The Recording Academy® and Fashion Los Angeles™ founder and CEO, Michael Venedicto presented the Recording Academy’s® Official Grammy Style Studio 2011 on the 51st floor of a new downtown venue with sweeping views in every direction. You could see all the way to the ocean from this gorgeous Style Studio in the sky. The Style Lounge was set up for the Rock Stars, Presenters, Performers, and stylists dressing them for the Grammys. Telecast nominees, presenters and performers borrow the stunning gowns, jewelry and accessories at the Style Studio, which was worn to red carpet events throughout Grammy® Week. The Celebrities could have luxurious facials, makeup applied, enjoy delicious snacks from STK, and sip $2000 a bottle Sake, vodka and many types of sodas, including a drink called Neuro that can enhance your mood, or activity.
Haute Couture Designer Lloyd Klein, is as elegant, avant-garde, and delightful as the spectacular, high-end couture gowns and jewelry he creates. A French couturier, born in Montreal and based in Los Angeles, he started his career on the runways of Paris. There could not be a more perfect group of people to wear Lloyd Klein Superstar/ Rockstar couture creations, then the Grammy Nominees, Performers, and Presenters that were invited to the 2011 Grammy Style Lounge to be dressed in the elegant couture gowns, and jewelry for the Red Carpet Events of Grammy Week. Lloyd Klein also makes a line of ready to wear, accessories, shoes and handbags.
Epicuren is a performance based skin care line coupled with cutting edge technology that’s fused with superior elements of nature. Epicuren was giving the VIP’s, VIP treatment with their amazing facialsand Enzyme® Skin Care System, which is used by cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, exclusive resorts, highly skilled licensed aestheticians and A-List celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, and Gwen Stefani who use the Epicuren line.
Gypsyz are Designer Footwear made with cozy knitted cotton in a various colors and patterns, with rubber soles for both men and women. It’s not just a shoe, and it’s not just a sock, but it’s a little of both and just “Oh too cute, and perfect to keep you warm as toast!” Gypsyz are inspired by a South American favorite, but are made with a modern twist. You can have your gypsyz in three heights: low, medium or high on the thigh. Gypsy05 also makes a full line of trendy, fashion forward, adorable clothing, with a large celebrity following.
Charlie Lapson, CEO/ Creative Director of The Charlie Lapson Collection, is a world class designer that creates spectacular, handcrafted, Italian Leather Handbags made in Tuscany, beautiful jewelry combining fine gem stones & semi precious stones, and a gorgeous line of watches for men and women. You have to love Charlie, he one of the most personable people you could meet, so understandably he currently has 6 television shows on fashion and style, filming in Hong Kong, Brazil, The UK, Japan & Central America.
Banzai Beverage Company is an importer of specialty and craft brewed sake. Founded in 2003 by president, Takahiro Tokura, with the vision of introducing the finest Japanese sake into the American mainstream market. They have full lines of delicious Sake, Plum Sake, and Pure Rice Sake. The VIP’s were treated to tastes of their very exclusive Sake, of which only 100 bottles were made. It sells for $2000 a bottle. Celebrities were also treated to Banzai Beverage Companies other fine other sakes, and plum sakes.
Kanvis, founded and designed by Kfir Levy, is a very cool full line of men’s and women’s classic lifestyle brand shirts, pants, jackets, coats, and dresses. Each Kanvis garment is nurtured from conception to production, with strict attention to detail and tailoring. Kanvis garments are Organic. They use lovely muted colors, blacks, whites, greys and muted peach tones.
Pop Beauty London is pretty punk makeup as an accessory with awesome rich, dark pigments that last on your skin. Originally a UK company, Pop Beauty is now coming to the US!
Elvislaskin clothing items are made from all original abstract artwork printed on Tees, striped dresses, and other cool items. The new line now features stunning sequined pieces, and the company is named after her boy kitty, Elvis.
M. Cohen is primarily a hip, men’s, women’s and unisex jewelry line made out of brass, copper, gold, silver, leather and silver, stone and bone and wraps, all designed by Maor Cohen. He also makes scarves and hats. Look for their store opening soon in Los Angeles, right next to Jones on Third.
Fake Bake was on hand to spray the VIP’s to a nice golden brown. Fake Bake also gifted their self-tanning products for the VIP’s to take home so the celebs would keep looking their California best anytime they wanted.
Alana Hale is a Los Angeles couture women’s clothing company with dresses, tops, skirts and a wide variety of unique styles and designs.
Lily B is an all natural skin care line formulated for women in their 20's and 30's.
Lisamichelle is a high-end contemporary women’s line of clothing and beautiful accessories, including cuffs, neckpieces and belts, which are versatile and can be worn in a variety of ways.
Bagstil handbags a combination of English & German styles, but made in Los Angeles out of leather on the outside with cream satin lining. One of their bags was made especially to honor the Grammys, 2011.
Sarah Brannon clothing is fun with a rock & roll edge that takes inspiration from music & art. Sarah Brannon's collections showcase an aesthetic unique to Chelsea Rebelle. They introduced their Spring 2011, Devil Town collection at the Grammy Style Lounge.
TW Steel watches are made by a Holland based company. TW Steel watches sell in high-end stores, but only sell for around $600.
Jill Reno Collection is two jewelry lines
with a fashion collection & high-end couture line.
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