It was a busy few days for Sharpie in sunny Los Angeles, California last week where the new stainless steel Sharpie made its official debut. Sharpie cozied up with the celebrity set who use Sharpies to sign all those autographs. In fact, in the celebrity world, you haven’t made it until you can’t leave home without a Sharpie in your pocket. SS Sharpie (as we have affectionately come to call it) was right at home in the swanky digs of one of the super posh celebrity gifting suites that take place during the week leading up to the Oscars.
The celebs came out in droves to ogle the new Sharpie. SS Sharpie was the belle of the ball, despite the $30,000 watches and fancy-pants jewelry and serious hi-tech gadgets available for the taking.
I know it’s a tough job but somebody’s gotta do it… Meredith, Niky and I (you can see us slaving away in the photo ahead) humbly offered our services to (wo)man the gifting suite and make nice with the celebs. We earned our stripes - stripes meaning a few blisters and sore throats as we talked up the new stainless steel Sharpie with its refillable cartridge, etched logo on the barrel and super cool “markerability.” The great thing about Sharpie is you never have to explain yourself – everybody knows Sharpie. And celebs are not immune to Sharpie’s charms – they collect and covet them just like the rest of us crazy Sharpie fanatics.
Anyway, here’s a sneak peak of some of the action — just a few of the celebs that stopped by to check out the new stainless steel Sharpie. We’ll have more pics once the big media giants (currently reviewing them for publication) release them back into our custody.
Who's prettier? Stainless steel Sharpie or Jordana Brewster from "The Fast & The Furious" and "The Faculty?" Can we call it a tie??!?!
Kung Fu Panda co-director Mark Osborne said (and I have it on tape), "Pandas Love Sharpie"
I heart iCarly! (Jennette McCurdy)
Where are Paris and Nicky? Kathy Hilton buys all their Sharpies - Paris loves pink (duh)!
Nick Lachey has nothing on 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons
Some people get better with age - I'll take Jeff's autograph anyday!
Alexa Dziena, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, Fool's Gold, Sharpie Lover
Lovely Leeza Gibbons. She makes Sharpie sparkle!
Hector Elizondo from Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries. He's as regal in person as he is one screen.
Brandon Molale from Dodgeball couldn't dodge our autograph wall
Colton Haynes (and friend) from Privileged. Yes we are.
Sean Faris, Yours, Mine and Ours, Pearl Harbor, does an over-the-shoulder Sharpie signing
What Oscar worthy event would be complete without a visit from the U.S. Water Polo Olympic team?!?!? Everybody signs with Sharpie!
- Sharpie girls Niky, Meredith and Susan. Can you say Sharpie-stainless-steel-refillable-cartridge-etched-logo-on-barrel 200 times fast? We can!
THE REAL STAR OF THE SHOW – THE NEW SHARPIE STAINLESS STEEL.
Yes, it’s the new Stainless Steel Sharpie, currently held up in a celebrity gifting suite in L.A., busy hob-nobbing with celebs and other industry big-wigs in an effort to GET NOTICED! The truth is this is one Sharpie that doesn’t have to shout from the rooftops. Today I watched as celeb after celeb stepped up to our Sharpie table at Melanie Seigel’s Platinum Party Gifting Suite in West Hollywood (at the super chic Palihouse Hotel) and fawned over the new Sharpie. Second that with all of my Twitter friends (sharpiesusan) who sent Tweets of praise and want. And, BTW, it wasn’t just celebs who were doing the drooling, it was everybody in the room – the publicists and camera crews, the photogs and stylists, the girls showing purses and the athletic shoe guy and even the girl wearing the beret selling hi-tech headsets. People couldn’t keep their hands off of our shiny new toy.
Lots of you have asked so here are the deets: $6.99, refillable cartridge ($1.99), fine point, black only (for now) available at Office Depot, Staples, Walmart and other retailers in late March. Oh, and that’s a laser etched Sharpie logo on the barrel. Swank!
Our post-award ceremony reports will start Monday, after the news is out about best picture, best actor and best dressed — and after the new Stainless Steel Sharpie rests up from all the parties and celebrity action here in Tinsel Town. I know if there was an award for best Sharpie, the new Stainless Steel would take the gold (ok, make that silver). Whatever the prize, Sharpie would humbly accept, and give thanks to all of you, its long-standing and loyal fans, for always making Sharpie feel special, no matter how we dress it up. That’s because shiny or not, Sharpie always delivers. You can’t fake that, not even in LA-LA land.