Being new to the editorial staff of the Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, I was a novice to celebrity events. Since my hiring, I have been hearing about this magazine event that I should definitely attend. Located in the upscale Wilshire building, was to be a party to recognize the magazine’s cover star (cues drumroll) the one and only Zoe Saldana. The party was also for Los Angeles’ own Instagram stars that were featured in the magazine.
Words could not describe my excitement. My first celebrity event was not going to feature those Los Angeles celeb climbers; it was going to feature people I actually admired in the industry. First starting with our Instagram stars, I was excited to work with DJ IAMKITTENS, Overhead LA, Heirloom LA, the artist Retna and last but definitely not least fashion Guru Eric Rutherford. As a fellow Los Angeles native, it is inspiring to be surrounded by people who are creatively succeeding. There is only a few of those left in Los Angeles, who are succeeding in fashion, music, food and art. My goal of course is to be a part of the LA Elite team and this party was my ticket to networking. While mentally preparing for the party, I questioned the theory of possibly meeting our cover star, Zoe Saldana. “What would it be like? What should I say to her? Is she nice?” Questions like this stuck with me for about two days, until I realized the odds of a face to face conversation with her at a crowded Courvoisier sponsored party seemed highly unlikely.
Finally, the day has come! This whole week I’ve been looking for the perfect cocktail party attire. I needed something suitable, sexy and show stealing. I wanted to make a fashion statement that was compared to the guest list of LA designers. Thus I found the perfect look, a Topshop black jumpsuit. Professional enough to keep the evening running smoothly form fitting enough to start a conversation. To take my jumpsuit to the next level, I matched it with Steve Madden straps. A coral color that adds a fun pop to the evening. Last but not least, my hair. So far on all my Instagram posts, I’ve been receiving many inquiries on how I conquered the Star Wars braid. However, I’ll leave that for another post. I learned that with a dramatically fitting jumpsuit, I had to match it with a fitting up-do. The overall look was inspired by Zoe herself. Known for her Galactic roles, I wanted a look reminiscent to the black version of Princess Leia. At the end of the day, I really loved my look and I was excited for the feedback it is still receiving.
Entering the party, I was in awe by the high lux 3033 building in Wilshire. New to the market, the evening was also meant to sponsor the penthouse rooms on sale for the evening. God, I would’ve loved to live at the room with the closet the size of my current room. The Wilshire Building would for sure give the Griffith Observatory a run for me its money for having the best view of Los Angeles. As I was observing the 14th and 17th floor, I was greeted by some of the entertainment of the night. Entering the 14th floor was a swarm of miniature Courvoisier bottles and a handsome chef making banana cake. Like the room could no longer sell itself by entering, a good-looking man who can cook and provide alcohol to the mix. On the 17th floor there was a woman who could see your future by practicing with tea packs. As exciting as the aroma was inside the building, the next step was to attend the Sky Deck. The rooftop of the building was the setting of the overall party.
Paparazzi covered the LA Confidential backdrop and carpet. Walking the carpet was a dream come true. Lights, photos and yelling, I finally felt like I was in Hollywood. After the brief walk of yells, I took a stroll down the roof top and greeted the Courvoisier bar. The first step to the LA party is the good looking bartenders and waitress, working the party in order to get noticed by the PR agents of Hollywood. The night was lively and featured great finger food, free drinks and great music from DJ Benjamin Walker. The party consisted of various bloggers and up and upcoming actresses, a LA networking dream. Meeting various people in the fields was exciting. My favorites of the night were actress Sara Dastjani, Editor Luigi Irauzqui and Eric Rutherford. The night concluded with amazing people, laughter and more. After living the life of a LA Elite, I realized how blessed I was to have this opportunity and that I wanted to continue growing and succeeding in this industry. Off to the next red carpet I go!