Marie-Laure was in the gifting suite, meanwhile, with her client Votre Vu, a luxury French line I learned about last year and whose Tarte D’Amande Almond Pie Body Souffle I have been addicted to ever since. (Funny enough, while I only like musky scents for fragrance, I have a weird affinity for sweet, sugary, and gourmand flavors in body lotions and creams.)
Wella Enrich Moisturizing Treatment for Coarse hair - love me some intensive conditioner!
The other beauty client in the suite was Wella Professionals, who I did some work with during the Golden Globes and Oscars this year. Also there: New Balance, Emergen-C, Fashion Forms, Bowers & Wilkins (super cool headphones in white; I want!), AMC, Carlos Falchi, the Ritz-Carlton New York (who was giving away a weekend stay) and Crunch (who gave away a yearlong membership). Here’s where the perks of being a celebrity outweigh all the annoyances that come with being famous: you just walk into the suite and are handed bags of free products left, right and center. Nice work, if you can get it!
Carson Kressley and Kim Johnson from Dancing With the Stars ham it up in front of the New Balance gifting area
People who swung by the suite included Anna Kendrick, Benjamin Bratt, Carson Kressley, Ian Somerhalder, Lucy Liu, Shailene Woodley, Terrence Howard, William H. Macy, and good ol’ Wilmer Valderrama.
After leaving the suite, I chatted with my friend Cindy Bokma from Hello Dollface , snapped some photos and video, and had a bathroom run in with Patricia Clarkson, who was gorgeous and glowing.
I seriously need to get a better camera, since my BlackBerry photos are the pits, but the behind-the-scenes montage I made for Pevonia turned out fairly cute, so I’ll post it here! Until next year, ISAs!