GBK put on quite the soiree for fashionistas, celebrities and members of the press to indulge in during New York Fashion Week. Guests enjoyed a little bit of everything in the beautiful crystal room of the exclusive Empire Hotel.
Celebrities such as Jay Manuel and Miss J of "America’s Next Top Model", Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose, Ice-T of "Law and Order SVU" and his wife and model, Coco Austin, "Big Ang" and Carla Facciolo of VH1’s "Mob Wives", Sonja Morgan of Bravo TV’s "Real Housewives of New York City", Adrienne Bailon of Fox’s "The Real", Fashion Designer Phillip Bloch, Po Johnson from "La La’s Full Court Life", Matt Letscher of "The Carrie Diaries" and "Scandal", Katie Findlay and Chloe Bridges of The "Carries Diaries", Annaleigh Ashford of Broadway’s "Kinky Boots", Ryan Serhant of Bravo’s "Million Dollar Listing New York City", Siggy Flicker and Anya Ayoung-Chee of "Project Runway", and Nole Marin of CW’s "America’s Next Top Model" enjoyed the GBK gifting lounge in a beautiful Crystal Room at the Empire Hotel.
The Crystal Room was the quintessential location considering the partner and title sponsor of the event was Sparkling Hill Resort, a European-inspired welness resort, known for its incorporation of Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of the design. Located in the spectacular Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, this resort is the perfect retreat to renew your mind and body.
Guests enjoyed mini makeovers with Hard Candy known for their wild packaging with a flair for the dramatic. The name says it all, the brand joins together girliness with an attitude. The highlights of the makeovers were Hard Candy's Lashoholic Mascara creating showstopping lashes and the Sheer Envy Skin Illuminating Primer for a red carpet glow. Get your Hard Candy products exclusively at Wal-Mart.
Pilot Pen debuted their innovative FriXion Clicker pens that use friction to erase any mistakes with little effort. They enlisted fashion icon, Patricia Field, to design a pen for their collection as well. In honor of fashion week, Pilot Pen created accessories out of their pens showcasing their style and function in one.
Wild Soul sunglasses combined fashion sense with philanthropic deeds. With every purchase of one of their edgy acetate sunglasses, customers can choose which charity they would like a portion of the proceeds to go to ranging from mental health awareness to wildlife preservation. It makes the buying all the more fruitful when a customer can express themself not only with their eyewear but also with their philanthropy. Wild Soul sunglasses showcased 4 different lines named for untamed wild animals such as Rhino, Lion, Owl and Elephant reminding us that everyone has a little bit of wild in their soul.
Tasty treats made from grandma's hometown vanilla by Connecticut Cookie Company cured any homesickness and hunger pains. Inspired by their grandma's recipes, these cookies were the talk of the town.
Cynthia Gale dazzled guests with her exquisite sterling silver jewelry. Inspired by the architecture of Asia, Cynthia Gale's latest collection mirrored the geometry found in pagodas. Another beautiful collection featured the skyline of New York City and vintage subway tokens. Her passion for carrying on tradition combined with her unique vision makes for statement making jewelry that will never go out of style.
D'Mademoiselle Pure Mineral Makeup and Skincare Products showcased their pressed mineral powder, BB cream and lipgloss. Their products are non-toxic, oil free, hypoallergenic and anti-aging acting as a protectant, corrector and beauitfying agent all at once. The powder is practically weightless but with enough coverage to conceal any imperfections for an elegant and natural look.
EcoGenics Active Botanical Skin Care is an award winning, active botanical skin care line fusing nature and science for a paraben free line of products perfect for all skin types, ages and ethnicities. Ann McDonnell, the creator of the line, thought skin care should be simple, so she came up with this line that allows you to combat your problems with the same products just used in different quantities and intervals. Each client takes a quiz and adds up their score to reveal their perfect personalized skin care routine. Voted Best Skin Care in America for 2012, EcoGenics is surely worth a try.
Gorgeous quality fashion jewelry was showcased by Lulu Avenue featuring pices from their JudeFrances collection. The collection features affordable yet high quality pieces allowing fashionistas to grow their jewelry collection without breaking the bank. Luxurious leather wrap bracelets adorned with baubles in colors like orange and hunter green are perfect for the upcoming fall.
YouthH2O gave guests the star treatment with their Age Defying System infused into cocktails. YouthH2O is currently the only 'Daily Superfood Nutrition' supplement made with age defying superfoods to enhance your beauty and wellness at once. Drink this supplement to accomplish caffeine-free energy while fighting the signs of aging. It is literally the fountain of youth.
Nikki's Magic Wand is an ingenious cosmetic tool, designed to clean out your favorite makeup tube down to the last drop. The magic wand takes all of the frustration out of throwing away a tube of your favorite lip gloss with plenty of product left in the bottom.
For all of the sweet tooths at the GBK gifting suite, Oprah's favorite natural fruit compote, Prima Dolce Company gave samples of their tasty sweet treats. Their compotes are perfect for topping off your favorite ice cream, adding a dollop on top of a cheese tray or for spreading over cheesecake. The options are endless and the flavor is incredible.
Rivé water bottles are works of art complete with fashion forward designs by the infamous costume designer, Patricia Field. Sleek shapes, bold colors and fashion inspired artwork adorn these glass bottles for a new take on BPA free water bottles. These bottles are not only sassy but also sustainable and safe.
Viva Diva Wines by Christian Milian quenched everyone's thirst with delicious flavored Moscato in tropical flavors like mango and pineapple.