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Kari Feinstein’s Sundance Style Lounge

When the invite to the 2014 Sundance Style Lounge gifting suite landed across my desk, I was heartbroken. I knew I had to sit the festival out this year; however my girl Sara has been keeping me up to speed each night with the 411 on what’s going down inside Kari Feinstein‘s party of the year. And you so know I’ve so been stalking Instagram because I have the patience of a gnat. So I’ve decided to share with you the inside scoop direct from the front lines of the Style Lounge.

Sundance 2014 // Photo courtesy of Kari Feinstein

Sundance 2014 // Photo courtesy of Kari Feinstein PR Instagram

Reason #606 why I should have gone: Turk + J.D.

So before I dish the skinny on who’s coming home with some fantastic goodies and the latest and greatest in clothing, jewels, electronics, gadgets, high-end skin care and cosmetics, I wanted to share with you the brands that are participating in Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge. Fabulous services, innovative products and luxury brands including: DJI, Coppertone, Alex and Ani, Bang & Olufsen, B&O Play, Lynx Live, BlingSting, Celebration by Sweet Works, Dragonfyre Apothecary, LibTech/GNU Snowboards, Airblaster, Bites of Love, AMI Clubwear and Khombu Footwear represented the lounge.

Sara’s Recap of the Sundance Style Lounge…

Day One:

Emile Hirsch picked up some Alex and Ani bracelets for his girlfriend.  He also grabbed some black Khombu snow boots that he was planning to wear during his time at Sundance.  Emile is a dad to two-month-old Valor and was excited to pick up some Dragonfyre Apothecary products for him.

Joe Manganiello is in town promoting his new documentary La Baer about male strippers.  He can’t go to any parties while at Sundance because he is waking up every morning to train for True Blood.  ‘Gotta make sure everything stays in the right place,’ he said.  Joe was super excited about his DJI Phantom 2, an aerial drone camera he picked up at the lounge.

Joe Manganiello // 2014 Sundance Style Lounge

Joe Manganiello // 2014 Sundance Style Lounge

Matisyahu was exhausted from flying across country.  He was in NYC yesterday and is playing at Tao in Park City tonight.  The DJ was most excited about his Bang & Olufsen Beoplay headphones!

Jeremiah Bitsui was feeling a bit homesick and was texting his mom ‘thinking of you’ while perusing items from Coppertone, Bang & Olufsen, DJI, AMI Clubwear, and more.”

Day one guests included: Emile Hirsch, Lea Thompson, Ingrid Haas,Jeff Schroeder, Sheila Vand, Andrew Rossi, Cisco Adler, Cheyenne Jackson, Essie Davis, Jenny Slake, Jeremiah Bitsui, Joe Manganiello, Leigh Whannell, Matisyahu, Meaghan Rath, Shauna Baker, Richard Schiff, Sheila Kelley, Shep Gordon, Joey King, DJ Spyder, Kaycee Stroh, Hannah Marks, Jorge Garcia

Day Two:

Kendra Wilkinson collected some – she mentioned that even though she’s only five months pregnant, it feels more like seven… said it’s a way harder pregnancy than her first baby.

Christina Hendricks loved the Alex and Ani jewelry.  She said she was picked on as a kid because she was goth and when given a bracelet from AMI Clubwear she said she would have loved it back then. She came with her husband, Geoffrey Arend.


Christina Hendricks // 2014 Sundance Style Lounge

Musician Alex Ebert (fresh off his Golden Globe win!) picked up a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Headphones.  He’s single and mentioned he’s been dating around.  He’s also about to go visit his dad who lives in Colorado.

Molly Shannon and Ireland Baldwin were excited to see each other. They also had an exchange with Christina Hendricks and were both so thrilled to have met her.  Ireland lives in LA with her mom and was pumped to be in Park City where she was also doing an Oakley snowboard ride with a pro.

(I BIG PUFFY HEART) Zach Braff came with his model girlfriend.  They live in Union Square (NYC) with their 2 dogs and his girlfriend grabbed some BlingSting pepper spray for her dog leash.”

Guests included: Christina Hendricks, William H. Macy, Ireland Baldwin, Molly Shannon, Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Jason Momoa, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Contreras, Tom Sizemore, Evan Handler, Chanel Iman, Donald Faison, Zach Braff, Kendra Wilkinson.

Day Three: It’s a wrap!

“Aaron Paul was in Utah on Friday then flew back to LA for the SAG Awards just to return to Park City for Sundance on Sunday morning to promote his film.  He was pretty exhausted from the travel!  His wife wasn’t able to join him because she was working on her Sundance charity event.  Aaron picked up some Alex & Ani jewelry and Coppertone products to bring home to her.  Aaron was excited about his SAG Award and his Golden Globe—he said all he needs now is an Emmy! 


Aaron Paul // 2014 Sundance Style Lounge

Parks & Recreation star Aubrey Plaza entered the lounge declaring, “ I don’t want free stuff, I want alcohol!” and almost didn’t come inside!!  Once she saw the DJI Phantom 2 drone camera flying around overhead, she changed her mind.  My spies say she seemed kind of drunk and was chewing gum a million miles an hour.  Aubrey’s also dating the director (Jeff Baena) of the movie she’s in- Life After Beth.

Rose McGowan grabbed a rose covered snowboard from GNU.  She picked up a DJI Phantom 2 aerial drone camera and said she was going to be using it for the music video she’s directing for the Sundance channel.”


Rose McGown // 2014 Sundance Style Lounge

Side note: How flippin’ cool is Lil’ Jon? OK, resume…


Lil’ Jon // 2014 Sundance Style Lounge

Guests included: Aaron Paul, Lil Jon, Marissa Tomei, Rose McGowan, Tyler James Williams,  Alanna Ubach, Brendan Meyer, Dane Dehaan, Don Johnson, Gilles Marini, Jake Cherry, Kiowa Gordon, Anika Noni Rose, Vinessa Shaw, Dwight Henry, Teresa Palmer, Tessa Thompson, Malcom Barrett, Mark Webber, Brett Stimely, Jim O’Heir, Cheryl Hines, Robert F Kennedy Jr

One thing is for sure…See you in Sundance 2015! Next up, The GRAMMY Awards.

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel and fine-dining with a sprinkle of fashion & pop culture. Follow her latest travels, escapades and behind-the-scenes antics on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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Review overview
  • Mistee Dawn January 20, 2014

    Oh my goodness, how fun does that look. So sad that you had to skip it!

  • Rebel Sweetheart January 20, 2014

    So sorry to hear that you weren’t able to attend the event. But at least you’re updated with the happenings online! 🙂

  • andi January 20, 2014

    now what’s with Christina Hendricks’ outfit?

  • Pauline C. @ TwelveSkip.com January 20, 2014

    Looks like you missed a lot of fun! You shouldn’t miss the Sundance 2015 then! 🙂

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All January 20, 2014

    I’ve loved Zach Braff since I saw him in LA for the Oz red carpet premier.
    Joe Manganiello = yum! Makes me think of Magic Mike, now I’ll be distracted all morning. 🙂

  • Angela Kinder January 20, 2014

    I, too, love Zach Braff! He is probably one of the most under rated actors I know. But I have to say that the Sundance Style Lounge looks like so much fun!

  • Trisha Grimes January 20, 2014

    I love Aaron Paul and can’t wait for Need for Speed to come out! I didn’t realize Kendra Wilkinson was pregnant, congrats to her!

  • Kungphoo January 20, 2014

    Looks like such a fun place to go!! Too bad you needed to skip it this year, but there is always next!

  • cindy b January 20, 2014

    I live so ridiculously close to sundance festivial, i have no idea how I’ve never made it there. Thanks for sharing! loved seeing the pics!

  • cindy b January 20, 2014

    I live so ridiculously close to sundance festivial, i have no idea how I’ve never made it there. Thanks for sharing! loved seeing the pics!

  • Claudia Krusch January 20, 2014

    Sounds like so much fun! I wish I could attend an event like that! Maybe next time!

  • Mary January 20, 2014

    So sorry you did not get the chance to attend. It looks like it would have been fun.

  • Mark Krusch January 20, 2014

    This looks like it was a great event!
    Sorry you missed it, but it looks like you got a great friend who had all the info.
    Better luck going next year.:-)

  • Joanna Sormunen January 20, 2014

    I love Scrubs and I’m so sad it ended. But J.D. and Turk together, sigh. Well, at least I can live it vicariously through your pics and blog. Thank you!

  • Jenna Em January 20, 2014

    That would have been a blast, I’m so sorry that you missed it! I love the pics you posted, though!

  • Cynthia L January 20, 2014

    Great photos of celebrities and great “inside” information! Thanks for keeping me up to date!

  • Michelle F. January 20, 2014

    Would love to go one day.

  • Zulema A Tomlinson January 20, 2014

    WOW! That is awesome! I would of been stalking Instagram too if I wouldn’t of been able to go.

  • Danielle @ We Have It All January 21, 2014

    Wow, looks like a blast, too bad you were not able to go, what a bummer!

  • Lizzie Brew January 22, 2014

    Look like a lot of fun. Wish I could go there. Thanks for sharing the pics.


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