Yes, it’s true, I’m going to Oscars®!

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I can not keep it as a secret anymore.. I am going to experience Oscars®!

Or let’s say, weather permitting… We’ve had such winter and snow storms in New York the past four days (yes, while we were gone and skiing in Colorado) that kids school is still cancelled today, possibly tomorrow too. There are 11,000 people in our county without power, and if more bad weather comes and that would happen to us too, I wouldn’t leave my family here in the cold, literally.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards® gala is held at the Kodak Theatre, and I am invited as a guest of Kodak’s. And not actually IN the Academy Awards® gala, but sitting in the bleachers. I will be checking out everybody who is somebody arriving to the gala on the red carpet . Nevertheless, I have been receiving emails and mail from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including an invitation to The 2010 Oscar® viewing party at the El Capitan Theatre.

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Kodak has a long history with the Academy Awards®. Kodak established its Hollywood technical center in 1927, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded. It symbolizes Kodak’s role in developing of the film industry’s technological innovations and a key to Kodak’s collaboration with the motion picture industry. It comes as no surprise that many of the Oscar® winning movies have also been filmed on Kodak film. You can read more fun facts about Kodak’s involvement with the film industry.

I have been preparing to my Oscars® debut by watching most of the nominated movies. Tough job, but someone has to do it.

And yes, in a true Hollywood style, starving myself trying to fit in a smaller dress size, shopping for Spanx and clothes, and getting my hair done. While the bleacher babes don’t really need to dress up, how come I could go to even near to Oscars® and not shop for a new outfit (or two, just in case, you know)?

Here is my packing list for the Oscars so far…
BCBG Max Azria dress & leggings.
BCBG Max Azria accessories – rose bracelet & large statement ring.
Coach high heel platforms (I need to get some flats too..).
Hollywood by Michael Kors perfume (well, it’s in my to-buy list).
Makeups to create the smoky eye look with nude lips.
Camera, video camera and an iPhone for documenting the event. (Need extra battery for iPhone!)
Zone Perfect snack bars to keep energy up – it will be a long day!

Help! What else will I need?

I’ve been planning, giggling and virtually shopping together with Sugar Jones, Melissa, the Consumer Queen and Miss Lori and can’t wait to see my girls at the bleachers on Sunday.

I am really looking forward sharing the experience with them, and a handful of other bloggers including Wayne Sutton, SoCal Mom Donna (she even compiled a Twitter-list where you can easily follow our tweets from red carpet), Steve Garfield, and of course the fabulous Jenny from Kodak. Also, I can’t wait to see if Sweatpants Mom will be wearing sweatpants – or a bathrobe.

Oh, what a fun ahead, you know, if we don’t get snowed in…

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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Comments

  1. Hey! I am going to the Oscars Bleachers section this year! I got a dress but was it to dressy to wear a dress? I am stressing about what to wear! Please let me know randiemmans@aol.com

  2. How exciting, I’m so jealous – looking forward to reading your tweets and hearing about it from Jenny when she returns.

  3. Looking forward to seeing you there! You’ll have to give me a movie recap of the nominees- I have a stack of DVDs to watch on the plane. Safe travels, and fingers crossed for clear weather!

  4. I’ll be living vicariously through you. Have a FABULOUS time – YOU are OUR STAR Katja.

  5. This is so THRILLING!!!!!! O.M.G. Love it. Can’t wait to see your photos!

  6. Woo Hoo! We’re going to the OSCARS! Can’t wait to hang with you. We need an LA tweet up for Saturday night at the Hilton, don’t you think?

    SMILE On!

    ML
    http://www.Misslori.TV

  7. How fabulous! You are going to have an amazing time… I can’t wait to see photos and read about your trip.

    (And your outfits sound awesome!)

  8. Donna Presnal :

    So excited for yoU! You are going to have such a good time!
    Can’t wait to hear all about it!
    Love–Donna

  9. Girl I have had so much fun with you already and we haven’t even gotten there yet! I am so glad I am not the only one bringing Spanx ! ROFL! This is going to be so much fun!

  10. Have a fantastic time! you girls are gonna rock the Red Carpet! I can’t wait to see the photos!

  11. This will be a GREAT experience! Oh they stories you will be telling your grandchildren! They are only getting better and more glamorous! Have a blast!

  12. Sounds like a blast – and what a fun group you will share it with! Wish I could join y’all. Have a great time, I am looking forward to your stories!

  13. You are going to be fabulous!! have so much fun!!

  14. How totally fun! I think I can fit into that bag I see you have pictured there – in a small pocket – okay maybe a big pocket.

    Have an awesome time and think about all of us back here in winter wonderland! Can’t wait to see the pictures.

  15. Have an amazingly fabulous time, can’t wait to follow your tweets and facebook statuses and see what you blog for us!!

  16. Oh wow, that is so exciting!!

    Here’s what I recommend adding to the list:
    – Tory Burch flats, which are really comfortable and super-chic
    – Juicy Tubes in Simmer or Fruity Pop, which are perfect with smokey eyes

    That’s all I can think of off the top of my head, but your list plus the items in your polyvore set (clutch etc) sounds perfect!

    Have a wonderful time and tell us all about it :-)

  17. If you ever end up going to the Tony Awards I may just think that it will be over between us. #justsaying I might have to call our relationship off because of the jealous rage it may put me in ;) I love you. Have a super super super fun time and stay warm. If you family needs a warm place to stay the Golden Inn would gladly be the host while you fly of into Celebland.

    HAVE FUN!!!!

  18. So happy for you! Totally not jealous. OK, maybe a little. But mostly happy, like 90/10. Maybe 80/20. OK, definitely no more jealous than 50/50…

    Have a fabulous time!

  19. WhooHoo! Congrats Katja—sounds like it’s going to be a fabulous time w/some amazing people. What a wonderful experience. I look forward to following along! I know you’ll look smashing too. And LOVE BCBG Max Azria!! Maybe some HOT shades :)

  20. That’s awesome!!! Have a blast!!!

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