Wednesday, March 2, 2011
After a few days of much needed rest and post-Oscar recovery, SLK is back! This was my first year witnessing the Academy Awards live on the red carpet. For most of LA, the inconvenience of traffic jams was welcome as both tourists and locals stood back behind barricades up to 2 blocks away just to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars stepping out of limousines. The weather was a crisp 60 degrees. The sun was out (mostly). It was only 5pm Pacific standard time, so it made sense to me that parties would run late, considering the Oscars start 3 hours ahead at 8pm on the eastern time clock for us usually. Everyone was friendly (almost). It was almost like living in the Hollywood heyday of the 1950's or 60's, except newer brands gave way on the catwalk for a modern twist - And you could smell a plastic lining in the air amongst hints of grill and perfume as so many different scents flew in the air.