DPA and Nathalie Dubois are back with The DPA LOUNGE on the Croisette at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Nathalie Dubois and DPA will be introducing, for the seventh year, new brands and new items from all over the globe in her famous DPA gift lounge at the Carlton Intercontinental hotel.

After the unparalleled successes of the Cannes Film Festival gifting suites in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and featuring over $100,000 gift bags received by Sharon Stone, Morgan Freeman, Paris Hilton, Fifty Cent, Minnie Driver, Adrien Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Audrey Dana, Maiwen, Gerard Jugnot, Gerard Depardieu or many others, retreat producer Nathalie Dubois and Entertainment Strategist Company DPA return for the CANNES 2014 DPA LOUNGE at the Cannes Film Festival.

DPA was the first company to ever establish an American gift suite on the Croisette, and is today the ONLY marketing company to have established official partnerships with the biggest film or TV festivals worldwide and every year, it continues to amaze its stars and media guests.

May 14th through May 23th “The Palace of the Stars”, The Intercontinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes will host, as usual, the most glamorous and sought after location at the Cannes Film Festival 2014: The CANNES 2014 DPA LOUNGE.

It will be very special for DPA to be at the Carlton Hotel once more, especially with this year film opening the festival on Grace Kelly (Kelly shot To Catch a thief at the Carlton). The world’s biggest and brightest Stars will be invited to this exclusive location at the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel where they will be pampered in luxury and style. The CANNES 2014 DPA LOUNGE will be hosting two spaces: A small show room and a gifting suite. ”We worked 5 months last year for finding the best of products and we arrive to a fantastic choice of new as well as established brands,” says Nathalie Dubois. The big highlight of our event is a full room of high fashion products, to “climb the stairs” (“Montee des marches”- red carpet), but also to be gifted.”

Amazing Russian designer Alina German will present in the DPA gift suite an exclusive selection of her best gowns and cocktail dresses. Alina’s conceptual approach of using time-honored techniques combines with modern materials, enables her designs to possess a level of inherent drama and theatricality. Marchon, faithful to the DPA gifting suites worldwide since 2007, will gift in Cannes its new collection of top US designers’ sunglasses. Kuwaiti women’s jewelry designer Dana Nafisi aims to transport you to the very source of inspiration. Whether stemming from the whimsical or the historical, each collection aims to tell a story, with the individual pieces capturing the myriad emotions within the tale. With Dana Nafisi the wearer is able to live these stories. The designer sources the highest quality materials, from rich golds to precious gems, and utilizes cutting edge techniques to create exquisitely crafted jewelry. Stars will be happy to receive some unique pieces crafted in gold and silver and adorned with precious stones. The Brand Vincent Bottesi creates & manufactures luxury Made in France shoes for women. Vincent received in 2010 the first Award in Shoe & Leather Goods in Romans-Sur-Isère, capital city of shoemaking and in 2012 the “Young creator award” at Paris Fashion show Who’s Next. and took two years to define brand strategy, organize manufacturing in France, travel abroad, build affinities with the movie business, and establish partnerships with “couture” creators… In 2014, 3 collections later, Vincent Bottesi is ready to pop up in the high fashion shoemaking world. The men won’t be forgotten this year, with Indian Aliph. Aliph will present its Gatsby collection, “Redefining Tradition: Classic Meets Contemporary”. Selected and lucky male guests will leave with a full tuxedo set: cufflinks, cummerbund, Bowtie/tie, Buttons...Place Vendome’s DeLys Joaillerie describes its brand like a fairy tale, “The eternal garden which continues to bloom with it’s dazzling charms since that magical day beckons each of you with silver, gold and it’s sparkling gems to come and hand-pick the jewel of your dreams…” Amazing colorful pieces will leave with stars visiting our suite. Finally, Fine Art jewelry created with the highest quality gems and precious metals in the world: Arido jewelry created a unique tourmaline/diamond pendant called “Grace, just for DPA and this event. A scion of a family of jewelers dating back to the 11th century and a world-class designer with a background in fashion, art, and history founded Arido Jewelry. Its handcrafted pieces are Timeless, and to treasure forever.

The Cannes DPA 2013 gift suite will also feature amazing custom jewelry companies: Reija Eden jewelry - Handmade modern jewelry – is designed to make a difference and committed to sustainability. She is giving back by donating to various women and children’s charities. Jewelry is hand made in the USA by using recycled precious metals, brass, gemstones and vintage materials. Montreal based Micalla will present its Unique jewelry creations for the elegant and confident woman with a passion for timeless pieces.

Stars love to travel and French Polynesia became over the years a favorite destination of Nathalie Dubois. Le Taha’a private island Resort and Spa will also offer a stay in their gorgeous private island across from the island of Tahaa, and Pearl Resorts will offer either a stay at the Bora Bora Pearl beach resort in Bora Bora or at the sister property in the Tuamotus, Tikehau Pearl resort.

DPA will be introducing for the first time in one of its events, The Trident Port Antonio Hotel, part of the Geejam Collection in Jamaica. Lucky guests will leave with complimentary nights in this gorgeous property in Jamaica, a sensuous vision of contemporary luxury.

Fashion will have a strong impact this year: Pascal Piveteau Paris Creates Luxurious fashion clothes and became famous among the stars last year with some amazing stretch leather couture pieces. This year, he will be launching its very chic bags collection. Yuliana Candra, who was recently honored as one of the Top 20 Emerging American Designers, established BlacMéra in 2010. Her designs embolden complex silhouettes, textures, and colors to create the structural visual poetry of her inspirations. Her luxury resort wear depicts fluidity of hand painted strokes, taken from her lifelong travel photographs from over 400 cities in more than 40 countries. Her gorgeous tunic dresses will be seen all around the croisette.

The highlight in the beauty section will be Mc Coy, with the most coveted cream for the red carpet: the Non F energy cream. The innovative ionized technology cream breaks cellulite and flab. Phyderma developed innovating products: anti aging products, caviar based skincare, organic products, royal jelly treatments, and will gift a nice selection of its most innovative products. Rosazucena, conceived by a woman for women, is the most natural cosmetic answer for the pure beauty desires. The products are made very far away in Patagonia (Chile), and contain organic musked rose, and the DPA guest will leave the suite with a nice selection.

Two companies will have a huge success this year with very cute products for kids and grown ups: Teo Jasmin will return with new styles of pillows and bags for the DPA guests to take home and featuring the likes of its fabulous bulldog Teo. Ratatam Kids, will have everything for children: From fantastic animal costumes, to balls, stars will be happy to choose some great French products to bring back to their children.

“Cannes 2013 DPA lounge will strike again on the Croisette of the Cannes film festival, with selected guests leaving the room with over US$50,000 in gifts” says event producer Nathalie Dubois. The Cannes Dpa gift suite will be one of the premiere retreats at the Cannes film festival.

Also featured in the DPA lounge are: Havaianas, Detox Delight, Sunse apparel, Tand3m, Popchips, Essence of argan, Lothanqique, Idrotherapy, Natura Bisse, Just Julia, Kumi kokoon, Palais des thes, La sultane de Saba, and Kevin Murphy.

The CANNES 2014 DPA LOUNGE is located at the International Carlton Hotel, in suites 1156 and 157 and will be opened may 14th to May 23th, from 10am to 6pm daily.

The lounge is expected to welcome many A-list celebrities or juries members present at the Cannes film festival this year.

About DPA
A veteran in the production of star-studded events, Nathalie Dubois, President and CEO of DPA, has proven herself to be exceptionally innovative and successful in the realm of celebrity gift suites. With six major suites in the past year alone, Nathalie Dubois and DPA have become an intricate part of almost every major award show or film festival worldwide. Originally from France, Nathalie Dubois attributes her success in part to her world travels and the exotic cultural influences of the products she picks for her unique gift suites. "Celebrities want new and exciting products -- products that are exotic. They don't just want the same thing at every suite," says Nathalie Dubois. With products, designers and treatments from all over the globe, Nathalie Dubois puts on the best show in town.

PAST ATTENDEES OF DPA GIFTING LOUNGES: Queen Latifah, Charlize Theron, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Angela Basset, Rachel Bilson, Eva Longoria, Morgan Freeman, Terrance Howard, Catherine Deneuve, Spike Lee, Vanessa Williams, Kate Walsh, Paula Abdul, Eric Roberts, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Hudson, Scarlet Johansson, Edie Falco, Sarah MacLalan, Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn, Kevin Mc hale, Simon Baker, Jane Lynch, Jessica Schorz, Maria Bello, Minnie Driver, Felicity Huffman, Adrian Brody, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan, …

This event is not affiliated with the Cannes film festival.

For more information regarding the CANNES 2014 DPA LOUNGE, DPA or Nathalie Dubois please contact:

Scarlett Fairbanks
Platinum Synergy PR


Nathalie Dubois
310-8047249/ +33(0) 610512237

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