The Knockturnal attended the VIP pink carpet and release party for the Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam cover featuring Manna Kadar, CEO of Manna Kadar Cosmetics. Kadar’s company is on a mission to bring accessible and affordable luxury beauty products that allow for easy application and quick results.
The celebration was held at Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, creating a sunny and inviting atmosphere with all-pink everything: from the feather-covered makeup bar to the glamorous pink balloon displays all the way down to the pink floral detailing on the bar.
Before the evening picked up with wine, hors d’oeuvres, jewelry raffles, and makeup-filled arcade claw machines, The Knockturnal spoke with Manna Kadar and Dr. TJ Tsay of “Bling Empire” on the VIP pink carpet.
Other notable guests in attendance included Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (“The Real Housewives of Orange County”), photographer Jim Jordan, actress and singer Mercy, Courtney La Bau, Emilia McCarthy (“Zombies 3”), Garrett Grant (EP of “The Matrix Resurrections”), Steve Cederquist (HGTV’s “Flip or Flop”), and more.
Leena Gupta, co-founder of Coin Up — which gives people the option to donate digital change to their selected charity — sponsored the event. Decor was designed by Chris Lindsay Designs, balloon displays were created by Balooloo, and Manna Kadar gift bags were given to all guests. A custom-designed South Bay Jewelry pendant worth $6,700 was also raffled off, and a portion of the evening’s profits will be donated to Miracles for Kids through Coin Up.