What’s up everyone!? Wow, what a year 2010 is turning out to be! I was absolutley delighted that E!’s live events team asked me to be part of this years post Oscar coverage. When I accepted the assignment, I had no idea what the job would entail, I just new it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Turns out they wanted me to conduct interviews with celebs at E!’s very own exclusive after party. What an honor! And so the, hunt for the perfect dress began.
My incredible stylist Kit Scarbo brought in about 15 dresses for me to try. I loved nearly all of them. We had a hard task ahead to narrow it down to just one. After some input from my friends and coworkers I felt I had a great option. Once the dress was secured my amazing make up artist, Casey Cheek and I started talking hair and make up. Since this is my first time doing anything Oscar related, I thought I should stick with classic Hollywood glamour. We settled on a light eye and pink lip for make up, to keep the look clean and classy, and were inspired by the sexy brushed out wave made famous by Veronica Lake.
The dress I ended up choosing was an elegant floor length one shoulder empire waist gown by Phoebe Couture. What drew me too it was the classic yet flirty silhouette and gorgeous vibrant color. The gown was a beautiful deep purple chiffon, with ruffles at the bottom and at the shoulder, with a cinched waist which hugged my body perfectly.
My Academy Awards day began at 12:30 when i met the glam squad at the Roosevelt hotel and began my transformation. When we finished, I made my way to Drai’s Nightclub on the top of the brand new W hotel at the famous Hollywood and Vine intersection.
We got to watch the Oscar telecast and began doing interviews as guests arrived. Among those I spoke with were Russell Simmons, Lance Bass, Cheryl Burke, Audrina Patridge, Rebecca Mador, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, and Jade Nicole. Others spotted at the bash included Ryan Seacrest, Olivia Munn, Jessica Lowndes, Catt Sadler, Ben Lyons, Christopher Mintz Plasse and Amber Rose.
The interviews went great and I can say that my first Oscar post show experience was a hugely successful one! I’ve been told the ratings were up 50% from last year! YEAH! The party was a lot of fun and after I finished gabbing with the guests for the post show, it was time to really enjoy the party! When it was time to go, my stylist stripped me of my jewels and my Cinderella night officially came to a end. But, not before a quick In N Out run for animal style fries and a protein style cheeseburger. Perfect night cap for an evening of grandeur. I can only hope this was my first of many awards shows!