The magazine was kind enough to arrange for us “non-models” to get beautified there. Kelly and her team did a fantastic job – spent over AN HOUR on my eyes alone!
Usually I have the same look in all my red carpet pix (since I do it myself) so I really let them go to town with my hair and makeup.
My evening’s challenge – THE RUNWAY.
First, I fueled up. Since I don’t drink alcohol, I skipped all the open bars (sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and Stella Artois) and headed straight for the finger foods!
Gobbled down a serving of these fried pork dumplings…
…also grabbed a container of fried chicken wings…
Pizza from King of New York
I split two slices with my vegetarian hubby.
Backstage, the models also had their own food spread.
I am pretty sure I recognized this catering from Veggie Grill. There were no more plates left so I filled two coffee cups with the kale salad for me and Abe…
Shared a piece of carrot cake too.
The show was great! Got to enjoy the first part, which included live music, dance, and of course, fashion…
…in the midst of it, the other actors and I headed backstage to change into our outfits and get touched up. It was really crazy back there – just like you see on TV! People running around, models flinging their clothes off, but somehow I managed to come out fully dressed, in the proper order.
In case you’re wondering why I look so perplexed…
The host, Justin Chon (“Twilight”) was wearing a very different outfit than he had on backstage.
The catwalk was quite an experience! It’s so strange to look out, see hundreds of faces staring at you, and not react or perform. Quite the adrenaline rush, and I was so grateful to have my other actresses for support.
The event took place at The Petersen Automotive Museum and I skipped the after-party boozing/schmoozing to check out the cars.
V-8…hate their juice, love their wheels!
Many more photos from last night are on my facebook page.