I grew up watching the Academy Awards. I remember sitting on the carpet in my parents’ bedroom, watching Billy Crystal sing and dance about every Best Picture nominated film. I remember that year with Rob Lowe and Snow White (definitely earns its place on this list of Oscars Most Bizarre Moments)!
I remember being enthralled by the magic and the dresses and the elegance of the stars. I don’t remember ever even one time thinking to myself…someday I’m gonna be there too. Me? A little girl who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago? I never even entertained the possibility.
And yet…here I am!!! Luvvie and I got to Los Angeles last night. We’re staying right in the middle of ALL of the action. We’re going to be covering red carpets, doing interviews with as many celebs and industry insiders as possible. We’re here to live tweet and officially cover the events leading up to and including Hollywood’s biggest party and most special night.
How did this all HAPPEN? An incredible
fairy godmother Hollywood producer by the name of Stephanie Frederic loves our work. She thinks Luvvie is HILARIOUS and loves her awards show coverage via Twitter. She loves my blog and that I speak directly to women all shapes, ages, sizes and shades of beautiful. And seeing as this is basically year of the woman at the Academy Awards…it made sense to bring us on board to add color to the carpet, diversity to the coverage, and social media interest to this most venerable and well respected of Hollywood events. We are part of Stephanie’s production team to cover the Oscars and the pre-Oscar events, and loving every moment of it!
On Tuesday morning, we appeared on WGN TV with Dean Richards during his entertainment segment, and shared our story. Click to watch — two Chicago bloggers attending the Oscars!
When we got into our hotel rooms last night, our beds were decorated with Oscar gear, including a real piece of the Academy Awards red carpet!!!
I still can’t believe it. I’m gonna be pinching myself on Sunday!!
If you want to follow our adventures LIVE, follow us on Twitter – @LuvvieIG and @Afrobella, and follow Stephanie @StepfredLA. To follow our adventures, we’re using the hashtag #LuvBellaLA. And click here to read Luvvie’s account of our adventures so far!
After Sunday, I’ll be telling you ALL about EVERYTHING we saw, experienced, photographed…the journey to find the perfect dress….ALL of it! Stay tuned for All Oscar EVERYTHING!!!!!