The first swanky Hollywood premiere I attended was for this movie, a sequel in which my boss at the time played a supporting role. My roommate Dr. Megan was his personal assistant and we were falling all over ourselves with excitement to be included in his group of guests.
You really only remember What You Wore to something years later if it was truly fabulous or truly terrible. My ensemble that night falls into the latter category. Unsure of how to dress for such an event, I went with "homely random." I wore a fit-and-flared burnt orange skirt that Dr. Megan had acquired from the wardrobe department from another show, with a red spaghetti strap polyester blend top from Forever XXI, a store I had just discovered. Go back and read the sentence again so we're clear: Texas orange and blood red. In unflattering cuts. Even that night I knew it was wrong.
During the actual movie, we sat directly behind a swoon-worthy actor. This was during the last season of Dawson's Creek, so I was particularly entranced. At the end of the movie, I walked out of the theater beside this actor, whose companion referred to him as Sam.
The after-party was held on the Santa Monica pier, and as you entered, there was a long line of men in black suits, with black sunglasses, with their arms crossed, on either side of the entrance. It was such a cool effect.
The entire pier was part of the party, so you could use tickets to ride the ferris wheel or play the games. I stayed close the table and tried to play it cool when celebrities like Christian Slater stopped by the table to chat.
I think dinner was served, though the food wasn't memorable. Our table was close to the dance floor where Biz Markie was DJ'ing and for a long time, no one was dancing. Eventually, the star of the movie himself took to the floor and Dr. Megan and I eagerly joined him and his kids. For several minutes, it was just us and him and a handful of others and Dr. Megan and I looked at each other with wide eyes and white girl moves.
Not long after that, studios put the crackdown on the over-the-top premiere parties. That was one of the last of the great ones. I've been to many movie premieres since then, but none that packed such a punch.
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Also, don't forget to enter to win a beautiful necklace by Rachel Leonard or an online style consultation from L.A. Stylist Mom! Later tonight I'll finish up my L.A. moving saga and over the weekend you'll hear from my mom and Dr. Megan on what the story looked like from their perspective.
Happy weekend, HH readers!