Bellas and fellas!! I’m SO beyond excited and proud to share the big news! My amiga for life Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie (and fifty-leven other websites), and I have been approved and credentialed to cover the 2012 Academy Awards & the Oscar Red Carpet!!!

(This is COMPLETELY different from the CVS Beauty Club contest (my dear friend Nadine Jolie WON and she will be covering the People’s Choice Awards)!)

Luvvie and I will be doing coverage for ourselves, and you’ll get to read a LOT of it right here on and! EXCITED IS NOT THE WORD!!!!

When I first got the news that we had been credentialed, I didn’t quite know what to do with myself. I seriously couldn’t quite believe this was REAL. AND I get to experience this with one of my best friends and someone who I am guaranteed to have a good time with? AMAZING! I spent a good day or so just basking in the glory of the good news and sharing it with my friends and family. Now all of the questions are starting to hit me. Like…what will I wear?? People are giving me all kinds of suggestions on Facebook and Twitter already!

Here on you can expect upcoming reviews of the nominated films, and of course the epic search for an Oscar dress, and MUCH much more. At the end of February we’ll be heading out to Los Angeles and I hope you’ll be following our red carpet adventures @afrobella and @luvvieig — you know we’ll be sharing our experiences and opinions as we see the stars head down the red carpet on their way into the most highly anticipated of all the awards shows.

Are you an Oscar fan? Do you watch every year? What do you look forward to the MOST about the Oscars?? What kind of Oscar coverage would you like to see us do? What fashion advice do you have for me? BELLAS! I’m SO EXCITED!!!!


Rochelle says:
December 13, 2011, 8:05 am
Congratulations! That's so great for you! I'll be following.
BlitzAndGlam says:
December 13, 2011, 8:11 am
I can't wait to read your tweets! So exciting! Congrats!
pets says:
December 13, 2011, 8:15 am
Congratulations on being certified to cover the Oscars! Congratulations to Luvvie and to Nadine Jolie. Such a big new venture for your Blog BUT I know that you can do it!! So - will this be with camera crew etc? Can't wait to see and hear you and yes I love looking at the Oscars!
Sam says:
December 13, 2011, 8:41 am
Congrats on this well deserved achievement! Can't wait to read and see your coverage! xx
Gigi says:
December 13, 2011, 8:45 am
Fabulous. Congrats and I'm so excited to see you represent!
Sherry Blossom says:
December 13, 2011, 10:15 am
Congratulations and I love viewing the awards not only for the awesome dresses and suits but for the makeup looks! Definitely will be following you both as you go through this awesome experience!!
styleosophy says:
December 13, 2011, 11:17 am
OMG, that is great news Patrice!!! Congratulations to both you and I have a good reason to watch.
Seleema says:
December 13, 2011, 11:49 am
This is awesome news Patrice and Luvvie! I usually watch the Oscars so I can't wait to see you guys doing your thing. Congratulations! And I'll see you on Twitter! - Seleema
cassie says:
December 13, 2011, 10:19 pm
how fab... congratulations to you both..
Lily S. says:
December 13, 2011, 11:26 pm
Congratulations darlin! While you're here in LA if you want to hit the infamous "garment district" for a little accessory shopping, just email me.
Roses Daughter says:
December 14, 2011, 7:09 am
Wow! What wonderful news! So excited for you! I love the oscars so I'll be tuning in!
Diana says:
December 14, 2011, 8:38 am
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! What an honor! You will do wonderful. God is so true to his word. Success is in our faith and how great we believe. Look forward to the coverage.
LaNeshe says:
December 14, 2011, 12:18 pm
That is so exciting! Congrats!
Shones says:
December 14, 2011, 3:56 pm
What fantastic news!!! Congrats, Patrice :-D You are going to be FABULOUS. No doubt! So where can we see it? Will it be live online somewhere by chance?
Krystal Grant says:
December 14, 2011, 9:34 pm
Wow. Congratulations. How exciting! I can't wait to read your posts about the event.
Nikki says:
December 14, 2011, 11:41 pm
Such a HUGE accomplishment! How fab for the both of you!!! Will follow with anticipation, excitement, and inspiration. Enjoy and have FUN!
Jeanne Yursik says:
December 15, 2011, 11:17 am
Congratulations, Patrice! Jeanne (Clearwater) posted your big news on the website. How awesome that you'll be right there on the red carpet! I'll be watching for sure. Merry Christmas to you and Stephen -- Jeanne Y. (Atlanta)
crystal g. says:
December 15, 2011, 8:24 pm
CONGRATS BELLA! I think you would look fabulous in a Monif c. Dress :-) . I definitely will be watching this year!
Danielle says:
December 15, 2011, 11:58 pm
This is AWESOME!!! I can't wait to see you guys! No matter what you wear, you'll love awesome, but I'd love to see you in a violet one-shoulder gown with chiffon layers :)
nyc/caribbean ragazza says:
December 16, 2011, 6:19 am
Congrats!!! This is huge news. I will definitely follow your commentary. The time difference in Europe is a killer, but I still watch the Oscars live.
signorinabella says:
December 18, 2011, 11:06 am
Congratulations Afrobella (and Luvvie) - wonderful news!!! Looking forward to reading your recap.
Kena says:
December 23, 2011, 9:28 pm
i am so happy for you. congrats
Aisha says:
December 27, 2011, 3:40 pm
That is so exciting ! Congratulations_ I will be sure to watch your coverage.
Dawn Yerger, Nappturalite Radio says:
January 12, 2012, 1:21 pm
This is SUPER exciting! Congrats!!!
Women Are Gamechangers says:
January 12, 2012, 7:14 pm
Congrats! This is such a great honor. I know you will have a wonderful time.