On Wednesday, February 13th, I flew to Los Angeles and met up with 24 other amazing bloggers. We were going to walk the red carpet during the World Premiere of Oz the Great and Powerful at El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. I was beyond excited!
It was craziness having to primp to walk the red carpet. Sure, I dress nice to go places here and there but nothing like this. Before I left home, I had my hair cut and colored by Envee Salon. I visited Sweetwater Spa for a facial, a manicure and pedicure. I also had a small makeup tutorial from Elements by Beaute. Luckily, there were so many of us, we were able to get assistance with hair, makeup or zipping up. Here is Amber from Thrifty Ninja and I chatting about our jewelry I believe.
When I arrived, I still had not decided on which dress I was going to wear. It was about ten minutes before we were to meet in the lobby of our hotel, The Langham Huntington, that I decided on this purple dress. Once we left, I kind of wished I would have went with the open toed shoes but there was so much excitement, I forgot about that quick.
Before we left the hotel for the red carpet, we got a group photo. This is the famous Marshall with his 25 beautiful dates. It’s almost like an opening episode of The Bachelor except we all got along.
On our way down Hollywood Boulevard, we came across these lovely stairs and decided to take a picture. Do you recognize them? These aren’t just any stairs. These are THE "Oscar Stairs." This is at Dolby Theatre! How cool is that?!
When we got closer, this was our view. We were on Hollywood Boulevard and could see the Oz balloon in our sights! It was amazing. There were so many people and the streets were blocked. You could see all the limos and black SUV’s bringing in the stars. The woman next to the SUV (in the red dress) that is Rachel Weisz who plays Evanora in the movie.
This huge Oz billboard was on top of the buildings. I know I opened with this picture but isn’t the full view just beautiful? All the lights, people and cameras flashing. This whole night was such a rush.
As we got close to the hustle and bustle of the red carpet, the balloon was so beautiful. The blue was royally vibrant, it almost seemed unreal. This was as we were walking next to the red carpet (which was actually a yellow brick road).
When we first arrived in the line to make our way down the red carpet, we were given our World Premiere tickets and I couldn’t have been more thrilled! You know I’m going to keep this for the rest of my life… hopefully, we weren’t supposed to turn these in anywhere. They were also generous enough to provide us with popcorn and a drink.
As we made our way down the red carpet, I was able to see some stars and snap some pictures. Here is Mila Kunis (who plays Theodora in the movie) posing for all the paparazzi. She looked amazing!
Here is the backside of Michelle Williams (who played Glinda in the movie) posing for pictures. She looked gorgeous!
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Although Disney provided me with an all expense paid trip, all thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own. I genuinely love this movie and it is my pleasure to share my memories with you.