Last year’s awards season was certainly an exciting one. My boyfriend worked on Argo, which was both an incredible movie (I’m biased, it’s true) and an incredible experience. It was so exciting to be part and to get to dress up for all the soirees, what girl doesn’t love a chance to don some red lipstick?
My black dress is a vintage gown given to me by a friend. She recommended I wear it and this time I had the foresight to make sure it fits. We were going to the Oscars and excitement is an understatement. I chose an old Hollywood glamour look, big curls and red lips. Driving on Highland in the car and seeing the street completely blocked, security guards everywhere and nothing but black town cars and limos was certainly a sight to see. It is one of the top guarded security events in the nation. Walking on the red carpet all I could see were gowns gowns gowns!
I loved seeing the different choices people make in their fashion and seeing what makes them feel beautiful. That is one of my favorite things about fashion, the unique decision an individual makes to feel her best. When Argo began winning, for editor and ongoing we were so excited! When the name was announced it was the most incredible feeling of everyone jumping up and down! It was definitely a night to remember. I was so proud of how hard everyone worked and the outcome on top. On top of that at midnight it was my boyfriend’s birthday, so there may have been a shot of tequila mixed in with the bubbles. Felt blessed…to attend the Oscars and be side by side with an incredible man. A night to remember.
The Golden Globes
The floral gown looks put together as I leave for the Golden Globes. Holding my great grandmother’s fur and clutch, I love having something from family on. Always gives a comfort and pride. One would never know what happened in the morning. I woke up and put on the LANVIN gown that I was excited to wear. I had actually worn the gown to Cannes prior and was so in love with it I wanted to wear it again. The only problem is- I didn’t try it on prior to the day. Big mistake. Huge. I slipped on the dress and down it fell, two sizes too big. The stylists I knew were already working on clients, and every tailor I called either couldn’t do it in the time frame or simply weren’t open. Until one extremely small shop on Melrose that saved the day for me. Three hours later hair and makeup was done, and I had a dress that fit. Success! The night was extraordinary full of dancing and laughing.