The 2015 GBK MTV awards gifting lounge was held at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel this year. This is Hollywood’s iconic hangout for award winning stars from TV and film since 1927. This year it attracted a new generation of celebrities to collect their gift bag full of great goodies and enjoy the awards show festivities.
The event featured both luxury and trendy lifestyle brands. The sponsor this year was LifeCell. If you have any beauty products savvy, you will have heard the buzz on this age defying skincare that has been sweeping the beauty scene. Besides having so many great reviews on the internet, it is the hot product of the moment. LifeCell is an all-in-one anti-aging treatment formulated to target every aspect of aging skin, and they are a leader in cruelty-free and high quality anti-aging skincare
Some of this writer’s favorite gifts were the one-of-a-kind, semiprecious, hand-made, natural stone jewelry from Dara Ettinger. If you’re into giant natural crystals and chunky jewelry, these are the absolute hottest designs. The best gift award goes to the little black bag filled with a collection of trendy artisan jewelry; bath and body products; hair accessories; designer stationery; nail polishes and cosmetics; pet products; fine art photography, and other handcrafted items from The Artisan Group. It is like opening up a bag of surprises, since each bag is different and you never know what you are going to find it this goody bag. Some of my fav’s are: Starlet Designs, by Canadian artist, Tara Reid with high quality materials such as sterling silver and gemstones. (Starletta.etsy.com); Love Your Bling, by Ruthie Youngman, very feminine and classic, (loveyourbling.com);Zoe +Piper, spiritual jewelry for yoga and the eco-conscious; Rockandhardware.com, Jewelry; LoriFerguson, Nature with You; Kuriyasunodesigns.etsy, and http://www.violetandbluejewelry.com with unique bead bracelets and styles. My absolute favorite necklace in the gift package was from Bashful Owl Designs by Shannon. I got the Peacock Ore Crystal Bullet Necklace. A recycled bullet shell bursting out a colorful raw peacock ore crystal, hanging down from a vintage bronze ball chain This stone is said to help with perception and break up energy blockages.
The best gifts for celebs only were gift cards for their various Los Angeles properties; and a 3 night stay in Rome, Italy from Hotel Ripa Roma. Refreshments were provided by: Bare Organic Mixers – a certified organic, low calorie mixer that is perfect for your favorite cocktails (much more pure ingredients than those Skinny Girl mixers); Nuvino Wine – creative, award winning and innovative single serve wine available in 4 varietals from 4 great regions.
Each awards season GBK is the center of the best events and parties, while stars are always excited to take home their giant duffle bags filled with the best goodies to celebrate their careers.