At The Emmys with AJ Buckley and James Madio

Here we have celebrity guests AJ Buckley, Fernando DaSilva and James Madio!

It was great to see these two friends sit down to make an Instant Glam statement necklace at the Emmys last month.

I can see that James is quite interested in the diamond bezel AJ selected to work with.

CSI: New York alum AJ Buckley has joined the cast of FX’s Justified. James Madio is known for his lead roles in the television miniseries Band of Brothers, in which he portrayed Frank Perconte.

Instant Glam and James Lesure

We loved meeting James Lesure at the Emmys last month!

“Named one of the next generation’s leading men by GQ magazine and one of the hottest bachelors on television, James Lesure consistently delivers inspiring performances. Before starring in TBS’s comedy hitMen at Work, Lesure made viewers sit up and take notice with his performance as surveillance expert Mike Cannon on the hit series Las Vegas, opposite Josh Duhamel.”

Fernando and James immediately hit it off in our booth.  He was very interested in all our samples and finished pieces.

We put him right to work designing his own Instant Glam pendant.

He did a pretty good job…but the Master was in the room so Fernando did step in to assist.

James needed the “gluing 101” demo.

He was a fantastic guest!

The Instant Glam arrow necklace looks great James!

Instant Glam and Miss America United Nations

One of the surprise guests in our Emmys booth last month was Carla Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, who is also a model, recently wrapped up several red carpet and special appearances at parties for the 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. She appeared on the red carpet for events supporting some of her favorite charities such as Wounded Warriors, Susan G. Komen, Not for Sale – Human Trafficking, to name a few.

She was a wonderful guest and was really attracted to the Instant Glam Tuscany Quatro bezel statement necklace.  She is an active bullying prevention advocate and I really enjoyed learning more about all her projects and commitments.

She did remove that wonderful crown so Fernando could assist her with the necklace clasp.  The Quatro bezel looks stunning with the matching crystal rocks blue Swarovski applique!

Vanessa Marcil and Instant Glam at The Emmys

It goes with out saying that occasionally you just hit it off with a person you just met. You might imagine that Fernando Dasilva and Vanessa Marcil are old friends.

Vanessa really liked everything that Fernando had on display in our Emmys Celebrity Gift booth last month. In particular, she was attracted to the Instant Glam diamond bezel already made with the matching Swarovski aquamarine flat backs. On the spot, Fernando customized it for her to wear with an extra with tassel.

While he worked, they chatted.

Vanessa Marcil is best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sam Marquez on Las Vegas.

Look how happy she is with her finished necklace! Oh and look at the ring!

From Fernando: “She also received a finished ring form my Fernando DaSilva collection of moonstones briolletes and Swarovski crystal chatons…the ring was a copper blank…she loved it!”

The Instant Glam Tuscany Diamond Bezel by Fernando.

Vanessa Marcil and Instant Glam at The Emmys

It goes with out saying that occasionally you just hit it off with a person you just met.  You might imagine that Fernando Dasilva and Vanessa Marcil are old friends.

Vanessa really liked everything that Fernando had on display in our Emmys Celebrity Gift booth last month.  In particular, she was attracted to the Instant Glam diamond bezel already made with the matching Swarovski aquamarine flat backs. On the spot, Fernando customized it for her to wear with an extra with tassel.

While he worked, they chatted.

Vanessa Marcil is best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sam Marquez on Las Vegas.

Look how happy she is with her finished necklace!  Oh and look at the ring!

From Fernando:  “She also received a finished ring form my Fernando DaSilva collection of moonstones briolletes and Swarovski crystal chatons…the ring was a copper blank…she loved it!”

The Instant Glam Tuscany Diamond Bezel by Fernando.

Mekhi Phifer & Instant Glam

Mekhi Phifer was one of our favorite guest celebrities in our Emmy Gifting booth.  He was completely hands-on with our make and take.  Mekhi Phifer said about Instant Glam by Fernando: “This is a conversation piece.”  

We were so pleased that he wanted to make sure his wife had a necklace too!  Mr. Phifer is probably most recognizable for his starring role on the Emmy Award winning series, “ER.”

Meeting Jason Collins at The Emmys

One of the most memorable meetings at The Emmys (in the gift lounge we were a part of) was Fernando and Jason Collins.  When the photo came through my email I thought they looked so happy!  Here are Fernando’s thoughts on the meeting:

“The only thing I could think was “This guy is tall! It was like  having a mountain in front of me. Once he  stepped into our booth to be photographed  I just laughed about the situation. I have never been so close to a man that tall. From now on, when I think about a tall man, Jason Collins’s name will pop into my mind, for sure.”
Jason made an Instant Glam Tuscany Arrow necklace and I think it will look great when he wears it!

Carol Conners – One of Our Emmys Celebrity Guests

One of the celebrities Fernando really enjoyed meeting last weekend was Carol Connors.  Carol came out of the womb singing (and swinging later when she co-wrote the theme from ROCKY). Her amazing diversity of talent is personified as a successful Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Charity Organizer and Cat Lover. She has been nominated for 10 major music awards: Emmy’s, Grammy’s, Golden Globes and two Oscars.  Carol was one of the first visitors to our booth.  It really got our event off to a great start.

She really liked the Instant Glam bezels and asked Fernando to assist in making a special one, which he was happy to do!

John Bead sponsored a mini jewelers studio in the Celebrity Gifting Suites Honouring the Emmys last weekend.  Celebrities attending the Emmys were able to customize a statement necklace featuring a gorgeous medallion.   The jewelry components were from the Metal Complex Instant Glam™ By Fernando and Dazzle-it signature programs. Each piece was designed and hand assembled on the spot!