Roger Neal Style Hollywood 18th Annual Beauty & Couture Academy Award Suite - Nominees Celebrate in Style
For the past 18 years, renowned Hollywood Publicist Roger Neal and his gracious and beautiful wife Lynn have produced the most talked about Golden Globe and Academy Awards suites.
And RNSH Academy Award Suites rang in Oscar weekend in signature elegance on February 27th, 2014 at the LUXE Hotel in Beverly Hills in the Exclusive Rodeo Drive Penthouse.
Celebrating 32 years of success in the entertainment capitol of the world, Roger & Lynn Neal of Neal Public Relations are responsible for making designers such as Stuart Weitzman, Avakian, Jewelry on 7th, Kwiat Diamonds, Jelly Belly, Gown Designers Addy Van Den Krommenacker, Classified Cosmetics, Marley Coffee, Lorimar Winery, and Natalie K Diamonds, just to name a few household names. The Neals and their efficient team produced The Ultimate Beauty & Couture Suite in honor of the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Oscar Nominees and A-list stars were pampered with A+ list gifts and beauty treatments as they prepared for the biggest night in the entertainment world.
Neal said, "We were thrilled to be back at the LUXE HOTEL on Rodeo Drive. We had our suites there in 2008 and were happy to be back in the newly renovated Rodeo Drive Penthouse Suite.”
Over 200 stars and 10 current Oscar nominees attended the RNSH Suite, including Best Original Score Oscar Nominee Alexandre Desplat, "Philomena"; Best Original Score Oscar Nominee Thomas Newman, “Saving Mr. Banks”; Best Original Screenplay Oscar Nominees Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Best Original Screenplay Oscar Nominee John Ridley “12 Years a Slave”; Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominees Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”; Kelsey Scott from the Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave”; Missy Doty from the Oscar nominated “Nebraska”; Misty Upham from the Oscar nominated film “August: Osage County”; Helen Hong from the Oscar nominated film “Inside Llewyn Davis”; three time Oscar Nominee Diane Ladd, Golden Globe Winner Laura Dern; Oscar Winners Cloris Leachman and Shirley Jones; Oscar Nominated Producer Michael Ohoven; Producer Dean Zanuck, and Producer Christy Oldham.
Stars attending also included: Quinton Aaron; Ken Howard; Tim Conway; Grant Bowler, who starred as Richard Burton in Liz and Dick MOW; Emmy and Tony Nominee Obba Babatunde; Mike Shouhed, “Shahs of Sunset”; Frank Stallone; Emmy Winner Doris Roberts; Joyce Giraud, “Housewives of Beverly Hills”; Taylor Armstrong, “Housewives of Beverly Hills”; Emma Kate Bateman, “Modern Family”; Golden Globe Winner Jacqueline Bissett; Gary Busey; Bruce Davison; Marilu Henner; Ernie Hudson; Rachel Hunter; Adrienne Janic; Eugenia Kuzmina; Mallory Lewis and Lambchop; Larry Manetti, “Hawaii Five O”; Ron Masak; Nia Peeples; Alan Thicke; Joe Mantegna, “Criminal Minds”; Peter Parros, “The Haves and Have Nots”; Eric Roberts; Natalie Reagan; Richard Schiff; Hal Sparks, “Disney's Lab Rats”; Mindy Sterling “Austin Powers”; Kristy Swanson; Charlene Tilton, “Dallas”; Dee Wallace; Gabrielle Stone; Camille Winbush; Danika Yarosh; Carolyn Hennesy, “Trueblood”; Marina Toybina; William Shockley; Deanna Lee Douglas; Rosie Fellner; Erin Murphy; Diedre Hall; Stephen Kramer Glickman; Teresa Ganzel; Khandi Alexander; Maria Conchita Alonso; “X Factor” Winner Melanie Amaro; Vanessa Bell Calloway; Tommy Chong; Rae Dawn Chong; Mindy Cohn; Cheech Marrin; Stephanie Herb; David Keith; Don Most; Judd Nelson; Jocelyn Osorio; Valery Ortiz, “CW Networks SAF3”; Lauren Dair Owens, “New Girl”; Sam Robards, “Twisted”; Recording artist Tank; Thea Andrews, Host of “ET”; AJ Cook, “Criminal Minds”; Samantha Harris, Katie Lotz; LeLani Serrelle; Nia Vardalos, Two Time Oscar Nominated songwriter Carol Connors; Gary Busey; Chelsea Gilligan, CW'S “Star Crossed”; Jaimie Hillfiger; James Maslow; Sheree J Wilson; BooBoo Stewart; Courtney Stodden; Lynn Whitfield; Nicolas Guest, “Sons of Anarchy”; Mayte Garcia, “Hollywood Exes,”; Sondra Currie, “The Hangover Trilogy”; Breann Johnson; Terence Malick, Clint Eastwood's “Jersey Boys”; Maitland Ward; and Chase Masterson, “Doctor Who: Big Finish.”
The event unveiled the Gris Gris Jewelry Bracelet created for male nominees to wear to the Academy Awards in memory of Paul Walker. For every male nominee that wears the bracelet, the Neals made a donation to Paul Walkers Charity as well. In addition, RNSH unveiled a sculpture of Oscar Nominee Sandra Bullock in chocolate from Chocolatier Niagara’s Honeymoon Sweets.
The Suite honored the late Paul Walker and his charity REACH OUT WORLDWIDE, a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-sets (including project management, logistics, heavy equipment operation, EMT, paramedic, firefighting, and healthcare, etc) who volunteer, providing their expertise when disasters strike and augmenting local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts on a worldwide basis. ROWW operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person's life, the world has been changed for the better.
Beyond Christmas was also named one of the two official charities for 2014. Beyond Christmas is a 501c3 organization founded by BJ Kelley. Several years ago Ms. Kelley started secretly paying off lay-away’s at retail stores for complete strangers; she has now revealed herself and has a national organization that does random acts of Kindness and Spontaneous acts of Compassion for strangers. Their goal is to get one million acts of kindness and compassion done by Christmas 2014. The organization now has a way everyone can be involved by getting a Beyond Christmas Debit Card. A percentage from every transaction goes to help the organization help others, and the cardholder receives discounts on gas and other great items.
RNSH OSCAR SUITES welcomes as one of its two charities for this year. Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving a family a handout. Heifer links communities and helps brings sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Heifer purchases animals for families which provide both food and reliable income; agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. The core of their model is passing on the Gift. This means families share the training they receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities. Together with Heifer International, we can change the world, one family, one community, at a time. And it all starts with a gift.
Participating companies included:
OFFICIAL PRIVATE JET SERVICE: Charter Last Minute Jet Service
CharterLastMinute.com works to take advantage of last minute fights to reduce the environmental footprint of jet travel. Their network of over 1200 hundred private jets is researched and approved, and the company hires the world’s top Jet Charter Operators.
OFFICIAL WATER: STARFIRE WATER
For the 3rd year, STARFIRE WATER was the official water for the Suite.
OFFICIAL CHAMPAGNE AND WINERY: LORIMAR WINERY
Once again this year LORIMAR WINERY from Temecula, CA was the official wine and champagne for the suite. Lorimar served award winning wines, champagnes and new dessert wines. Nominees and A-listers received Lorimar Winery special wines and champagne, as well as a special Winery tour and a overnight stay at the Lorimar Winery Estate House in Temecula, CA.
OFFICIAL GOURMET CHOCOLATIER: Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets
Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets was the official gourmet chocolatier, providing chocolate Oscars in the suite.
OFFICIAL BAKERY: Mary's Cake Shop
For the 2nd year, Mary's Cake Shop was the Official Bakery. Mary’s whimsical cakes are always a delight to see and taste.
OFFICAL CAKE: Lilyfield Cakes
Lilyfield Cakes make their triumphant return to the RNSH Suite. These gourmet, decadent cakes are edible art, and the boxes they come in are a visual delight. Lilyfield Cakes were featured at the Inauguration of President Obama.
OFFICIAL CATERER & CHEF: World Famous Wirsthaus LA Restaurant
The World Famous Wirsthaus LA Restaurant in Los Angeles is proud to announce their new catering division, WH Catering. Presidential Celebrity Chef Kurt Ehrlich provided guests witha 5 star meal featuring American and International Cuisine.
Drunken Cake Pop gifted gourmet spirit filled cake pops -- a delicious, playful treat!
Persolé™ introduces the “chic shade™”, a stunning new collection of 50+ UPF rated high-fashion shade products for women who want more protection than simply a skin care regimen. “Persolé is the smart and stylish way to top that program off,” says Lisa Walsh, founder of the San Francisco based company.
Gris Gris Jewelry gifted beautiful adornments for Nominees and A-listers.
Author Nadia Khalil Bradley “ORIGINS OF TRUTH"
Nadia Khalil is an amazing teacher of accountability, growth and love. Through her books and writings she takes your soul on a journey of self discovery that will ultimately lead you to live in a state of utmost truth, love and purity.
Celebrity Handbag Designer TIMMY WOODS delighted Nominees and A-listers with loans of handbags for the red carpet.
Barbara Lazaroff, the founding partner of Spago has created a line of incredible dinnerware, which was available at the Suite.
Along with hair blow outs, facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and other exclusive spa treatments, pampering at RNSH included Manicures by Shelly Hill and Massages by Bao Massage Beverly Hills.
Created by Renee's makeup artist Cindy Cohen, Face Love serum lifts without surgery. It must be experienced to be believed!
Stars were also treated to:
Facials, massages, and Spray Tanning from TAN THIS LA, LA's premiere mobile tanning.
Eyelash extensions by Long Mi Lashes/Daniel Dinh
Exclusive items from GM COLLIN SKINCARE PARIS
Dr. Bruce McFarlane of STAR MAKER BEVERLY HILLS ORTHODONTICS
This charismatic and talented dental genius and his stunning wife gifted his WINE TO WHITE Instant Teeth whitener, a portable pen which removes red wine stains and coffee stains instantly.
Nominees were gifted to a stay at the Historical Belleek Castle in Ballina, Ireland.
Addy Van Den Krommenacker Gowns of the Netherlands
Addy Van Den Krommenacker has made a mark in the U.S. with A-list stars over the past two years and has created this year’s Oscar Collection to be his best ever.
Simone Rodriques of SISA DESIGNS
Stars wore Simone Rodriques’ exquisite gowns on Oscar night 2013 and she is back with her 2014 Oscar Collection, seen on red carpets all over Hollywood on Oscar Night.
These incredible, exclusive, hand-painted clothing and scarves from Joyita Ghose are world renowned as wearable art. Poshaq is positively perfect for any any occasion!
Handbags, jewelry, and hand rolled cigars were gifted, along with a full bar with exclusive spirit brands.
The RNSH Suites has become the place for stars to get pampered, select gowns, shoes, handbags and jewelry for the Oscars. In past years, Suite attendees included William Shatner, Quvenzhane Wallis, Steven Tyler, Angela Basset, Penelope Ann Miller, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Joe Montegna, Siedah Garrett, and Oscar winning director Michel Hazanavicius and his wife Berenice Bejo of “The Artist,” Oscar nominated stars from Argo, Django, Hitchcock, Oscar Winner Shawn Christiansen, Oscar Winner Marcia Gay Harden, Penny Marshall among many others.
A collision of kick-ass action, ancient mystery and an epic love story for the ages, One Great Year is a bold and unforgettable tale of power, devotion, lust, spirituality, world history, and the timeless battle between good and evil. The book is in development to be a major feature film produced by Universal Grid Productions' Janice Staub, Randy Staub and Jeanne Stack.
Nominess, celebs and press were treated to manicures by Vertigo Salon, a unique beauty collective located in the penthouse suite of the historic Standard Oil Building in Downtown Los Angeles. The 5,000 square foot salon and spa meld the glamour of old Hollywood with a contemporary and modern twist. With a team devoted to quality and education, Vertigo Salon boasts a holistic, one-of-a-kind pampering experience.