Fashion designers, industry executives and celebrities attend DPA and Nathalie Dubois gifting lounge
By Elva Zevallos
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2014/9/19 – “We have made over 1,000 different styles of shoes since we started,” says Kron by KronKron designer and co-founder, Hugrun Arnadottir. “We do clothing as well. Everything is handcrafted and made with local artisans in Spain. ”
Arnadottir created the fashion label with her husband, Magni Porsteinsson. The fashion line has vibrant colors and bold structure.
The DPA gifting lounge was at the penthouse of the Luxe Hotel In Beverly Hills on August 21-24, 2014. Attendees included Emmy nominees Angela Basset (American Horror Story), Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex), David Evans (ownton Abbey), writer George RR Martin (Game of Thrones), producer Michelle McLaren (Breaking Bad), Emmy winning director Gail Mancuso (Modern Family) and Vice President of AMC TV Charlie Colllier.
“I’m the Jones part of Jones Katami,” says Jones Katami co-founder and designer, Scott Jones. “We’ve been in business for about three years. Everything is handmade by us using real gemstones beads. Everything has found objects. At least one thing is added that is antique such as antique charm cufflinks, a cross from France, that makes it kind of fun and a little unique.”
Jones is an Emmy winner himself. “This is kind of a side business for me and my partner,” says Jones. “I’m a television producer by day. Actually, I just won my first Emmy back in June for Extra.”
Toffee Talk, generously gifted all attendees gift bags of their delicious almond toffee.
“This is our second time that we’ve come down from San Francisco to be exclusively at Nathalie’s DPA gifting suite,” says Toffee Talk founder and CEO Ellin Purdom. “For us it’s networking with everybody and all of her guests, the directors, the producers, that’s what makes it fun for us.”
“Our product creator, Tara Nader, actually suffered from breast cancer several years ago and when she was going through chemotherapy and radiation, her skin was burnt, irritated and hypersensitive, ” says the representative for Longeva Cosmetics. “So she took things into her own hands and when she was finally healthy, she developed her own skin care line importing essential oils from all over the world and vitamins. One that’s paraben, mutagen and carcinogen free. We donate a portion of our proceeds to the Lyn Sage Foundation for breast cancer and the Serenite Foundation which is a foundation for families dealing with pediatric cancer.”
Lupus LA was another charity in the spotlight at this luxury lounge. their mission statement: Lupus LA promotes lupus research, awareness, and education, and serves the needs of people with lupus and their families in Los Angeles County. Lupus LA will be holding their fundraiser, Get Lucky for Lupus LA Celebrity Poker Tournament & Party on Thursday September 18, at the Avalon in Hollywood. This fundraiser will honor Nick Cannon.
Other exclusive vendors at the gifting lounge were: Copa De Arbol, a beach and rainforest resort in Costa Rica, Sechoir Beauty Bar, Philippe Audibert, Yuliana Candra for BlacMera, jus D’Amour, Winestar, DryCleanGreenBag and XL Energy Drink.
DPA, Dubois, Pelin & Associates operates in USA, France and UAE.
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