2014 Minnesota Oscar Viewing Party {Photo Diary}

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Laura Schara & Christopher Hopkins, Silent Auction Items (including a poster signed by the cast of Hunger Games), Popcorn for everyone

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Left: Samantha Rei in her own dress Right: Tara Helgeson in Hale Bon

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Left: Tammy of Wild Ruffle Right: Miss Minnesota Latina

The party was full of fun, excitement, seeing new and old faces, amazing food by Craves, delicious popcorn no one could resist. The highlight of my night was talking to Samantha Rei about the future of MN Fashion, her plans for the future, and hair! 

And of course I had to share my favorite looks from the Red Carpet:

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Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab (photo courtesy of MarieClaire.com)

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Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani (photo courtesy of MarieClaire.com)

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Giuliana Rancic on Paolo Sebastian (photo courtesy of MarieClaire.com)

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Lupita in Prada ‘huff said (photo courtesy of MarieClaire.com)

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I ended up wearing my recently thrifted Philip Lim for Target Blue dress, black velvet Limited blazer, also thrifted, Bag by Fossil. 

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I have come home with a long list of Movies-to-watch! Have you seen any of the Oscar nominated movies? Who do you think stood out on the red carpet?

Zhenya

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2014 Minneapolis Oscar Experience

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Looking for a fun and exciting event to attend this weekend? Why not go to the Oscar Experience in Minneapolis on March 2nd?

The evening will be hosted by TV Personality Laura Schara and Christopher Hopkins, owner of ReVamp Salon and Spa at Muse.

Now celebrating the 21st year, this event is not ONLY the longest running Oscar party in the U.S. outside of Los Angeles, it’s also the ONLY gathering in the state of Minnesota sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Pictures.

What is the best part about living like Hollywood royalty for a night? You get to dress the part, decked out in snazzy attire (black tie optional) suitable for sauntering down the red carpet, sipping on champagne (after being transported to the venue via a luxury UBER car, naturally), pausing for the cameras.

But even better! All proceeds will be split between the charities, Smile Network and Aegis Foundation, making the lavish revelry worthy of a standing ovation.

And, two stars of Oscar nominated film “Captain Phillips” – Mahat Ali (“Elmi”) and Barkhad Abdiraham (“Bilal”) live in Minneapolis and plan to attend the Oscar Experience Minneaplis at Muse. Oscar nominee and Minneapolis resident Barkhad Abdi, up for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (“Muse”) for “Captain Phillips” will be walking the Red Carpet at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The evening promises to be filled with exciting and fun events, from a red carpet show to dinner, to a silent auction. Plus fabulous swag bags, who can say no to that?

Red Carpet hosted by Jasmine Brett Stringer …………………….5:00 PM

VIP 3 course Dinner ………………………6:00 PM

Presentations…………………..6:30 PM

Predict The Winner Ballots Ends ….7:00 PM

Viewing Party …………………..7:00 PM

Silent Auction Closes …………9:00 PM

For more information and to purchase the tickets please go to AegisFoundationINC!
Hope to see you there!
Zhenya
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