Oscars Week was a whirlwind of glam, glitter and everything that is Hollywood. While I got to glam it up for a whole week prior to the Oscars at the Vanity Fair Social Club, I still had to up the ante on Oscars night itself. Enter: the very capable hair and makeup team at Toni & Guy, who worked their magic on me for the big day. (They were able to keep me still in the makeup chair for an entire hour, that’s a miracle in itself!)
I chose a black silk jumpsuit — an elegant ensemble that I could easily move about in but was versatile enough for after-parties later. Admittedly, I also wanted something that wouldn’t look too out of place in case I needed to make a late-night diner run. Priorities.
Kept it monochrome and sleek with with a noir wool bolero and Fendi patent bow heels.
Yes, I broke out the Ferragamo. It was a night to remember, after all. A big thanks to Ashlay M. and Michelle T. of Toni & Guy for making me feel incredible on the big night.
Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at how I looked pre-Oscars glamover. ‘Til then, Ambitionistas. Muah!
Valentino Strapless Silk Jumpsuit similar here
Michael Kors Wool Bolero similar here
Ferragamo Clutch similar here
Tory Burch Fit Bit
While it was last February, I still can’t help but miss the hustle and bustle of Oscars week. It was a chaotic yet wonderful madness for me. I met many of my Blogger Babes face to face, got to meet so many influencers in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle space and learnt so much about the art of intense socializing. (More about my Vanity Fair Social Week adventure in a future post. Stay Tuned!)
Of course, I’d like to thank my Etienne Aigner Stag Bag for helping me stay organized throughout the whole affair. Seriously, I don’t know what I would have done without it. Although, losing my phone 787 times in the bottomless pit of an ordinary purse may be an answer.
Each side of the Stag Bag features two large zip-up compartments that open up to smaller inner pockets — great for holding all my random receipts, phone, business cards, mints and endless lip gloss supply (you know you do it too).
The detachable strap let me sling it over my shoulder as I rushed from event to event. Plus, I’m in love with the eye-catching dalmatian print.
Animal prints by the way, are a great neutral and this whimsical pattern added a bit of fun to a potentially trop proper work outfit.
Tip: If you’re going to do a lot of walking (I swear I walked 70 miles that week) but love high heels, booties with a slightly thicker heel are the answer to sturdy, fashionable support. These black beauties looked great and got me through AM to PM, feet intact.
To prevent a tie-neck blouse from looking stuffy, pair with minimally-styled hair, on-trend details such as a pair of culottes and chic sunglasses.
Here’s to a unforgettable Oscars week — the people, the free flow of food and drinks and getting primped every day and night. Most of all, I miss being constantly surrounded by so many of my Blogger Babes. I’m now quite inspired to see how I can recreate the vibe felt during VFSC at other Blogger Babes events.
Etienne Aigner’s Stag Bag
Ann Taylor Tie Neck Champagne Blouse similar here
Nina Ricci Black Sunglasses (love the unexpected champagne sides)
Black Booties similar here
DVF Black Culottes similar here