Any week leading up to a major awards show, fretting over hair, makeup, and what to wear, is stress enough for the participants to break out from acne to heat rash...and nervousness and anxiety attacks under the spotlight don't help.
Clever luxury providers and haute couture designers are smart enough to help arrivals and nominees in guiding them in the right hair, the right makeup, and the proper gown while pampering their stressed out skin, muscles, and nerves in pop-up but private message and facial spas in getting them ready for the big night.
Speaking of big night, someone has to fix their nails.
This is why and how gifting suites and style lounges emerge, making everything easy by catering to the nominees' beauty and grooming needs under one roof, rather having them driving all over town crazy.
One of the first Oscar "Beauty Suites," is the 15th Annual Roger Neal Style Hollywood Academy Award Beauty Suite in Beverly Hills. As the premiere and fore-runner of pampering lounges, Roger Neal Beauty Suite is a time-honored Oscar tradition.
But, they saved the best for last.
The showstopping finale was Ms. Portman's multi-tiered baby cake, topped by the world's most expensive baby safety pin and teddy bear pendant.
Celebrities-in-the-know jeweler, Amyn the Jeweler of Jewelry on 7th, especially tooled and encrusted the safety pin and pendant in diamonds.
The dangling Teddy Bear Pendant is as tiny as a thumb nail. The tummy is encrusted in chocolate diamonds while the rest of the body is covered in white diamonds, as is the safety pin.
Ms. Portman is going to be one lucky mama.