GBK Hits the Big Apple with Their Luxury Gift and Styling Lounge for New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
New York is in the grips of Fashion Week, the most glamorous time of the year, and GBK was there to shower VIP guests with luxury gift bags and beauty services. Fashion Week celebrities, stylists and designers flock to the GBK Gift Lounge for great gifts and a great cause.
As with every gifting lounge, GBK remains true to their foundational belief of giving back. The charity that was the beneficiary of the lounge was Dress for Success Worldwide, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org.
Famous faces such as Sherri Shepherd (“The View”), Mark Cuban and the cast of “Shark Tank,” Angela Simmons (“Pastry” Shoes / “Run’s House”), Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (“The Real Housewives New York”), Paul Sparks (“Boardwalk Empire”), Jennifer Ashton (“The Revolution”), Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Miss USA Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe Leila Lopes, Jana Kramer (“One Tree Hill”), Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”)
and fashion designer Walter Baker, as well as Gordana Gelhausen, Mondo Guerra, Seth Aaron Henderson, and Valerie Magen (all from “Project Runway”) made their way to GBK’s Luxury Gift and Styling Lounge on September 6th and 7th at the exclusive Empire Hotel, a hop and a skip away from New York Fashion Week happenings at Lincoln Center.
Once inside, the stars reveled in the chic surroundings provided by GBK. Fresh floral arrangements by Flowers of the World decorated the room, while Sarah Charness played up an upbeat, eclectic mix on electric violin. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company and See Jane Bake came through with gourmet snacks, which could be washed down with signature cocktails from Brugal Extra Dry Rum, the only 100 percent Dominican rum, and Wine Chateau, not only one of the most experienced wine retailers online, but also a purveyor of a wide-ranging choice of international vintages.
The indulgence didn’t end there. The VIPs could also partake of complimentary beauty services, such as makeup applications from sponsor Hard Candy, and nail designs by imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails.
GBK’s gift lounge was of course filled with a long tally of luxury lifestyle brands, starting with Presenting Sponsor Pilot Pen, a leader in superlative writing instruments known for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology, and customer satisfaction.
To keep the celebs beautiful:
Makeup and body care was represented by Scunci
Tweezerman, the beauty tool experts, shared their items.
Izlla, eco-luxury face and body products
RevitaLash, known to enhance your lashes, brows and hair.
Fashion plates could pick up G Wear, unique recycled fashion shirts.
From Baan Unrak Conscious Collection, hand-woven SUK pants by Thai locals and mothers of Baan Unrak, a community in Thailand that cares for 150 children from difficult backgrounds.
Sexy, classy contemporary slips and camisoles from MODAY Xela Fashion
Celeb parents loved Kspin Designs, a children’s couture clothier.
If bling is your thing, the GBK lounge had you covered with Misahara Jewelry, inspired by world travel and featuring quality gem stones
More jewelry from Hot Rock Jewelry.com
A watch collection from Marc Coblen, a new fashion brand wherein each watch boasts over 40,000 style combinations
Handbags are a must at gift lounges and Katherine Kwei handbags and Blinkzgear’s Urban+Life Messenger Bags
Rounding out the goodies, guests could also take their pick of offers from New York City Cosmetic and General Dentistry
Beyond the Rack, North America’s premier online shopping club where lucky recipients can shop for what they wanted.
Items from Jada Toys, Inc. were a fun element.
Last but not least, Caribbean Living Magazine came through with a gift to each celebrity of a one-week stay in the Caribbean.
GBK, the highly sought-out luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializes in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions:
- GBK Celebrity GiftingGBK Special Events
- GBK Weddings
- GBK Charitable Consulting
- GBK Marketing/Public Relations
Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to: gbkproductions.com
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Written by Victoria Chadwell