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Doris Bergman's 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party

By Marilyn Anderson

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It’s Oscar time again. That means Oscar parties, fashion, food and fun.  And the fun started weeks before the big event on February 12th at Doris Bergman’s 7th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Party.


Yara Shahidi with Bling It Hat Designs by Trudi

Tons of celebs and VIPS turned out at the Melrose Place eatery Fig & Olive for a luncheon and showcase of fabulous new items from trendy designers and sponsors MD Sun Skin Care and Pura d’or Hair Care.  

Who did we spot surveying the glamorous goodies and gifts?  Elise Robertson & Marnette Patterson from the Oscar Nominated Movie “American Sniper”, Oscar Nominee Danielle Brisebois (Original Song “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”), Kenny Chin from the Oscar Nominated Movie “Birdman”, Maddalena Ischiale from the Oscar Nominated Movie “Unbroken”, Manny Marroquin from the Oscar Nominated Original Song “Glory” from “Selma”, and Melora Hardin from the Golden Globe Winning Comedy “Transparent.”


Joe Bologna & Renee Taylor

I chatted with comic actress Renee Taylor, who was trying on Sylvana K jewelry, including the most fantastic bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. Her hubby, actor Joseph Bologna, was sure to approve.

Sylvana K Jewelry

What woman doesn’t love bling? There was more from another favorite of mine, Twisted Silver.  Let’s face it – we gals could spend hours trying on all these beautiful baubles and bangles. 


Marilu Henner bedecked with bling on the Red Carpet

Dresses anyone?  For the casual but fun look, there’s Single Dress and Kaya Di Koko.  They featured an assortment of light summery styles that are comfy and adorable… and reasonably priced, even if you’re not a celebrity!


Angeline Rose Troy and Carolyn Hennesy with Single Dress and Kaya Di Koko styles

Then, for those uber-special occasions, there were fashions from an uber-special designer.  Sue Wong was on site with her amazing couture collection. It was awesome to meet her in person and peruse her magnificent creations. We know many of the biggest stars and celebs walk the Red Carpet wearing Sue Wong’s dazzling gowns.


Designer Sue Wong with Sofia Milos; Publicist Greta shows a Sue Wong gown

Samiah Fine Clothing showed off their luxurious brocade coats and jackets inspired by old world royalty and Victorian and Renaissance times. Phenomenal actor John Savage who has appeared in almost 200 television shows & movies, including the classic, “The Deer Hunter,” looked dashing in a blue Wellington Coat.


John Savage and publicists in Samiah Coats

For more traditional elegant business wear, men will want to check out Art Lewin BespokeArt is not only the sharpest men’s designer; he is the nicest guy around and makes you want to keep coming back to chat as well as to get fitted for his one-of-a-kind custom men’s suits.  

Hat’s off to Doris Bergman for a wonderful event… and hats on from two of the headwear designers – Di Snapback and Bling It Hat Designs by Trudi.

Khandi Alexander with Di Snapback


One of the biggest hits of the day was the Kelley West Microderm 360. What an exceptional gift for both women and men who want their skin looking great for the camera and just every day, too.


Greg Grunberg from “Masters of Sex” tries out Kelley West Microderm 360

Speaking of great skin, thanks to sponsor MD Sun, each guest received a luxury travel kit of products from his innovative skin care line.


MD Sun Skin Care Products

Okay, time for some more name-dropping. Who else did we see at Doris’s posh partay? Trinity Simone from the Oscar Nominated Movie “Selma” joined Hollywood Icon & former Golden Globe Nominee Lainie Kazan; Greg Grunberg from “Masters of Sex”; Hollywood Icon Deidre Hall; Dennis Christopher from “Django Unchained”; Jackson Pace of “Homeland”; Comedian Kevin Farley, Kelsey Scott from the 2014 Oscar-winning film, “Twelve Years a Slave”; Lisa Vidal from “Being Mary Jane”; Michael Welch from the “Twilight” Trilogy; and Richard Grieco from “22 Jump Street” along with multiple award-winning actor, Chris McDonald.

Gals from Twisted Silver having a bling of a blast!


In the spirit of giving back, Wednesday’s Child -- a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine -- was on site collecting new, unwrapped gifts – clothing, accessories, electronics and sporting equipment as well as monetary donations, for a Post-Holiday Gift Drive. Guests donated items for teens in foster care aged 13-18.  Lots of love was spread to lend a helping hand so that these young people can look forward to a spectacular start for the New Year!   

Other gifts and services were provided by:

Whirl-a-Style, Handmade Hearts by Hillel, Nitrocream, Jewelry Designs, Kama Sutra, My Saint My Hero, Spongelle, Tequila Azul Imperial, Telic Footwear, Drink Hint, The Virgin Cure, Arbonne, Model In A Bottle, My Dog Nose It, Shangri La Luxury, Shoppe 815, Color Wow, Tanus Designs Jewelry, Ofenbacher Fudge, GUESS,  Luna Bar & Cliff Bar & Veved Ice Vodka.

Be sure to watch the 87th Annual Academy Awards that take place on February 22nd, 2015 – and be sure to check out all the terrific items the celebrities took home from Doris Bergman’s Annual Valentine Romance Oscar® Style Lounge and Party. You can look and feel like a Hollywood star, too!


Published on Feb 21, 2015

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