By: Christy Oldham
25, Feb 2017
“Be smart, but never show it”- Louis B. Mayer, founder of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
It’s that time of year when the film industry recognizes excellence in the motion picture, arts and sciences and connects the world through the plasm of images that inspire us, anger us or simply move us to feel more deeply. The 89th Annual Academy Awards is Sunday, February 26th and Hollywood has been celebrating all month with Pre-Oscar parties, dinners and gifting suites in preparation of the big day!
The crème de la crème Pre-Oscar event is Doris Bergman’s Style Lounge and Party. This invitation-only event, honoring the upcoming 89th Annual Academy Awards, is held each year at Fig & Olive, (the elegant hotspot on Melrose serving delicious gourmet cuisine inspired by the glamour and sophistication of the French and Italian Riviera’s).
Doris Bergman’s Style Lounge and Party is now in its ninth year and has established itself as a powerhouse must-attend Academy Award event. Over 100 of Hollywood’s finest turned out to celebrate and honor the film industry’s Oscar® Nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS.
Bergman’s Style Lounge and Party was hosted by BUYWINE.COM and featured an incredible array of fashion for him and her including couture gowns, bespoke tuxedos & suits, the finest in beauty, skin & hair care, stunning jewelry collections, gorgeous accessories, fashion-forward handbags, fabulous fragrance, cutting-edge electronics, lifestyle elegance, gourmet cuisine, premiere Napa wines, unique spirits, delectable sweets and much more!
Celebrities in attendence included: Oscar Nominees Benj Pasek (“La La Land” Best Song), Justin Paul (“La la Land” Best Song), David Greathouse, Executive Producer (“Hacksaw Ridge”) Best Picture, David Permut, Producer (“Hacksaw Ridge” Best Picture), Saniyya Sidney (“Fences” Best Picture & “Hidden Figures” Best Picture), joined multiple Oscar Nominees Bruce Dern, Golden Globe Nominees/Winners Allen Maldanado (“Black-ish”), Dale Goldboldo (“People vs. O.J.”),Grammy Nominee Renee Olstead, (“Do You You Want To Know A Secret?”), Frank Stallone, (“Stayin’ Alive”), Prime Time Emmy Nominee Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Primetime Emmy Winner Patrika Darbo (“Acting Dead””), “Dancing With Stars” beauties Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska, Sam Trammell (“True Blood”), Steven Bauer (“Ray Donovan”), Lauren Makk (“FABLife”), Skincare Guru Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Michael Campion (“Fuller House”), Tony Denison (“Major Crimes”), Hollywood Icon Dee Wallace and Naomi Grossman (“American Horror Story”).
In the spirit of giving back, guests & sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 13-18) for a Post-Holiday Gift Drive benefitting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ — a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 35,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, Professor William Wong. Bergman always invites 2 foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be treated as a VIP.
Gifts and Services, Provided By:
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Perricone Hydrogen Water, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, Isdinceutics, USA, Photo Tee-Shirts, Buywine.com, True Love Skin Care, The Footmate System by Gordon Brush, Rejuvenation in Motion Mobile Med-Spa, Timmy Woods Handbags, Twisted Silver, My Saint, My Hero, Sassy Locks Custom Baby Clothing, The Coffee Chef, Samiah Hinton Designs, FIBRUM Virtual Reality, Sue Wong Couture Gowns & Fragrance, Single Dress, Kaya Di Koko, Single Underwear For Men, Rekorderlig Cider, Handmade Hearts By Hillel, Hint Water, Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos, Spa Girl Vodka, M & R Photo Gallery, Pura D’or Hair Care, Spongelle, Zozo Bean Bakery, Zenful Water and Dr. Perricone Gift Boxes (containing Cold Plasma, Cold Plasma Eye, Cold Plasma Sun-D, The Essential Multivitamin, Super Greens and H2 Elemental Energy.) VIP Gift Bags were also provided by Dr. Perricone.
Lunch was served in FIG & OLIVE’s stylish and refined light-filled space/lounge with beautiful enclosed patio. Guests enjoyed dining in the abundance of rosemary plants and signature olive bottles.
For more info on the Academy Awards, click HERE