GBK and Sparkling Hill Resort Celebrity Gift and Styling Lounge – 2013 New York Fashion Week

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Fashion Week Celebrities, Stylists and Designers Will Look Forward to an Array of Fashionable Lifestyle Products and Services Including an Unforgettable Stay at the Sparkling Hill Resort

In honor of New York Fashion Week, GBK will host a Luxury Gift and Styling Lounge on September 6th and 7th at the exclusive Empire Hotel. The annual GBK event features a diverse selection of lifestyle brands, fashion and accessories, and caters to the industry’s elite. Just steps away from Lincoln Center, GBK’s yearly event is consistently a “must attend” festivity during Fashion Week. This year, GBK will bring an added touch of glam with a crystal-infused luxury lounge setting in honor of Sparkling Hill Resort – a European-inspired wellness resort known as the first resort in the world to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design. Guests will receive complimentary resort stay certificates featuring Deluxe Lakeview Rooms and Penthouse stays up to $6,000 in value.

VIP guests will indulge in a special gift selection from luxury lifestyle brands including Presenting Sponsors Hard Candy and Pilot Pen. Hard Candy amazes with off-the-chart products, intense color, wild packaging and a flair for the dramatic. The name invokes all things girly and sweet while the brand brings in an edge and attitude. Pilot Pen is known for offering superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. They will be gifting an assortment of goodies including their FriXion Clicker, Acroball Pure White and G2 Fashion FriXion Clicker erasable pens.

Some must-have beauty brands will be a highlight of this lounge, including products from: Tibolli ® - gifting their Tibolli Moisture Must Leave-In cream and Tibolli Hair Oil; ReVival Labs - gifting youthH20 - Age Defying System is the only ‘Daily Superfood Nutrition’ supplement with Age Defying Benefits enhancing your Beauty, Performance and Wellness all in one; D’Mademoiselle ® Pure Mineral Makeup and Skincare Product ™; EcoGenics Active Botanical Skin Care, a unique combination of nature and science, paraben free and ideal for all skin types, ages and ethnicities; Nikki’s Magic Wand – an innovative cosmetic tool designed to retrieve all of the hard to reach left-over make-up from tubes and containers; and Lashem – your go to brand for your lash and brown needs!

On the fashion front, the lounge will showcase Cynthia Gale Jewelry – gifting Modern, Urban Eclectic, Art Inspired, Fine Craft, Sterling Silver Jewelry; d’andrea handbags – handbags that are classic with a contemporary edge, relatable to the modern day woman; Lulu Avenue – Lulu Avenue designs by JudeFrances is a line of quality fashion jewelry that is dramatic, elegant and affordable; and The Artisan Group – featuring a collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products.

Some unique gifts include: Walk Japan - the pioneer of off-the-beaten-track walking tours in Japan with authentic and enjoyable tours to discover Japan, its people, society and culture; Visit San Luis Obispo County and Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, gifting two VIP tickets to Sunset SAVOR Central Coast Food & Wine Festival; and Rivé – through sleek shapes, bold colors, and fashion-inspired artwork, Rivé water bottles transform colorless, odorless, tasteless substance into an experience that excites the senses.

No lounge would be complete without a selection of sweets and treats. Luxury food and beverage sponsors include: Viva Diva Wines by Christina Milian, the hottest flavored Moscato in the US; Connecticut Cookie Company – cookie and treats made with grandma’s hometown vanilla; Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine providing a selection of refreshments and gifting a cooler bag with certificate for flavor of the month for an entire year; Prima Dolce Company – Bella’s Fruit Compotes; and Latta Russian Kefir - the most authentic, natural probiotic kefir on the market – sampling Latta Russian Kefir probiotic yogurt and non-dairy green teas.

Remaining true to GBK’s foundational belief of giving back, GBK and The Fashion Group International will benefit LIM Fashion Education Foundation and present an opening party hosted by Academy Award nominated, Emmy Award winning film and television Costume Designer Patricia Field.


Founded in 1977, the LIM Fashion Education Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt 501 © 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships and educational enhancements - from study abroad scholarships to technological resources for LIM College students. For information about the LIM Fashion Education Foundation, please go to: .


GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to

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