Vanity Fair Social Club: Emmy's Edition | Event Recap
On Friday, September 16th & Saturday, September 17th, I had the pleasure of attending the Vanity Fair Social Club: Emmy's Edition 2 Day Event at Greenhouse at The Platform in Culver City!
I have always been a big award show junkie, so when the opportunity to attend came up, there were no words to contain my excitement - especially knowing it would be Vanity Fair (I still treasure to this day that one Young Hollywood issue from 2003 with Mary-Kate and Ashley, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, etc. on the cover) I knew it was going to be an amazing experience!
The first night was a YouTube Stars and Influencer party hosted by Vanity Fair and YouTube. I dressed in my best black dress and couldn't wait to take on the night!
I was also super excited because Santa Margherita Wines was the exclusive wine of the night, and I absolutely love all that they offer. I stopped by the Santa Margherita Bar when I first got there upon meeting some new friends, Samira of StyleMeSamira.com and Karen of SustainableDaisy.com.
Santa Margherita was offering a selection of red and white wines, along with some signature cocktails of the night including Pomegranate Bubbly (Prosecco Superiore DOCG, pomegranate juice and orange juice), Sparkling Rosemary (Prosecco Superiore DOCG and rosemary simple syrup), and Sparkling Rosé (my personal favorite for the night!).
We got to walk around, mingle and meet new people which was so exciting. Everyone there was someone in the creative world. That's something I always admire about others, especially being a creative person myself!
Our first stop was to the illustration table to get our portraits drawn out by the extremely talented Jeanette Getrost. She sketched minimal portraits of everyone who wanted one, and I loved that she used a red lip on the photos to represent Shiseido, another brand that partnered with the event.
Samira, Karen and I made sure to take advantage of ALL photo opportunities! It was so funny because everyone there was just like us - all about photos, Snapchats, Insta-stories... you name it!
We made sure to hit up the Step & Repeat at the front of the venue, and then the Vanity Fair x Youtube photo lounge.
We had SO much fun getting into the booth and having confetti thrown on us while the camera spun around to capture the moment. When I tell you that after I posted this on my Instagram I was getting a SWARM of texts and comments... I knew I think I just made #photoboothgoals! LOL.
We also stopped by the HAPPINESS ROADMAPS Wall brought to us by #HAPPINESSROADMAPS and Venetian Vegas. We were able to pick a fortune off the wall and take it home with us. Mine said: "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." Couldn't have said it better myself. ;)
The following day was more relaxed, but still very busy! Santa Margherita Wines was there again to quench our thirst all afternoon - I was so excited for more of my favorite Sparkling Rosé!
All day were editorial panels, discussions and activations celebrating TV's best! The line up include:d a YouTube Red Panel including Joey Graceffa, Lilly Singh, Kina Grannis, and Tim Shea, moderated by Jeffrey Tousey; an Emmy Predictions Panel with Vanity Fair Hollywood All-Stars including Krista Smith, Julie Miller and Joanna Robinson; Power and Influence, Style and Television; A Discussion with costume designer Lyn Paolo (Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder) presented by Movado, moderated by Emily Poenisch, about perfecting power-dressing in a television era defined by strong, powerful women; and a Young Stars Panel including Emily Robinson, Yara Shahidi and Rowan Blanchard, moderated by Krista Smith.
During break time in the middle of the day, I got my lips touched up by Shiseido, and even walked away with a brand new lipstick! I was one happy girl.
We took advantage of one final photo opportunity - a video booth where we got to create our own little video. Let's just say we probably should have done about 20 "do-overs" but we laughed a ton along the way!
During the final hour for Vanity Fair's Happy Hour, I was so excited to also have run into my other two blogger friends Beatrice and Candice!
There was so much talent in one room all at once on Day 2! It was so awesome to hear everyone's story and how they blossomed their now careers from just a hobby into a lifelong, passionate journey. It was so inspiring, and just to hear it coming straight from such influential people in Hollywood, I felt so honored to be there!
It was such an incredible weekend that I will surely never forget!