Golden Globes Recap by Alexis DelChiaro

365 Fridays: Golden Glow

 

Covering the Golden Globes from the red carpet!

Covering the Golden Globes from the red carpet!

Wow!!! What a weekend! I had such a blast working for Gold Collagen at the Golden Globes! Gold Collagen is a super popular beauty product in the UK. Now they are hoping to break into the US beauty world and what better place to start than with Hollywood’s finest?! I mean who doesn’t want to look younger and more beautiful? So GC hired me to talk to celebs about their beauty regimes and find out how they get red carpet ready.

 

On the Cow Hide (?) Carpet of the GBK Productions Gifting Suite.

On the Cow Hide (?) Carpet of the GBK Productions Gifting Suite.

On Saturday, I set up camp at the GBK Productions Gifting Suite. Stars got to sample Gold Collagen and take home some freebies! I mean, they literally had their “handlers” walk around with them and fill a duffle bag the size of a human being with free goodies. It’s true…once you can afford it, everyone wants to give it to you for free! Ha! It was really fun talking to celebs in a more relaxed atmosphere than the red carpet.  My fav interview was with Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead. He was HILARE and so full of life…unlike his nasty character Merle Dixon!

On Sunday, the day of the Globes I spent the morning relaxing and then of course getting GLAMIFIED! Boy, no wonder celebs have a whole team of people to help them get ready for events. Turns out, it’s a lot of work! (But obviously very fun and exciting! I felt like royalty being fussed over.) I didn’t get to go inside the ceremony (that’s reserved for the uber famous and I am clearly not there yet) but I did get to watch from the official NBC “Gold Meets Golden” After-Party on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton.

 

"Marie" from Breaking Bad said the cast was ecstatic about their win!

“Marie” from Breaking Bad said the cast was ecstatic about their win!

Once the show was over, I took my spot on the red carpet to talk to celebs and Olympians! The party was to celebrate the best in Hollywood and Sports since the Winter Olympics are coming up. Anyway, I love this part of my job! It’s an absolute blast and I certainly know how lucky I am. I chatted with everyone from Betsy Brandt (Marie) in Breaking Bad to Cheryl Burke of Dancing with the Stars, to George Kotsiopoulos of E! Fashion Police! Some of the big stars like Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Sophia Vergara, Amy Poehler and Monica Potter didn’t spend time much time on the red carpet and they weren’t really into giving interviews. They basically rushed right by to the party and big leagued us media peeps?

I did get to talk to lots of Olympians like Apolo Anton Ohno and my all time fav ever Kerri Walsh Jennings. I told her that we’d recently met at the AVP Beach Volleyball Tournament in Santa Barbara. (She may or may not have been freaked out by my enthusiasm. So I decided not to ask if she’d like to play two on two with my husband and I.) While working the red carpet, I even got to hold a Golden Globe myself! The Directors of “Frozen” stopped by with their shiny, new hardware and let me get my hands on it! Wowza! Seriously, such a special evening.

 

It's the A Team! Alexis and Alex!

It’s the A Team! Alexis and Alex!

HUGE thanks to everyone who helped me get my GOLDEN GLOW on for the weekend. My partner in crime, my photog, Alex Orellana from Spy Game Studios is one of the VERY best in the biz. He is like Jason Bourne with a video camera! Seriously, he knows where to go, when to go there and how to get there! We had an absolute blast working together and plan on teaming up again in the near future. Wanna hire us?

 

Feeling like Royalty!

Feeling like Royalty!

 

My wonderful friend and stylist Brooke Papp put my look together, head to toe-from the beautiful sheer MM Couture dress  right down to the gorgy gorg cocktail ring on my right hand. Check out her style blog I Need My Lipstick…she is seriously amazing! I like to call her the next Rachel Zoe.

Makeup Artist Tony Yanez is responsible for my flawless makeup. He is a serious wizard! He gave me a super sexy smokey eye with a soft pink lip. LOVE his work! He is beyond talented!

 

Tony Yanez working his makeup magic on me!

Tony Yanez working his makeup magic on me!

 

Also thank you to Cache for lending me the elegant black cocktail dress I wore on the eve of the Golden Globes. Tasteful and hot at the same time!

 

Backstage one day before the Globes in the perfect little LBD from Cache

Backstage one day before the Globes in the perfect little LBD from Cache

What a wonderful opportunity this experience was for me! I love being back to work and am excited for the future. Hopefully I’ll be reporting from another red carpet near you very soon! XO