Oscars Week

Beverly Hills
March 1, 2017

The dust from NYFW has finally settled only to reveal an impressive list of events for Oscars Week 2017!  A week that has Angelenos buzzing with excitement about each and every year. It’s the culmination of award season and, personally, the Oscars have always been my favorite. Even since my days spent working in PR and celebrity styling, there’s something magical in the air that everyone loves about this week. While my role went from casual “dress trafficking” (the art of getting your designer clients gowns from one celebrity fitting to the next) to taping celebrity clients into their dresses moments before they walked down the red carpet, to being the one walking it, I love it all the same! I think my appreciation for it is greater now -especially knowing how much work goes on behind the scenes.

The week started out with an invitation that I was honored to receive – the Costumer Designer Guild Awards with the event sponsor, Lacoste. When I first started out in my career, I was certain I would blaze a trail in costume design. After studying fashion design in college, I actually found myself in PR with a brief stint in styling as I mentioned earlier. That is until I fell upon what it is I do now. The CDGA’s were an incredible reminder of the talented costume designers that we’re surrounded by. Costume designers are storytellers bringing characters to life, and it was a tremendous honor to be a part of such a special evening, surrounded by legends. I have a new found love for Miss. Lily Collins – she accepted the prestigious Lacoste Spotlight Award. Her beauty is only matched by her unwavering character and appreciation for the arts – her acceptance speech was captivating, so articulate! 

As you may have seen by way of Instagram, I ended up wearing my rehearsal dinner dress from my wedding for the event! We had gotten back from New York the night before the event and I didn’t even have time to shop! Then it dawned on me 🙂 A lot of you were asking about it and sadly she doesn’t make it anymore, a crime, I know, so I wanted to round up a few of my favorite silver dresses that you can shop. I know they’re not the same and that the interest of this dress is truly in the draping of the sleeve, but the designer is Jenny Yoo and she does custom projects so maybe if you reach out you can still get it!


The next day, Tom Ford Beauty was in town showcasing their Soleil Color Collection at Violet Grey which was perfect timing as I was headed to the Vanity Fair And Lancôme event to celebrate “The Hollywood Issue” later that evening at the Chateau Marmont – my favorite! Makeup artist, Allan Aponte from Tom Ford showed me the new collection for summer and then got me all ready for the party. Personally, I haven’t stopped wearing their Bronzing Powder from the Summer 2016 collection so it’s hard to imagine how they could improve on it. Just when you think they can do no wrong, they make something even better! Their new foundation products have an innovative formula that combines liquid and powder — it glides flawlessly for coverage creating that inner golden glow we all love. The Contouring Compact is also super luxurious. It has a bouncy texture and leaves a velvety matte-shimmer. A few of my favorite products from the old collection are below because you can’t order the new collection yet (pre-order only), dare a say must-haves while you’re rethinking your makeup bag essentials for Summer?


The next few days were followed by a slew of events and luncheons for Net-A-Porter, The Independent Spirit Awards, the Piaget Party, and then finally the Oscar viewing party with Mercedes-Benz x ICON MANN.  If you were following along on Instagram, you may have seen that I selected an unapologetically glamorous Rachel Zoe dress called The Swan Gown –  I knew my look had to air on the side of Old Hollywood glam for the evening. With the help of Glamsquad, we created a vintage s-wave curl in my hair. From my beauty bag, I  opted for a lighter makeup look: favoring a bold berry lip and heavy on they eyeliner. Just in case you missed my takeover with The Zoe Report, you can see it all here in their latest article recapping the entire evening!

Photos by Fred Cipoletti 

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| Elliatt Blazer | Asos Blouse | Ramy Brook Trousers | Quay Sunglasses | Gucci Bag | Aquazzura Heels |


Jenny! Your makeup is always flawless, but I’m having trouble finding the lipsticks you wear in many of the photos! My favorite lip colors are corals and nudes. Do you have any light coral lipsticks you’d recommend for me? Thank you!

Meg Burk

Hey Meg! Sorry about that! I love Tom Ford and Nars when it comes to neutrals and corals. I’d go to their counters and try some out! You won’t be disappointed. xx

Those shoes are so sexy!!

xo kristen

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Thanks love! I think an outfit is all in the details.


Soo many glamarous events! You really did rock them! Would love a tutorial on that s-wave!!


Think we might be able to make that happen!


You look so beautiful! How lovely that you got to reconnect with that part of your dream and your life and you couldn’t have done it in any other dress – it is stunning on you!


You’re so sweet Shloka!


Ahh you look so gorgeous! Your hair is perfect!!

xx, Hannah


Thanks so much love!


Oscars Week sounds so glamorous and fun! It’s definitely the most magical award show of the season. I would love to attend the Costume Designer Guild Awards one day. The work that goes into costume design is truly incredible and I’d love to be in a room with all of those amazing artists. Lily Collins has been a girl-crush of mine for years! Her style is amazing and she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in a lot of ways.

Glad you had a great Oscars week! Hopefully you’re catching up on some much needed rest after a packed agenda for the last few weeks!

XO, Emily
Epicurean Emily

Thanks so much Emily, doing my best!


I love your wedding rehearsal dress! It is great that you are able to wear it again 🙂


Absolutely – most people only think you can get one wear out of it!



You are very similar to Dakota Johnson 🙂 now I see it. beautiful phoos, you look is gorgerous!

Thats so sweet! I’ve definitely gotten that before — it’s all the bangs!


Pretty post. Love the black bow in your hair!

Thanks so much love – my new favorite trend!


Pretty post. Love the black bow in your hair!

Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

I love the outfits! Especially the blush one, it’s so elegant and can be worn on so many different types of occasions.


Couldn’t agree more!


This is such a glamorous post, you are so lucky. That silver dress is so perfect.


Thank you for the sweet words Rosa – they mean everything!


Thank you so much girl!


Thank you sweetheart


You look absolutely incredible in all of these pictures!
Perfect for the oscars 😉
I love all the looks ^^

Thanks so much Verena!


I went to school for design as well. So funny how things work out. You look gorgeous as ever!


I know right?! We never know where or what we’ll end up doing.


La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Sooo beautiful and classy look for the Oscar event. There’s nothing that speaks of timeless beauty than beauty itself! 🙂
Absolutely lovely outfit looks.

❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

Thanks so much love! I love to pull out those classic silhouettes and take cues from my favorite vintage muses for special events like awards shows!


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