Yesterday I went to the Debbie Durkin’s Eco-Oscars at the Main Event Red Carpet Lounge, an Oscars gifting tradition. It was a fun, surreal afternoon. The event had more of a green/philanthropic angle than the pure promotional consumerist gifting suites we read about in gossip mags, not that it lacked cupcakes or bedazzled Ed Hardy-esque clothes. I’ll hopefully have better images soon – I’m not trying to be incognito, I swear.
I was photographed for a book whose proceeds will benefit Red Cross efforts in Haiti. Photographer Scott Nathan shot some celebrities in attendance, and we (omg, what?) also wrote messages for the book. I was proud to participate but was not prepared with anything that meaningful to write. I did, however, have orange lipstick on, which is at least as inspiring as a written expression of hope.
Here I am getting touched up by a stylist from Juan Florentino:
Lights, gray seamless, action:
I learned about the P.S. I Love You Foundation, which organizes educational outreach programs for at-risk kids. Looks like a really great organization that makes it easy to get involved. They work with schools, sure, but they also put on pizza & ice cream socials and surf lessons at the beach.
The company that makes soap for Fresh presented its private label soaps, under the La Belle Vie brand. They’re made in France and smell amazing:
They’re also a lot cheaper than Fresh. I still love Fresh, though, no use talking me out of that habit, at least till I find out who makes their brown sugar scrubs.
Pure Heat brought its hair styling tools made from 50% recycled materials. That line seems great for white people with hair that just needs drying, the hair that responds well to Kiehl’s grooming creme and tips you see in fashion magazines. My Mediterranean hair demands full force, full heat pro blow drying that only the Elchim 2001 can deliver. I’m excited to try their brushes, though; I was told they can hold up to my blow dryer without melting.
On the way out, I was asked to pose with a car. I hope the pics ended up tasteful. The car was pretty big. I was standing by the tire, not the hood, so I think it’s all right. I don’t know that it’s appropriate to do product shots for objects I am/am not endorsing. One might be better than the other, not sure which. I was not promoting the car but was okay with the event the car company supported. Should probably draw this line ‘with a bolder stroke’ or else I risk diluting my JPGs’ resonance.
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