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By Preity Upala
Observer Staff Writer 

Dpa Gifting Suite Brings A Touch Of Hollywood Glamour During The Cannes Film Festival

The DPA Cannes gift lounge Strikes again on the Croisette of the Cannes film festival

 

Winnie Harlow at Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, France- May 19th, 2018-For the most glamorous film festival in the world, the Cannes International Film festival, DPA was the host of a celebrity-gifting suite. This year the premiere Media company set out to treat the stars to an array of exciting and cutting edge brands and products.

Held in the legendary Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes a watering hole for many a star, dubbed as "Palace of the stars", the GAURA Cannes Gifting Suite was attended by number of celebrities and PR influencers.

The title sponsor of this year's suite, GAURA, is a cutting edge brand from Japan which hosted a private Japanese showroom to celebrate the year of Japan in France. GAURA is introducing the "Gaura Mini" a revolutionary portable rechargeable hydrogen water bottle as well as their "GAURA system", a household hydrogen water server. They will also feature a wide range of innovative products, including the H2 Bubble; bubbles bath powder, a new experience for your body to be wrapped with mass hydrogen bubbles.

DPA also showcased Chinese jewelry designer Anna Zhao and her brand, LAI WEI, which combines Chinese traditions with modern style and elegance. Another designer featured was Parisian based Katia Cameleon, who is the first designer to combining couture and magnetic technology. Trust, power, Versatile but not futile, the cameleon style inspires and accompanies a personal journey, literally and figuratively.

Travel is always an element in a DPA Gifting lounge and this year DPA did not disappoint. Just some of the amazing trips for guests included a stay at The Relais and Chateaux's Le Taha'a Island Resort and Spa, in French Polynesia, 5 minutes away from Bora Bora. Soori Bali, a leading resort in Bali will pamper guests in its all villas and black sand beach gorgeous resort. Alila boutique hotels and luxury resorts in Goa, India, will invite guests to discover the beauty and serenity of India. Finally Movenpick Resorts and Properties joins the party this year, promoting its Movenpick Resort and Spa Kuredhivaru, Maldives inviting stars to discover its resort in overwater villas.

Never to be left out, Accessories and were next, with DPA featuring Canadian designer Lisa Young Lee and her LUXURY COLLECTION OF HEALING GEMSTONES. They've been cleansed with the finest Gem Source Essences created in-house, energy charged with a Japanese healing technique called Reiki, handcrafted and handled by a Reiki practitioner. Lisa Young lee who was present at the DPA gift suite the week of the Golden Globes decided to create special pieces for the Cannes attendees. Other designers included Israeli Luka, who will launch internationally its one of a kind necklaces-"The Magnifier", and Arido Jewelry which has in its collection, six amazing Jade pieces estimated at $9500.

Also present was Italian high fashion bag designer, Paola Gangliawho showcased some great pieces for red carpets appearances. Blush and Whimsy, were showcasing their LIPGLASS technology which adjusts the lip color based on the body's PH and temperature. Marie Le Febvre, perfume creature showcased her bespoke collections of unique scents called "Bar a Parfums" for guests. Celebrity expert known as "The Eye Designer", Neilly Azola provides eyelash extensions and semi permanent makeup to guests and stars alike. All these are complimented by a "Cannes Survival Bag" by Swiss Beauty guru, Jacqueline Piotaz.

DPA is unique to other gifting suites because of its penchant for supporting fair trade, eco-friendly and innovative young companies. This year at Cannes, Lula Mena, and Krama heritage are two of those. Lula Mena designs eco-friendly home and fashion accessories, handmade by at risk women and artisan's communities of her native El Salvador. Her exquisite "Cannes Collection" is was a big hit during this year's suite. Another brand, Krama heritage supports ONG Pour un sourire d enfant, as well as giving jobs to 50 Cambodians, who work in very controlled and good conditions. The Kramas collection includes a delicate multiuse Cambodian scarf in different colors.

The GAURA Cannes gifting lounge 2018 will featured Lothantique, underwear by TomboyX, skincare by Idrotherapy and Essence of Argan, healing teas by Cup of Sea, beautiful makeup by Oille Cosmetics, Vivian Lou soles, healthy candies by Gimme Five candies, and skincare by Herban Essential and Olioesso.

Guests were treated to delicious French macarons by Franck Deville and got to take home a beautiful box of deliciounness. They also were gifted chocolate liqueur by Bodvar and champagne by Domaine de Nuisement.

"The DPA Cannes gift lounge will strike again on the Croisette of the Cannes film festival as guests will be gifted amazing and luxurious international products" said event producer Nathalie Dubois. The GAURA Cannes gift suite 2018 will be one of the premiere retreats at the Cannes film festival

and welcomed many a-list celebrities or jury members present at the Cannes film festival this year.

DPA was the first company to ever establish a "gift lounge" "suite cadeaux" or 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 medias guests.

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Irina Shayk at Cannes Film Festival 2015 hosted by Chopard

DPA, a leader in celebrity gifting was founded by Nathalie Dubois- Sissoko, whose vision was to show her genuine appreciation to well deserved TV and Film artists who have inspired and uplifted audiences through their work by gifting them with some of America's most exciting products.

The Founder Nathalie stresses that attributes her success to having access to unique and global exotic products and services at her Gifting events. "Celebrities want what's new and exciting – they want something different! Different is what they get at the DPA suites, as Nathalie originally from France, handpick products from all corners of the globe.

She also wants the DPA suite to act as a platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the country that are looking for a great opportunity to get their products in the hands of image makers and social influencers within the entertainment industry. This is what makes DPA stand out amongst the very many gifting suites.

 

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