Zico Coconut water, Pop Chips and Raw Revolution provided healthy, glamour-friendly treats for all of the guests. Hudson View Gardens is an amazing community of creatives and professionals. There are retired TV execs, composers, cinematographers, past awards winners of Coty Awards (fashion design awards before the CFDA), Pulitzer award winners, past Oscar nominees. Guests at the party included Guests included several fashion peeps and also Ms. Fabulous contributors, Mdivani Monroe and Fab Ritzy. Our Hollywood connection was temporary neighbor Lance Guest. He starred in several films in the 1980's that I remember watching at birthday parties (The Last Starfighter, Halloween 2, Jaws The Revenge...)
I got to work in a little "tribute" to Mdivani, the former senior designer at St. John who worked on special projects and celebrities by posting an old advertisement of Angelina Jolie in his St. John gown as the women's bathroom sign. He didn't appreciate it as I thought he would.
I wore a Byron Lars wool and sequin brocade dress with a little tulle shrug. Other guests came in tuxedos, couture, or their Sunday street-style best, (they were my fashion peeps after all).
For food and drink, I have to say, it was rather difficult to come up with a nominated film-inspired menu. I couldn't exactly serve Raisin Bran (Silver Linings Playbook). Serving a "Skyfall" martini was a no-brainer. I served up some Kool-Aid and asked guests to drink it (in tribute to the cult theme of "The Master"), but no one seemed to get that one. I did serve up some teddy bear decorated cupcakes labelled "Ted's Munchies" and blueberry pie tartlettes for "Life of PI", (Again, I don't think anyone got these references either).
It was really fun to host a community event that bridges several generations to enjoy a common love of movies. (It also doesn't hurt to put everyone's attention on a 20 foot screen in high definition.)
Here's the good part for YOU... Want your own swag? Tell me your favorite Oscar moment or Academy Awards red carpet look in the comments below by March 15, 2013. I'll pick one at random to win a One Month Supply of Katy Perry's Kettle Corn chips (the ones served at the party).
Disclosure: Product was provided by Hello La Mode, Pop Chips, Zico, Raw Revolution for this event.