Every once in a while two industry giants get together to create something one of a kind and sometimes just for fun. ASICS is a footwear manufacturer with 60 years of experience. Hello Kitty is a beloved international brand celebrating its 35th anniversary. To mark the occasion Hello Kitty teamed up with ASICS and crafted uniquely styled sneakers that only celebrities could pull off. With that in mind, notable faces like Vampire Diaries’ Kayla Ewell and Fame’s Asher Book as well as many more dropped by the ASICS Hello Kitty Lounge in the private Garden Suite at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills on November 5 for their exclusive new kicks.
Brothers and Sisters’ Gilles Marini attended with his daughter Juliana. Entourage’s Perrey Reeves was also spotted on Thursday trying on the new ASICS Hello Kitty collaboration sneakers. Scrubs’ Judy Reyes reported showed up at the wrong place, but finally made it after getting the right directions. The first time mom, 42, is expecting a baby girl at the beginning of December!
Taryn Manning celebrated her 31st birthday with a glass of champagne at the ASICS Hello Kitty Lounge. She picked up the black and gold collaboration sneakers – the best looking ones in my opinion – from ASICS and Hello Kitty and passed the time with two friends. They eventually meandered over to DJ Cobra and played around.
Vampire Diaries’ Kayla Ewell made an appearance at the ASICS Hello Kitty Lounge with a girlfriend to pick up new sneakers. The Game’s Stacey Dash also stopped by to pick up the new collaboration sneakers for herself and her son!
Fame’s Asher Book showed up with his bandmates from V Factory. Book loved the new ASICS Hello Kitty sneakers so much he got a pair of women’s shoes just so they would have Hello Kitty on them. You can get away with doing that when you’re a celebrity. Robert LaSardo was also seen trying on new shoes. I swear I’ve seen him at some screenings I go to. He usually has his tattoos covered up so I’m never quite sure. Next time I see him I’ll ask him.
A few notable no-shows were Vanessa Minnillo who couldn’t make it to the ASICS Hello Kitty Lounge on Thursday because of scheduling conflicts, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Lowndes, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and Carrie Ann Inaba. They still got their shoes, though.