Thursday, August 21st, 2014 marked the date for the yearly fun, food and fashion event presented by Doris Bergman in honor of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. This pre-eminent, pre-Emmy gifting affair for Hollywood stars and VIPS was held at the oh-so-wonderful Fig & Olive Restaurant on Melrose Place, where guests were treated to delicious cuisine and delectable gifts and goodies, including jewelry and watches, dresses and footwear, evening bags, travel accessories, cosmetics, fragrances, and oh-so-much more.
Wanna know who was seen at the scene? Two of our favs were Emmy Nominees Kate Burton (Outstanding Guest Actress “Scandal”) and super handsome Jon Voight (Supporting Actor “Ray Donovan”). Other actors enjoying the afternoon included Joey King & Joshua Close (Outstanding Miniseries, “Fargo”), Khandi Alexander & Ntare Mwine (Outstanding Miniseries “Treme”), Jamie Brewer (Outstanding Miniseries “American Horror Story”) and R.J. Mitte (Outstanding Drama Series “Breaking Bad”).
The annual event gives designers and shops the opportunity to personally show off their fabulous new products and services to guests in a festive environment.
We love the hats from Bling It Hat Designs. Whether you’re going out for an evening or just fun in the sun, you’ll definitely make a statement with these unique and charming chapeaus.
All the gals loved the innovative Ooh la Bra straps that peek out on your shoulders in different and special designs.
The dresses from Kaya Di Koko and Single Dress are always popular. And you can add to your ensemble with some fabulous accessories, such as...
Radar Watches -- they are oh-so-cool and oh-so-colorful! Are you wearing green, yellow, purple or pink today? We adore the fact you can change the straps according to your outfit or just your mood.
And what woman doesn’t love jewelry? There were all kinds of gorgeous necklaces, bracelets and earrings from Twisted Silver, Perch Jewelry, Olivia Designs Jewelry and My Saint, My Hero.
Do you like vintage clothes? Take a short jaunt to Fullerton, CA to Roadkill Ranch, an eclectic boutique with a great mix of 1940's and 1950's inspired clothing, jewelry and accessories for men and women.
For men in a look-the-absolute-best-ever mood, you’ll want to be wearing a suit from Art Lewin Bespoke Executive Clothiers. Art is a terrific guy who will make sure you look terrific at all times.
For more casual times, men as well as women will enjoy Go Fore Broke Sportswear, a new brand that is sure to hit a hole in one with golfers and others wanting comfy and appealing apparel, accessories and sport knick knacks.
And you can pack everything up wherever you go in fabulous, cool-looking Traveler’s Choice luggage.
So what’s not to love? It was a total day of tasty treats and gorgeous gifts.
Other celebs enjoying the afternoon included Marina Toybina (Triple Emmy Award Winning Costumer/Designer), Alex Meneses (“The Goldbergs”), Ashley Argota (“The Fosters”), Asia Monet Ray (“Dance Moms” & “Raising Asia”), Boti Bliss, Dot Marie Jones (“Glee”), Elaine Hendrix (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll”), Eric Martsolf, Eva La Rue, Gregg Daniel (“True Blood”), Hal Sparks (“Lab Rats”), Jesse Henderson (“Finding Carter”), Kelsey Scott (“12 Years a Slave”), Marilu Henner, Rosa Blasi (“The Thundermans”), Rowan Blanchard (“Girl Meets World”), Shanola Hampton (“Shameless”), Tiphany Adams (“Push Girls”), and Toks Olagundoye (“The Neighbors”).
In the spirit of giving back, guests & sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 15-18) for a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive benefiting ‘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 that are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 30,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, William Wong. “Gifts and monetary donations to the ‘Wednesday’s Child’ Pre-Holiday Gift Drive have been overwhelming and, most importantly, the event Sponsors and celebrity guests have provided examples to follow -- giving the public permission to embrace our kids.” In keeping with that, two foster children were invited by Doris Bergman to join in on the afternoon’s festivities and experience what it felt like to be treated as a VIP. “The love from the guests and sponsors was tremendous!” added Wong.
Other Gifts and services were provided by:
Telic Footwear, Nature’s Flavors, Bon Bon Home & Garden, Honest Tea, Single Underwear, GUESS, Tequila Azul Imperial, Veved Ice Vodka, Clif Bar, Luna Bar, Intemporelle Designs, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, Dawn Lee Cosmetics, Stacy Vason Haircare, Roadkill Boutique, IdefyneMe Inspirational T’s, Jones & Rose, Origami Owl Jewelry, Unity Vintage Jean Company, Clothing Nation, My Sweet Cupcake (Winner of “Cupcake Wars" on the Food Network), Model Call and CDs from vocal divas Lea Anderson and Devyn Rose.