Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Alive! Expo Green Pavilion
Oscar Gifting Suite

by Griselda Flores
Special to BeansTalk

Reporter Flores at Alive! Expo Green Pavilion
The Alive! Expo Green Pavilion held its Oscar’s gifting suite, sponsored by Fortune Angels, to benefit the non-profit organization Project Green. The gifting took place at the Peterson Automotive Museum Penthouse Oscar weekend with live entertainment, eco-education and eco-friendly goodies.

One of the founders and part owner of Alive! Expo Green and Project Green talked to BeansTalk about their non-profit organization. “We have been doing these events with our for-profit which is our Alive! Expo Green Pavilion and we converted the event so that all the benefits can go towards Project Green and we can launch our summer camp.”

The eco-conscious event kicked off with the young tween rock band: Lockdown.  And live music continued through out the event with performances by: Coin, Jason Walker, Tessa Barton, Victoria Rowe & The Jazz, Armada, Kerri Anne, Jon Taylor, Christopher Hawley and Major Crooner.

A variety of sponsors were at the gifting; from beauty products to organic doggie treats. Beauty products were provided by Pixi Beauty (www.pixibeauty.com), Ferro Cosmetics (www.ferrocosmetics.com), and Glitzy Lips, seen above (www.glitzylips.com) who caught everyone’s attention with eye-popping foil lipstick that has been rocked by celebrity Katy Perry. Taste buds were also satisfied with tasty cupcakes from Birdie’s Bakery (www.monamievents.com) and refreshing vegan ice cream from Divine Dips (www.divinedipsicecreme.com).

            Janna Phillips (seen above), creator of “Bohmod” eco-friendly furniture, decorated the fun and modern lounge with pieces made out of foam. Janna defines her style as regenerating, “I try to utilize whatever I can find so that the end result and the process you used to make it has less of an impact to landfill and foam will eventually disintegrate to nothing.” www.bohmod.com
            Guests and celebrities supporting the cause included Diana Maria Riva (CBS series “Rob”), actor Quinton Aaron, Larry Eudene, Rachelle Carson (Ed Begley’s wife, star of "Living With Ed"), Ed Cunningham (nominee for documentary "Undefeated"), Caroline Lagerfelt (Gossip Girl), Rubi Green (Al Green's daughter), and Taylor Armstrong.

            “A lot of the products here are focused on helping people and the environment so we can a difference if change our buying habits and it will have an impact in the future if we consciously make those changes,” says actor and producer Larry Eudene. 

             The suite featured performances by Rubi Green (daughter of legendary Al Green), and other new artists such as IDMA nominated “Jason Walker” (www.jasonwalkermusic.com), “Victoria Rowe and the Jazz” celebrating the music of Vintage Swing with a retro sound of a bygone era, opera singers and new singing tenors “Nathan Granner” and “Ben Gulley” (www.theamericantenors.com), Janis Joplin sounding “Kerri-Anne”, the Los Angeles based indie rock trio “Armada” (www.Armada-band.com); and Nocko. Nocko's produced and worked with artists such as; Dru Hill, Jazmine Sullivan, Angie Martinez, Case, Rick Ross, Sacario, Chico DeBarge, Slim Thug, AZ, 3rd Storee (Chapter 4), Murphy Lee, Rick Ross, Blaque, Lil Mo, Nokio, B.G., Woody, Teddy Riley and BlackStreet, Chopper, LuvHer, Baby, Mannie Fresh, Freeway, Juvenile, Monica, Young Jeezy, Luke & Q, Ashanti, T.I., Young Dro, Webbie, Baby Boy The Prince, Hoodlum, Bobby Valentino, Ludacris, Slick Pulla, Trillville, Lil Scrappy, Crime Mob. The VIP Eco-luxe lounge featured furnishings provided by The Fractal Gallery and Bohmod Furniture.

Other sponsors at the event:
Fortunate Angels, Aubrey Organics, 100% Natural Hair Skin and Body Care; Icelandic Glacial Water; Natural Artesian Water; Bari Olive Oil; Gourmet Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Organic Valley, 100% Organic Coffee Creamers; Naked Grape Wines; BioK Plus; Style Cupcakes; Body Ecology; Donna Gates; One Z Jumpsuits; Jaime Lee Style Cupcakes; Fashion Hope; Undercover; YouNique Plastic Surgery; G Bike; O’Doggie; Status Vodka; Zuri Wines Sokienbicha; Cascal; Mohawk Carpet; GotWheatGrass; Bellacures Nail Bar; InstaFoods/KidsFeedingTheWorld.org; He Organics; Sweet Piece; Glamhouse; Jewelry; Guilty Star; Sun Lounge Tanning Studio & Spa; Dr. Mark Youssef, NEWD Clothing; Only You Can Save Energy; House of Art & Games; RAG; Sculptures by Matt Torrens; Artwork by Daniel Maltzman; Pearls by Fleur De Bee; Molly Sandberg Jacobs Interior/Set/Event Design & Productions; Event Decor; Brittany Gerson, Butterfly Art; L Floral Studio