With the upcoming Academy Awards, there have been events all over Los Angeles this past week to prepare for the big night. I was invited to one such event at Victoria's Secret to learn a little behind-the-scenes on how to look amazing on the red carpet. Lots was shown to flatter the face as well as the figure. Rachel Zalis, former West Coast Editor of Glamour and current television contributor for shows such as NBC's Today, offered her shapewear solutions for every single dress silhouette. And Beauty Blitz's Polly Blitzer, contributing editor for InStyle and Marie Claire, showed us both face and body makeup to help every woman look picture perfect.
The Victoria's Secret at the Grove is an incredible two-story structure filled with nearly everything the company has to offer including their entire makeup line, bridal collection, and even swimwear. So much to see and shop. The afternoon was both practical and loads of fun...great to have a little girl time and celebrate the Oscars!
A Place in the Sun: 1960s grass green wool boucle coat, 1960s cerulean knit shortsleeve shift, cerulean Charles David strappy stilettos,
Barr + Barr camel leather satchel, silver Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses, silver hoop earrings, and 1970s sterling silver bangle bracelet
Welcome to Victoria's Secret!
Style experts Polly Blitzer and Rachel Zalis
Rachel sharing her knowledge of the new VS shapewear
Victoria's Secret So Curvaceous Push Up Slip that can be worn with or without a bra
Katy Perry actually rocking the Ooh La La underwear as outerwear!
And now onto makeup...Polly shows us how to do the popular Victoria's Secret smoky eye and nude lip
Beauty Queen blogger, Christina Marrale (above left)
My biggest takeaway had to be the Victoria's Secret Beach Sexy collection. I've already raved about the Custom Tan, and Polly showed me even more hits from the line like the Flawless Airbrush Instant Bronze Body Spray. It gives you a lovely light sun-kissed glow all over your body and evens out your skin tone, which is great whether you're already using a self-tanner or not. And the Glowing Bronzer/Highlighter Trio is fab at bringing that faux glow to your face as well.
The Spring color trend reflected in lingerie as well
Blondes in blue--Rachel in H&M and me in vintage
Extra Extra! Invited to be in the audience of Extra while they filmed in front of Victoria's Secret
Host Mario Lopez waiting to go on camera
Trolley connecting The Grove with LA's historic Farmer's Market
Thanks to everyone at the event and can't wait to check out all the Oscar looks tonight!