first of all, let me apologize for the atrocious angle of the photo above. i'm only slightly embarrassed to be posting it on my blog for thousands to see, but i need to get over all of my insecurities at some point. this was my absolute favorite part of the event- it was such an adrenaline rush being on the red carpet with cameras flashing in your face and people yelling in every direction. it was so much fun that i actually wasn't even nervous- it felt very natural but very fast-paced... it all seems like a blur now!
anyway, on to the interesting part. i just got home from spending a week in los angeles, and in that time i searched HIGH and LOW for the perfect dress. i mean high and low literally- i tried on $500 dresses to $40 dresses. i'm not really a fancy kinda girl... getting this dressed up felt very unnatural for me, so i wanted some element of "ME" to remain. in order to achieve this, i was determined to find the perfect VINTAGE dress. the glitzy expensive designer dresses just weren't cutting it. i went into WASTELAND, my favorite vintage shop in LA, on the first day and found nothing... but i went back a few days later and found it. my perfect dress. vintage, well constructed, adorned with hundreds of sequins, super short, and a low scoop back = perfection. as soon as i put it on i was INSTANTLY reminded of balmain and knew that it was exactly what i'd been searching for. and the best part... it was $45. HOW AMAZING IS THAT?
the shoes were relatively easy to find- i went to a few shops with no luck and then half-heartedly wandered into aldo and found these amazing strappy black wedges for under $100 bucks and knew they were what i needed- perfect to add the finishing touches on my balmain inspired look. plus super super comfortable.
the event itself was a whirlwind- an open bar and LA's finest were the highlights of the party set at a rooftop bar on sunset boulevard with a panoramic view of los angeles. i almost bumped into rachel zoe and am pretty sure she was chatting with jessica simpson. they're all so small...
I GOT AN APARTMENT IN ECHO PARK!! i move in a matter of days. so much packing to do. can't wait to be back in LA... i've lived there on and off for 5 years and it never fails to feel like home. photos of my magical garden studio cottage in the echo park hills will be posted tomorrow... :)