Independent Spirit Awards Gets Serious about Movies & Performances — and SWAG!!

The Independent Spirit Awards is a much more laid-back situation than the Oscars. People come in various levels of “dress” –some much more dressed up; others not so much! But the night is one of comaraderie and friendship and without a lot of audience other than the people in attendance.

However other than the papparazi, there is one tent that is a nice visit for those in attendance and that’s the offical Presenter Gift Lounge which held an array of gifts that were a a delight to everyone in attendance.

The Gift Lounge area. (swank fun)

Celebrities among those who visited the Lounge included:
Anna Kendrick,
Anthony Mackie,
Benjamin Bratt,
Beth Behrs,
Bing Bing Li,
Carla Gallo,
Carson Kressley,
Derek Luke,
Garcelle Beauvais,
Giancarlo Esposito,
Harmony Santana,
Ian Somerhalder,
Illeana Douglas,
Jason Isaacs,
Jeffrey Dean Moran,
John Hawkes,
John Waters,
Kim Johnson,
Lennie James,
Lucy Liu,
Matt Bomer,
Matthew Lillard,
Michael Gladis,
Penelope Ann Miller,
Richard Kind,
Sarah Paulson,
Shailene Woodley,
Terrence Howard,
Tracee Ellis Ross,
William H. Macy,
Wilmer Valderrama

OFFICIAL PRESENTER GIFT LOUNGE HIGHLIGHTS:
 WELLA PROFESSIONALS


Beth Behrs is caught up in Wella glam.

High-Performance Care & Styling Collection along with a Gift Certificate for Premium Salon Services: Wella Professionals is recognized as an international industry leader in professional color, care, and styling, offering a full range of products destined for hair greatness. The collections are easy to navigate and can be customized for specific hair needs, so women can express their individual sense of style, not only through hair color and cut at the salon, but also through care and styling at home. Stars will also receive a gift certificate to Planet Salon and Studio DNA.
www.wella.com

 TREE HUT


Giancarlo Esposito with Treehut products
Limited Edition Shea Sugar Scrub featuring the Antioxidant Power of Real Rubies, a 1-Year Supply of Tree Hut Body Care Products, and a 1x Samsung ST80 wifi enabled Digital Camera to Help Stars “Capture Their Natural Beauty with Tree Hut” – The Natural Brand of Beautiful Skin: Stars will delight their senses as they capture their natural beauty with Tree Hut’s rich, exfoliating Shea Sugar Scrub featuring the antioxidant power of real rubies, developed exclusively for celebrities at this year’s Spirit Awards.

In addition, they will enjoy a year supply of Tree Hut body care products, all of which are made with Certified Organic Shea Butter and natural extracts.
www.treehutshea.net

 AMC ENTERTAINMENT


White Collar’s Matt Bomer stops in at AMC booth

Exclusive AMC Signature Pass: Providing each star and one guest the opportunity to see movies for free at more than 300 AMC theatres across the U.S. for an entire year. www.amcentertainment.com

 BOWERS & WILKINS:


Derek Luke Listens to “tunes” with Bowers & Wilkins Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins, maker of the worlds most accurate loudspeakers, is set to unveil the latest addition to its growing portfolio of high performance personal audio products at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The exclusivity of ISA will provide a brilliant stage for Bowers & Wilkins to present the worlds top talent, with a truly elegant product from the undisputed leader in true sound. The talent at this event will be amongst the first in the world to see and experience this product until it is available to consumers in the early spring. www.bowers-wilkins.com

 NEW BALANCE 1400:


Penelope Ann Miller with New Balance 1400 shoes

Packed with just the right amount of performance, edge and speed, the sleek New Balance 1400 will have stars looking great and feeling like a speed demon whether they are running through the Hollywood Hills or just down to Starbucks. Stars will be the first to get a sneak peak at exclusive new colors that won’t hit stores until July! Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer and star of ABC’s “The Revolution,” will be on hand giving stars some revolutionary fitness tips and tricks. www.newbalance.com

 BRATZ Fun Fashion Dolls:


Jeffrey Dean Morgan with Bratz!!

Bratz – The only girls with a passion for fashion! Stars will be among the first to experience the fun Spring 2012 brings with Bratz Catz, Bratz Featherageous and Bratz Funk ‘n Glow! www.bratz.com

 FASHION FORMS


Sarah Paulson with Fashion Forms gift bag
Lingerie Accessories for the Red Carpet & Beyond: Imagination is our foundation. Fashion Forms is committed to delivering innovative bras and accessories for women’s changing needs and desires. www.fashionforms.com
 MARCHON INC. Custom Fittings for Designer Sunglasses including Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Emilio Pucci, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Fendi and More. www.marchon.com

 THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, CENTRAL PARK Weekend Stay in a One-Bedroom City View Suite:


Lucy Liu with Ritz Carlton GC
Relax in luxury at New York’s number one hotel voted by Travel and Leisure Magazine and US News and World Reports. Indulge in warm, personalized bespoke service. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is home to Hollywood’s prestigious elite members, foreign dignitaries and Fortune 500 business titans. www.ritzcarlton.com

 VOTRE VU Luxury Handcrafted French Skincare Gift Collection:


Tracee Ellis Ross with Votre Vu
Botanically infused formulas that are custom blended in a privately owned lab that has been blending award-winning, professional grade skin care for 80 years. www.votrevu.com

CULT OF INDIVIDUALITY Men’s & Women’s Vintage Denim and Tees:


Ileana Douglas at Cult of Individuality, For people who don’t follow in the footsteps of others, make your own strides in life – join the CULT. www.cultofindividuality.com

 EMERGEN-C Gift Certificate for 1-Year Supply:

Vitamin drink mix that provides 24 nutrients and offers a fast and fun way to help you feel the good!
Celebrities gifted at the Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards included Jon Waters, Jason Isaacs, Wilmur Valderrama, Garcelle Beauvais , Anna Kendrick, William H. Macy, Harmony Santana, Benjamin Bratt, Kym Johnson, Carson Kressley, Beth Behrs, John Hawkes, Shailene Woodly, Richard Kind, Matt Bomer, Anthony Mackie, Bing Bing Li, Derek Luke, Tracee Ellis Ross, Illeana Douglas, Lennie James, Matthew Lillard, Carla Gallo, Sarah Paulson and “Martha Macy May Marlene’s ” Elizabeth Olsenwho all went home with a 1 year supply of Emergen-C.
.www.myemergenc.com

 CRUNCH 1-Year Gym Membership & Private Training Session:

Anna Kendricks with Crunch bag

With awesome classes, shiny machines and things to punch, Crunch has something for everyone. And with a free private training session you’ll have no excuse not to get your sweat on!
www.crunch.com

 CARLOS FALCHI Shopping Tote:

Carlos Falchi has an unrivaled place in the world of luxury handbags. www.carlosfalchi.com

THE FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS: A celebration honoring films made by filmmakers who embody independence and originality. Televised in millions of homes and covered internationally by the press, the Spirit Awards has become the vanguard event in independent film, recognizing the achievements of independent filmmakers and promoting independent film to a wider audience. www.spiritawards.com

ON 3 PRODUCTIONS: The leader in celebrity gifting backstage at entertainment’s most exclusive events! www.on3productions.com

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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