GBK, MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge, Fab Five Lifestyle Momments At The W Hotel
Have you ever wondered, where celebrities go to get innovative gifts, new gadgets and uniquely styled clothing? Here is a little “Fab Five Secret” for you – at award show gifting lounges. That’s right folks!
During every award show – whether it’s the MTV Movie Awards, the GRAMMYs, BET or the Academy Awards – there is a distinguished group of lifestyle-event gurus behind the scenes or posted at a secret location in Hollywood, where the stars get complimentary goods from brand creators. Be it shoes, clothes, food, technology and or beauty products, many have their introduction to the perks of Hollywood via a gifting lounge.
The top man on the scene, who connects the entertainment community to the best in innovative product introductions, is Gavin Keilly. He is the founder and CEO of GBK Celebrity Gifting, Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing. He brings some of the top names in film, television, music and sports to his award show gift lounge events. Should you have a brand product and think it’s hot enough to be placed at GBK events, connect with this guru and share your brand.
GBK recently hosted the MTV Movie Award gifting lounge at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Among many, there were five brands that many were drawn to: Sol Republic, Jade & Jasper, Headware, Infinite Jewelry Designs and Big Trucks. Tons of celebrities were out and about Friday and Saturday at the W Hotel. Five in the house we connected with were LisaRaye McCoy, Sugar Ray Leonard, Eva Pigford, Damien Wayans and Robbie Jones, who recently starred in Tyler Perry’s Temptation.
The best part about this season’s GBK gift lounge experience is that Jason Ritter, son of John Ritter, made a special appearance on the 10th year anniversary since the loss of his father to heart disease and co-presented a check with Aviir – a biotechnology company dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease – for $100,000 to the GUARDaHEART Foundation. GBK has also worked with The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, which raises funds and awareness to help create a cure for juvenile diabetes and with the Lopez Foundation, which helps underprivileged children. It’s truly all about promoting new brands in a way that supports nonprofit efforts to improve and save lives.
SOL REPUBLIC is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through better-sounding headphones. Founded by consumer electronics veterans Kevin Lee, Scott Hix and Seth Combs who share a vision of ridding the world of hollow-sounding headphones and to make great sound attainable for everyone. Link into their world at https://www.facebook.com/solrepublic
Jade & Jasper
Jade and Jasper is a unique collection of beautiful jewelry sold only through trunk shows. From the fashion streets of NYC to the gorgeous views of the Mojave Desert, Jade and Jasper Jewelry is inspired and designed with that same sense of style, beauty and panache. Link into their world at: http://www.jadeandjasper.com/
HeadWare is a handy all-purpose, stretchable, breathable and tubular – yet seamless –accessory that can be used in various ways for many activities. HeadWare wicks sweat away from your skin, keeps you cool on hot days, protects you from the elements or just makes you look cool. Link into their world at Website: http://www.theheadware.com/
Infinite Jewelry Designs
This brand offers fabulous bracelets made out of crocodile leather skins offered in dark and tan colors. The added plus is they have created fun necklaces made out of leather with pearls. Visit them at Website: http://www.infinitejewelrydesigns.com/
Based in Lake Tahoe, the company specializes in custom and one-of-a-kind hats. Why hats? Their slogan explains: “Cause the hat matters, and we are the maddest hatters!” Why bigtruck? “Cause with a bigtruck you can bring more fun.” Link into their world at http://bigtruckbrand.com/
Report By Lela Christine