During Emmy week, I got to check out The DPA pre-Emmy awards gifting suite September that was hosted by Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko and DPA at the penthouse terrace of the super swanky LUXE Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
DPA has produced the past year all the backstage gift suites for Dick Clark Productions for events such as American Music Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, People Magazine Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
Four “coups de Coeur” in this season DPA Pre Awards gifting suite: Gavee Gold, 24 K purified liquid Gold skincare with a $700 gift bag, Cinq Etoiles a new collection by NY Arido jewelry, gifting 5 selected nominated actresses a $12,000 rubies pendant, M. Andrews Sartorial luxury collection and its custom made leather shoes from Texas and Bow and Arrow 78, a line of very cool tee shirts with images of Bruce Lee on it.
The DPA Pre Awards gifting suite featured as usual international brands, among them: Paris ‘new haircare line R System, which has an amazing Zone Professionnel Nutri Fusion Serum, Zimbabwe’s menswear Line Xipixi (amazing ties), South Africa’s accessories line Aaliyah Makoni,and Italy’s Petsmood, a fabulous new line of accessories and furniture for animals.
Also at the suite was Indian couture designer Sai Suman’s elegant and regal couture designs. An unintentional homage to my Persian culture, I naturally loved the peacock print gown. Such style, such elegance! I spent most of my time swooning over her amazing gowns!
The “made in USA” brands will be represented by Judy B Swim, Barebumz bikinis, Underground Culture, NDS LA. Also in attendance was celebrity hairstylist Shann Christian and his fantastic line BioMethod. I love how he went to each attendee and figured out what was right for them. His line is a must have for LA’s dry and polluted climate!
Luxe Hotel Rodeo drive, High Brew Coffee, The Berry Company, Icebox water, Kneady bakery, Cake Eater bakery, and Amara Coffee will provide the refreshments and catering.
Also featured in the gift suite are: Milena’s Boutique, SquareHue, Truly Yours Parfums, Lyft, Pacific Beach peanut butter, Faucet Face, Victory Career College, Truth in hand, and Marchon eyewear.
Nathalie will also bring awareness to two great charitable organizations: Lupus LA and the Wolf connection.
Renowned celebs like Queen Latifah, Charlize Theron, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Angela Basset, Rachel Bilson, Morgan Freeman, Terrance Howard, Catherine Deneuve, Spike Lee, Vanessa Williams, Kate Walsh, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Scarlet Johansson, Edie Falco, Felicity Huffman, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan and countless others have attended this gifting suite.