OSCARS 2016!

Thrilled doesn’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be hosting The Oscars Backstage!  Walking the red carpet,  interviewing the stars, exclusive backstage access during the broadcast, I’ll be sharing it all with you… and millions of viewers on Oscar.com, as the Academy’s Official second screen experience.   And lest we forget the controversy of the night, it will be more than a little interesting to see how the show addresses this year’s lack of diversity in nominees.  The backstage team is certainly diverse though, as I am co-hosting with actor & comedian Orlando Jones.  #OscarsBackstageNotSoWhite   🙂  Stay tuned…

Of course, after saying, “How cool!” everyone’s next question is “What are you going to wear?”  Understandably, it is not unlike attending the fashion Olympics, so I’m enlisting a little help here.  My dear friend, stylist Sam Saboura, is navigating me through the world of Oscar fashion, but in the meantime, I’m exploring what kind of dress, er, GOWN I even like.  I asked him if I could wear Free People.  He laughed.   Can’t help it, I’m a boho girl at heart.  Here we go, let the gown games begin!

First dress I tried, this bright pink Roland Mouret.  Loving  the seams and color. Amazing construction.  Still feels like me.

Am I an Herve Leger girl?  Never thought so, but this gorgeous peacock color and detail around the neck are sure to look great on camera.  

I love the deep plunge and the beading is so pretty on this Alice and Olivia.  It feels fresh and modern and not trying too hard, which is exactly how I want to look, but Sam thinks you see the dress first, and me second.  🙁  Never good to be upstaged by your dress.

Not sure about how this will read on camera, but I’m LOVING this boho-esque Alice and Olivia dress.  Unconventional, comfortable (!) and totally me.  But, it does need a strong accessory game and a killer shoe to make it red carpet ready.  Maybe a coral lip and beachy waves…will have to marinate on this one.

Which one is your favorite so far?

More updates to come as the hunt for the dress continues…



  1. Jennifer Brandt February 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    LOOOOOVE the beaded alice and olivia dress. OMGGGGGG. Love love love.
    NOOO to the white one. Too frumpy for you. Totally overpowers your gorgeousness and frame.
    Second fave is red dress.
    SO excited for you. LOVE!

    • Diane Mizota February 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jen!!! I love it too. Too many good choices! xoxo

  2. anni February 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    love the last two but heck you look amazing in all of them. so beautiful

    • Diane Mizota February 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      I love those too! Thanks Anni! More dresses on the way…

  3. Toya February 17, 2016 at 3:27 am - Reply

    The beaded Alice & Olivia ! I ❤️ Orlando…You do your thang girl. I am so proud of you cant wait! You cant go wrong listening to your favorite professional celebrity stalker!

    • Diane Mizota February 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      I know you would never steer me wrong Toya! I’ll tell Orland you said heeeyyyyyy. Thanks!

  4. Chad Azadan February 17, 2016 at 4:55 am - Reply

    I love the Herve Leger. The green looks amazing on you. I really like the cut on you. My second choice would be the Alice & Olivia.

  5. Debbie Zaltman February 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    The Herve Leger #1
    White Alice and Olivia #2

    I mean ……. When working with such a gorgeous canvas as yourself, you can’t go wrong!!!
    So happy for you!!!!

    • Diane Mizota February 18, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deb! I’ll keep you posted…:-)

  6. Zaira February 19, 2016 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Love love the red!!!

  7. bjduncan February 21, 2016 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    That 4th dress is stunning on you, a mysterious mix of centuries in a beguiling cream color. Now have to go search Alice and Olivia.

  8. Freebie Friday - Diane Mizota February 26, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

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