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4/12/2005

 
The Good Stuff for a Good Cause ...

VH1 Announces the Official Gift Bag of the 'Save The Music: A Concert To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Save The Music: A Concert To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation" will be returning to New York City for the first time in 3 years. The annual star-studded concert with performances by Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, John Legend, Joss Stone, Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Donna Summer and Robert Randolph will take place at the famed Beacon Theatre on April 11th. The unforgettable night will also include inspiring special appearances by Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, L.L. Cool J, Katie Holmes, David Duchovny and Christina Applegate. The concert will cap off the "VH1 Save The Music Week" from April 4th through April 11th, and will be broadcast on VH1 on Sunday, April 17th at 9:00 PM (ET/PT). As a heart-felt thanks to all of the performers, VH1 has put together a show- stopping gift bag to end all gift bags. Take a look at the love that's going around ... .

575 Denim

575 Denim is the brilliant work of denim guru, Frank Mechaly, who takes the art of distressing denim to a new level. They will give the stars of Save the Music a gift certificate for a new pair of jeans. 575 Denim is vintage inspired jean wear for the rock and roll, sexy but casual woman and man.

Dell

The new Dell(TM) Pocket DJ(TM) lets you bring along your favorite 2,500 songs in a package so small you'll forget you're carrying it. At only 4.4 ounces and measuring just 3.5 x 2.1 x .5 inches, the Pocket DJ(TM) is a great companion for all of your adventures. The Pocket DJ(TM) boasts an anodized aluminum case that is as durable as it is elegant. The 1.62 inch (diagonal) LCD with blue backlight displays the full menu without scrolling. The Pocket DJ(TM) provides up to 10 hours on a single battery charge.

Altec Lansing

Let the music from your MP3 or CD player fill the room with Altec Lansing's inMotion iM4 -- a tiny, one-piece portable speaker system that creates a concert anywhere from your bedroom to the beach. Just put away your earbuds, plug any player from a DellDJ to an Archos or iRiver into the system, and free your favorite Aerosmith or Nirvana tunes to play loud and proud. When the two speakers are folded down, they create a flat book-sized package for easy storage or travel. Bonus: its battery and AC powered, so it's all you need for great sound.

Auberge Resorts

Auberge resorts will be providing presenters and performers a two night stay in a luxurious waterfront cottage suite with a romantic dinner for two at their new East Coast resort, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, located in South Carolina.

L'Oreal

L'Oreal will provide eight top-of-the-line beauty products to each Save the Music gift bag. The L'Oreal Paris Brand Division of L'Oreal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care company with well-known products for the entire family, including Couleur Experte, Preference, Excellence Creme, Feria, ColorSpa Moisture Actif, Color Pulse and Hi-Light Styliste haircolors; Studio Line styling products, the VIVE line of shampoos and conditioners, the L'Oreal Kids grooming line, Dermo-Expertise skincare, Men's Expert Skincare, Sublime Bronze Self Tanners, Sublime Slim Anti-Cellulite Gel, and L'Oreal Color Cosmetics.

Cuffz

CUFFZ has made a handbag especially for the VH1's Save the Music concert. A favorite among many of the Hollywood A-listers -- these bags bring out the rockstar wild-child in everyone! CUFFZ handbags incorporate real, working police-grade handcuffs into their design. They can be cuffed to the wrist or worn over the shoulder, meeting all conceivable partygirl needs!

Just Cavalli

This is a hot black tee with a Just Cavalli logo emblazoned on it. Just Cavalli is aimed at young people who want individuality, even something a little shocking. It reflects the bright, casual, transgressive and sensual style of Roberto Cavalli, translating it into the young, easy-to-wear and functional.

Oakley

Oakley will bestow our stars with Oakley duffle bags complete with exciting Oakley products. Defying convention for 30 years, Oakley(R) excels beyond its roots as a pioneer in sunglass innovation, with the company being recognized today as an icon for risk-takers and as one of the most coveted brands in action sports. Oakley is a technology company, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Oakley is a luxury brand, ranked in Forbes Global magazine as one of the top 30. Offering expanding lines of innovative products to consumers in more than 100 countries, Oakley is a world brand. The essence of the company is described by one simple fact: Oakley is one of the most sought-after lifestyle brands on the planet. The ellipse icon, and everything it represents, is now the passion of a youth culture in action sports that defines its own lifestyle -- from surfing to snowboarding, motocross and beyond. The passion that ignited the optical industry is now unleashed on premium performance footwear, apparel, accessories, watches, and prescription eyewear.

Frederic Fekkai Salon

The Frederic Fekkai Salon will give a gift certificate for a blow-out at their salon. Frederic Fekkai, Inc. is a pioneer in luxury-brand beauty and hair care products, and owns luxury salons in New York, Beverly Hills and Palm Beach. The Company is dedicated to providing total beauty and creating a unique portrait of style for each individual. Frederic Fekkai products are distributed through upscale beauty and department stores, such as Fred Siegel, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora and select Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Lord and Taylor stores.

Kangol

Kangol is unique and thus will be furnishing the VH1 Save the Music bag with one its distinctive hats. Born British '38 -- raised on the streets of New York -- '83. 38:83 underpins who we are, where we came from and what we stand for. Kangol today is a cultural fusion, taking the best of British heritage, retro hip hop and mixing it with future fashion. The secret's in the mix.

Dr Francis R Palmer III MD FACS

World renowned Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Francis R. Palmer III MD FACS remains at the cutting-edge of emerging beauty technology, offering revolutionary skin-rejuvenating procedures chosen participants at VH1's Save The Music Concert are invited to enjoy. This ultimate skin experience includes: a consultation with Francis R. Palmer III, MD FACS World-Renowned Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, where he and his team will do a skin analysis and gift two cosmeceuticals suited specifically for your skin. Also included in this special VH1 Save The Music Gifting are an IPL (Intense Pulse Treatment) Photofacial ($750), a Skin Rejuvenating Ultrasound Infusion Treatment ($250) and a Microdermabrasion Face Treatment.

DKNY Be Delicious

DKNY presents two new succulent scents from New York, the city ripe with possibilities -- a fragrance for her, the other for him. Each an iconic apple with an urban edge, created to set the stage for a modern seduction. Sweet and sinful, innocent and sexy, simple and sophisticated, DKNY entices you to take a juicy bite out of life.

Americana Couture

Americana Couture has made a special edition Save The Music Swarovski crystal designed tee. Americana Couture has a mission to redefine style and quality in ornate tops and handcrafted, original weathered art Swarovski T- shirt collections. Their designs and garments are dedicated to films, music, pop art, trend, fashion, style and culture. Their crystal pieces of jeweled art are hand-designed and each Austrian crystal is individually secured with a rivet.

Mikli

Alain Mikli, long known for his creativity, ingenuity, and expertise on the eyewear scene presents Mikli, his younger, sporty collection created to bring out the super hero in all of us. Alain Mikli, a long time fan of comics, takes his inspiration for the Mikli collection from the heros that come alive through comics

Pro-Keds

Keds will be gifting two pairs of Pro-Keds. Keds established PRO-Keds in 1949 as an athletic footwear line primarily aimed at basketball. One of the most enduring sneakers in history is PRO-Keds' first product, the classic Royal, a canvas basketball shoe in high and low tops featuring a distinctive red and blue power stripe adjacent to the toe. As the athletic footwear brand category expanded, new styles were added across the categories of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, and track and field. By late 1970, PRO-Keds had become synonymous with some of the biggest names in basketball history and professional sports, and attained cult status as the first real sneaker with style among New York City's early hip hop community.

In July 2004, Damon Dash took over the license of the PRO-Keds name bringing PRO-Keds into the 21st Century. PRO-Keds' strong heritage and authenticity will be maintained under the ROC Umbrella. PRO-Keds collaborations with Team ROC, Rocawear, State Property, Dame Dash Music group and other artist and C.Ronson will add a new school feel and make PRO-Keds a "brand in demand" among a new generation of consumers.

Fifi & Romeo Acoutrement

Fifi & Romeo Acoutrement silver Save The Music pin was created especially for VH1 Save The Music Concert and is attached to a one-of-a-kind hand-patched cashmere floral brooch.

ZubieNYC

Zubie NYC, a Manhattan based Jewelry company, is designing one-of-a-kind earrings for each performer based on their unique style to go in the VH1 Save the Music gift bags. The designer, Betsy Reeves, has a fine art background and each piece is a wearable sculpture. Stones are hand selected for each and range from Chalcedony to Swarvoski Crystals. From brunch to the red carpet, these designs fit into their rock and roll lifestyles.

Neves

Over 40 painters, architects, and fashion designers contribute to the artistic process which results in Neves products. These artists pride themselves on making everything by hand. By using unique combinations of materials and processes Neves achieves results like nothing ever seen. Needless to say, the quality of the materials is unmatched: while most companies are now using bonded or compressed leather, Neves uses full grain leather to provide the quality that the discerning customer expects. Not only is the Neves line made with pride and care, it is also among the hottest accessories ever seen. For our musical guest, Neves created a watch with the ban especially designed for Save the Music.

Axion

Axion understands the importance of music in our school system and is proud to support VH-1 and the Save the Music Foundation. The Axion AXN-5327 2.5" Mini LCD Television is one of the coolest products out there! This sexy little baby provides hours of viewing excellence with high contrast and brightness TFT LCD screen in its sleek gray/black cabinet. Whenever you are on the boat, at the park or on break at work, with the Axion handheld TV you will never miss a show! Three-way power assures you to have the power you need and at less than a half a pound and only one inch thick - it can be carried around just about anywhere you go!

Urban Decay & Hard Candy

Urban Decay Cosmetics and Hard Candy Cosmetics are considered two of the most aggressive power players in the niche beauty industry. Urban Decay is beauty with an edge. Urban Decay eye, lip, nail, body and skin products are feminine, a little bit dangerous and a lot of fun. Hard Candy is the clean, simple adorable makeup line that celebrates youthful beauty and gets you noticed. Hard Candy is a mix of wide-eyed innocence and playful flirtation. At the helm of these two flourishing niche brands is Executive Creative Director, Wende Zomnir, a woman on a mission to create innovative, must-have makeup. Gifting includes: Urban Decay Baked Bronzer; Urban Decay Precious Metals Eye Sheens; Hard Candy Candy Coating Lip Glosses; Hard Candy Vintage Nail Polishes and Hard Candy Training Brow.

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone will grace the songstresses of Save the Music with a beautiful camisole and matching thong. Claire Pettibone began her company with her husband, Guy Toley, in 1994. Claire began by bringing her ethereal vision to the world of fine lingerie. In spring of 2002, once Claire developed a thriving lingerie business, she launched "Bleu Clair," a new collection of casual weekend wear featuring beautifully printed and tie dyed tee shirts, luxe drawstring pants and hoodies. 2004 marked the launch of Claire's newest line, CPJs which brings Claire's romantic designs to woven cotton pajamas. Now a woman can find special occasion lingerie, casual weekend wear and comfy pj's all with Pettibone's signature style. In addition, Claire also creates exquisite couture bridal gowns. The collection takes Claire's style to the extreme with couture Italian and French fabrics, laces and hand embellished detailing. The complete world of Claire Pettibone can be found at her freestanding boutique in Beverly Hills. From exquisite lingerie to couture bridal gowns, if it's romance you're looking for, Claire Pettibone supplies everything but the prince.

In addition to these gift basket participants, baskets will be given by Save the Music Benefit Concert sponsors Baileys, L'Oreal Paris, Crest Whitening Expressions, Mercedes, Pantene, Always, Listerine Pocketpaks and Chrysler.

For more concert and event information for "Save The Music: A Concert To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation" log onto http://www.vh1.com/save and check out the photo flipbooks, videos and artist interviews with those that have benefited from music education programs.

Contact: Vanessa Reyes/MTVN
310-752-8081
vanessa.reyes@mtvstaff.com


Source: VH1

CONTACT: Vanessa Reyes of MTVN, +1-310-752-8081, or
vanessa.reyes@mtvstaff.com

Web site: http://www.vh1.com/
http://www.vh1.com/save




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