The annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge and party at La Bohème in West Hollywood gave attendees the chance to schmooze, eat, and pick up presents to give for Valentine's Day and keep to use and wear for the upcoming round of award season parties. Benefiting KTTV Fox's weekly "Wednesday's Child" segment, which highlights foster kids who need adoption, the event showcased several green products.
Nature's Flavors makes more than 8,000 natural and organic foods, flavors, and fragrances; everything from teas, baking extracts, tea tree oil, coffee, and fiber supplements to sugar- and artificial color-free sports drinks. Ollin Arm Candy weaves defective candy wrappers that would be discarded into colorful bags in sizes ranging from a $12 change purse to $250 for a large satchel, a beautiful way to recycle.
Twisted Silver showcased its new collection including bracelets made of recycled metal and vintage charms and silver and antique buttons, and Terox presented comfortable, recyclable, U.S.-made elastic polymer flip-flops. Traveler's Choice's solar computer bag, which comes with charging adapters for various devices, was popular item with celebs like "Modern Family" star Rico Rodriguez (pictured right).
Other highlights included slim, protective iPhone cases from Qmadix, home spa products from My Spa Life, women's loungewear from Cute Booty, hair accessories from Whirl-a-Style, undies and organic cotton camis from Dulcenea, hand-blown glass heart jewelry from Handmade Hearts, accessories from Lauren & Luca, and scented exfoliating and moisturizing shower gel sponges from Spongeables, which added new items for kids and dogs.
Whitening Lightning introduced a new natural, sensitive formula teeth whitener that works on veneers, Lusciouss jewelry showcased a new collection that will be sold in HSN on March 15, and Charlie Lapson presented a variety of red carpet-ready diamond jewelry, clutches, and accessories. Singer Anita Baker is borrowing three clutches for Grammy events, Lapson noted.
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