2015 sketch of my Red Carpet Dress

Design by Alina Pizzano

Design by Alina Pizzano

I am very excited about this year’s Annie Awards dress and working again with designer Alina Pizzano. We’re delving in blue.

My first Red Carpet interview 2014

Photo by Bonnie Burrow

Photo by Bonnie Burrow

The folks at Red Carpet Report took a great shot of us on the Annie Red Carpet and kicked off all the interviews. Check out the 2 links. http://www.flickr.com/photos/minglemediatv/12298442223/
Click to watch the Mingle Media interview
The Red Carpet experience is always fun, interesting and exciting. It’s also a very humbling experience if you are not a recognizable celeb, as the cameras seem to call in the crickets, watches come up and everybody starts looking in every direction, but where you are standing. It’s pretty funny.
This year was different. Lorilyn was our PR wrangler who escorted us down the carpet. She held our purses and coats, lordy it was cold, and introduced us to the various “paparazzi”.  She is great! We, had such a fun time taking pictures and “doing” interviews. Bonnie Burrow, from the Press Photographers Assoc. (she always takes amazing shots) started off our jaunt on the carpet, and JD Piche from Mingle Media headed up our first interview! I love the shot he took of Sabrina and I (click on link above). Sabrina really enjoyed this unique experience, and trust me, there were no crickets, no watches and nobody wanted to look away from that cutie!
As other shots and interviews show up, I’ll post more.

Paying Homage to the Designer

My 2013 Road to the Red Carpet is complete. The Oscars paid homage to the designers on the red carpet and I wanted to follow suit here. So, to the incredible Alina Pizzano: From Concept to Couture, I present  The Ribbon Dress.

Red Carpet @ The Oscars

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Dina Sherman
40th Annual Annie Awards
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Or -Work it Baby!

As the Oscars approach, I can’t help but think of all the famous and infamous people who will be required to walk the gauntlet of photographers, reporters, interviewers and fans on the “Red Carpet”. It is an awesome, incredible, overwhelming and humbling experience. I have now walked the Annie Awards Red Carpet twice; a square inch by comparison to the Hollywood Blvd. of Carpet for the Oscars, and I definitely do not consider myself an expert or celeb. I am just the “Voice of the Annies” not a face or someone famous. I walked the red carpet for the sheer fun of wearing a fabulous dress and acting all girly. If you are nominated or are presenting, you are required to walk the carpet. Now, this walk can be really entertaining if you are of the right mind. It can also bring out the crickets! No seriously! If you are not a “face” or recognizably famous person, like most creators in film, TV, and animation, all the photographers, reporters, interviewers and fans don’t get who you are. I mean, think about it! If you are on the red carpet, you are obviously there for a reason! You have to be qualified first, and then actually introduced onto the carpet.  No one walks it without credentials. However, if you are the average, nominated, working Joe, instead of  the cacophony of people yelling your name,  “Look over here!”  Who are you wearing?!” “Turn!” a gazillion questions, and flashbulbs going off like strobe lights, you might here one camera click, a flashbulb and the proverbial… crickets. Ahhhhh Hollywood. As humbling as the carpet may be, it’s still a kick in the pants to be a part of it all! Good luck to all the fabulously talented and nominated “working Joes” this Sunday. Enjoy your attire, your designers, the hullabaloo and the whole gosh darn experience. Crickets or flashbulbs, you are still on The Carpet baby! Work it! 🙂

Red Carpet Follow Up Fun

Red Carpet by Billy Bennight

Red Carpet by Billy Bennight

I met a wonderful photographer, Billy Bennight, at the Annie Awards. These are some of his images. He wrote an article for LA Beat about the event. Click here on Billy to read his Annie experience! It is an award show like no other!

David Dirks, Diana Lansleen, Brian & Peggy Ochab, Jeff Jones & Me

David Dirks, Diana Lansleen, Brian & Peggy Ochab, Jeff Jones & Me

David Dirks, Diana Lansleen, Jean Thoren, Me & Mark Vulcano

David Dirks, Diana Lansleen, Jean Thoren, Me & Mark Vulcano

Another photographer, Shelly Waldman, asked to do a photo shoot about the designer, Alina Pizzano and the dress. I shot that a few days ago. When I get her pictures, I’ll post them here. Still looking for the interviews I did. I’ll give it another week, then I’ll just go ahead a share that crazy experience with you.

Red Carpet at The Annie Awards

Red Carpet

Red Carpet

Check out the first shot of  my Alina Pizzano on the Red Carpet. 2013 Annie Awards.  Hair and Make up by Kathleen Hagen. Haute couture and comfort. This dress is a dream! More photos to come.

Final peek at the Pizzano -Red Carpet 2013

 

The Alina Pizzano

The Alina Pizzano

A sneak peek at my Alina Pizzano before I get to wear it down the Red Carpet tomorrow night.

It is luscious!