The stars were shining last night at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel where OMEGA Ambassador Ms. Cindy Crawford hosted a glamorous evening soiree with the elegance and style reminiscent of Old Hollywood. The beautiful outdoor reception was a celebration of OMEGA's Constellation watch collection and Spend an Evening Among the Stars consumer promotion.
The poolside lounge at the legendary hotel was styled with the sophistication and glamour evocative of the classic 1940's era. Ms. Crawfords' guests were surrounded by the artistic touch of Mr. Marc Blackwell, OMEGA's chosen stylist, who created the fabulous setting with red Chinese ball lanterns hanging from OMEGA patio umbrellas. Hand-carved ice sculptures also added to the elegant ambience, where guests savored in the decadence of the finest selection of caviar. In addition, guests were entertained by an all-girl '40's swing band and several performances by synchronized swimmers in the hotel's illustrious swimming pool.
Everyone was a star, especially Ms. Mimi Starrett and Ms. Michelle Lee, the two lucky winners of the OMEGA Spend and Evening Among the Stars consumer promotion. Ms. Starrett and Ms. Lee entered the contest at their local OMEGA retail store and were selected at random to receive the grand prize, a day of star treatment. In preparation for the evening's reception, the winners were primped and pampered at a Beverly Hills spa where they indulged in four hours of luxurious spa services before being whisked away in their own private stretch limousine to prepare for their red carpet entrance.
Mr. Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, introduced Ms. Crawford who then presented Ms. Starrett and Ms. Lee with a star for their wrist, an OMEGA My Choice Constellation watch. After posing for photos with the two winners, Ms. Crawford mingled with her guests, who included OMEGA retailers and other stars, such as Ms. Crawford's husband, restaurateur, Mr. Rande Gerber, two-time NBA Champion, LA Laker, Derek Fisher, Rick Yune (The Fast and the Furious, Snow Falling on Cedars), Paulo Benedeti (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Eric Strickland from the Vancouver Grizzles.
OMEGA and Ms. Crawford have a long-standing relationship that extends back into the mid '90's. According to Mr. Stephen Urquhart "The relationship between OMEGA and Cindy Crawford is a perfect match. As an Ambassador to OMEGA she has traveled the world as someone who represents all of the qualities we feel are shared by our brand: style, fashion, elegance, sophistication and grace. Her presence throughout our global advertising and marketing efforts is a chief reason why we are one of the top luxury watch brands in the world."
For over 150 years, OMEGA has successfully built an unmatched reputation for precision, endurance, and leading edge technology that spans worldwide. Today, OMEGA watches continue to record significant moments in time on the wrists of some of the world's most outstanding personalities. As an OMEGA spokesperson, Cindy Crawford is in very good company as OMEGA's family of "ambassadors" has grown to include such luminaries as triple Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, pro golfer Ernie Els, tennis superstars Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova, as well as Pierce Brosnan and everyone's favorite secret agent, Bond?James Bond!