Extra TV's Oscar Swag Bag Goodies

Tia Carerra leaves happy.

Love that necklace you saw on Reese?  Want to try the same skincare as Charlise?  Wonder what was in all those swag bags on the arms of your favorite stars? Small and unknown companies have gotten mega-exposure this year at the Academy Awards by using a cutting-edge marketing strategy of gifting and pampering celebrities and VIP's. Jewels and Pinstripes, one of the country's premier gift bag companies, assembled the luxury gift bag for Extra's Award Lounge to gift the 2006 Academy Award nominees, celebrities and VIP's.

"The Extra Awards Lounge presented an excellent opportunity for my clients to showcase the products to this year's nominees' said Julie Kenny President of Jewels and Pinstripes. We have a wonderful assortment of fabulous products and are sure that everyone who receives their gift bag will be thrilled with its contents'. Jewels and Pinstripes created the gift bags for Extras Award Lounge this past September in celebration of the Emmys. Response from recipients of the gift bag and the lounge was overwhelmingly positive. For this event, Jewels and Pinstripes created 75 gift bags which were given to all attendees who invited to the suite. An autographed gift bag, with all contents included, was auctioned online and all proceeds wre donated to Race to Erase MS. The gift bag can be found at www.charityfolks.com, beginning on March 3rd. 

The take!

To date, Jewels and Pinstripes has raised more than $175,000 for charity since its inception in 2004. The contents of the "bag", with products valued at more than $20,000, were packed in a 25' piece from the Vera Bradley Signature Luggage Collection distributed by Ricardo Beverly Hills, included some of the following...

FabulouslyForty.com has introduced especially designed necklace from  D.A.Y.S. an Original Collection. The necklace was created by Fabulously Forty Inc.'s founder and European designer, Yana Berlin.

Fabulous Forty fab necklaces.

 The Extra Awards Lounge gift bag organizers selected the necklace for its distinctive design and an unusual blend of fabrics and the fluted shell pearl. This hand-made necklace represents the latest in jewelry fashion and was presented in the gift bag in variety of four colors.

What the stars got.

Every design in D.A.Y.S. an Original Collection is crafted through deep creative processes and is only available at FabulouslyForty.com. These jewelry pieces are unique and will never be mass-produced. From inception of the design idea to the final product, D.A.Y.S. an Original Collection's jewelry is a reflection of beauty, grace and spirituality. Retail Value of this necklace is $168.00. To learn more and see other products, please visit www.fabulously40.com

Luxury handbag company, Event at West Egg, designed an exclusive collection of silk clutch evening bags with luxury adornments. The colors of the collection reflected what was worn this year on the red carpet, silver, black, white, and ivory. 'Custom Jennifer' an evening bag was adorned with entrance making silk flowers.

Silk clutch evening bags by West Egg.

Swarovski® crystal in vintage brooch motifs, also popular on the red carpet, adorned clutches with names like 'Custom Beverly', 'Custom Marquis' and 'Custom Panache'. A circle of pearl caviar surrounded by French pleated silk ribbon adorned a 'Custom Tiffany' evening bag. The retail value of an evening clutch from the collection ranges from$150.00 to $300.00. www.eventatwestegg.com

The Bodog.com poker chip set features the 100% clay chips used in all the big money poker tournaments and in Casinos worldwide. The poker chip set comes in a sturdy black matte metal case with chips, cards, dice, dealer and blind buttons. The 100% clay style is rarely available in a home poker set and would retail for $200 if it was available for purchase. Currently the Bodog.com chip sets are only available as VIP gifts from noted billionaire, Calvin Ayre's top online gaming web site www.bodog.com.

Dunham Road Designs

Founded in 2001 by high school friends, Lee Carstensen Genung and Coren Caisse Moore, Dunham Road Designs offers photo albums, address books, and guest books designed for weddings, baby and just for fun.  All of the albums and guest books are hand bound using the highest quality archival materials and fabrics. The most popular products are the monogrammed photo albums and guest books available in a vibrant array of colors and threads with striped or plain colored ribbons. Recepients of the gift bags were given a gift certificate for a photo album from either the monogrammed collection or the 2006 patterned fabric collection. They are sold in high end stationery and gift stores across the country and on the  Dunham Road Designs website.   www.dunhamroad.com 

Hot up and coming San Francisco Bay Area designers, Debra Mitchell and Brenda Black of Pleasanton, California, are the creative forces of Twisted Silver. With backgrounds in fashion and business this dynamic duo blends the fabulous contrast of vintage silver with hip and unusual jewels,

Dancing With the Stars' Stacy Kiebler.

to create a new look of ultra-chic jewelry from funky to fantastic, contemporary to cool. Twisted Silver pieces are now in the hands of celebrities such as: Stacy Keibler of dancing with the stars, Tia Carrere, Nicolette Sheridan, Brooke Burke, Shawn King, Cobie Smulders of CBS; How I Met Your Mother, Carmen Electra, and many more. Twisted Silver's "Lotus" necklace(shown) and cuff bracelet from Twisted Silver's new Alchemy Line. Lotus necklace; $60.00/ Lotus cuff; $40.00. Hamilton gold plated band with 16mm glass pearl drop with large lobster claw and Twisted Silver signature "Twisted" pendant. Simply elegant!  www.twisted-silver.com

Tortuga Rum Cake from the Carribbean

A 3-Month Membership in the Tortuga Rum Cake Club includes three monthly shipments of a luscious 33oz Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cake, in a choice of delicious flavors - original golden with walnuts, chocolate, banana, coconut, key lime, Blue Mountain coffee and pineapple. A small 4 oz cake was included in each gift bag as well. Retail value $102.

Baked in the Caribbean with the finest natural ingredients, each cake is hand glazed with special 5 year old oak barrel aged Tortuga Gold Rum, then heat sealed and vacuumed packed to lock in freshness. These moist delectable gourmet desserts are the # 1 export of the Cayman Islands.   www.tortugarums.com

L.A. to N.Y. in four sublime hours.

A New Approach to Private Aviation. A brand new fleet that streaks from Los Angeles to New York in 4 hours. A service level enjoyed by jet owners. Now it's all yours. A complimentary hour of flight on XOJET's fleet of Citation Xs, the fastest non-military jet in existence. For the first time, a private jet company doesn't ask you to compromise anything. XOJET's new model of private jet ownership and flight gives you the newest planes, smarter pricing, and flight crews that feel deeply and personally accountable for providing a whole new level of service. The way private flight should be. www.xojet.com

"Dog"cademy Awards.

Chi-Chi Couture offers an Oscar shaped, one of a kind, artisan crafted dog biscuit collection. Made of only the finest, all natural ingredients that your 'Best Dog' would certainly bark about! The custom designed glass container holds nine different awards for the special recognition your pooch deserves. Hand cut and baked to perfection, each Oscar treat has a flavor like no other. Every Oscar boasts a hand written 'Best' cater gory, and is surrounded by blue and red yummy hand cut stars. Bon A Petite.  The retail value is...$125. They were created by Roll Over Red Rover and can be found at Chi-Chi Couture.com

Who doesn't love a chocolate covered strawberry?

Tuxedo BerriesTM were featured at the Extra Oscar Suite from Sharie's Berries. Tuxedo BerriesTM, the ultimate in elegance, are gourmet dipped to simulate a tuxedo - complete with bow tie and buttons. Perfect for the occasion.  You too can surprise someone special with a dramatic display of their most popular berries. Nestled inside an elegant gold foiled box with plush black lining, each berry boasts of a unique design and flavor combination for a deliciously different experience with every bite. These "almost too beautuful to eat" berries provide a full variety of our original six fancy dipped berries decorated with either; swizzles, almonds, mini-chocolate chips or fresh shredded coconut. Packaged in four different quantities to meet any gifting occassion for the truly "Unforgettable Gift."All their products are dipped, shipped and guaranteed overnight delivery NATIONWIDE. www.berries.com

PICTURE TRIVIA: MOVIE EDITION features full color and classic black & white stills from more than 150 all-time favorite movies. Accompanying each still are basic "who what when where" Picture Trivia questions, more challenging Bonus Trivia questions, and intriguing anecdotes about each film. Answers to questions are listed on the same page for easy reference, but at a "cheat-proof" angle.

PICTURE TRIVIA: MOVIE EDITION comes in an easy-to-hold, easy-to-pass 6 X 6 format, with a spiral binding that enables readers to flip pages around completely, so that one person can read questions while others study the still for clues to answers. And post-use, the book slides into a protective slipcase. 

The Good Girl Brand is a collection of trendy casual wear for women of all ages. Good Girl is focused on creating fabulous high quality clothing, and developing a personality brand, so their customers feel like members of a team. With all of the negative, catty, and sometimes explicit tee shirts out there, they feel that putting the spotlight on Good Girls is a welcomed change.
They submitted their limited edition "Bling" top to the EXTRA Awards Lounge gift bag. This cotton ribbed tank top is splashed with over 140 rhinestones that spell "Good Girl" on the front. The "Bling" tank retails for $59.00, and can be found at www.GoodGirlBrand.com

Building upon their casual, chic and fun sense of style, not to mention quick wit, they decided to go a giant step farther in changing the definition of motherhood by emblazoning these new messages on t-shirts. Karen Gold and Suzanne Simkin joined them as the third and fourth partners, to help bring the concept to life.  As Vicki says 'Motherhood doesn't define us. We define it.'www.promomcouture.com

This mini evening bag by Passchal is handmade from used truck inner tubes and hand-dyed croc embossed leather.  The sophistication of this mini evening bag is enhanced by decorative pearl and crystal jewelry. The textured lining is illuminated by an interior light system that activates when the bag is opened and closed.
The mini bags structured shape gives it a sleek urban vibe. "Being environmentally conscious can be fashionable." To date Passchal had collected over 5 tons of used truck and tractor inners that would otherwise be in landfills.www.passchal.com

JOY is a humble beginning for a young designer couple living in San Diego. It's literally a fusion of Chinese culture with western modern lifestyle. Inspired by each other's unique heritage, Mel and Joe decided to build upon their cultural differences through their passion for art and design. JOY is a line of carefully handcrafted and designed products that touches your senses through the blends of colors and tastes of cultures. Joy by Mel Lim, A set of 25 letterpress personalized stationery on 100% soft cotton paper & shimmery envelopes, $200.00, www.joybymellim.com  Phone 619.233.0924

X-treme Lace bra from Playtex

The X-treme Lace™ Underwire bra from Playtex lets you take lace to the x-treme. If features exquisite lace with pastel colors gives a sweet touch to this ultra-sexy bra.  It comes in: White/White, Black, Natural Crossdye, Belle Crossdye, Berry Crossdye and has a matching bikini bottom. Suggested retail price for the bra is $26.00.

Available exclusively in salons, L'Oreal Professionnel 's premium line, Serie Expert is a professional haircare system formulated to dramatically improve hair quality and provide instant results. The Serie Expert Vitamino Color shampoo, conditioner and gel masque revitalizes and strengthens color treated hair and the Serie Expert Liss Extreme shampoo, masque and shine serum softens and provides lasting smoothness and control for frizzy hair. $20 per travel set.www.serieexpertusa.com for salon locations and for more information about their products.

Clos Du Val was the wine of choice.

Other participants include:

Life is good Snuggly Socks, $10.00, www.lifeisgood.com

shrnk (Stylin Hip Rags for Newborns and kids)- Child's AB (lighting bolt) CD t-shirt, $28.00, www.shrnk.com 

DKNY Red Delicious Men Eau de Toilette, $58.00, Nordstrom Stores Nationwide

NextSport Asphalt Carving Scooter, $69.95, www.nextsport.com

Betties The patented-leather Nitro pump or Hot Rod Slider pinstriped with elegant detail. It's a lifestyle' $150.00 gift certificate, 925.398.0571

Vera Bradley Signature Luggage Collection Designed and Distributed Exclusively by Ricardo Beverly Hills, $300.00, www.verabradley.com

Indianapolis 500 VIP Experience Package, $5,000.00, www.indy500.com








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