offers collagen in a bottle. The taste is delicious and this innovative formula is skincare from the INSIDE –Skinside consists of Delicious Drinkable Swiss 2 oz. beauty shots with 2500 mg Purified Collagen and Antioxidant Vitamins.
Presenting Sponsor Skinside Drinkable Collagen with Genevieve Buechner. Visit skinside.com.
VIP Sponsor Pampered Pets Playhouse Resort & Spa with Denise Boutte from Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Brown’s. Visit http://www.cjspetstycation.com/.
A highlight was meeting designer Sue Wong in person. She is so talented and is expanding her experience to home projects. Sue Wong is fun to talk too and always has exciting news to share.
Sue Wong Couture Fashion / Visit suewong.com
Twisted Silver is a fabulous jewelry line and loved styling Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”). The gifted choker of the day was the upcycled brown leather choker with the gorgeous gypsum crystal (that Debra is wearing).
Toks Olagundoye “(Castle”) looking gorgeous in a Twisted Silver Bracelet. Visit twistedsilver.com.
Jeanne Vixen Jewelry gifted a Prosperity ring, which was timeless and stunning.
Jeanne Vixen Jewelry / Visit www.etsy.com/shop/JeanneVixenJewelry.
Celebrity favorite, My Saint, My Hero, was back with blessing bracelets. All of their jewelry (necklaces, earrings and sacramental pieces) are wearable blessings that serve as a constant reminder of faith, hope, and healing.
My Saint, My Hero Blessing Bracelets / Visit http://www.mysaintmyhero.com/.
VIP Sponsor Reema beauty with Shiva Negar “American Assassin,” CBS Films / Visit http://www.reema-beauty.com/.
VIP Sponsor Abingdon Timepieces with Hollywood Icon Brigitte Nielson / Visit http://www.abingdonco.com/.
Spa Girl Cocktails is another fabulous and innovative brand based in Palm Springs but travels everywhere. Spa Girl Cocktails are an all-natural, low calorie, gluten-free vodka martini seeking to inspire the entrepreneur, satisfy the adventurer and encourage the beauty in all of us.
Marylu Henner enjoying Spa Girl Cocktails / Visit http://www.spagirlcocktails.com/.
Partygoers staying hydrated with Hint Water in a variety of refreshing flavors / Visit http://www.drinkhint.com/.
Actor Steven Bauer (“Ray Donovan”) checking out the Food Network’s Chef Elliot Farmer’s decadent Red Velvet Bourbon Bundt Cakes and Spices / Visit chefelliot.com.
Master Chef Jamie Lauren (far left) gifted actor Cleo Anthony (Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It”) Hank and Frida’s Burger Time hot sauce and mustard / Visit http://www.chefjamielauren.com/.
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, Dr. 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. http://www.foxla.com/wednesdays-child.
Christine Devine from ‘Wednesday’s Child’ / Hint Infused Water / Visit https://www.drinkhint.com/.
Actor Tristan Rogers (General Hospital) checking out Signature Innovation Group Men’s Wear / Visit www.signatureinnovationgroup.com.
By 3, it was time to return to reality. However, it was a beautiful afternoon (true Hollywood style) and I could not wait to get home to research the brands further. It was a star-studded event and I’m thrilled to have been a part of it. A heartfelt thank you to Doris Bergman (of Bergman PR), all the incredible sponsors and vendors, and the wonderful celebrities that came out to support.
Gifts and services were provided by Buywine.com, Skinside Drinkable Collagen, Abingdon Co. Timepieces, The Dry Bar, Montrose Regenerative Cosmetics & Laser Center, Curlifornia, Hair Swell, Chef Elliott’s Red Velvet Bourbon Bundt Cakes & Signature Spices, Olympia Luggage, USA, Spa Girl Vodka, Hashtag Hooker, Signature Innovation Group Men’s Wear, Art Lewin Bespoke, Hint Water, Sue Wong Couture & Fragrance, Pampered Pets Playhouse Resort & Spa, CJS Homemade Wholesome Pet Treats, My Saint, My Hero, Twisted Silver, Jeanne Vixen Jewelry, Reema Beauty, Burger Time, Single Dress, Kaya Di Koko, Single Underwear for Men, Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Turok, Rock Your Hair, Marriagemindedonly.com, CJS Pet Staycation, Sunless Beauty, Purad’or, Miradryla.com, “Loaded Dice Films’ “Wheels” DVDs, Astrologer Kelly Surtees, and VIP Gift Bags provided by Buywine.com.
Featured Image: VIP Sponsor Reema beauty with Shiva Negar “American Assassin,” CBS Films.
Lizzy Collazos is a LA based writer who covers fashion, style and emerging artists. She is constantly sourcing and inspired by designers, artists and entertainers making their mark in an innovative way. “I see fashion and art as a beautiful form of self-expression and a way to tell a story.” "I love becoming immersed in a project and seeing it through fruition."She knows the LA scene well and currently contributed to The LA Fashion Magazine as well as LA-Story.com. Follow Lizzy Collazos on these social platforms.