2.27.2011

{play} oscar soiree

years ago when i lived in los angeles, i worked at a swanky restaurant on the sunset strip.  it was the sort of place that over-the-top hollywood parties happened.  i often arrived at work to see a red carpet event being staged and paparazzi swarming around outside.  there were many nights that i found myself serving martinis while surrounded by famous folk.  as a midwest girl, i marveled at this surreal glittery world.

it was both exciting and torturous for me to be in the midst of these moments, especially when it came to the oscars.  i was an actress, so it was always a thrill to wait on icons of the silver screen.  but in my heart i wished i could go to the actual event and dance the night away at the lavish after-parties.

this post is a playful homage to that dream.  it was inspired by my lovely friend mim who gave a blog prompt to find an outfit, accessories, and date for an imaginary trip to the oscars.

on my imaginary trip to the oscars tonight, i am wearing this dress...



with these shoes...



and these earrings...

i am wearing this lipstick...



and this is my date...



if you would like to see the other dresses and dates i considered, here is my pinterest inspiration board.

15 comments:

Kevwrex said...

Is your middle name honey baked?

Mary said...

love that dress!

...and keep dreaming.

sara said...

oh baby, you'll be on the best dressed list for sure. can i wear that floral number you picked out?
(side note, have you seen the Hamm on 30Rock...High-larious)

diane said...

kevwrex...i'm allergic to ferns.

mary...thank you! i love dreaming.

sara...thanks lady -> the floral number is all yours. you would look smashing in it! one of the main reasons i chose hamm is because he made me laugh so hard on 30rock + SNL.

Sarah said...

Those shoes have my heart. <3

I have my ballots printed too! Loveee a good Oscar party (and let's hope the Oscars aren't too boring this year... hehe).

Petra said...

lol, love the dress, and the date, and everything else :)

Mim Smith Faro said...

Glad you played. LOVE the dress and date! Swoon.

diane said...

sarah...the shoes are indeed classics. hope your party was fun!

petra...thank you.

mim...i loved playing along! thanks for the inspiration.

Sonya Zombiee said...

Ooo, Jon Hamm ... Good choice! Hahah.

diane said...

sonya...isn't he, though? :D

Lena said...

Great choice for (imaginary) Oscars!!! Maybe one day!!!

http://style-palate.blogspot.com/

diane said...

lena...thank you! i'm always open to the possible. :)

Jo said...

This is perfection!
By the way, I sometimes spot Joh Hamm at one of my fave neighborhood Italian restaurants...he is that handsome in person. :)

Jo said...

oops...typo above...meant to type Jon Hamm...sorry! :)

diane said...

jo...thank you! how dreamy to see him in person. if you haven't seen him in the 'between two ferns' video, it is so hilarious (link is in kevwrex's comment).