Ah, the Swag bag. Just one way for a brand/product/service get in the the hands of celebs and in turn the brand get to say ‘X’ celeb/talent/influencer uses/owns/likes/was photographed with… ‘Z’ product.
MTV today unveiled the contents included in the official 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” Talent gift bag for attending musical talent, nominees, presenters and performers. Ensuring no star walks away empty-handed, each celebrity taking part in this year’s show will receive some of the industry’s most coveted items including a stay at the JW Marriott Essex House New York, Valentino Eyewear and Ouya gaming consoles. The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will broadcast live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, August 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. As a tribute to Brooklyn hosting the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards,” the official Talent gift bag will feature a selection of locally based companies and products for attending celebrities to enjoy. Such items include official Brooklyn Nets apparel, H. Fox & Co. chocolate flavor syrup, Ovenly bar snacks and a certificate to indoor cycling studio SoulCycle, all of which call Brooklyn home. For a chance to win this year’s jam-packed gift bag, fans can head to VMA.MTV.com to enter the official giveaway contest. Additional highlights of the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” Talent gift bag include: KSH couture pocket squares, Shutterball phone accessory, KOHLER Moxie and much more.
The full list of the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” Talent gift bag is below (along with my edits of what I want and what’s not so hot) Audiovox ShutterBall - A remote Bluetooth shutter for Android (Samsung) and iOS Smartphones. Using the ShutterBall App (available on the App store) you’ll easily be able to snap the perfect selfie! (WANT & Right Now!) (WANT) BALLASOX by CC Corso Como - Providing a gift certificate to redeem one pair of BALLASOX flats by CC Corso Como. BALLASOX is a foldable flat with a form-fitting sock sewn into the lining of a luxurious upper and cushy rubber sole available in a variety of colors, fabrics, leathers and prints. Each pair of flats comes with its own travel pouch to store the folded BALLASOX and fits perfectly in a purse or bag. (Foldable Flats! So practical, slip into them after you take off those gorgeous yet pinchy Jimmy Choos!) BLUE GLUE BIKINIS - A lovely gift pouch from BLUE GLUE, the famous Bikini brand from Bali, offering fashionable swimwear, resort wear and beach accessories. (WANT & Right Now!) Brooklyn Nets/adidas - adidas Originals Pullover Hood. This standout piece is the perfect addition to your wardrobe with its unique white paneling. The black hoodie includes unique snap neck to easily pull on. Brooklyn is embroidered across the front with the team embroidered adidas logos. The quilted paneling on the sleeves includes the embroidered NBA logo. -OR- Brooklyn Nets/adidas- Lifestyle Heathered Raglan. Mitchell & Ness women’s ¾ length sleeve, super soft raglan top. Left chest logo is self-fabric appliqué and lightweight 100% cotton makes the perfect choice for a Brooklyn Nets fan. (A hoodie or tee-shirt…why not both?) Cliffside Malibu – The book “Ending Addiction for Good: The Ground-Breaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life.” (…a book?) Coty Inc. - Introducing Killer Queen by Katy Perry an intoxicating and charmingly playful fragrance fit for royalty. (HAVE IT) Fego Gioielli - The Fego Gioielli line offers uniquely designed statement necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Each piece is carefully handcrafted by Melissa Fego sole designer, using only the finest natural gemstones and high quality materials, sourced from places such as Italy and India. The collection boasts effervescent gems, featuring Peruvian Opals, Carnelians and Chrysophase paired with 18kt-24kt Vermeil or Sterling Silver. The line includes a variety of other natural gemstones as well as silver/vermeil pieces. (YES, Please) H. Fox & Co., Inc. - Fox’s U-bet Original Chocolate Flavor Syrup. (OK) Harvest Snaps-Calbee - Taste your favorite new snack Baked Pea & Lentil, with six zesty flavors, low sodium, high fiber and low fat. (YUM) hello™ oral care- Seriously friendly™ oral care. (From what I hear, some celebs need to use immediately) Invitation Consultants - Personalized stationery is the perfect way to express your style and add a personal touch to your snail mail! (Everyone needs this!) Junk Food Clothing Co - 1990’s vintage Yo! MTV Raps tee by Junk Food. (I have one of these…somewhere!) JW Marriott Essex House New York – Two night stay at the JW Marriott Essex House New York. Since opening its doors in 1931, the JW Marriott Essex House New York has served as an iconic luxury Central Park hotel, delivering exceptional experiences, expertly edited amenities and stunning Central Park views. (That’s a nice one) KOHLER Moxie Showerhead - Showering has never been so fun. Moxie lets you stream your favorite music, news or talk radio right in the shower with you. The Moxie pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled devices to deliver high-quality audio to your shower. While it plays your favorite sounds, this revolutionary showerhead generates a full-coverage, revitalizing spray of water for a sensory experience like no other. (Can I have this?!) KSH Couture - KSH Couture pocket squares, each double-sided using superior fabric, create the perfect blend of sophistication and urban prep. (I wish more men would wear pocket squares) Logitech® - Designed to reflect the spark and enthusiasm that makes you who you are, the Logitech® Eye Candy Color Collection makes your mouse – and your desk – come alive with tasty hues and luscious patterns. This sweet assortment adds a burst of eye-catching colors and patterns to some of Logitech’s most popular mice, including the micro-precise scrolling Logitech® Wireless Mouse M325. New to the collection this year is the Logitech® Zone Touch Mouse T400, a comfortable hybrid mouse that supports Windows® 8 navigation with both a touch zone and traditional mouse buttons. (Love these!) Mojo Backpacks - Mojo Backpacks are all about making a statement and making functional look good. From signature big face graphics and chunky zippers to backlight reactive bags, Mojo adds edge into all of its fashion forward creations. (Perfect for back-to-school…maybe better at Kid’s Choice Awards) MTV Books - “Guy Code: Unleash Your Manhood” the ultimate guy’s guide to the laws of manhood. (Shameless…MTV promotion) OUYA - OUYA is the most affordable fun for video gamers, friends and family. OUYA delivers powerful, 3D gameplay in beautiful 1080 HD and every game is free to try and downloadable via Wi-Fi. Tens of thousands of game creators worldwide are making OUYA games, including big names like Sega and Square Enix, indie rockstars and even first-time developers like a father and son team working on their first game! The result is a huge library of value-priced games in all genres, including adventure, sports, puzzle, racing, and more. Currently 325+ games are available and more are being added daily. One of the most popular hits of the summer can only be found on OUYA: TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to four players, a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. OUYA is on sale now at retail locations across the U.S., Canada, and U.K., including Amazon, Best Buy, GAME, GameStop, and Target, for only $99.99. (…hmmm, I think I’ve heard of this one) Ovenly - Old Salties - peanuts roasted in bacon fat and tossed with Old Bay, worcestershire, and spices. This is the ultimate beer nut. (beer nuts…blech!) PaperToy Apparel by Santana Draper- 11 year old artist and designer Santana Draper fuses high contrast color and contemporary art motifs into fashion in his Ground Breaking Limited edition apparel collection. Each graphic T-shirt is a work of art! (Cool! Why wasn’t I a fashion designer at 11?) Powerocks - Recharge on the go without an outlet. (Always a must-have) Rep The Code - Rep The Code 718 hoodie showcasing the raw art BNS with YungFliiBoy. (Yea for Brooklyn! I’d rock that) SoulCycle - The country’s premiere full-body indoor cycling workout. Co-founded by Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice in 2006, SoulCycle has taken the fitness world by storm, by offering a 45-minute full-body workout in a candlelit serene studio with a customized rocking playlist – SoulCycle is a cardio party on the bike! Now you can take a journey, change your body and find your soul. (The blind items are saying loud Soul Cycle classes damaged Mariah Carey’s hearing…maybe not the best giftable for singers?) Valentino – Designer eyewear. (I’ll take 2)