Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bet Award Suites Make a Difference

Rohn Padmore's Red Carpet Gift Suite celebrated the 2009 BET Awards, which wasn’t all about celebrities getting the latest and greatest cool swag this past week. Red Carpet Gift Suite wanted to give back and make a difference. On Friday it was all about making the day extra special for a group of women from Project Fresh Start of the New Image Shelter Organization.

“This event is a very special to me because, during this time of uncertainty, we look to our celebrities as role models and I believe that responsible change has to start with ourselves," says event coordinator Rohn Padmore of Enigma Public Relations. "By giving back to those who are truly in need as well as celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of those who entertain us makes perfect sense to me. Everyone deserves to feel special and know that there is no shame in asking for help or letting someone help you. It's even more special to me because our first day of the gift suite is my birthday, and I can't think of a better way to spend it than helping to make these women look and feel beautiful."
On hand to lend their time and expertise were professional make-up artists Janelle Walker ( and Kandee Johnson ( and product donated by Larenim Mineral Make Up (

Within a couple hours Janelle and Kandee put their brushes and skills to work and smiles appeared. The women demonstrated their enjoyment of being treated like a queen for the day.

Following the make-overs health and wellness expert Brenda Underwood ( shared some great clean living tips that will surely give them a boost to get through the day and simple ways to improve their health altogether. Larenim gifted the ladies with a great everyday concealer as well one of their beautiful shadows.

After lunch, the women enjoyed massages from LA Body Points Mobile Spa (, received the new fashion hats from Rebel Spirit Clothing ( and more. Image above is a Rebel Spirit Clothing hat.