GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company honored the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on June 3 and 4 with a vintage cinema inspired gift lounge at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” offered its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs and media the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather while experiencing an electrifying environment full of lavish gifts, sweet treats, musical and dance performances and a charitable focus.
The lounge was swarming with celebrities that included; Chaka Khan, Niecy Nash, AnnaLynne McCord accompanied by new beau, Dominic Purcell, Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Chuy Bravo, Alexis Bellino, Brandi Glanville, Flavor Flav, The Electric Barbarellas, Reid Ewing, nominee Steve-O, Ernie Hudson, Candace Cameron Bure, Frankie Muniz, Tessa Thompson, Bella Thorne, Aubrey O’Day, Matthew Rys, Kimberly Elise, Chris Massey, Kyle Massey, Tasha Smith and Spencer Grammer and more.
New to GBK Gifting Lounge was musical and dance performances. Pop music singer and songwriter,Jared Lee serenaded the audience with his singing and beautiful piano skills. QUINCY-G, a popular R&B/POP Artist from Buffalo New York, Mike Burke, YouTube sensation, Joseph Vincent and Pullman Standard a cabaret and indie rock band performed throughout the two-day gifting suite. DJ eTunes got everyone to their feet as he spun on the turntables rocking the crowd.
There were a lot of new and innovative products at the luxury lounge: For the tattoo lover who doesn’t want to permanently tattoo his/her body, just slip on the arm a Tattoo Sleeve by Priceco Austrailia that give a realistic looking tattoo in an instant. Another fun tattoo by Glimmer Body Art – Glitter powder that can be brushed on the body and last up to a week. Artists were on hand decorating guests with the hottest trend in body art. And for the woman who loves bling got to choose gifted sterling silver and Swarvoski™ crystal jewelry – rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings by Chelsea Taylor. The shoe lover was not neglected and could pick from an assortment of shoes by www.demandshoes.com.. Another really creative product I’ve never seen before was an adorable miniature set of Working Lighter Cufflinks by YOU gNeek. The company cleverly design things like salt and pepper or knives jewelry that can actually be used.
Here are the sponsors who provided a long list of gifts to the celebrities:
Bellezza DermaCenter - www.BellezzaDC.com. All participants received a Bellezza DermaCenter gift bag and an Age Defying Skin Care Treatment.
Chelsea Taylor - www.chelseataylor.com
Chelsea Taylor offered celebrities a choice of sterling silver and Swarvoski™ crystal jewelry rings, bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. It was like being a kid being in a candy store.
Demand Shoes - www.demandshoes.com
Demand Shoes make dressy shoes for men and women. Another hard decision to make for men and women who love to wear dressy shoes.
Designer Skin - www.designerskin.com
Designer Skin is preparing everyone for their summer tan. Professional indoor and sunless tanning products that feature superior ingredients from around the globe for exceptional results.
Piranha X - www.piranha-x.com
Piranha X is salon proven Top + Bottom Wash is a product for guys on the go, whether at the gym, on the road or at home --it cleans the hair and body.
Ed Hardy Shoes - www.donedhardyshoes.com
Ed Hardy Shoes gave comfortable canvas boat shoes, flip flops and lowrise sneakers. The beach lover will love these.
Fine Featherheads - www.finefeatherheads.com is the new trend that everyone loves. Guests adorned their hair with Feather Hair Extensions from an assortment of colors and designs.
GLIMMER BODY ART - www.beglimmered.com
Artists were on hand to decorate guests with the hottest trend in body art. Guests received their own personal Glimmer Body Art Kit.
Hard Candy - www.hardcandy.com
Hard Candy had a beautiful display of colorful makeup for all women. It’s always fun to visit Hard Candy. They provided makeup applications exclusively with a celebrity makeup artist -- utilizing the most buzzed about collection of the year.
Fabrega Jewelry SA - www.mariajosefabrega.com.
Designer, Maria Febrega gives nature a Second Life with a group of collected elements from nature then incorporates them with metals, creating a new environment for them within jewelry giving the elements a second life.
Maximum Lash - www.maximumlash.com
Maximum Lash is a high-performance lash conditioner that strengthens and fortifies lashes so they appear longer, thicker and more dramatic than ever.
Pinup Girl Clothing - www.pinupgirlclothing.com
Pinup Girl Clothing gifted a sassy sexy Limited Edition - The Marilyn 1pc. Retro Swimsuit and accessories. Pinup Girl Clothing make an extensive selection of dresses and separates that represents all the vintage inspired styles - from 40's, 50's and 60's vintage looks to punk and rockabilly subculture.
Priceco Austrailia - www.tattoosleeves.us
Priceco Austrailia offered design Tattoo Sleeves give a realistic looking tattoo in an instant. Wear it and be cool then take it off when you want.
The Broccoli Wad - www.broccoliwad.com
The Broccoli Wad makes a clever silicon rubber band that expands to hold a wad of money and credit cards. Guest were able to choose between a gold or silver plated band.
The indiExhibit - www.theindiexhibit.org
The indiExhibit offers an assortment of indie designed clothing, jewelry and other accessories were gifted. Everything in this bag is artistically designed by a global group of independent artisans.
YOU gNeek - www.YOUgNeek.com
If you need a salt shaker, a whistle, or a knife on the go, you will find it here. Almost everything YOU gNeek makes is useable while looking stylish. They gifted very cool “YOU Light My Fire” Working Lighter Cufflinks that make a great gift for Father’s Day.
ADMIT TO BITTER- www.admittobitter.com gave out Hoodie "T" specially designed to hold a CD of NYC Music, a hand designed crafted necklace and a postcard designed for event.
Salerm Cosmetic - www.salerm.com was Santa Clause for the event and gave two big bags of hairproducts and tools to make you look beautiful. The company has more than fifty years of experience. The multinational Salerm Cosmetics continues innovating to provide solutions through hair beauty products produced with the aid of the latest scientific advances.
Sanuk - www.sanuk.com
Sanuk gifted comfy sandals and sidewalk surfers for men and women.
SHUT IT DOWN. - www.shutitdownnow.com handed out stainless steel dog tag custom engraved with SHUT IT DOWN. LA 2011. Back engraved with SUPPORT ANTI-BULLYING SUPPORT RESPECT.Shut it Down is committed to supporting educational programs that focus on the prevention of bullying.
SoHo Beauty - www.sohobeauty.com
SoHo Beauty provided case trendsetter’s tackle box, offering stylish women fashionable choices to hold the most coveted beauty essentials.
There were plenty of tasty sweets for to satisfy the sweet tooth.
Apple Revolution - www.apple-revolution.com
Apple Revolution make supeer delicious beautifully designed caramel chocolate apples that everyone loved.
BOARDWALK ICE CREAM CO.- www.BoardwalkBars.com.
Stars were able to build their own ice cream. The delicious ice cream starts with local, all natural ingredients to make the creamiest premium ice cream on a stick -- then were hand-dipped into real chocolate and finally rolled into candy and nut with toppings of their choice - mmmmm.
Dotpops! Bakery www.eatdotpops.com
Dotpops! are scrumptious balled cake coated in a decorated candy shell and are delicious and convenient treats for every occasion!
Sweet Rose Creamery - www.sweetrosecreamery.com
Sweet Rose Creamery provided organic ice cream treats from bon bons to ice cream sandwiches to scoops.
Waialua Soda Work - www.waialuasodaworks.com.
We all had a taste of Hawaii with Waialua Soda Works, a natural, old fashioned soda company based on the North Shore of Hawaii.
Home and Pet Gifts
Bark After Dark - www.barkafterdark.com
Bark After Dark lets lucky dog owners can take their dogs to Bark After Dark with their $150 gift certificate for dog care services, e.g. daily dog walks, hikes, dog park adventure, house-sitting, boarding and more.
Colgate-Palmolive - www.colgatewisp.com gave out Colgate® Wisp® Icy Bubble™ which features all of the cleaning and breath freshening benefits of Colgate® Wisp® Original, but with a lot of flavor that tweens will love (and it’s sugar free!).
Nano Magnetics - www.thenanodots.com
Nano Magnetics are tiny Magnetic Contructors that are fun for the whole family. Using loops, you can create parallel connected dot surfaces like those required to make cubes. By connecting strings of aligned poles, you form staggered connections, which are much more stable.
Rullingnet Corporation - www.VINCIGenius.com
Rullingnet Corporation showed off their upcoming VINCI Tab touch screen mobile learning for babies, toddlers and young children.
PhotoBoothless - www.photoboothless.com
All were having fun taking silly pics at the Photo Boothless. The original open booth system..
Spin Master Inc. - www.spinmaster.com
Spin Master Inc offered fun stuff for the kids. For the boys: REDAKAI is a new card game featuring a new style of game play, and BLAST3D™ technology! And for the girls: Bizu is a Twist on Beads and the exclusive bead activity that allows girls to create magically transforming accessories and characters! Spin Master allowed the girls to make their own bracelet.
As always, charity is a major focus with GBK Gift Lounge’s. The GBK MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge was no exception. Featured charities included:
St. Bernard Project is a national award-winning New Orleans rebuilding agency that continues to return Katrina victims back to their homes and communities, while also providing free mental health services for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the other stress-related ailments after Katrina or the oil spill catastrophe
MyLife MyPower’s national campaign is intended to reach out to bullies, their victims, schools, teachers, parents, etc. and ask that others help join them in their fight to end bullying. They provided guests with a book and a wrist band
Educating Young Minds aims at creating a rich and diverse supplemental learning environment where students are encouraged to grow academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially and Lastly,
SoHo Project (Sisters Offering Hope to Others) is an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for nonprofits by offering new and creative platforms that integrate artists.
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings,GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services.
For more information go to www.gbkproductions.com.