Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Day Before (The Oscars):

Rehearsal Outfits: (left to right) Nick Verreos, Tabatha Coffey, Marc Istook--TV Guide Network 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet Show

As you may know a little awards show occurred on Sunday--yes, the Academy Awards. I was honored to be part of the TV Guide Network 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet Live Show Hosted by Chris Harrison once again this year as the Red Carpet Fashion Correspondent--along with "Hair Diva" Tabatha Coffey of Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over and Marc Istook, who was our Sky-view/Balcony "Main Man". We had a BLAST and I have to say, it was one of the most exciting Academy Awards Red Carpet show EVER!

I will have a PHOTO RECAP of Sunday after this blog post here...but first, it's time for the Pre-Oscars Rehearsal Blog Photo Gallery. On Saturday, we all had to do a Run-Thru and Rehearsal of how the show would go on Sunday. And before, during, and after, I got some photos of the day:



Nick Verreos and Tabatha Coffey, Dolby Theatre, 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet--Soon after we got our credentials and arrived to the Dolby Theatre, my TV Guide Network Expert-in-Fashion-and-Hair Crimes, Tabatha Coffey and I made a bee-line onto the red carpet to survey the "lay of the land" and well, take in the excitement of being there. We did it last year, so we felt, why break with tradition...

Fashion Sketch Oscars, Dolby Theatre, 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet--I was extra excited because there were fabulous Fashion Illustrations from famous Hollywood Costume Designers and iconic Hollywood actresses and movies lining the red carpet, paying an "homage" to the glamour of Hollywood and how important and integral Fashion (with a Capital "F") has become to the Oscars.

Fashion/Costume Design Illustrations lining the Oscars red carpet (covered in plastic the day before)--Dolby Theatre, 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet

The Sketches:
 
Elizabeth Taylor in "Last Time I Saw Paris", Helen Rose Costume Designer
Elizabeth Taylor
Joan Crawford
Bette Davis in "All About Eve", Edith Head Costume Designer and Charles LeMaire, Wardrobe Director
Sketch from Costume Designer Walter Plunkett
Costume sketch for Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind", Walter Plunkett Costume Designer
Marilyn Monroe in "There's No Business Like Show Business", William Travilla Costume Designer
Marilyn Monroe, William Travilla Costume Designer

Besides the great Costume Fashion Illustrations, we also spotted some celebs doing their rehearsals for Sunday's show--from my "Balcony" spot right above the red carpet, I made sure to get some pics of Kelly Rowland (LOVE HER!) who was there for ABC and their Pre-Show: 

Kelly Rowland, during her ABC rehearsals--Dolby Theatre 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet, the Day Before
Kelly Rowland, during a Dress On-Camera Test with her Custom Donna Karan Atelier gown--I almost tweeted this pic but thought "wait, if I do, then I will give away what she'll wear and I'm sure that won't be very nice..." so no tweet from me. I saved it until today.

Tabatha Coffey and Nick Verreos--on Saturday--the day before the Oscars--Dolby Theatre 2013 Academy Awards Red Carpet

**Next Up: The Final Night Photo Recap!!!

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