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What’s Inside the Official 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Gift Bag ?

September 9, 2007


“2007 MTV Video Music Awards”Air Live on September 9th at 9PM (ET/PT)

Las Vegas, NV – Imitators beware! MTV has unveiled the contents of this year’s most lavish, custom designed official talent gift bags for celebrities attending the “2007 MTV Video Music Awards” ceremony airing live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT.) The gift basket includes a wide variety of the latest high-end technology, exclusive fashion necessities, and beauty products. The gift bag will be available for coverage at the official MTV Hospitality Lounge located in the Ballroom Lobby at The Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, September 6th At 10am.

The star-packed event will feature one night only performances by Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, T.I., Akon and Souljah Boy, T-Pain, Cee-Lo, Daniel Merriweather, Lil’ Wayne. In addition, Justin Timberlake with Timbaland are set to host a Fantasy Suite party, while critically acclaimed producer, artist and DJ Mark Ronson will rock the party in The Pearl with help from his turntables, horn section and surprise guests. Also making appearances at the “2007 MTV Video Music Awards” are Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Diddy, Pamela Anderson, the cast of Entourage, Shia Labeouf, Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Fox, Jennifer Hudson, Rosario Dawson and Eve. This year, Timbaland will also find himself working overtime as the official Maestro of the VMAs, responsible for creating several show-stopping and unexpected artist collaborations.

GIFT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE (in alphabetical order):

Acqua di Parma will provide each recipient of the official MTV Music Award gift bag with their star products in addition to a gift certificate to redeem products from the vast Acqua di Parma collection. The sophisticated world of Acqua di Parma debuted in 1916 from a small factory in Parma with impeccable taste and understated refinement. Each fragrance is composed of indigenous Italian Mediterranean essences of citrus fruits. The brand has been beloved for nearly a century by stars and artists like Cary Grant, Ava Gardner and David Niven. Acqua di Parma is a sought-after classic that dominates the prestigious luxury goods market.

Betsey Johnson Intimates is the industry’s leader in fun, flirty and feminine lingerie and sleepwear. Created in 2003 by renowned designer, Betsey Johnson, the collection is a perfect combination of functional intimates and whimsical designs. Injecting some of her spunk and signature style, Betsey’s collection is the new “it” lingerie for celebs and rockers. Staying true to their fan base, this year Betsey Johnson Intimates will provide each participant of the MTV Video Music Awards with $250 worth of merchandise. Perfect for women looking to amp up their superstar style in the bedroom or the boardroom, Betsey Johnson Intimates is truly the must-have lingerie of the season.

Burberry will be gifting the new Burberry slim fit boxer with logo waistband and embroidery.100 % fine cotton in solid color and a gift certificate for the talent to choose more pairs to complete their Burberry boxer collection!

Café Bustelo will be gifting a certificate for a ONE year supply of Bustelo Cool café con leche, (1) I heart Café Bustelo American Apparel Tee, (2) Espresso cups, (2) Bustelo Cool café con leche drinks, (1) Café Bustelo brick of coffee.

CCM will be gifting assorted cases of CCM brand beers, which include Dos Equis, Bohemia, Sol and Tecate along with 6 pint glasses.

Chaser Merchandise is happy to gift a limited edition Women’s Run DMC raw edge micro modal tunic tee with gold foil and gold stones, along with a Men’s Chaser shirt featuring various logos: Technics, Capitol Records and/or exclusive shirts from Brian Wilson, Radiohead and others. Chaser Merchandising is a Los Angeles-based merchandiser specialized in the manufacturing of apparel for touring bands and musicians, as well as licensed goods. Founded in 1994 with a focus the most iconic punk rock bands of the day, Chaser has grown and developed into a multi-faceted merchandiser and licensee. Chaser has committed itself to producing original designs on superior quality garments all done domestically under fair and ethical labor conditions.

The Colibri Group is gifting two items to the VMA. Dolan Bullock will be gifting the talent Sterling Silver spinning dice cuff links, the distinctive way to display your vice. Established in 1917 in Providence, Rhode Island, Dolan Bullock builds upon its heritage of innovative, quality crafted jewelry. Dolan Bullock men’s accessories provide the finishing touch to a unique and impeccable look, no matter what the occasion. Dolan Bullock, for the discriminating man who demands a distinguished look. Also included is a carbon fiber cigar cutter with patented precision-point blade from Colibri. The honed stainless steel blade cuts up to 60-ring gage cigars. Colibri is a lifestyle brand focused on men’s accessories. Colibri men don’t need to apologize for anything they say; do or wear. Colibri hardware reflects their spirit of stylish, unaffected defiance.

Dean Markley, Manufacturer of the world’s greatest guitar and bass strings, will supply the recipients with all their personal string needs (and accessories such as polish, straps, and picks). One of the few guitar string companies that actually owns it’s own string factory, Dean Markley builds strings wound-to-pitch in many different alloys, core wires, and outer wrap combinations, giving the discriminating musician over 40 different models of high quality guitar and bass strings to choose from. Dean Markley Strings have always been an innovator—examples include Markley’s work in developing new bronze alloy strings, and the company’s pioneering use of cryogenics in rock n’ roll with Dean Markley Blue Steel strings. Innovations also include the Alchemy acoustic strings designed for exceptional beauty, tonal accuracy, and extremely prolonged string life.

Dooney & Bourke will be gifting a medium Croco Duffle which is the perfect Weekender Bag. Named as one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” in 2004 this Faux Crocodile Leather duffel has an outside zip pocket, cell phone pocket and luggage ID Tag. Available in a number of color ways and retailing for $495, you can now travel in style thanks to Dooney & Bourke.

Dr. TATTOFF, the country’s first branded laser tattoo removal clinic offers top-notch Laser Tattoo Removal treatments, a stellar medical staff and VIP concierge services. This Dr. TATTOFF Gift Card is good towards Laser Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal and Photofacials at any of our 3 Southern California locations.

exhale will be gifting a one year membership includes unlimited Core Fusion® and yoga classes, as well as a 10% discount on spa therapies at all exhale locations across the country. Core Fusion® is known as a Pilates-infused transformational fitness experience as it allows you to work from the inside out and it consistently delivers results. This one-hour class fuses the disciplines of core conditioning, Pilates, and yoga to produce long, lean muscles, a flexible, youthful body and a sense of peace and relaxation. Exhale’s yoga classes are ritual journeys that respond to the changing needs of urban life by infusing the highest quality of teaching with a transformative approach to yoga. Our spa therapies are of the highest quality: results driven, effective, mindful and tailored to meet our guest’s specific needs. Our serene tranquil environment creates an effortless transition into total relaxation, allowing you to surrender to the experience and embrace the healing energies

Hagar Satat is gifting a selection from her line of gold and leather jewelry, including her signature gold lace bracelet, braided bracelet, and the gold wire wrapped ring. Hagar Satat is known for her edgy designs and trend-setting use of leather and gold. Hagar Satat’s jewelry can be found at Fred Segal Rocks, LF Stores, and other high end boutiques.

IK Multimedia will gift the musicians a choice of software products for musicians and producers to achieve hit-quality mixes and masterpiece compositions. IK Multimedia is dedicated to bringing the finest music production tools on the market. IK Multimedia will gift the talent a choice of AmpliTube® 2 advanced guitar amp and FX processor plug-in, Ampeg® SVX bass amp and FX processor plug-in, Classik Studio Reverb, a suite of 4 essential reverb plug-ins, Miroslav Philharmonik Orchestral workstation plug-in, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix The first authentic software recreation of the complete guitar amp and effects rig of Jimi Hendrix, or the R.A.W. Loops Professional drum and groove loop collections in Rex, Apple Loops and Wave formats.

Isaac Mizrahi, the popular line of salon shoes from the world-famous designer, will offer gift bag recipients their choice of two new styles. The Olivier is a sexy, high-heeled ankle boot made in soft suede with a patent leather cap on the toe. The Demille is a beautiful patent leather pump in scarlet on a 3.5 inch heel.

Linea-Pro will be gifting their red-leopard & skull patterned ultra-slim Nano Silver Titanium straightening irons. These

professional tools are longer, sleeker, thinner, lighter and faster. A

breakthrough hybrid of fashion, color, style and technology.

Michael Kors Eyewear will be gifting a pair of the MKS570 and MKS125 from their collection. The look of the Michael Kors Eyewear collection is incredibly sexy and appealing. Inspiration stemming from the Jewelry collection and other accessories, MKS570 showcases interlocking curb chain loops and an open circle logo treatment that adorns each temple. The MKS125 gives a modern spin to a classic aviator. Subtle detailing and sleek temples with textured end-pieces add to the overall look of this frame.

The Mill Valley Hat Box is gifting the talent custom hand-crafted hats specially designed for the “2007 MTV Video Music Awards.” The store has been in downtown Mill Valley for almost 20 years, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. At the Mill Valley Hat Box you’ll find hats ranging from everyday casual to fine couture, as well as custom hats designed by the owner and milliner, Danielle Schubert.

Neutrogena will be providing the participants an array of skincare products.

The Palms Casino Resort, home of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, will be gifting a Palms VIP Package valued at $2000 available to artists, presenters and industry execs for the Las Vegas extravaganza on September 9. The exclusive package includes a complimentary two night stay in a luxurious Salon Suite inside the Palms’ Fantasy Tower; roundtrip airport transportation; two show tickets at the all-new, $80 million Pearl Concert Theater; dinner for two at Little Buddha Restaurant and Sushi Bar; and Pearl swag for him or her!

Rhapsody (R) will give a full year of its critically-acclaimed Rhapsody digital music service. Rhapsody offers instant access to over four million songs on the PC, on portable music devices, and later this fall, directly to the living room through TiVo. From rock and alternative, to hip-hop and country music, Rhapsody delivers the ultimate digital music experience for every music fan.

Roar will be gifting their top quality men’s shirts. Roar, A brand that is identified by its strength. In a world where only the strong survive Roar continues to expand. Perfecting perfection, each garment is scrutinized so that no detail is overlooked.

Rock Band will be supplying talent with a gift certificate. A new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. Rock Band challenges rockers to master the lead/bass guitar, drums, and vocals or play in a cooperative band experience. Built on unprecedented deals with the world’s biggest record labels and music publishers, the music featured in Rock Band will span all genres of rock and include many of the master recordings from the greatest songs and artists of all time.

Shay Todd will be gifting one of her tunics. Los Angeles-based designer Shay Todd, known for her sexy swimwear and resortwear. Along with business partner-husband Shiro Gutzie, the couple has been dressing Hollywood’s elite in sexy bikinis for the past six years under their swimwear and resortwear brand, SHAY TODD. For more info go to:

The Stanton Group will be gifting the talent with their new Stanton T.90 USB, which is a professional quality turntable that connects directly to your computer’s USB port, so you can transfer your records directly into your hard drive and save tracks as WAV or MP3 files. Combining the latest digital technology with unique style, the T.90 USB has professional features like a high-torque direct drive motor,built-in keylock so DJs can adjust the tempo of a record without affecting pitch, USB and S/PDIF digital outputs, 3 playback speeds (33, 45, and 78 RPM), and a classic 500.v3 cartridge. The T.90 USB also comes with a version of the acclaimed Cakewalk Pyro music editing software for refining and correcting music files converted from vinyl!

Swiss Legend will be gifting talent from their St. Tropez watch collection. Swiss Legend watches are meticulously crafted to exacting standards and feature the highest quality Swiss Movements.Modern materials blend seamlessly with traditional elements in this collection, producing a collection that stands out amongst the crowd. Available in a variety of different color combinations and in a chronograph or non-chronograph version.

A TiVo HD DVR will be gifted to the talent participating in the MTV Video Music Awards, along with a product lifetime subscription to the TiVo DVR service. How does TiVo get you more than your favorite TV shows and movies? It gets you Rhapsody, the online digital music service that brings millions of songs directly to your home theater system. Select a playlist of the most popular music with your TiVo remote and listen from the comfort of your living room.

Ultrasone of America will be gifting the talent at this year’s awards with a choice of their 24 carat gold-plated iCansT Aurum, DJ1 professional DJ headphones or studio grade PROline 550 headphones for the artist in need of bling headphones. All Ultrasone headphones feature our patented S-LogicT natural surround sound technology which provides a more natural listening experience while protecting you ears from damage. Ultrasone headphones do this by delivering lower SPLs (sound pressure levels) and by shielding you against electromagnetic radiation emitted by all electronic devices.

Vans is providing a gift certificate for two limited edition versions of their leather hi-tops and a gift certificate to design their own Vans, via

Vintage China will be gifting the participants a pair of their denim, which will be launching in early 2008. Impeccable detail and craftsmanship define the Vintage China style.

The “2007 MTV Video Music Awards” marks the fourth time Laurie Ziegler, Branded Entertainment Marketing is doing the official VMA gift bag.

The official sponsors of the “2007 MTV Video Music Awards” are Chevy, Herbal Essences, Neutrogena, Pepsi Smash, Rhapsody, Sprint and Taco Bell.

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