I’ve been doing super fun stuff lately. This week I was invited to attend the Academy Awards Red Carpet Celebrity Style Lounge! The invitees are award nominees and other actors, musicians, fashion and wardrobe designers, producers and directors of current films and television.
Each year the event is held in part to encourage donations to a charity. This year the charity recipient was Best Friends Animal Society and I was asked to represent pet rescue products! The photo above is one of the Best Friends Ambassador dogs, Ziba. He was once homeless but was adopted by a Best Friends employee and got to come to the event! OMG- love that dog. Look at those ears!
The majority of the products and services are beauty related, but some are tech, travel and even condos! It sure is an eclectic mix. Three of my favorite items were VivaJENNZ hidden wine purse (you’ve got to check this out), Dorey Aromatherapy, and a gorgeous coffee table photo book about native California gardens called “The Gottlieb Native Garden… a California Love Story.”
Felix Solis – Red Carpet Style
Maria Conchita Alonso
The attendees perused each booth and were gifted a small gift. I was excited about the number of people who love animals and support rescue either a little bit (they would if they were getting a pet) or a lot (they have rescued a pet!). These folks all stopped by my booth and were excited about the books I was showcasing. I loved sharing my books and stories with people I wouldn’t normally connect with. Thanks to everyone who shared their animal and rescue stories with me.
Gabriel Bateman – Benji
It was fun posing with the talent and snapping photos with them. They were so gracious to hold my books and many have already shared on their social media. I love taking photos but I’m a terrible selfie photographer (as if you couldn’t tell). Here’s a few shots. Do you recognize any of these beautiful faces from your favorite tv shows and films? (Check out 12 year old Gabriel Bateman. So poised. He is set to star in the upcoming remake of Benji!)
Find even more on my Instagram @DianerSolomon and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PetsPeoplePlanetConnection/!
Thanks Ziba for the smooch. It made my day!