It was an absolutely fab fest and feast at Doris Bergman’s 6th ANNUAL VALENTINE ROMANCE OSCAR® STYLE LOUNGE & PARTY at the Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. Doris hosts this star-laden event every year, and it keeps getting better. Celebs and VIPS were invited to give-a-gift and get-gorgeous-gifts along with enjoying a super day at this wonderful eatery. The gift giving was a charitable donation where guests brought new or slightly worn articles of clothing and accessories for a Valentine’s Day Gift Drive benefiting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ – which highlights ‘harder to place’ children (ages 15-18) in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
The glam guests received lots of divine goodies, including fashion for him and her, luxurious items of body, skin & hair care, chic chapeaus, fashionable timepieces, stunning jewelry collections, fine art, and much more!
Former Oscar Nominee Angela Bassett looked stunning on the arm of her handsome hubby Courtney B. Vance. Former Oscar Winner Louis Gossett, Jr., was there as well as Oscar Nominee Robin Mathews (Make-up Artist for “Dallas Buyers Club, Elizabeth & William Shatner, Carla & Lou Ferrigno, Dot Marie Jones (“Glee”) and funny men, Kevin Farley and Cheech & Chong. Other celebs enjoying the lunch and gifts were Tia Carrere, Maria Conchita Alonso and Chelsie Hightower (“Dancing With The Stars”).
There were celebs gifting celebs, too. Simply Eartha is a new line of “Accessories that SAY Something” from Kitt Shapiro who is the daughter of the legendary Eartha Kitt. Shapiro created the lifestyle brand as a tribute to her mother, and her company offers candles, bangle bracelets, notecards, T-shirts and other gift items that feature things Eartha used to tell her, such as“Don’t Panic,” “My flaws make me who I am,” “This is your life take it in,” and other pearls of wisdom.
Another wise woman, the “Love Doctor” Dr. Ava Cadell, was previewing her new book, “Neuroloveology: The Power to Mindful Love & Sex.” Who doesn’t want that power?!
And speaking of love – there was an array of jewelry that always says “love” to women. This included collections from Twisted Silver; Lusciouss by Kendra Bridelle; Gilbert Albert; My Saint, My Hero; and Sylvana K Designs. Sure to be popular this year are the eye-catching professional women’s watches from Guess in a Rose Gold-Tone & Crystal Multi-Function style.
Ooh La Bra is a cool new brand of Bra Straps that are designed to be seen. There are a variety of styles that attach to any convertible or strapless bra.
For women’s fashions there were custom-designed, handmade couture gowns from Mon Atelier and adorable every day dresses from Single Dress. For men, there was Single Underwear and Waraire Boswell Executive Men’s Clothiers. And to “top things off,” for both men and women, there were wonderful Baron Hats.
Some of the other celebs included Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Illeana Douglas, Eva LaRue, Tommy Lee Davidson, Richard Brooks & Lisa Vidal (“Being Mary Jane”), Nicholas Guest (“Sons of Anarchy”), Sofia Milos, Adrienne Janic (“Fit, Famous & Fabulous”), Kellita Smith “The First Family”), and Patrick Gallagher (“Glee”),
The event was hosted by Begley’s & Bill’s 100% All Natural Sodas and presented by Whitening Lightning & Nature’s Flavors, with additional gifts and services from Handmade Hearts by Hillel, PK’s Chocolates, Poof, Platinum Image Services, MiA Bath & Body, Timmy Woods, “Serenade” by Virtuoso Violinist, Daniel D, Art By Dano, Slash Salon, SudzzFx, La Curcio Skin Care Collection, Honest Tea, Spongelle, Tequila Azul Imperial and Veved Ice Vodka.
It’s that exciting time of year when the Academy Awards take place, and Doris Bergman’s Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party adds another level of fun and excitement for all who are lucky enough to attend.