(photo-credit, Karen Ostlund)
Blake Lewis, Dean Norris, Elliott Yamin, Jason George, Jes Mcallan, Joely Fisher, Judith Hill, Kevin Pearce, Linda Cardellini, Lindsay Arnold and Nestor Serrano were amongst the stars who co-hosted the Wounded Warrior Project® Style & Beauty Suite.
The Emmy Awards weekend, the Style & Beauty Suite at Avalon Hollywood, hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), connected some of the biggest names in television with our nation’s wounded service members to provide a true Hollywood experience.
|Wounded warrior Dan Nevins|
Kevin Pearce is a champion Snowboarder, Sports Commentator, motivational speaker and advocate for those effected by Traumatic Brain Injuries and Downs Syndrome via his Kevin Pearce Fund.
|"Look at my focused eyes|
before accident' said Kevin Pierce
|Actor Nestor Serrano w wife Debbie holding the earrings pictured|
with Alicia Mohr, the jewelry designer of Ali's Collection
Following the completion of his eight-year enlistment, Dan remained in the California Army National Guard while earning a bachelor of science in business administration from Sonoma State University.
In February 2004 Staff Sergeant Nevins was deployed to Balad, Iraq where he served as a squad leader.
On November 10, 2004 an improvised explosive device detonated beneath the vehicle in which he was a passenger, and Dan would ultimately sacrifice both of his legs below the knee.
Dan credits Wounded Warrior Project for his successful rehabilitation, positive attitude, "can do" spirit, and more importantly his passion for helping his fellow warriors in any way he can.
|Actress Wendy Davis of the show Army Wives|
featured with a Korean War veteran
Some of Hollywood's brightest stars showed up to support the cause, including Linda Cardellini (EMMY nominated star of "Mad Men"), Elizabeth Reaser ("Twilight"), Fred Willard (“Modern Family”), Jason George ("Mistresses"), Jes Mcallan (“Mistresses”), Judith Hill (“The Voice”), Kerri Walsh Jennings (Three-time Olympic gold medalist), Sharna Burgess ("Dancing with the Stars"), Elliott Yamin ("American Idol") and Stefano ("American Idol")
The Style & Beauty Suite was a star-studded and fun-filled day of beauty treatments, spa services, styling and gifting during television’s most celebrated week.
|left,comedian Stephen Kramer Glickman|
“Wounded Warrior Project’s goal is to meet the changing needs of injured service members with 19 unique programs and services,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer for Wounded Warrior Project. “An event like the Style & Beauty Suite helps raise awareness of our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. We are so thankful to all of the celebrities and sponsors that participate in this special day” he continued.
|Spa del Rey is located in Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey- |
They opened up this year.
Guests were treated to luxurious and relaxing spa treatments from the team at Spa del Rey, which is located at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey. They opened up this year, and provided guests with mini-massages, brow shaping, hydrafacials and anti-aging hand treatments.
Guests also took home gift bags from Spa del Rey with luxury spa products from Natura Bisse ilike Organic Skincare, Coola Organic Suncare, wHet Vegan Nail Polish.
|Actor Dean Norris from Breaking Bad|
|Men's line Evolutionman|
|iiJin glitter blue open toe-sandals|
|Original Retro Brand vintage t-shirts|
fashion forward men and women’s underwear, sunglasses and iPhone cases.
|SLY Collective underwear|
100% Gumdrop gifted and showcased their custom “Hope” and “Courage” necklaces made especially for the event to pay tribute to our wounded veterans, and Ali’s Collection gifted beautiful necklaces and arm cuffs from their gorgeous collection.
|Roma rain-boots for all ages|
|Zumer sport bags recycled |
from basketballs and baseballs
The Jelly Queensl sampled their delicious gourmet line of jams and specialty spreads featuring exotic ingredients.
|left,Sergeant Danielle Figueroa with actor Quinton Aaron|
and actress Erin Cahill
and Pony plush dolls from
DiaNoche Designs was also onsite to show off their gorgeous illuminated art pieces.
|Koostik eco speakers for iPhones|
Partygoers enjoyed the sounds of Hollywood’s finest, DJ Kid Fish as they are treated to gourmet vegetarian lunch service catered by Veestro.
Veestro presented a healthy and delicious menu of Kale Cesar Salad, Quinoa Soup, Veggie Enchiladas and Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables.
Guests could also indulge their sweet tooth at the Sweet Surrender Fudge bar, Fond Of Cake’s bakery bar, Get Shaved’s shaved ice dessert bar and with David Bacco Chocolatier’s delicious chocolates.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.
|100% Gumdrop w. designer|
Sara Litt Cole
|Ali's collection jewelry|
|David Bacco's chocolate|
|Fond of Cake|
Fond of Cake: Custom Cakes. Any Theme. Any Occasion.
|Get Shaved ice|
iiJin (pronounced "e-gene") has quickly become one of the hottest luxury fashion brands on the market with their fashion forward clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. iiJin is famous for their Invisible Wedge Shoes,(offering an extra 2-5 inches in fabulosity) which are a favorite of some of the biggest stars all over of the world. Celebrity fans of iiJin include stylish stars such as Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diana DeGarmo, Kimberly Caldwell, Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, Lee DeWyze, Lacey Schwimmer, Debbie Gibson, Amandla Stenberg, Sharni Vinson, Taraji P. Henson, Lil Mama, Layla Kayleigh-Covino, Cheslie Hightower, Brandy, Mark Ballas, Chris Mann, Randy Jackson, Mario Lopez, Paul Oakenfold and more. iiJin has been featured on “EXTRA” with host Mario Lopez, on “Access Hollywood”, on The Insider”, on Perez Hilton's fashion site CocoPerez.com , on E!’s MyStyle.com and in the pages of OK! Magazine, US Weekly and J-14 Magazine. iiJin’s flagship U.S. store will open on the fashion mecca that is Robertson Blvd. in the Fall of 2013. Check out iiJin on the web at http://iijin.com on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/iiJin and on Twitter: @iiJinShoes
|Kelly Teegarden Organics|
Koostik is dedicated to making well designed and finely crafted wood accessories
line don’t scream for attention or need to be adorned - the simple wooden design is
what makes them special. The eco-friendly alternative to powered speakers, each
hand-crafted piece will amplify the sound of your Apple products. Koostik is
technology made natural. www.koostik.com http://www.facebook.com/technologymadenatural Twitter: @Koostik
|Manna Kadar Cosmetics|
Manna Kadar Cosmetics is Your Beauty Solution with Long Wear, Multi-Functional and Innovative Products. Manna Kadar, Founder of Manna Kadar Cosmetics created, "Manna's Beauty Simplified System" to be able to put your best face forward in 7 minutes by using a 3 step process, "Prime, Polish, Perfect" to streamline and better understand your makeup regimen! www.mannakadarcosmetics.com www.facebook.com/MannaKadarCosmetics
Mona MELisa Designs offers unique, customizable room décor, interactive PEEL & PLAY wall play sets, travel PEEL & PLAY sets and our educational product, PEEL, PLAY & LEARN wall play sets. Every item from our growth charts to our PEEL & PLAY sets is designed with our own children’s help and suggestions, from color selection to creative touches that only kids could create! We spend extra time on each piece of art and we strive to make each one perfect and unique for all of our loyal customers. www.monamelisadesigns.com www.facebook.com/monamelisadesigns
The Original Retro Brand has recreated your favorite old t-shirt by combining all the qualities of a great fitting t-shirt with classic logos from the past and present. THE ORB developed the latest techniques in garment dyeing and softening in order to produce the ideal "vintage feel" t-shirt everyone is wearing. The Original Retro Brand designs and manufactures collections with leading sports entities including The College Vault, Wolfgang’s Vault, Sony, Hasbro, GM, NHL, MiLB and many more. http://originalretrobrand.com https://www.facebook.com/originalretrobrand
Roma Boots the fabulous maker of the one for one rain boots was founded by Romanian born Samuel Bistrian. Roma Boots combines fashion with charity to fight the cycle of poverty afflicting street children and orphans in Romania and around the world. Our goal is to bring these children hope, love and lasting change in the most sustainable and practical way. For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to a child in need. Moreover, 10% of all sales proceeds go to the Roma For All Foundation to help these children get an education and empower them to break out of their cycle of poverty so that they can contribute their gifts and talents to society and help make this world a better place. For you. For all. romaboots.com
SLY Collective: "We constantly bring young designers on board and partner with local artists to bring the best of the street culture and the tattoo world into our prints. The quality and innovation of our products are our top priorities as we only offer you what we love to wear ourselves. Our designs embody the Gold Coast lifestyle: a little quirky, a little edgy and yet a lot of fun. Our inspiration comes from what surrounds us: Australia's most beautiful beaches, the surf, the skate and a powerful youth culture. We’re stoked that only 2 years after the launch, we’re sold in more than 300 stores across Australia and we’re expanding through Europe and America. We’re taking the world by storm" (and on the SLY). http://slycollective.com https://www.facebook.com/slycollective Twitter: @SlyCollective
A unique resort spa with exclusive and revitalizing body treatments, Spa del Rey offers customizable experiences with powerful results. Located in Los Angeles’ only AAA Five-Diamond waterfront hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Spa del Rey is a metropolitan oasis with picture perfect harbor views that create the perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation. Environmentally conscious, Spa del Rey also utilizes quality Organic and Vegan products and treatments to renew your state of well-being while promoting balance and harmony with nature. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure or a local resident needing a half-day stay-cation, immerse yourself in the latest spa therapies designed to stimulate your senses and cleanse your mind, body and soul. www.spa-delrey.com
|Surface for hair and skin|
|The Jelly Queens|
|This Bar Saves Lives|
Veestro makes delicious, chef inspired, plant-based meals delivered straight to your home anywhere in the US. We are the healthy alternative on those days when you're too busy or too tired to cook. JUST DEFROST, HEAT AND ENJOY! www.veestro.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veestro/258521077615598 Twitter: @VeestroFood
|Vine Street Market, USA|
The bag that fits your fashionably eco lifestyle! Vine Street Market, USA is an eco-friendly and fashionable, bag line based in Los Angeles. The kind of bag you take with you everywhere because you love it, not because you are driven by eco guilt. www.vinestreetmarketusa.com
At Zumer Sport™, it looks like real sports ball material because it IS real sports ball material! We have put our passion for sports directly into our products. Zumer Sport™ has created a full line of products out of Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, and Soccer Ball materials. www.zumersport.com
Ambush Board Co. is universally recognized global leader in Action Sports retail. Founded in 1997 in Kennesaw, Georgia, Ambush is owned and operated by a core group of devoted skaters, wakeboarders, and snowboarders who are deeply invested in the Action Sports community, and has evolved by staying true to their essential principles of Service, Knowledge, Integrity, Commitment and Passion. Ambush always has been and always will be unyielding in their collective efforts to push the progression of Action Sports retail. Learn more about Ambush Board Co. at www.ambushboardco.com https://www.facebook.com/AmbushBoardingCo
Since 2006, Bebe Bella Designs has created luxurious and stylish gifts for infants, children and adults. Our accessories embody the essence of classic elegance with a chic flair. All of our products are made from the highest quality materials and are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. We pride ourselves on providing plush, charming and easy-care for products that moms love to give and receive. https://www.bebebelladesigns.com https://www.facebook.com/bebebelladesigns Twitter: @bebebelladesign
Dream Water is the first 2.5oz, 0-calorie, natural sleep-aid that helps you relax, fall asleep and improve the quality of your sleep. Dream Water is led by a management team of young entrepreneurs and a seasoned group of advisors from the consumer goods and retailing sectors. Available in over 35,000 stores nationwide including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Target,
GoGo squeeZ is the leading all natural 100% fruit squeezable applesauce for kids (and adults) of all ages. Super delicious, super healthy and super fun! www.gogosqueez.com https://www.facebook.com/GoGo.squeeZ Twitter: @GoGoSqueez
Ready to dump that thick, bulky wallet? We’re Scott Hussa (Hu) & Ken Minn (Mn) of HuMn Wallets. We’re two travel minded designers and we tried just about every type of wallet, money clip and card case available before deciding to make our own. We wanted something lightweight, flexible and durable that would allow easy access to cash, credit and biz cards, yet also protect against RFID skimming (a form of electronic pickpocketing). Our creation, the HuMn Wallet, delivers all that while maintaining a sleek, modern profile. Not only is it highly functional, the cool factor is awesome as it adapts to your needs by allowing one to customize plate materials, colors and shock strap colors. www.HuMnWallet.com www.facebook.com/HuMnDesign
|Dog products: Hillside Farms Jerky, Puppy Luv Glam t-shirts|
and John Paul pet shampoos and conditioner
Puppy Luv Glam is a logo fashion clothing company for babies to gals of all ages that is dedicated to supporting animal rescue shelters. The Spoiled and Fabulous brand and the concept of the trademarked puppy logo is the only one of it’s kind. Never has there been a fashion company that was inspired and created purely to generate funds for a passionate cause. We have a licensed brand partnership with the ASPCA. Our fashions are fun, easy to wear with a look of glamour and sparkle from authentic Swarovski crystals. Support rescue shelter dogs and look Spoiled and Fabulous! http://puppyluvglam.com https://www.facebook.com/puppyluvglam Twitter: @puppy_glam
OPI Products Inc., manufacturer of professional-quality hand and nail care products, is globally recognized as a leader in the Professional Beauty Industry and the number one brand used by professionals. www.opi.com https://www.facebook.com/OPIProductsTwitter: @OPINails
Beauty lies in the simplest and purest of things. Kai brings this idea to life by using exotic fragrance and natural essences in our light and intoxicating scent of gardenia wrapped in white exotics. Kai captures the irresistible fragrance of the tropics in a full line of fragrance, bath, body and home care products. Breathe in the beauty of kai, and experience today's most sought-after fragrance. www.kaifragrance.com Twitter: @kaifragrance
A label recognized for its eco-friendly, fair-labor approach, Ketzali stands for socially responsible fashion. Ketzali launched in 2011, establishing a thoughtful, sustainable partnership with artisans in Guatemala who use traditional techniques. The result is a gorgeous collection of scarves in fresh patterns and sophisticated prints, augmented by the lush quality of time-tested craftsmanship. http://www.ketzali.com
The Knot Genie™ and Teeny Genie™ Detangling Brushes were created for every mom that's endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child's hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) – you'll be amazed by the ease of brushing, as well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends. http://www.knotgenie.com https://www.facebook.com/KnotGenie Twitter: @KnotGenie
Liddabit Sweets is a tiny (5-person) candy company based in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in handmade candy bars, caramels, honeycomb candy, lollipops…well, you get the idea. Every single thing we make is measured, cooked, dipped, wrapped, and packaged by a real-live person, and we use only the best ingredients we can find – never any artificial flavors, preservatives, or other funny stuff. http://liddabitsweets.com https://www.facebook.com/LiddabitSweets
Make My Day Beautiful! is an elite line of "It's Good To Be Green"® pressed mineral make-up and cosmeceutical skin care products, developed by professional media make-up artist - Linda Litzinger Beck. The company features an innovative collection of "Red Carpet Products". These products, with universal usability and appeal, are chosen to be gifted at major, annual celebrity charity events, and are selected for inclusion in VIP gift bags, often a part of exclusive gifting suites, held in celebration of Hollywood's most prestigious, red carpet, entertainment industry events. Make My Day Beautiful! is proud to have had their products requested for use on the sets of major network television programs, as well as for use in the clubhouse of MLB athletes. The products are used, and may be purchased at select, fine day spas, or by visiting The Bringing Beauty To Benefit...® Boutique and Classroom at makemydaybeautiful.com.
Biz Wipes® by MANGROOMER® are made to keep you fresh and clean all day long. Specifically formulated for men, use our MAN WIPES® in addition to toilet paper to effectively clean and eliminate any unwanted residue. Biz Wipes are also great for freshening up the male intimate area after a long day at work, or after a workout. Our dermatologist tested flushable Man Wipes® are infused with vitamin E and aloe. MAINTAIN YOURSELF® with Biz Wipes®! www.mangroomer.com facebook.com/MANGROOMER Twitter: @MANGROOMER
Moxie Jean is the "Upscale Resale" website for busy parents who want to dress their kids in high-quality, stylish clothes without spending a fortune. And with a free postage-paid Moxie Jean Mailer Bag, it's easier than ever to turn great clothes into cash or Moxie Money. Founded by moms (and sisters) Sandra Pinter and Sharon Schneider, Moxie Jean has been featured on the TODAY Show, Daily Candy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many more. www.moxiejean.com www.facebook.com/MoxieJeanKids Twitter:@MoxieJeanKids
PAK is a patented wallet that keeps all your purse essentials contained, organized, and ready-to-use throughout your day. Finding what you need in your bag can be half the battle. PAK makes sure you have it, and you can find it, in any bag. With its patented loop system, PAK ensures everything stays put and at your fingertips. PAK goes bag-to-bag so you always have what you need. http://www.thepakstore.com
Promax Fit ‘n Crisp, delivers big on taste while providing the nutritional benefits of high protein. With only 140 calories, 10g sugar, and 3g fat per bar; this is a great alternative to regular energy bars that will also help satisfy your sweet tooth! http://www.promaxnutrition.com
"We take our name from the Japanese cultural notion, ‘Wabi Sabi’, that life’s imperfections are what make it beautiful. We believe the same is true of people and that intelligently designed products can motivate us to embrace our vulnerabilities and feel happy about doing daily tasks that, due to newfound physical limitations, may have grown more challenging for us".
SCOUT by Bungalow was founded in 2004, when co-owners Ben and Deb Johns found a niche for offering functional, fashionable, affordable totes. Under the SCOUT collection 400+ new products debut throughout the year, including a smaller holiday/resort collection for winter. The company is headquartered in Georgetown, Washington DC. http://www.bungalowco.com
SHANY Cosmetics is all about being bold. We love all things bright, neon and daring , and we know you will love our affordable prices. Check out SHANY Cosmetics at shanycostmetics.com, facebook.com/ShanyCosmetics or follow us on Twitter @SHANYCosmetics.
Shutter Huggers™ are custom plush characters that attach to your camera lens, and give children something fun to focus on, for more relaxed and natural portraits. Shutter Hugger Minis™ conveniently attach to smart phones, tablets, and other portable devices. Parents and photographers can capture great photos and video, then instantly share with friends and family via text, email or favorite social networking forums. With your Shutter Hugger™ attached to your camera, you no longer need a bag of tricks, an extra pair of hands, or "Say Cheese".
Skin Authority, the Healthy Skin Lifestyle company, offers results-driven products, expert coaching and guidance, simple daily beauty workout routines, and accessible price points. The Skin Authority brand is chosen by beauty experts, celebrities, and the media for skin care performance that produces immediately-visible results and continued improvement. Skin Authority is available at www.skinauthority.com and exclusively at prestige retail and resort spa locations. www.skinauthority.com www.facebook.com/skinauthority Twitter: @SkinAuthority
Sylca Designs- where Nature meets design in each piece through the use of recycled wood, natural dyes and fibers, and coconut shell. The result? Big rings, mesmerizing necklaces, and arm party-worthy bracelets that are not only powerful and transformative, but also completely wearable, thanks to the use of lightweight materials like ultra-durable Bayong wood (a favorite of style icons like jewelry maven Iris Apfel) and vegetable fibers like abaca. The super stylish - and eco-friendly! - jewelry and accessories have been picked up by a range of wholesale and private clients nationally and internationally. www.sylcadesigns.com
UrgentRx We’ve put a rover on Mars. And yet to treat most daily discomforts we still need water? That’s plain silly. Pain happens away from your medicine cabinet, so whenever and wherever a symptom strikes, UrgentRx® Fast Powders™ deliver the right-now relief to put you back in control. And who doesn’t want to be in control? UrgentRx® Fast Powders™ Fast dissolving powders. No liquid required. Flavored. Fits in purse or wallet urgentRx.com
This isn’t your typical bottle. Vapur is designed from the ground-up to meet the hydration needs of adventure enthusiasts everywhere. Equipped with a custom SuperCap, this reusable, flexible vessel rolls, folds and flattens to go virtually anywhere. Meet the Anti-Bottle. www.Vapur.us
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great — and not so great — in your world. Follow @YelpLA on Twitter.
DJ Kid Fish was the Wounded Warrior’s eclectic DJ with the whimsical fashions she wears while rocking a party. A staple in the Hollywood scene, Kid Fish will keep the dance-floor packed. http://djkidfish.com Twitter: @kid_fish