I remember my first year getting invited to the Oscar parties was in 2003. I was pretty new to the business so I hadn’t been to many events. I was nervous about going to something of this size and scale and not knowing what to expect. I had never worn a gown or anything that dressy before (Prom doesn’t count). The first year, I didn’t even do the press line because I was too nervous. A woman, who was running the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party, asked if I’d step on the carpet for a few photos. I looked up at the red carpet and there was Oprah getting her picture taken. There was no way I was going to get my photo taken after Oprah, haha!! So I hurried inside. The party ended up being really fun and I felt right at home when I saw In-N-Out Burger was being served! It was hilarious seeing all the girls in gowns and eating burgers.
It can always be a little stressful trying to find something to wear to events, but this year, I ended up wearing the first dress I tried on. I wanted to wear something long because there are only so many places you can wear something this dressy, so I wanted to really go for it. This Johanna Johnson dress was amazing. All hand beaded and really heavy. I loved the dramatic neckline, the back and the long train. Walking in a train is always tricky because you have to make sure you aren’t getting stepped on all night, but it’s also a funny way of meeting people by asking them to get off your dress!
Hope you enjoy some of the photo’s from my camera.