Celebrities to Have Portraits Taken During Oscar Week for New Book by
The Creative Coalition and Warren-Tricomi

Los Angeles, CA (February 20, 2007):  It’s definitely what’s on the inside that counts. And to reinforce this sentiment, The Creative Coalition and Warren-Tricomi are joining forces with some of the most famous names in the world to create an inspirational book that honors inner beauty. Tentatively titled The Beauty Within, this coffee table book (set to be published in 2008) will feature a compilation of original celebrity portraits, each of which will be accompanied by a personal quote from the celebrity describing what inner beauty means to him or her. ALL proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to The Creative Coalition.

In order to secure these original portraits, The Creative Coalition and Warren-Tricomi will be setting up at the Haven, the exclusive suite by in Los Angeles during Oscar Week. Celebrities who participate will be prepped by the renowned hair team of Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi and then have their photograph taken by cutting-edge polaroid artist/photographer Jeremy KostAlready scheduled to participate are Sharon Stone, Kate Walsh, Stockard Channing, Kathy Bates, Marisa Tomei, Kerry Washington, Alan Cumming, Joe Pantoliano, and Francis Fisher.

WHO: The Creative Coalition and the renowned Warren-Tricomi Salon

WHAT: Celebrity Portrait Suite for the upcoming coffee table book, The Beauty Within

WHERE: Haven Lounge
510 Leslie Avenu Beverly Hills

WHEN: During Oscar Week 2007
February 21-February 23, 2007

Members of the press are invited to attend select celebrity portrait sessions.

The Creative Coalition is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, arts advocacy, and runaway production.  Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Colorist Joel Warren and stylist Edward Tricomi are the marquee names behind the Warren-Tricomi salons located in New York, Los Angeles and Greenwich, Connecticut. Together, Joel and Edward, known for their creativity and passion, form one of the most renowned, dynamic hair teams working today. In addition to their successful salons, the two have a variety of other projects that keep them at the center of the worlds of fashion and beauty including their own hair care collections, the WT Artists Management Agency (which represents photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists) and Warren-Tricomi Reserve (a high-end, VIP concierge service).

Jeremy Kost has developed a unique approach to celebrity portrait photography with his Polaroid camera, quickly earning the reputation of the new ‘anti-paparazzi.’ Influenced by Warhol’s New York, he found inspiration in the eclectic and gritty characters and sites of New York’s famed underground East Village and Lower East Side. Kost was touched by the energy and honesty of these locations and found he could translate their character and integrity to his work with celebrities and the New York fashion elite, who have gravitated to his aesthetic.  Jeremy is the sole artist behind his site, RoidRage.Com, one of the leading celebrity/pop-culture destinations on the web.

Where film, fashion and photography meet–takes the awards experience venue to a completely new level high above Beverly Hills February 21 through 23 with a unique partnership between Hachette Filipacchi Media and Classic Entertainment Group.  By day, HAVEN features spa services, celebrity gifting, editorial photo facilities for HFM magazines as well as intimate entertainment and transportation to and from the venue.  By night, the venue features a series of Award-caliber evening events from studio events to live musical performances. 


Kathy King, 202.415.1024, The Creative Coalition,
Susan Goldberg, 212.929.7979, Tractenberg & Co./Warren-Tricomi,
Reshma Patel, 212.343.8986, Think PR/Haven,