Night of 100 Stars!
By: RJ Barajas / RealTVfilms Stylist
This was not unlike any other red carpet Oscar event, except of course I was magically transported to 1965 Hollywood with many great TV legends there. Barbara Eden (I dream of Jeannie), Peter Graves (Mission Impossible-the original), Oscar Winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Mission Impossible & Entourage), Florence Henderson (Brady Bunch) just to name a few. O h, did I mention that my publicist Julia Adema and I were sipping cocktails with Larry Hagman (yes J.R. Ewing of Dallas) in the Polo Lounge? What a hoot. He was so charming and quite hilarious. Thanks for the tips on smiling while walking the red carpet – wink wink. I’ll have to add that to my now famous repertoire of placing my hand on my hips as I slowly swivel towards each flashing camera. We gabbed about electricity (he farms his own) and his granddaughter’s artistic designer shoes and met his lovely wife Maj.
Also on hand was Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls) who looked stunning in a red gown from ABC, Actress Erika Christensen (Swimfan & Traffic), Actress Lanie Kazan, Best Selling Author & Columnist Dominick Dunne, Former Oakland A’s player Jose Canseco, Lorenzo Lamas, Mimi Rogers and daughter,
Back to the red carpet: While there seemed to be a White Out at the Oscars for gowns, color was blazing at this event. Some of my favs were Alana Curry in a white strappy gown with rhinestones, Sheryl Lee Ralph in red Tadashi, Katie Lohman in an elegant black and white one shoulder and Cameron Richardson in a fuchsia gown.
Now there were plenty of amazing gowns to be seen definitely, but there certainly were those ladies that were, uh, how should I put this, complete disasters. Now what I really want to know is this, how is it that you can be a celebrity and not understand the importance of wearing a great gown that is also age appropriate? I saw ladies in their 60’s (one in particular) who was wearing a black beaded dress with mesh cutouts. This dress was better suited for a Cher Drag Impersonator. I also saw commentators wearing prom style dresses, old Jessica McClintock dresses (does she even design anymore?) or beauty pageant gowns. Ladies please, take it from me; elegant glamour is always in fashion, just look at Kate Winslet if you need some guidance. Of course our resident publicist Julia Adema was decked out in a black and white printed halter gown courtesy of Niki by Niki Livas. Checkout more hot styles at www.nikibynikilivas.com
After that we went onto the Naked Catering Party with Pieps Chef Extraordinaire at the 9900 club in Bev Hills. Fortune Vodka was on hand pouring and pouring their terrific vodka. Performing was Sasha Campbell and the music was 90’s covers and was just okay. The sushi was great and I really wanted more, but since there was vodka, eh, who cared by then. It was a fun atmosphere with mostly models and up and coming musical talent including a new band from Australia called The AstralaAliens. Now I would have preferred to hear these lads up there. Their sound is a hybrid of Rock & Pop with soulful undertones. These guys were really cool and will be here in L.A. until April at local venues. Check them out on www.myspace.com/astraliens
Stay tuned for more exciting fashion news from Realtvfilms as we hit the red carpet events.
Night of 100 Stars
Night of 100 Stars!