Kathy Duliakas's 5th Annual Celebrity Oscar Party
The spectacular Taglyan Complex, renowned for its breathtaking interior andexquisite cuisine, welcomed 200 of Tinsel Town's elite into its private garden oasis and through its grand ballroom doors, alongside Maleku Jewelry®, on February 21, to honor the film industry’s Oscar® Nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, wardrobe stylists and industry VIPS.
Entrepreneur and event producer Kathy Duliakas produced this highly anticipated invitation-only suite,
presented by LA SkinAesthetics and benefiting the KIND Campaign, which offered an incredible selection of luxurious jewelry, fashion, exotic vacations, active wear, sunglasses, footwear, body, skin and hair care, delectable sweets, tantalizing cocktails and more!
The lucky guests feasted on a gourmet menu complete with Mediterranean influences from Taglyan's own Divine Food and Catering who created an epicurean's ecstasy sure to wow even the most discerning palates. A few of the mouth-watering dishes were Lamb and Marinated Chicken Kabobs, Shrimp Shooters, Divine Beet Salad, Tomato Bruschetta, Tri-Color Sandwich Wraps, Pan Seared Crab Cakes, Greek Salad, Eggplant Involtini, Cheese Boreg and Divine Peppers.Before entering the gifting suite, celebrities recorded personal heart-felt messages against bullying for the KIND Campaign. Founders Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson were on hand to film the star's messages. "We are thrilled to be the official charity at Kathy Duliakas's 5th Annual Celebrity Oscar® Suite & Party," said Pareskian, whose fiance two-time Emmy® winning actor Aaron Paul is a strong supporter of the cause. "It's so encouraging to see this desire to spread awareness about girl-against-girl `crime' and to support our efforts to launch KIND KITS this fall," continued Thompson.
Duliakas was equally passionate about the KIND Campaign. "I am thrilled that my 5th Annual Celebrity Oscar® Suite & Party is benefiting such an amazing and worthwhile cause. The stars who came out today are being gifted such amazing products that it's only right that we all give something back. It's inspiring to see the overwhelming support that I've received from the Hollywood community for my event and the KIND Campaign."
Another highlight of Kathy Duliakas's 5th Annual Celebrity Oscar® Suite & Party was the Sweeet! Swag™ Live Twitter Lounge. For the first time, the entire event tweeted LIVE as all the action unfolded. Celebrities, sponsors, media and a group of social media experts gave their followers an all access digital VIP pass into the party allowing them the opportunity to join in on the conversation, fun, swag, ask celebrities questions in real-time and follow the live stream by using the hashtag #SweeetSwag. The Sweeet! Swag™ Live Twitter Lounge for the day resulted in over 1,000,000 Twitter impressions
The stars had plenty of rave reviews about the suite and revealed their own touching thoughts on the important charity being benefited.
"Kathy Duliakas always brings it on," says Adrienne Maloof, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. "Every year, I'm more amazed at what she can do. This event is fabulous, I'm having a great time." On the topic of bullying, Maloof responded, "I came out today to support my great friend Kathy Duliakas who produced this amazing event and for the charity. Anti-bullying is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. I have three young boys and as a mother, you always want to protect your children. Parents play a role in how their children treat one another and it needs to start in the homes. Bullying isn't just exclusive to children and teenagers. Adults bully each other as well, and it's equally unacceptable. We all need to do our part to help put an end to bullying immediately."
The X Factor's Carly Rose Sonenclar chimes in: "Being in the 8th grade, I know all about bullying and how it can be difficult. This is really awesome that this event is benefiting such a great cause."
Gilles Marini from Switched at Birth attended not only for the charity but for other reasons as well. "I brought my wife because you know the story, a happy wife is ... a happy wife. And right now, she has a big smile on her face so that's all that matters. This suite is very classy - it feels like Versailles, France inside here."
Dancing with the Stars' Chelsie Hightower, says. "This is amazing. There's so many good products and there's so many fun, cool people. It's been a great time."
The luxurious products the celebrities were gifted included:
Handmade with the highest quality silver, gold, copper, lavish gemstones, precious pearls and exceptional and rare semi precious stones, Maleku Jewelry® received the "Beyond The Runway" award during the 2010 New York Fashion Week. Designer Ileana Rojas-Bennett draws inspiration from the magnificent colors of the Costa Rican rain-forest which can be found in each of her pieces. Passionate about giving back to her native land, Rojas-Bennett recently provided running water in one village with proceeds from her line www.malekujewelry.com.
Maleku Jewelry® at Kathy Duliakas's 5th Annual Celebrity Oscar® Suite & Party - Photo: Travis Jourdain
Beach Girls' fragrant and weightless Leave-In Conditioner provides continuous protection against harmful UV rays that can damage hair as it prevents color fading and breakage that are typically associated with sun exposure. Beach Girls helps to detangle hair, eliminate frizz, increase shine and can also be used before blow drying for added protection! www.beachgirlsonline.com
Your skin will never look better after a visit to LA SkinAesthetics, an all-encompassing cosmetic practice that provides concierge-level service to every patient. Specializing in the latest technologies, quality products and skin care procedures, LA SkinAesthetics will customize a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique lifestyle, goal preference and skin type. Want true luxury? Home visits for most treatments are also available. www.laskinaesthetics.com
Trips 4 Fundraising™ is making a difference by benefiting non-profit organizations' programs and missions across the country by providing tailored luxury vacation, sports and entertainment packages for charity fundraising. Trips 4 Fundraising™ offers exciting vacation resort destinations in the US, Caribbean, Central America, India and Asia. www.trips4fundraising.com
With over 20 natural ingredients, Flourish Hydra Complex by Isabeau™ has been clinically tested to moisturize and hydrate thirsty skin. In addition, this innovative anti-aging moisturizing formula binds moisture to the skin, providing a plumping and firming effect and decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles -- while maintaining suppleness, elasticity, even skin tone and texture -- leaving the skin healthier and more nourished. www.isabeauskincare.com
Gaining inspiration from her travels around the world, Project Runway's Gordana Gehlhausen's GOGA by Gordana is comprised of two lines: "GOGA to Go" and "GOGA Couture". Ranging form whimsical, romantic, edgy to ready to wear, the GOGA collection, available at her brand new Santa Monica boutique, is a play of timeless textures, fabrics and prints designed to make each woman feel like a star.www.shopgoga.com
Chilanthropy™ is a philanthropic and eco-conscious fragrance, bath and spa company which uses carefully selected all natural, local ingredients. Each product, handmade in Los Angeles, is named after founder Rey Herrera’s world travels, recreating the journey for you to enjoy. A charity is then selected to receive 5% of sales to honor the trip. chi • lan • thro • py = Relaxing while being philanthropic.www.chilanthropy.com
LEX Cosmetics™ is founded on the belief that beauty should be created by those who use it, even down to the color of your nail polish. Fans upload their nail color ideas to the website and after a vote, LEX Cosmetics™ makes the winning color. The winner then chooses a cause they want associated with their color and 10% of revenue from that polish goes to their chosen charity. The winning color lives on the website along with the creator's story -- the more bottles sold, the more donated.www.lexcosmetics.com
But the true test of a great gift suite is when the stars show their love long after the event is over. And they did just that. Suburgatory's Carly Chaikin posted a pic of herself on Instagram rocking her new Big. Bold. Fierce.® T-shirt with the hashtags #BigBoldFierce and #MyFave. Awkward's Nikki Deloach was so excited about Chilanthropy™ that she exclaimed, "I'm literally going home to buy everything on the Chilanthropy website." While The X Factor's Carly Rose Sonenclar was photographed wearing the gorgeous pearl and druzy stone bracelet she was gifted by Maleku Jewelry® at one of her recent concerts, and also photographed sporting her new Big. Bold. Fierce.® T-shirt in the pages of J-14 magazine.