The Oscars easily rank as Hollywood's most glamorous evening of the year, from the incredible red carpet to the equally eye-catching after-party ensembles. But there's a lot of work that goes on behind-the-scenes that we may not always see as viewers of the award show. Luckily, we were able to get a little sneak peek into what it takes to prep for an event of such magnitude.
Fashion journalist and television presenter Louise Roe took us along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look as she got ready for the 90th annual Academy Awards. Roe hosted the red carpet segment for Access Hollywood, but before she appeared on camera, she had an early start, consisting of hair and makeup, figuring out which shoes to wear with her stunning Monique Lhuillier gown (she chose the perfect Nine West sandals, by the way), and, in between, indulging in some banana-blueberry pancakes. See the glamour unfold below in this behind-the-scenes look at Louise Roe's pre-Oscars red carpet prep.
"Arriving to the Hollywood Roosevelt to get ready for the Oscars red carpet! It's an early morning, so a big latte is always in order while I get my hair and makeup done."
"While I wouldn't normally eat a big meal before hitting the red carpet, this year I'm a new breastfeeding mummy - so I get ravenously hungry! I chowed down on these banana-blueberry pancakes before running down to host for Access Hollywood."
"My gorgeous dress is by the talented Monique Lhuillier. Her gowns always hit it out of the park, and I've worn her designs to many an Oscars!"
On Louise Roe: Monique Lhuillier gown; Nine West Gabelle Strappy Sandals ($119)
"Off to walk the red carpet and geek out on all the movie stars! I was so glad that my strappy heels were not only comfortable but super affordable - by Nine West."
So next time you're admiring those glamorous red carpet looks, remember all the work that goes on behind the scenes.