At the Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge last month we had the great pleasure to meet and “Instant Glam” Omar Dorsey and his family. Omar is known for his featured appearances on Eastbound & Down, NCIS, CSI: NY, Rake, Django Unchained, BONES, Rizzoli & Isles and Castle.
When I asked Fernando about this meeting he said “they were ultra nice…all of them got an Instant Glam necklace…Omar was surprised when I told him that I was going to make one for his little daughter, too.”
You can see that Omar loved the Instant Glam Tuscany
Arrow and his wife chose the Instant Glam Tuscany Quatro bezel.
Fernando had the whole family working! What a pleasure to meet such a wonderful family!
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.
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!
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 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.”
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!
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!
Rachele Brooke Smith starred in “Center Stage: Turn it Up” and the sequel to “Center Stage” portraying the character- Kate Parker. Since then, Rachele has danced in movies such as “Fired Up”, “17 Again” and “Burlesque.”
She has also made an appearance on “Bring it On: Fight to the Finish” as Avery alongside Christina Milian in 2009.
Zena Foster: Host/Correspondent, Beauty Guru, Professional Dancer, Mom, Model, Leader, Believer, on a come up that I can’t sum up!
Wesley Jonathan is best known for his starring role as Jamal Grant on the NBC Saturday morning comedy-drama series City Guys. He was in our booth with his lovely wife.