It was stars, stars and more stars as Doris Bergman kicked off the Emmy season in high fashion as she presented her 4th Annual Style Lounge and Party at the upscale Fig & Olive restaurant, located on L.A.’s trendy Melrose Place. The event is sponsored by Whitening Lightning and Nature’s Flavors.
This was clearly the place to be. The atmosphere was festive as a number of celebs from television and film, as well as industry executives were feted with great food and lavished with incredible gifts.
The soiree was held to kick off the upcoming 65th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards, set to air Sun., Sept. 22 on ABC and to celebrate and honor the television industry’s former and current Emmy® nominated actors, presenters, stylists and industry VIPs.
Primetime Emmy Nominees attending the event included: Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless), Obba Babatunde, Siedah Garrett, Tracey Gold, Dan Bucatinsky (Outstanding Guest Actor “Scandal”), Dot Marie Jones (Outstanding Guest Actress “Glee”), Chelsie Hightower, Sharna Burgess & Gleb Savchenko (“Dancing With The Stars”), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Ian Patrick (“The Neighbors”), Mary Murphy (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Rich Sommer (“Madmen”), RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Robert ‘RJ” Wagner & his daughter Katie, Dylan Neal (“Cedar Cove”), Ed Begley Jr. & Rachelle Carson, Eric & Eliza Roberts, Illeana Douglas, Tracy Tweed, Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), Estella Warren, Katrina Norman (“Hit The Floor”), Nicholas Guest (“Sons of Anarchy”), Sofia Milos, Michael Grant (“Secret Life of the American Teenager”), Adrienne Janic (“Fit, Famous & Fabulous”), Sean Kanan ("General Hospital"), Alicia Lagano (‘The Client List”), Joelle Carter (“Justified”), Michael Grant and his sister Stephanie Katherine Grant.
“I come to these events because Doris always gives a good party,” said Babatunde, who recently directed the film Yanks and wrote and directed Fragmented Commitments. Within the next six months he can be seen in the release If I Tell You I Have To Kill You. “I always have a good time. Doris always adds a good cause to the party - like Wednesday’s Child. Plus, I always have fun.”
Rowell, who was adopted, said she was filled with gratitude at being able to give back to Wednesday’s Child, a charity that works with ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
“I feel like I am passing the baton to another foster child today,” said Rowell. “It’s about understanding, right now, what needs to be done.”
There was something for everyone at this year’s Emmy party. Skin care – check. Footwear – check. Stunning jewelry – check. Timepieces – check. Delectable goodies – check. Fashion – check. Art – check. Sexy lingerie – check.
Vendors distributing their highly-coveted wares included: Galina Sobolev, a 14-year-old company known for lining their dresses with Spanx. The clothes also complement the curvy woman who wears a size 2X.
Domonique Torrence, who invented the Scytodes, said he did so after a friend was beaten, raped and robbed. He said, although she had pepper spray, it was knocked out of her hand. RunSafety.com introduced the Scytodes security glove. It is the first ever, hands free pepper spray device. It looks a bit like Spiderman. Scytodes is a spider that spits poison.
Twisted jewelry is always a popular stop for celebs in need of a funky piece of jewelry. The line now includes a collection called Perch.
Begley and Bill’s are drinks made from Bill’s uncle’s recipe from the 1920s. There are 10 different flavors. Actor Ed Begley is behind the brand.
My Saint My Hero gave away Benedictine Blessing bracelets. It’s been called “inspirational jewelry with a spirituality base to it.” The product is now in 700 stores across the country with a price point of $26. The bracelet is worn to remind one’s self that God has given them a mission to make the world a better place, and that they can choose to fulfill that mission by using their hands to do good.
Telic is a sports recovery sandal. The unique blend of elasto-polymers provides exceptional cushioning, rebound and elasticity.
For celebs looking to get pearly whites - Whitening Lightning was on hand gifting them with super booster whitening pen, dial a smile professional whitening kit, zero white whitening pen and a brow bar to go. Their products are designed to trigger the response, “why didn’t someone think of this sooner?”
Purple Girl Clothing by Ivy Phaire, is a funky line of t-shirts.The t-shirts were a crowd favorite.
LusciousS presented its seductive siren collection – goddess of love, made of stately steel with a price point that ranged from $18.95-$100.
PK’s Chocolates, according to Kim Larsen, is “where you’ll find your little bite of heaven.” They have caramel brownie, red velvet, toffee brownie crunch, peanut butter brownie, orange 50/50, cream ding, snickerdoodle, summer lemon and mocha brownie.
The full list of gifts and services includes: Telic Footwear, PK’s Chocolates, Art By Dano, Deborah Lindquist Designs, Roadkill Ranch, RunSafety.com, Slash Salon, Purple Girl Clothing, Dulcenea, Model In A Bottle, Classy Sachet, Nitrocream, LLC, La Curcio Skin Care Collection, My Saint, My Hero, Radar Watches, Whitening Lightning, Nature’s Flavors, Begley’s & Bill’s Natural Soda, Twisted Silver, Perch Jewelry, Lusciouss, Bon Bon Home, Honest Tea, Spongelle, Art Lewin Bespoke Executive Clothiers, Single Dress, Tequila Azul Imperial, Veved Ice Vodka, Whirl-A-Style, Cattiva Cosmetics, KIND Snacks, Clif Bar, Luna Bar, Honest Tea, Author, Judi Mason, The Relationship Chronicles.
Attendees were encouraged to donate gifts to foster children for the upcoming holiday season. Proceeds go to Freddie Mac Foundation’s Wednesday’s Child, a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 30,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, William Wong. “Gift donations to the ‘Wednesday’s Child’ Pre-Holiday Gift Drive has been overwhelming and, most importantly, the event Sponsors and celebrity guests have provided examples to follow -- giving the public permission to embrace our kids. I believe that people are inherently good and want to do good things.” Additionally, Bergman invited two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it felt like to be treated as a VIP -- the love from the guests and sponsors was tremendous!” added Wong.