SOURCE: The Doll Network

The Doll Network

March 01, 2013 01:04 ET

BMW of North America Sponsors Event Benefiting Half the Sky Movement

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) - BMW of North America, L'Etoile Sport & Frey Wille sponsored an event On February 21, 2013, in celebration of women in Hollywood that are making a difference from the inside out with a breakfast and Pre-Oscar beauty gala.

Actress Hope Olaide Wilson, who earned critical praise for her performance in the Lionsgate feature film "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," attended as a keynote speaker spreading awareness about Half the Sky Movement and her charity Local Literati. Hope said, "I am quite fond of Half the Sky Movement and have been following their activities for quite a while as their efforts correlate with the work I do for the Local Literati project to promote global literacy as an issue that disproportionately affects women."

Wilson was joined and supported by fellow actresses Davetta Sherwood, Beth Payne, "Sons of Anarchy;" Liz Femi, "Secret Life Of Bees," "Napoleon Dynamite;" La'Princess Jackson; and "Hustle & Flow" Comedian & actress Paula Jai Parker.

"These amazing women took time off from their busy work schedules to support Half the Sky Movement and to create awareness about women's global issues," said Judith Connolly, President / CEO, The Doll Network.

Guests enjoyed BMW test drives, spa services provided by Hollywood Beauty Expert Rashel Pouri and her spa services team, beauty services by a variety of sponsors including: Swank Nail Lounge, Presented by Cosi Fan Tutti, Brow Services by Billion Dollar Brows, OPI launches its new collection of Mariah Carey Nail Polish collection. Eyelashes by Melanie Mar, Perfume Bar by Hayari Parfums of Paris, Makeup lounges by Sorme Cosmetics, Hair by Brambila Salon and mascara by Fairydrops.

Community Ambassador Crystal Wortman offered an informative Half the Sky Movement Global Public Awareness Screening in the afternoon. A silent auction presented by our sponsors and benefitting Half the Sky was part of the celebration.

The estate was lightly veiled throughout in scenting creations by Votivo which provided a lovely background for the entire event while guests sampled fragrance from their candle bar. Guests enjoyed drinks by Dama Tequila and wines by Clos Du Bois, Kim Crawford and Ruffino. The finest port wine in the world was served by Premium Port imported by Symington Family Estates of Portugal. Trunk shows were provided by Freywille, L'Etoile Sport and Mayfair House. Exhibitions of Warhol "Lost & Found" by photographer Karen Bystedt and the vintage couture tribute to studio 54 by Keni Valenti Gallery graced the entrance hall of the mansion.

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