Marc Friedland Couture Communications Hosts The Envelope Please Preview

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Marc Friedland, creative director of Marc Friedland Couture Communications and the official designer of the famous OSCAR winner's envelope, recently hosted an exclusive preview event at his Venice Boulevard studio.

Friedland, who has once again been selected to design the envelopes, name cards and announcement awards bearing the names of Oscar® winners and nominees for the 86th Academy Awards®, hosted the OSCAR week event. 

"The Envelope Please," was an exclusive presentation for friends, guests and media who were given a tour of the Couture Communications studio, provided the opportunity to view the making of the envelopes, mingle and be photographed with the most famous envelopes.

"The Envelope Please," provided a personal opportunity to see the making of the envelope every talent dreams of receiving.  The process of creating these iconic envelopes and cards is fascinating.


Eye Prefer Paris Launches Unique Postcard Delivery Service With Collectible Iconic Paris Images

The envelopes over the years, have continually been redesigned to reflect the continual growth and changes of the Academy of Motion pictures Arts & Sciences. The current envelopes reflect both richness of tradition, art deco styling; an homage to old Hollywood with a hint of the Golden Era of filmmaking.

Friedland's custom-designed envelope is handcrafted from a high gloss, iridescent metallic paper, treated in "Oscar" gold, complemented by a red-lacquered lining featuring the Oscar statuette hand-stamped in satin gold leaf. A faint statuette watermarked pattern gives the exterior envelope its distinctive finish and provides for added security against duplication.

The exterior of the envelope and its flap features an Art Deco-inspired satin gold foil-treated frame with an ecru inset panel bearing the name of the award category, in a richly appointed charcoal ink. The envelope will contain a heavyweight ecru card with iridescent gold accents and gold leaf-embossed Oscar statuette, along with the phrase, "And the Oscar Goes to…"

For a cohesive and elegant look, the names of the winners will be printed in the same charcoal ink and mounted onto a matching, red lacquer hand-wrapped frame, while the back of the card will be printed with the award category.

For this year's nominees, Friedland produced an announcement card for each. Once the final tabulation of the ballots has been completed, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partners Brad Oltmanns and Rick Rosas will personally insert the appropriate announcement card, fastening the envelope with a red double faced satin ribbon and red-lacquered and gold embossed seal featuring the PwC logo. The remaining nominee cards will be destroyed.

Guests at "The Envelope Please"  were treated to a tasty and luscious selection of light bites including tuna tartar in tort shells sprinkled with American salmon caviar, shrimp bits on spoons with crème fraîche, mini roast beef sliders, lobster rolls, and many other early afternoon hors d'oeuvres including an assortment of cheeses, crackers, exotic fruit and cold cuts along with a tiered, mouth-watering, variety of dessert choices such as  macaroons, pot de crème in tort shells, cupcakes, cookies and chocolates.


Beverly Hills Celebrates Chinese New Year

The exclusive wine and spirits of the 2014 Oscars® were also served along with Beverly Hills 9OH2O Crafted Spring Water and FLOR. Wines were provided by Sterling Vineyards, spirits by Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Cîroc.

"The Envelope Please" was a pleasing start to a golden week and fun for all.

For more information on Marc Friedland: www.marchfriedlandinc.com (#marcfriedland)

Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: Trump Cuts CIA Access; Manafort Judge Threatened; PA Pedophile Priests; Aretha Franklin

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump in what is considered highly unusual has revoked the security clearance for former Central Intelligence Director John Brennan, in what is being called political repercussion for openly criticizing the president and his inabilities to serve.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Boston Marathon Bombing Dominates; Gun Control Bill Falls Short

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama unified the nation this week as the world’s attention focused on Boston, Massachusetts in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack that killed four and injured 175.

     
  • HL London: The Extraordinary Faerground Accidents Release New Single “She Makes Me Want to Die”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Signed to John Robb's Louder Than War Records, Faerground Accidents recently swept into my life, a parade of badly applied lipstick, gold cloaks, silver body paint and wine drunk straight from the bottle - and they've brought with them one of the most exciting new singles I've heard in ages!  

     
  • The Fundamentals of Caring Review – Surprising Dramatic Comedy Charms

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Fundamentals of Caring, a Netflix Original Film, presents the unfairness and difficulties of life with a child diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and how one person and possibility can create hope and dare to dream.

     
  • Secret Shine, Fafa Galoure Drop New Tunes; Major Stations Picking Up Play Across UK, Israel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It's still freezing here in England with most of the country under a sheet of ice, so we are staying put, warming up and serving some excellent music. Today on the roster we have Secret Shine and Fafa Galoure.

     
  • It Must Be Art Book Review - A Kaleidoscope of Mind Blowing Psychedelic Posters

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It Must Be Art, from Schiffer Books and authored by Michael Fishel, brings together a collection of artists who embraced the hallucinogenic, mind altering culture of the 1960s and 1970s creating big art posters, placards and advertising.

     
  • Samsung President and CEO Boo-Keun Yoon to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2015 International CES

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Arlington, Va., September 18, 2014 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 International CES, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, returns to Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2015.

     
  • California Coast Classic Bike Tour Presented by Amgen Announces 2018 Routing

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The California Coast Classic Bike Tour (CCC) presented by Amgen, an 8-day flagship fundraising ride for the Arthritis Foundation, today announced the route for its 2018 edition, which will cover 575 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles this September 22-29.

     
  • Montague Gallery, a San Francisco Contemporary Fine Art House, Presents PRIMA VISTA by Lino Tagliapietra

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Legendary Italian glassblower, widely considered the best in the world, Lino Tagliapietra's inaugural exhibition Prima Vista will be held in conjunction with the grand opening of Montague Gallery located at 445A Sutter Street in San Francisco.

     
  • Money News: Dow Caught in Bear Trap; World Markets Split 80/20

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The DOW Jones Industrial Average fell to the bear over the past week with limited collateral damage across global markets as the world markets bounced back from the devastating free-fall of the past week. 

     
  • Dallas Arts: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Names New Chief Philanthropy Officer

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is pleased to announce that Kimberly Camuel Bryan is joining the Museum's senior leadership team as Chief Philanthropy Officer. where she will oversee all aspects of institutional fundraising initiatives.  

  • Pacific Opera Project takes on Shakespeare and Verdi in a Cemetery with Falstaf

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    This September, Pacific Opera Project (POP) continues its successful run of presenting engaging productions in unique venues across Los Angeles with Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, presented outdoors at the top of Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Museum Plaza) in Glendale.  

  • Aaron Hernandez, Former New England Patriot, Commits Suicide

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Aaron Hernandez, 27, the former New England Patriots Football player, was found dead in his prison cell from an apparent suicide where he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a 2013 murder.

     
  • The Old Man and The Gun Review - Robert Redford Bids Farewell In Charming Swan Song

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Old Man and The Gun, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents the story of the notorious gentleman bandit Forrest Tucker who, along with two elderly companions, enjoyed a late-in-life crime spree spreadout across the southwest.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Democrats Sworn into Second Term; Gun Control Demands Gain Support

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Robinette Biden, in a ceremony witnessed by over 20million viewers, were sworn into second terms, this week, as the 44th President and Vice President of the United States of America.